Provincial Government

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

 

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

 

Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood infrastructure funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Shxwhá:y Village, B.C. sign licensing deal for cannabis retail, production near Chilliwack

Shxwhá:y Chief Robert Gladstone is calling the cannabis deal ‘reconciliation in action’

 

B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.

9 Mission non-profits to receive over $600,000 in provincial grants

SARA For Women Society, Mission Hospice Society, Mission Friendship Centre biggest recipients

B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.
Dr. Astrid Wells

Chilliwack doctor sounding the alarm over B.C. crisis in family medicine

‘Without support from the health care system, things will only get worse,’ says local family doctor

Dr. Astrid Wells
An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)

Lower Mainland locations will see pesticide spraying this spring against lymantria moths

Pesticide permit is for Foray 48B, a non-toxic bacterial agent known as BtK

An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)
The ‘Funbrella’ is one of the features that may be installed on a splash pad that is part of the Celebration Park project coming to Sunshine Valley. (ParkWorks photo)

Sunshine Valley gets funding to build Celebration Park

The project will include a splash pad for the summer that turns into an ice rink in the winter

The ‘Funbrella’ is one of the features that may be installed on a splash pad that is part of the Celebration Park project coming to Sunshine Valley. (ParkWorks photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

Province introduces amendments that will force politicians charged with crimes to take leave

Charged with public mischief, Surrey mayor’s pre-trial conference scheduled for Monday

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
Premier John Horgan is flanked by Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter, at a meeting in Chilliwack to hear about flood recovery on Tuesday, March 22 at Chilliwack City Hall. (NDP photo)

B.C. premier touched down in Chilliwack to hear stories of flood recovery and resilience

Whirlwind tour saw Horgan meet with community leaders at Chilliwack Community Services, city hall

Premier John Horgan is flanked by Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter, at a meeting in Chilliwack to hear about flood recovery on Tuesday, March 22 at Chilliwack City Hall. (NDP photo)
Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cutting fuel tax won’t reduce high prices at the pumps, Surrey MLA says

Bruce Ralston, B.C.’s minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, noted in 2019 consumers were already getting ‘ripped off’ at the pumps

Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

(Black Press Media photo)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous-focused coursework to be a high school graduation requirement in B.C.

New requirement would enhance knowledges of Indigenous Peoples in classrooms, province says

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart laments ‘veil of silence’ around Lytton recovery

Tegart says she was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to get info about government plans

A fire truck leads a bus down Main Street past damaged structures during a media tour in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart gets new role under new B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon

Falcon named his team of critics this week, putting the Fraser-Nicola MLA in a new spot

Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)
An important Hope Mountain Centre program receiving funding is the Black Bear Committee, promoting peaceful coexistence between humans, bears and other wildlife. (Parker Schnyder photo)

Hope Mountain Centre benefits from provincial gaming grant funding

HMC used $17,500 to fund three important programs centered around conservation

An important Hope Mountain Centre program receiving funding is the Black Bear Committee, promoting peaceful coexistence between humans, bears and other wildlife. (Parker Schnyder photo)
Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)

Animal advocacy group condemns B.C.’s extension of the wolf cull

The cull, which has killed 1,400 wolves since initiated in 2015, has been extended five years

Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)
Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

BC Parks not assessing Othello Tunnels near Hope until conditions improve

The hugely popular park suffered heavy damage during flooding in November

Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
A brand new campsite at E.C. Manning Provincial Park provides a winter camping option for outdoor enthusiasts. (Manning Park resort photo)

New year-round campground opens at E.C. Manning Provincial Park

Skyview campground offers 62 winter camping sites and 92 summer camping sites

A brand new campsite at E.C. Manning Provincial Park provides a winter camping option for outdoor enthusiasts. (Manning Park resort photo)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart questioning Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth in the Legislative Assembly. (video screenshot)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls on government to start using emergency alerts

Tegart pointed out that other provinces have used the system hundreds of times

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart questioning Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth in the Legislative Assembly. (video screenshot)