Provincial Government

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

 

The SkyTrain goes through Whalley on July 14, 2022. The province announced on Aug. 3 that it is now seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the SkyTrain’s elevated guideway. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Province looking for company to build Surrey-Langley SkyTrain’s elevated guideway

B.C. taking requests for qualifications, will then narrow down to 3 for next phase

 

A new agritech innovation centre will officially open at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus this fall. (Photo: Simon Fraser University)

New agritech centre set to open at SFU Surrey in September

Province funding $6.5M over 3 years, in addition to feds previously announcing $10M for the centre

 

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).
Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood infrastructure funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Shxwhá:y Village, B.C. sign licensing deal for cannabis retail, production near Chilliwack

Shxwhá:y Chief Robert Gladstone calls cannabis agreement ‘reconciliation in action’

Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood infrastructure funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
A mobile clinic features three dental work stations and all equiptment neccessary, including an X-ray machine. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

Two Surrey non-profit dental clinics part of $2.8M funding over next 3 years

Provincial funding to help low-income British Columbians ‘receive much-needed dental care’

A mobile clinic features three dental work stations and all equiptment neccessary, including an X-ray machine. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)

Lower Mainland locations will see pesticide spraying this spring against lymantria moths

Pesticide permit is for Foray 48B, a non-toxic bacterial agent known as BtK

An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)
Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh during a media roundtable on transportation and infrastructure at the Civic Hotel in Surrey on March 17, 2022. Singh is also the province’s first parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh during a media roundtable on transportation and infrastructure at the Civic Hotel in Surrey on March 17, 2022. Singh is also the province’s first parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cutting fuel tax won’t reduce high prices at the pumps, Surrey MLA says

Bruce Ralston, B.C.’s minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, noted in 2019 consumers were already getting ‘ripped off’ at the pumps

Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

(Black Press Media photo)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous-focused coursework to be a high school graduation requirement in B.C.

New requirement would enhance knowledges of Indigenous Peoples in classrooms, province says

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Legislative buildings in Victoria. (File photo: Evert Lindquist)

Surrey Board of Trade hopes B.C. budget will address its 10-step wishlist on Feb. 22

Anita Huberman, CEO of the board, says ‘re-conceiving’ tax system is ‘a must’

Legislative buildings in Victoria. (File photo: Evert Lindquist)
Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)

Animal advocacy group condemns B.C.’s extension of the wolf cull

The cull, which has killed 1,400 wolves since initiated in 2015, has been extended five years

Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)
Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains on July 22, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

After ‘much consideration,’ Surrey-Newton MLA says he’s not running for mayor

Harry Bains says he remains ‘committed to the province and making a stronger BC’

Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains on July 22, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Feds announce new supportive housing project for people aged 17-24 in Surrey

Funding was initially announced in the summer; will be for youth aging out of government care

A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a new subdivision in Beckwith, Ont., on January 11, 2018. On Dec. 2, the federal government is putting the previously announced $13.8 million toward a 30-unit supportive housing facility for youth aged 17 to 24. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Letter to deputy minister latest step protesting B.C. Public Service vaccine mandate

Nov. 22 the deadline for all B.C. Public Service workers to get vaccinated

A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)