Cole Schisler

A couple are dwarfed by old growth trees as they walk in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. First Nations leadership unveils strategy to fight climate change

The strategy contains 27 themes, 63 objectives, and 143 strategic actions

A couple are dwarfed by old growth trees as they walk in Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A man wears a face mask as he leaves a metro station in Montreal, Saturday, March 12, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Two public health experts say Quebec has already entered a sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the BA.2 subvariant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Most Canadians want public inquiry into governments’ pandemic response: poll

66% of Canadians want a review of the federal government’s pandemic management

A man wears a face mask as he leaves a metro station in Montreal, Saturday, March 12, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. Two public health experts say Quebec has already entered a sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the BA.2 subvariant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)

UPDATE: Second body found during demolition of burned Vancouver hotel

Investigators have not determined a cause of death or identified the individuals

A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)
FILE - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II collects flowers and good wishes during a walkabout to celebrates her 90th birthday in Windsor, England, Thursday, April, 21, 2016. Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 96th birthday privately on Thursday, April 21, 2022, retreating to the Sandringham estate in eastern England that has offered the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, a refuge from the affairs of state. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Queen Elizabeth well-loved, but anti-monarchy movement growing in Canada: poll

An Angus Reid poll has found that 51 per cent of Canadians want to move on from the monarchy

FILE - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II collects flowers and good wishes during a walkabout to celebrates her 90th birthday in Windsor, England, Thursday, April, 21, 2016. Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 96th birthday privately on Thursday, April 21, 2022, retreating to the Sandringham estate in eastern England that has offered the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, a refuge from the affairs of state. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Langara College in Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)

‘Unsettling’: Vancouver Police investigate indecent exposures at Langara College

Three incidents of a man showing his genitals to students and staff have been reported since March

Langara College in Vancouver. (Wikimedia Commons)
A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Hospitalized COVID cases rise by 100, ICU holds steady in B.C. since last week

As of April 21, 485 people are in hospital with COVID-19

A registered nurse takes a moment to look outside while attending to a ventilated COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. is developing a framework to prohibit youth under age 19 from working “hazardous jobs”. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. wants to know which jobs are too dangerous for young workers

The province is seeking feedback on a framework that would regulate minimum ages for dangerous work

B.C. is developing a framework to prohibit youth under age 19 from working “hazardous jobs”. (Black Press file photo)
Vancouver 420 is back for the first time in two years and the event has embraced the sale of magic mushrooms now that cannabis has been legalized. (Black Press Media)

Vancouver 4/20 returns in all its blazing glory with magic mushroom sales, live music

The event returned after a two-year pandemic hiatus

Vancouver 420 is back for the first time in two years and the event has embraced the sale of magic mushrooms now that cannabis has been legalized. (Black Press Media)
64 per cent of British Columbians polled by Research Co. believe repeat distracted drivers should have their phones seized. (Shutterstock)

Should prolific distracted drivers have their phones seized? Majority says yes: B.C. poll

64% of those polled say repeat offenders’ phones should be seized, 55% favour doubling current fines

64 per cent of British Columbians polled by Research Co. believe repeat distracted drivers should have their phones seized. (Shutterstock)
Vehicles lined up at the Pacific Highway border crossing in south Surrey. (DriveBC photo)

B.C. holiday travellers find long waits at borders, ferries, airports

Some have waited for hours to get to their final destination

Vehicles lined up at the Pacific Highway border crossing in south Surrey. (DriveBC photo)
The contents of a COVID-19 antigen rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. COVID hospitalizations up as province releases weekly report

1,770 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, but likely an undercount as PCR testing is limited

The contents of a COVID-19 antigen rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A plaque commemorating Terry Fox’s Metis heritage was unveiled at Terry Fox Plaza in Vancouver on Thursday, April 14. From left to right: MP Parm Bains, MP Marc Dalton, Darrell Fox, Louis de Jaeger vice president of Metis Nation BC, Metis Elder Phillip Gladue, B.C. Minister for Tourism, Art, Culture and Sport Melanie Mark, Chair of the B.C. Pavillion Corporation Dr. Gwendolyn Point, and Tom Mayenknecht with the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Terry Fox’s Metis heritage honoured with new plaque outside B.C. Place

“Many of the 12 core values of Metis people are Terry’s values,” Terry’s brother Darrell Fox said

A plaque commemorating Terry Fox’s Metis heritage was unveiled at Terry Fox Plaza in Vancouver on Thursday, April 14. From left to right: MP Parm Bains, MP Marc Dalton, Darrell Fox, Louis de Jaeger vice president of Metis Nation BC, Metis Elder Phillip Gladue, B.C. Minister for Tourism, Art, Culture and Sport Melanie Mark, Chair of the B.C. Pavillion Corporation Dr. Gwendolyn Point, and Tom Mayenknecht with the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced further supports for Ukrainian refugees at a news conference with federal immigration minister Sean Fraser, Immigration Services Society of B.C. president Chris Friesen and Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC CEO Katie Crocker. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

B.C. expands employment, education, mental health support for Ukrainian refugees

Minister of Municipal Affairs Nathan Cullen announced the expansion of support on April 13

B.C. Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced further supports for Ukrainian refugees at a news conference with federal immigration minister Sean Fraser, Immigration Services Society of B.C. president Chris Friesen and Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC CEO Katie Crocker. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Incidents of Lyme disease remain low in B.C., but the BCCDC is remaining vigilant in their tracking of potential for infections across the province. (Paul Connors/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

The BCCDC needs your help identifying ticks and limiting Lyme disease

A new app called eTick can help identify tick species and the risk of Lyme disease

Incidents of Lyme disease remain low in B.C., but the BCCDC is remaining vigilant in their tracking of potential for infections across the province. (Paul Connors/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
A number of products including Kinder Egg Hunt kits, Kinder Surprise Eggs and Schoko Bons have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. (Health Canda photos)

Multiple Kinder chocolate products recalled due to salmonella risk

There have been no illnesses related to the recall reported in Canada at this time

A number of products including Kinder Egg Hunt kits, Kinder Surprise Eggs and Schoko Bons have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. (Health Canda photos)
Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

B.C. says highways are prepared for spring runoff

B.C. River Forecast Centre says there is an ‘increased risk’ of freshet flooding

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)
The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) has voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. film workers union overwhelmingly in favour of strike vote

Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council members voted 92.2% in favour of a strike

The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) has voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. (Black Press Media file photo)
A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River. (BC Government photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. still finding cars, homes, debris in major rivers after November floods

Just this week, numerous vehicles and structures were removed from B.C. waterways

A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River. (BC Government photo)
The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)

B.C. Hydro’s vaccine mandate ‘reasonable’, labour arbitrator rules

The electricity utility has faced significant challenges managing the spread of COVID

The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)
Tourists pose for photos at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Skier dies in an inbounds avalanche at Whistler

The avalanche occurred on Tuesday, April 5

Tourists pose for photos at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward