What preliminary data can tell us about the future of the Omicron variant in Canada?

People who have just received their shot against COVID-19 are awaiting processing of their vaccine card in Orange Farm, South Africa, on December 3, 2021. Canadian scientists are paying close attention to mounting evidence from South Africa and other countries that Omicron is more transferable than the Delta variant.Jerome Delay/The Associated Press Infectious disease experts … Read more

Long way to go for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge lies in water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22, 2021.DARYL DYCK/The Canadian Press British Columbians were given a sobering verdict on the immensity of the repairs needed … Read more

Record donation jump starts project to build new Vancouver Art Gallery building

The Vancouver Art Gallery hopes to build a new building within a year after receiving a record $100 million for the project.Vancouver Art Gallery After ten years of planning, the Vancouver Art Gallery hopes to build a new building within a year — as a donor has been awarded a record $100 million for the … Read more

With climate disasters on the rise, BC’s indigenous communities are at high risk of displacement

Catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley is a nightmarish chapter 2 of last summer’s devastating fires. Nancy Macdonald has been ambushed by both of them. Photos taken in Abbotsford, BC on November 18, 2021.Nancy Macdonald/The Globe and Mail Cook’s Ferry Indian Band Chief Christine Minnabarriet posted a series of bulletins to Facebook this Monday documenting … Read more

City of Vancouver Submits Final Submission for Federal Exemption to Easily Decriminal Drug Possession

Heather Tunold-Roberts in Surrey, BC, on June 1, 2021.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail The City of Vancouver has completed its filing with Health Canada seeking an exemption from federal drug laws to decriminalize simple possession of illegal substances. The federal department will now work out the details of the request and ultimately decide whether the … Read more

British Columbia’s Business Hall of Fame criticized for lack of diversity

This year, four people from the class of 2020 were inducted, including a woman, Ratana Stephens, who was named along with her husband as co-founders of Nature’s Path Foods Inc.Rafal Gerszak/The Globe and Mail British Columbia’s business community will honor another round of inductees into the Hall of Fame this month, but experts are pushing … Read more