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B.C. Liberal MLA Todd Stone speaks to reporters at his legislature office, May 5, 2022. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

B.C. Liberals say 4-month study too long for downtown crime

Chronic offender prosecutors suggested by Crown counsel

B.C. Liberal MLA Todd Stone speaks to reporters at his legislature office, May 5, 2022. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Attorney General David Eby listen as B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth describes what police are saying about chronic offenders. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

B.C. appoints experts to deal with chronic repeat offenders

Some mentally ill, some ‘career criminals,’ mayor says

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Attorney General David Eby listen as B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth describes what police are saying about chronic offenders. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Fraser Health operating room, 2000s (Black Press file)

B.C.’s surgical wait list lower than 2020, still 88,000 people

Training staff, buying private clinics expands capacity

Fraser Health operating room, 2000s (Black Press file)
Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)

B.C. provides $15 million to support Ukrainians fleeing war

Up to 40,000 Ukrainians could be coming to province

Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)
Emergency Management B.C. is adding ‘broadcast intrusive’ alerts on radio and TV to its phone alert system for evacuation warnings. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

B.C. expanding TV, radio alerts to cover flood and fire evacuations

System ready for spring flooding, wildfires starting in June

Emergency Management B.C. is adding ‘broadcast intrusive’ alerts on radio and TV to its phone alert system for evacuation warnings. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Lydia Hwitsum, Chief of the Cowichan Tribes, is a member of the political executive of B.C.’s First Nations Summit. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. to collect data on ‘invisible’ racism in provincial services

Annual reports on experience with health care, justice system

Lydia Hwitsum, Chief of the Cowichan Tribes, is a member of the political executive of B.C.’s First Nations Summit. (B.C. government photo)
Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the B.C. Liberal Party in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kevin Falcon takes Vancouver by-election for seat in B.C. legislature

Vows ‘root and branch’ remake, new name for B.C. Liberal Party

Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the B.C. Liberal Party in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A small rally was held outside Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s office on April 29, 2022 to protest changes to autism funding in the province starting this month. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Some B.C. parents of children with autism protested new funding model on Friday

But minister says ‘funding locked behind a diagnosis is leaving far too many children behind’

A small rally was held outside Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter’s office on April 29, 2022 to protest changes to autism funding in the province starting this month. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/Victoria News)

Parents keep pressure on NDP plan for B.C. child support hubs

Kevin Falcon says he’ll return to individualized funding

B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/Victoria News)
Surrey, home of Canada’s largest RCMP detachment, is transitioning to a city police force. (Surrey NowLeader)

B.C. MLAs recommend moving to new provincial police force

Committee wants mental health supports as part of 9-1-1

Surrey, home of Canada’s largest RCMP detachment, is transitioning to a city police force. (Surrey NowLeader)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

Despite new clinics, 1 in 5 B.C. residents can’t find medical access

Primary care centres fill up as soon as they are opened

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
Log truck hauls a load on Likely Road in the Cariboo region. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. doubles Indigenous share of Crown forest revenues to 8-10%

First step towards a new formula, forests minister says

Log truck hauls a load on Likely Road in the Cariboo region. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby takes questions at the legislature, April 25, 2021. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. cities protest ‘prolific offenders’ with hundreds of arrests

Mental illness driving downtown disorder, Eby says

B.C. Attorney General David Eby takes questions at the legislature, April 25, 2021. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after chairing a meeting of premiers across Canada, Feb. 4, 2022. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. premier calls being banned from Russia ‘a badge of honour’

Province joined boycott of Russian goods, welcomes refugees

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after chairing a meeting of premiers across Canada, Feb. 4, 2022. (B.C. government photo)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan at announcement of primary care centres across the province, June 5, 2018. (B.C. government)

B.C. hospital housekeeping staff transfer as service contracts end

Fraser Health first in phased return to direct employment

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan at announcement of primary care centres across the province, June 5, 2018. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s new trade office in Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. opens trade office in Vietnam, focused on wood products

Forestry Innovation Investment already in China, India

B.C.’s new trade office in Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (B.C. government photo)
Vegetable greenhouse in South Surrey: . (File photo)

Greenhouse gas emissions exempted, for big B.C. greenhouses

Carbon tax rebate program opens for heating, CO2 fertilizer

Vegetable greenhouse in South Surrey: . (File photo)
Registered nurse Dana Pagazzi receives supplies as she attends to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C., Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. aims to make it easier, cheaper for foreign nurses to start work

Current approval can take 2 years or more, costs thousands

Registered nurse Dana Pagazzi receives supplies as she attends to a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C., Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne (reflective vest) consoles a resident as he and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tour the flood-damaged community, Dec. 3, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. commits $53.6 million to rebuild 10 flood-struck communities

Temporary housing includes Princeton, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne (reflective vest) consoles a resident as he and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tour the flood-damaged community, Dec. 3, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Port Alice pulp mill site on northern Vancouver Island, shut down since 2015, is being cleaned up under a court-ordered receivership after it changed hands and was abandoned in 2019. (North Island Gazette photo)

‘Polluter pays’ the goal of B.C.’s industrial performance bond

Ministers seeking ways to enforce up-front fund for risks

Port Alice pulp mill site on northern Vancouver Island, shut down since 2015, is being cleaned up under a court-ordered receivership after it changed hands and was abandoned in 2019. (North Island Gazette photo)
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