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Second earthquake in three days reported off Port Hardy

  • Port Hardy updated Feb 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Latest shaking follows a 4.4 quake near Port Hardy and a 4.2 quake southwest of Seattle

Most B.C. parents don’t know if their kids’ carseats are safe: BCAA

  • B.C. updated Feb 23, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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Association’s research suggests only one-quarter get their carseats checked by an expert

Christy Clark defends Liberals’ budget

  • Burnaby updated Feb 22, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Welfare rates, MSP cuts and $10-a-day childcare were on the table

B.C. BUDGET: Top 10 things to know

  • B.C.  updated Feb 21, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The 2017/18 B.C. budget bring cuts to MSP premiums, a proposed PST break for business, and increases in public education funding.

BC BUDGET: Opposition pans MSP reduction plan

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM

NDP leader John Horgan not ready to announce his own plan to eliminate health premiums, Greens' Andrew Weaver wants it in income tax

BC BUDGET: PST relief proposed for business electricity bills

  • Victoria BC updated Feb 21, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Sales tax on power bills not only hits business, it's also charged on hospitals, schools and municipalities

B.C. BUDGET: Medical premium cut by half promised

  • B.C.  updated Feb 21, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Medical Services Plan premiums to drop by half in 2018, Finance Minister Mike de Jong says

B.C. BUDGET: School funds added as BCTF talks continue

  • B.C. updated Feb 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Interim deal with the BCTF will be worth $320 million over three years

B.C. unveils three-year mental health plan

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux says rise of young people with mental illness 'a troubling phenomenon'

Equipment fund latest top-up for schools

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Latest one-time fund is $29.4 million "student learning grant" for textbooks, equipment and supplies

B.C. transplant specialist says drug overdose organ donors on the rise

  • B.C.  updated Feb 18, 2017 at 8:59 AM

The Canadian Transplant Society said it makes no difference to transplant recipients if an organ comes from someone killed by drug overdose.

B.C. and Ottawa reach $1.4-billion mental health and home care deal

  • B.C. updated Feb 17, 2017 at 3:40 PM

The province is the sixth to sign a separate deal after failed attempts to secure a multilateral accord.

B.C. to get $10-million boost to fight opioid crisis

  • B.C.  updated Feb 17, 2017 at 3:02 PM

The federal government announces $65 million across Canada in response to the opioid overdose crisis.

UPDATE: Overdose deaths down in January, but risk still ‘extreme’: coroner

  • B.C.  updated Feb 17, 2017 at 3:20 PM

An average of seven people died every two days last month, according to the latest numbers.

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet data breach

  • B.C. updated Feb 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Prescription drug information of 7,500 people exposed in breaches at four doctors' offices, Health Minister Terry Lake says

VIDEO: Pre-election throne speech hints at tax cut

  • Victoria BC updated Feb 14, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Premier Christy Clark names David Emerson new US trade envoy, promises more addiction treatment beds

Costly Parkinson’s treatment to be covered for ‘small group’ of British Columbians

  • B.C. updated Feb 16, 2017 at 9:08 AM

Health Minister Terry Lake said ‘suitable patients’ will be identified as part of a pilot project.

B.C. public elementary schools show improvement: Fraser Institute

  • B.C. updated Feb 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Schools in Mission, Vancouver and Terrace showed marked improvement since 2011/2012

Gambling grant increase first in five years

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Communities Minister Peter Fassbender says larger capital projects only for additional $5 million from casinos and lotteries

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

  • North Vancouver BC posted Feb 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

BC Liberal budget includes credit of up to $150 a year for volunteers who put in at least 200 hours

FortisBC warns of fraudsters offering to inspect furnaces

  • B.C. posted Feb 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM

The utility says its staff do not solicit door-to-door.

New BC Ferries CEO is veteran of service

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Mark Collins has been with BC Ferries since 2004, in charge of planning and community engagement during a turbulent period

Premier apologizes for hacking accusation

  • Victoria BC updated Feb 10, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Christy Clark said NDP hacked the BC Liberal Party website, but private information was left unprotected

UPDATE: More than 4,500 Hydro customers without power on Vancouver Island

  • Vancouver Island updated Feb 10, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Ice, snow and freezing rain have cut power to many in the region

Clark begins Vancouver Island election push

  • Victoria BC posted Feb 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Boasting of Victoria's booming economy, Premier Christy Clark says she can win more seats in the traditional NDP stronghold