Ashley Wadhwani

B.C. children adoption rates lagging, despite increased funding: watchdog

More than 1,000 children are still waiting to be adopted, new report shows

FortisBC to lower natural gas rates in 2018

Rate changes to impact the Lower Mainland, Kootenays, Interior and Vancouver Island

New development charges move ahead to fund Metro Vancouver transit

The mayors’ council has approved a plan to raise $20 million a year

Canucks forward Bo Horvat out up to six weeks with right foot fracture

Horvat was injured in the third period of Vancouver’s 3-0 win over Carolina this week

$66-million upgrade coming to Whistler Blackcomb

A new gondola and high-speed chairlifts will be ready for the 2018/19 season

B.C. patients wait more than 26 weeks for medical care: report

New report shows wait times have increased for fifth year in a row

VIDEO: Giving the gifts of whale snot, prosthetic eyes and formula

Snot samples are collected from humpback whales by flying a small drone near their blower

Good Samaritan finds lost $1,500 meant for charity

New Westminster pizza shop owner was on way to donate money but forgot it on car roof

RCMP shut down second ‘illegal booze can’ within a month

An illegal karaoke lounge was closed in Richmond last weekend

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Scare tactics aren’t the answer for overdose crisis, B.C.’s chief coroner says

Lisa Lapointe urges caution in response to B.C. funeral chain’s ‘visual’ fentanyl prevention campaign

‘Aging out of crime:’ Convicted killer Kelly Ellard to return to society

UBC law professor talks about positives of parole and common misunderstandings

LIVE: BC Liberal debate underway in Kelowna

Saturday marks the fourth debate in the race to Liberal leadership in B.C.

B.C. launches emergency response centre to curb overdose deaths

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy says centre to connect provincial, local teams

5 to start your day

Man in Creep Catchers video to be sentenced, TWU goes to top court over law school and more

Bright Nights kicks off its 20th year in Stanley Park

About $1.4 million has been raised for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

One-in-five 911 calls are ‘non-emergencies’: E-Comm

New campaign urges callers to keep 911 clear for those with real emergencies

Average B.C. commute is 26 minutes: census

British Columbians are putting a priority on affordable living costs over time spent on the road

B.C.’s mental health detention system violates charter rights: report

Community Legal Assistance Society calls for Mental Health Act overhaul

B.C. real estate group predicts dip in home sales, not in prices in 2018

Association estimates residential home sales in B.C. will go down 10.4 per cent