Stéfan Labbe

Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver city council voted down a staff recommendation to delay a zero-emissions building plan to help reduce a backlog in building permit applications — three other measures passed

Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

$647 million in funding for salmon was announced Tuesday, but environmentalists say it's missing key plans to protect endangered coho, chinook and sockeye

Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Amid pressure from an industry group and a rising backlog of permit applications, Vancouver city council will vote on whether to delay a zero-emissions building plan slated to come into effect next...

Debilitating virus spreading to wild salmon through fish farms, say UBC researchers

A UBC study using genomic sequencing has found the piscine orthoreovirus has been transmitted from B.C. fish farms to wild Pacific chinook for at least a decade, leading researchers to call for a...

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated

B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

As B.C. passes a year under a state of emergency, $876,530 in fines have been issued for violations of provincial COVID-19 restrictions and just under $370,000 in fines have been handed out for...

Why does COVID-19 kill so many seniors in long-term care?

A massive study seeks to answer that question. Nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths in B.C. have occurred in long-term care homes.

B.C. drivers to receive a one-time ICBC rebate cheque, averaging $190

Money will start to roll out at the beginning of March

B.C. was top U-Haul destination in 2020

Alberta moves to No. 3 among provinces and North Vancouver is No. 2 for Canadian cities as a destination for U-Haul movements