BCCDC reports dip in hospitalizations, 42 more deaths over the last week

B.C. is reporting a dip in COVID-19 hospitalizations for the second straight week and 42 more deaths, according to preliminary weekly data released by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

1 dead after ammonia leak at ice-making facility in Kamloops, B.C.

One person has died after an ammonia leak Thursday at an ice-making facility in an industrial area of Kamloops, B.C.

3-day 'cooling off' period, transparent bidding recommended to transform B.C. real estate sector

The regulator for British Columbia's real estate sector has recommended that the province adopt a so-called "cooling-off'' period of three business days to protect people buying a home.

This 93-year-old restaurant chain is changing the way it recruits and keeps workers

White Spot, a popular B.C. restaurant chain, is focusing on better incentives and more emphasis on work-life balance to keep staff happy.

Minister defends pricey rebuild of Royal B.C. Museum, says 'there is a risk to doing nothing'

After two weeks of criticism, Tourism Minister Melanie Mark attempted to win over a skeptical public Wednesday on plans to rebuild the Royal B.C. Museum by outlining the business case for the $789-million project.

Family of WWI Ukrainian internment camp survivor searches for lost great-uncle

A heritage muralist in Vernon, B.C., is using her art to tap into her family's painful history in a search for answers about what happened to a missing family member who was sent to an internment camp in Canada between 1914 and 1920.

Ecological impact of Mount Polley mine disaster confirmed by new study

Newly published research shows a higher concentration of copper and other heavy metals in freshwater scuds and mayfly larvae taken from Polley and Quesnel lakes.

Province doesn't expect restrictions to return even as COVID-19 spreads through B.C. workplaces

As COVID-19 continues to spread, some businesses are reporting staffing shortages and operational challenges. 

Cockroaches have become more common in northern B.C.'s biggest city, say ecologist, exterminator

Insect experts say they aren't sure why the cockroach population is growing in northern B.C., but increased mobility of people and goods could be a reason.

Bill aims to guarantee inclusion of Indigenous names on B.C. government documents

A B.C. Opposition MLA has introduced a private member's bill that, if passed, would ensure Indigenous names with the appropriate symbols and accents would be included on government documents such as birth certificates and drivers' licences.

Police watchdog investigating after RCMP shoot man near Barriere, B.C.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating after RCMP officers shot a man near Barriere in central B.C. on Friday night.

B.C. government put on defensive after 'tone deaf' $789M museum upgrade announcement

It’s been a rough week for B.C. Premier John Horgan, and a major funding announcement for the province’s Royal B.C. Museum is to blame.

Early Chinese Canadian gold miners remembered for their contribution to B.C.'s Cariboo communities

Ah Bau and Chew Nam Sing were among the estimated 5,000 pioneers from China who came to B.C's Cariboo region to prospect for gold in the late 19th century.

6 months after historic floods, some British Columbians still don't have a home

Six months after floods devastated communities in B.C., some British Columbians are still waiting for answers and struggling to find affordable long-term housing.

B.C.'s weekly COVID-19 reports seem to indicate a drop in hospitalizations

Fifty-nine more people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in hospital with the disease appears to have fallen, according to the province’s latest reports on the pandemic.

B.C. workers who use their vehicle on the job say gas reimbursements not keeping up with soaring prices

Many British Columbians who use their vehicle for work say they are grappling with soaring gas prices as gas reimbursement rates have stayed the same. Unions are calling on the government to step in.

B.C. overhauls oil and gas royalty system by changing 'broken system' of subsidies

After a review of B.C.'s 30-year-old oil and gas royalty system, the province says it plans to phase out its current fossil fuel subsidies and introduce a new system for royalty payments. 

Storm surge dusts B.C. mountains with snow, elevating flood and avalanche risk

A sudden influx of extended heat could subject many parts of the province to flooding, according to meteorologists but there are no signs of heat waves yet.

Former B.C. Legislature clerk found guilty of breach of trust, fraud

A B.C. Supreme Court judge found the man described as the former "chief executive officer" of B.C.'s legislature guilty of breach of trust and fraud in connection with improper expense claims for more than $1,800 worth of clothing Thursday.

No immediate relief in sight for British Columbians as inflation rate skyrockets, experts say

Quick relief for spiking food prices likely isn’t in the cards for British Columbians, according to experts, as inflation reaches new heights in Canada.

Some Vancouver Island residents to remain without power overnight as wind batters southwest B.C.

As of 5 p.m. PT, B.C. Hydro estimates nearly 59,500 customers are without power, the vast majority on Vancouver Island.

Haida Gwaii community moves to restore Indigenous name

Queen Charlotte village council has voted unanimously to change the name of the community to Daajing Giids, the traditional Haida name for the area.

Sean lived on the streets of Victoria. Now he's gone. Here's his story

Twenty years ago, Jes Sugrue made her dying mother a promise to look after her younger brother Sean. Sugrue kept that promise, helping Sean through his challenges with mental illness, addiction and homelessness until his death in hospital this April.

B.C. to launch 'circle of care' for neurodiverse kids but parents, experts concerned over staffing, assessment

British Columbia is set to launch one-stop support centres for children with conditions like ADHD, autism and Down syndrome, but parents say promises of a no-wait system that won't require assessments or a diagnosis seem unrealistic.

Prince George youth struck by vehicle while fleeing RCMP; police oversight agency investigating

British Columbia's police watching is investigating after a youth was seriously injured in Prince George on Saturday night.