Tom Fletcher

Crews work through the night to clear landslide debris from B.C. highways after torrential rain known as an ‘atmospheric river,’ Nov. 15, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

‘Atmospheric rivers’ are the new hurricanes, rating system coming

B.C. expecting more rain this week as flood waters recede

Crews work through the night to clear landslide debris from B.C. highways after torrential rain known as an ‘atmospheric river,’ Nov. 15, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines in the Kootenay and Northeast regions. (Port Metro Vancouver)

B.C. deficit shrinks as economy, taxation recovery continues

Real estate, coal and copper up, flood costs still unknown

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines in the Kootenay and Northeast regions. (Port Metro Vancouver)
Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)

Animal feed airlift coming to flooded Fraser Valley farms, minister says

Supplies getting through to B.C. Interior, Vancouver Island

Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart calls for action on wildfire recovery at Lytton, B.C. legislature, Oct. 7, 2021. (Hansard TV)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Everett, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. B.C. is delivering vaccines for children aged 5-11 to community clinics starting in December. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)

B.C. gearing up to deliver COVID-19 vaccination to younger children

Parents urged to register kids age 5-11 for community clinics

Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Everett, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. B.C. is delivering vaccines for children aged 5-11 to community clinics starting in December. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)
A drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Maple Ridge. (Maple Ridge News)

9 more deaths, 468 new COVID-19 infections in B.C. Thursday

Hospitalizations, a key measure, decline from Wednesday

A drop-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Maple Ridge. (Maple Ridge News)
Coquihalla Highway collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt, Nov. 16, 2021. (BC government photo)

Coquihalla drivers warned of ‘pooling water’ before washouts

MLAs drove highway to Victoria Sunday, shortly before disaster

Coquihalla Highway collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt, Nov. 16, 2021. (BC government photo)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth battles with opposition critics in the legislature, February 2020. (Hansard TV)

B.C. Alert Ready phone text system ready next spring, minister says

Opposition asks why all other provinces have it working

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth battles with opposition critics in the legislature, February 2020. (Hansard TV)
First Nations Summit executive member Cheryl Casimer and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee speak in the B.C. legislature in 2018 before a provincial law committing to adopt United Nations rights is implemented. (Hansard TV)

B.C. bolsters Indigenous rights protection as land conflicts continue

Old-growth forest, Coastal GasLink talks at critical stage

First Nations Summit executive member Cheryl Casimer and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee speak in the B.C. legislature in 2018 before a provincial law committing to adopt United Nations rights is implemented. (Hansard TV)
Daily cases reported to B.C. public health to Nov. 15, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C.’s COVID-19 infections decline, seven more deaths Wednesday

New and active cases trending down, 324 more confirmed

Daily cases reported to B.C. public health to Nov. 15, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Daycare program operated by the Burnaby school district, March 2021. The B.C. government has shifted its emphasis to public and non-profit child care as it enters Ottawa’s national child care program. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. government shifting funds to public, non-profit child care

Private providers have led growth, internal document says

Daycare program operated by the Burnaby school district, March 2021. The B.C. government has shifted its emphasis to public and non-profit child care as it enters Ottawa’s national child care program. (B.C. government photo)
An Edmonton Oiler fan has his COVID-19 vaccination proof checked before entering the Saddledome for pre-season NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. COVID-19 cases continue decline, 338 more on Tuesday

Active infections also declining, one death since Monday

An Edmonton Oiler fan has his COVID-19 vaccination proof checked before entering the Saddledome for pre-season NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Gage Peterson, 11, holds Duke Peterson’s, 6, hand as he gets his COVID vaccination in Everett, Washington. Nov.6, 2021. B.C. expects to have approval to deliver vaccines to children aged 5-11 by the end of the year. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)

Expect COVID-19 vaccine for B.C. kids by Christmas, Henry says

Parents urged to register children, learn ways to reduce pain

Gage Peterson, 11, holds Duke Peterson’s, 6, hand as he gets his COVID vaccination in Everett, Washington. Nov.6, 2021. B.C. expects to have approval to deliver vaccines to children aged 5-11 by the end of the year. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)

Timber buy-back, redistribution in latest B.C. forest overhaul

New rules to audit, enforce payment for log exports

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)
Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. moves to create protest ‘bubble zones’ for COVID-19 services

Hospitals targeted by anti-vaccine mandate demonstrations

Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix have been leading the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Vaccination deadline for B.C. public servants arrives next week

Nov. 22 cutoff affects direct provincial employees

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix have been leading the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)

B.C. begins review to restore revenue from natural gas sales

Falling royalties as province prepares for LNG exports

Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives seasonal influenza vaccination, Oct. 18, 2021. The health ministry is urging every adult to get a free flu shot from a local pharmacy as it prepares for booster third doses of COVID-19 vaccine this winter. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. counts 23 more COVID-19 deaths for Thursday, Friday

473 new cases Friday as slow infection decline continues

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives seasonal influenza vaccination, Oct. 18, 2021. The health ministry is urging every adult to get a free flu shot from a local pharmacy as it prepares for booster third doses of COVID-19 vaccine this winter. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Lions vice-president George Chayka and Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad speak before a Lions home game featuring an orange team shirt giveaway, Sept. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. partners with Lions football team to tackle racism in schools

Past players to take part in classroom sessions next year

B.C. Lions vice-president George Chayka and Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad speak before a Lions home game featuring an orange team shirt giveaway, Sept. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination Saturday morning in Everett, Washington on Nov. 6, 2021. Vaccination for children aged 5-11 are underway in the U.S. and a decision is pending from Health Canada. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)

B.C. reports 500 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, 5 deaths

Hospital, intensive care patients creep up again

Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination Saturday morning in Everett, Washington on Nov. 6, 2021. Vaccination for children aged 5-11 are underway in the U.S. and a decision is pending from Health Canada. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

More B.C. health care workers getting COVID-19 vaccine to return to work

Booster dose clinics completed in B.C. senior care facilities

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)