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Opioid death rate still highest in B.C.'s north: Stigma, isolation, and inadequate services blamed

Opioid death rate still highest in B.C.'s north: Stigma, isolation, and inadequate services blamed

"There’s a lack of resources, a lack of supports for people who are wanting to get assistance or help," says one expert.
Two-term, north coast-area MLA is first candidate into B.C. Liberal leadership race

Two-term, north coast-area MLA is first candidate into B.C. Liberal leadership race

TERRACE, B.C. — Just days after former British Columbia Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson delivered his official letter of resignation, the first candidate has come forward to replace him.

A quick look at some of the COVID-19 variants that have been identified

VANCOUVER — Scientists say it’s normal for viruses to acquire small changes or mutations in their genetic alphabet as they reproduce.
Canada aims to double genomic surveillance for concerning variants

Canada aims to double genomic surveillance for concerning variants

VANCOUVER — A national agency leading a network of labs hunting for variants of COVID-19 is aiming to double its efforts across Canada as part of a global surveillance initiative to keep up with new strains that may become more prevalent.
SPCA seizes 40 animals 'in distress' from sled dog operation in B.C.

SPCA seizes 40 animals 'in distress' from sled dog operation in B.C.

SALMO, B.C. — The SPCA has seized 40 dogs from a sled dog operation in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia following a cruelty investigation.
B.C. records uptick in COVID-19 cases as officials issue reminder about precautions

B.C. records uptick in COVID-19 cases as officials issue reminder about precautions

VICTORIA — Health officials in British Columbia are reminding residents to follow public health orders and restrictions after a significant rise in cases from earlier this week. Provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend downward.
B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend downward.
Coyote bites jogger on Stanley Park seawall

Coyote bites jogger on Stanley Park seawall

He suffered a bite to his right calf and was treated at a hospital.
Separate overdoses prompt police warning about lethal drugs in Surrey, B.C.

Separate overdoses prompt police warning about lethal drugs in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP are warning of lethal illicit drugs circulating in Surrey, B.C., after separate overdoses in a short time frame.
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