Tom Fletcher

Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. old-growth protection will hit hard, industry group says

B.C. Greens, environmentalists say changes overdue

Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. pauses logging on up to 2.6M hectares of old-growth forest

Timber sales to stop while Indigenous title holders consulted

B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)
COVID-19 testing site at Victoria Conference Centre. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s new COVID-19 cases decline over weekend, 25 more deaths

Hospital numbers stable as elective surgery delays continue

COVID-19 testing site at Victoria Conference Centre. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Surrey Memorial and other hospitals in B.C. are coping with staff shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients. (Surrey Now-Leader files)

B.C. hospitals cutting services as COVID-19 pressure builds

Layoff of unvaccinated staff adds to critical care burden

Surrey Memorial and other hospitals in B.C. are coping with staff shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients. (Surrey Now-Leader files)
B.C. Liberal candidates assemble for a group photo as the leadership campaign moves toward a party vote in February 2022. From left: Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Renee Merrifield, Gavin Dew, Val Litwin and Ellis Ross. (B.C. Liberal Party)

Kevin Falcon drops campaign worker after rival’s allegation

Michael Lee campaign manager says supporter swore at her

B.C. Liberal candidates assemble for a group photo as the leadership campaign moves toward a party vote in February 2022. From left: Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Renee Merrifield, Gavin Dew, Val Litwin and Ellis Ross. (B.C. Liberal Party)
A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Smithers. (Interior News photo)

Another 584 COVID-19 cases in B.C. Friday, nine more deaths

New infections slowing in Northern, Interior Health regions

A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Smithers. (Interior News photo)
Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status without showing government identification. (Apple app store images)

Travellers can now use B.C. service to get federal vaccine passport

B.C. card good for travel within in Canada until Nov. 30

Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status without showing government identification. (Apple app store images)
Harbour Air serves Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Tofino, Salt Spring, Vancouver and Richmond as well as summer seasonal routes in B.C. (Harbour Air Seaplanes photo)

B.C. revs up electric float plane project with $1.6M grant

Harbour Air aims to carry first passengers by end of 2022

Harbour Air serves Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Tofino, Salt Spring, Vancouver and Richmond as well as summer seasonal routes in B.C. (Harbour Air Seaplanes photo)
Most pubs and bars in B.C. are open for business to vaccinated customers, except for temporary restrictions in parts of northern B.C. (Peace Arch News photo)

B.C. offers single drink delivery, no aid for northern bars shut down

Latest COVID-19 restrictions have businesses ‘hanging by a thread’

Most pubs and bars in B.C. are open for business to vaccinated customers, except for temporary restrictions in parts of northern B.C. (Peace Arch News photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the COVID-19 pandemic situation at the B.C. legislature, May 17, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C.’s COVID-19 case count climbs to 758 Thursday, 10 deaths

Hospitalized patients up 12, intensive care down by two

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the COVID-19 pandemic situation at the B.C. legislature, May 17, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, May 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. greenhouse gas emissions up 5%, not counting forest offsets

Minister George Heyman off to Glasgow for climate summit

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, May 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Premier John Horgan walks to the rose garden at the B.C. legislature, June 16, 2020. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

B.C. premier undergoing surgery Friday for ‘growth in throat’

John Horgan says he’ll stay on the job as he recovers

B.C. Premier John Horgan walks to the rose garden at the B.C. legislature, June 16, 2020. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19. (B.C. government video)

COVID-19-related hospital cases continue to rise in B.C.

B.C. records 609 more COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19. (B.C. government video)
Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. NDP to make annual subsidy for political parties permanent

$1.75-per-vote payments to be indexed to inflation

Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne (B.C. government photo)

B.C. easing zoning requirements to speed up housing projects

Bylaw amendments may not require public hearings

B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne (B.C. government photo)
Technician tests personal protective equipment material at a lab at Vancouver General Hospital, the only accredited testing facility in Western Canada. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. COVID-19 cases dip to 457 Tuesday, two more deaths

Hospital cases up to 390, booster vaccine doses coming

Technician tests personal protective equipment material at a lab at Vancouver General Hospital, the only accredited testing facility in Western Canada. (B.C. government photo)
Hospitalization rate by age for B.C. residents who are infected with COVID-19 after receiving two doses of vaccine during the fourth wave of the pandemic that began this summer. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

COVID-19 booster shot to be available to all British Columbians 12 and older by May 2022

Starts with elderly, Indigenous communities, registration needed

Hospitalization rate by age for B.C. residents who are infected with COVID-19 after receiving two doses of vaccine during the fourth wave of the pandemic that began this summer. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Grocery bags and other retail point-of-sale bags are the target of B.C.’s legislation. (Yukon News photo)

B.C. moves to ban some single-use plastic bags, products province-wide

Bill allows requiring price on paper bags or alternatives

Grocery bags and other retail point-of-sale bags are the target of B.C.’s legislation. (Yukon News photo)
New daily cases of COVID-19 recorded in B.C. to Oct. 20, 2021. B.C.’s infection rate has levelled off in recent weeks, but remains high, particularly in the Northern Health region. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C.’s COVID-19 case rate starts to decline, 20 more deaths in 3 days

Infection rate still high in Interior, Northern Health regions

New daily cases of COVID-19 recorded in B.C. to Oct. 20, 2021. B.C.’s infection rate has levelled off in recent weeks, but remains high, particularly in the Northern Health region. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in recent years, and as of 2018 were 17% higher than 2007, the baseline year for the province’s carbon tax, mainly due to population growth. (B.C. government)

B.C. emissions, carbon tax keep rising as Ottawa rules catch up

Building, vehicle, fuel rules aim to bend emissions down

B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in recent years, and as of 2018 were 17% higher than 2007, the baseline year for the province’s carbon tax, mainly due to population growth. (B.C. government)