Cole Schisler

Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa signed an agreement to give $100 million for a new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Logan Lockhart photo)

Historic $100M donation given to Vancouver Art Gallery for new building

The Audain family donated $100 million to the project, the largest single gift to a gallery

Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa signed an agreement to give $100 million for a new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Logan Lockhart photo)
A rapid COVID-19 test swab being processed. (File photo)

B.C. health experts call on province to use COVID rapid tests alongside other health measures

Protect our Province B.C. outlined the uses and benefits of rapid antigen tests

A rapid COVID-19 test swab being processed. (File photo)
UBCM wants the province to bring in a regulatory framework for short-term rentals similar to regulations placed on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. (File photo)

B.C. mayors renew call on province to regulate short-term rentals

Apps like Air BnB and VRBO have brought benefits and headaches to B.C. municipalities

UBCM wants the province to bring in a regulatory framework for short-term rentals similar to regulations placed on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. (File photo)
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B.C. wildlife groups differ over the efficacy of predatory management to protect caribou

The province is seeking feedback in a survey to determine whether to extend the program

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Halloween may be over, but the witches’ new year is just beginning

The harvest festival of Samhain coincides with Halloween and marks the beginning of the year for witches

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B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)

Delays in updating immunization records leave B.C. woman with incorrect vaccine card

Alyssa Tubb has been trying to update her immunization record since August but has gotten nowhere

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)
Minister Sheila Malcomson speaks at an Oct. 29 announcement of new treatment spaces at Red Fish Healing Centre on Kwikwetlem territory. (Goverment of BC/YouTube)

105 new spaces coming to innovative B.C. addictions and mental health treatment centre

Red Fish Healing Centre is being heralded as a “first of its kind” facility in North America

Minister Sheila Malcomson speaks at an Oct. 29 announcement of new treatment spaces at Red Fish Healing Centre on Kwikwetlem territory. (Goverment of BC/YouTube)
NASA captured the X1-class solar flare on camera when it occurred on Oct. 28. (NASA Sun&Space/Twitter)

‘Direct hit’: Sun serves up powerful solar flare, could bring Halloween aurora

The solar flare may disrupt satellites, radio, GPS and communications technology

NASA captured the X1-class solar flare on camera when it occurred on Oct. 28. (NASA Sun&Space/Twitter)
Any adult who supervises or assists with programs for youth must be fully vaccinated under an Oct. 25 public health order. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Vaccines now mandatory for youth group supervisors, sports coaches in B.C.

The order applies to anyone supervising or assisting youth programs indoors or outdoors

Any adult who supervises or assists with programs for youth must be fully vaccinated under an Oct. 25 public health order. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps coach faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Allegations against Hubert Busby Jr. made an interview with British newspaper the Guardian

Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bank of Canada ends quantitative easing, leaves interest rates untouched

The central bank signalled that interest rates could increase in 2022

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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B.C. storm season arrived earlier this year, Environment Canada says

Two atmospheric rivers and a ‘bomb cyclone’ have hit B.C. already

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B.C. minister of children and family development Mitzi Dean announced the new system on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Advocates raise concerns as B.C. moves to new support model for children with disabilities

Individualized funding for autism to be phased out by 2025 and replaced with community service hubs

B.C. minister of children and family development Mitzi Dean announced the new system on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
A health worker prepares shots of the vaccine for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

BCTF survey finds 94% of teachers fully vaccinated

The BCTF renews calls for any vaccine mandates to be province-wide, not district by district

A health worker prepares shots of the vaccine for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Car2Go left North America in 2020, citing a lack of electric vehicle infrastructure and “rapidly evolving” competition. (Submitted photo.)

Car2Go settles class-action lawsuit for $1 million

The suit evolved around Car2Go’s imposition of a $1 driver protection fee added to every trip

Car2Go left North America in 2020, citing a lack of electric vehicle infrastructure and “rapidly evolving” competition. (Submitted photo.)
A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film “Rust” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

‘Shouldn’t have happened’: Gun safety key to avoiding on-set fatalities, B.C. prop master says

Canadian prop master Dean Goodine says gun safety is taken seriously in the industry

A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film “Rust” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)

LifeLabs workers hold rally demanding better wages as labour negotiations resume

LifeLabs employees want better wages and pensions

LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)
The employment insurance section of the Government of Canada website is shown on a laptop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

Workers fired for refusing vaccines likely won’t get EI, minister says

Federal Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said refusing vaccination would be just cause for firing

The employment insurance section of the Government of Canada website is shown on a laptop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre at the Angela James Arena, in Toronto, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Auditor General Karen Horgan assesses Canada’s efforts to procure medical equipment in the midst of a global pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID-related medical cost coverage extended for B.C. residents without MSP

New residents must undergo a three-month wait period before becoming eligible for MSP

A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman receives a nasal swab test at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre at the Angela James Arena, in Toronto, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Auditor General Karen Horgan assesses Canada’s efforts to procure medical equipment in the midst of a global pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Seaspan Ferries has become the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of renewable natural gas for its marine fleet. (Seaspan Ferries photo)

Seaspan Ferries pilots use of renewable natural gas on LNG-powered fleet

Company estimates missions can be reduced by upwards of 85 per cent versus traditional diesel fuel.

Seaspan Ferries has become the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of renewable natural gas for its marine fleet. (Seaspan Ferries photo)