Cindy E. Harnett

B.C. premier announces financial aid for cost-of-living increases

Families will receive a financial boost worth up to $1,500 each and rent increases will be capped next year to help those feeling the squeeze of global inflation, Premier John Horgan announced in...

Agreement at premiers' meeting that health system needs to be rebuilt

Health care, labour shortages and COVID-19 recovery are dominating a two-day meeting of premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria this week

B.C. premier says he'll step aside as NDP leader, won't seek re-election

B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party...

B.C. keeping vaccine mandates for public servants, health-care workers

B.C. health minister sees need to maintain vaccine mandate to protect both public and workers

'It's time now' for an increase in health transfers, Horgan says

The prime minister has repeatedly said the best time to talk about health transfers to provinces is after the pandemic winds down, which means now, Premier John Horgan said in Saskatchewan on Friday

Debate over soaring gas prices continues as stations post prices of $2.22 a litre

Gas prices are going up across the country, but are highest in B.C., where they hit $2.219 a litre in parts of Greater Victoria and Metro Vancouver on Monday

Public servants fighting COVID vaccine mandate go up against unions

B.C. public service workers' lawyer will argue that unions failed to represent them

Province launches investigation into prolific crime in B.C. as business leaders call for action

Former Vancouver police deputy chief Doug LePard and Amanda Butler, a health researcher and criminologist, will conduct the probe into repeat offenders and the recent rise in violent attacks

EVs, housing, opioid crisis on table as Trudeau meets with Victoria mayor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked housing affordability, climate change and the opioid crisis with Mayor Lisa Helps at Victoria City Hall on Monday, as about 30 protesters outside hollered about...