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Jack Weisgerber represented the riding of Peace River South in the B.C. Legislature from 1986 to 2001 (Black Press Media file photo)

Jack Weisgerber, B.C. Social Credit, Reform, Independent MLA passes away at 81

Weisgerber was B.C.’s first minister of native affairs

 

Premier John Horgan answers questions during a news conference in the press theatre at the legislature in Victoria, Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

NDP ‘out of touch,’ downfall forecast, say Liberals, Greens as spring sitting ends

Kevin Falcon says $789-million Royal B.C. Museum project will become the government’s “death warrant.”

 

Opposition B.C. Liberal Party Leader Kevin Falcon gives a speech following oath ceremony and introduction to the house in the legislative assembly at legislature in Victoria, Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Museum plans, Falcon’s return, Horgan’s F-bomb highlights of B.C. legislature session

Government passed almost two dozen new bills, including a cooling-off period for homebuyers

 

Liquor servers in B.C. were paid a discounted minimum wage until June 2021. (Peace Arch News photo)

B.C. minimum wage going up to $15.65, highest among provinces

Rate tied to inflation, 2.8% increase based on 2021 prices

Liquor servers in B.C. were paid a discounted minimum wage until June 2021. (Peace Arch News photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan, left, and Health Minister Adrian Dix listen during an announcement to mark the start of construction on the redevelopment and modernization of the Burnaby Hospital, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, May 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. starts Burnaby Hospital upgrade as rural hospitals face weekend ward closures

Hospitals at Clearwater, Port McNeill closed temporarily, Burnaby gets $1.3 billion upgrade

B.C. Premier John Horgan, left, and Health Minister Adrian Dix listen during an announcement to mark the start of construction on the redevelopment and modernization of the Burnaby Hospital, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, May 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)

B.C., western premiers plead for federal help in health care crisis

July meeting in Victoria has to make progress, Horgan says

B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)
Crew and equipment remove flood debris from the Vedder Canal. (Chris Gadsden/Chilliwack Progress)

Vehicles, bridges, buildings removed from flood-struck B.C. rivers

Cleanup from November torrent guided by GPS, drones

Crew and equipment remove flood debris from the Vedder Canal. (Chris Gadsden/Chilliwack Progress)
Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

Craig James found not guilty on counts related to retirement benefit and purchase of a wood splitter

Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s lung cancer screening program is available for people aged 55 to 74 who have smoked for 20 years or more. (Boaz Joseph/Black Press)

B.C. expanding lung cancer screening for earlier diagnosis

CT scans for older people who are long-time smokers

B.C.’s lung cancer screening program is available for people aged 55 to 74 who have smoked for 20 years or more. (Boaz Joseph/Black Press)
The new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack on Friday, May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. primary care teams ‘chronically understaffed,’ opposition says

Urgent care clinics reach one million visits despite shortage

The new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack on Friday, May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. family doctor shortage sees hundreds rally in Victoria

1 in 5 lack general practitioner in B.C., 100,000 in Greater Victoria

Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)

Oak Bay veteran surges past fundraising goal, spends morning at legislature

John Hillman walks 103 laps, one for each year of his life, in Save the Children fundraiser

Kindergarten class from St. Christopher’s Montessori walks with John Hillman on May 3 in his fundraiser for Save the Children. (Courtesy Carlton House)
Spectra Energy natural gas processing plant near Fort Nelson B.C. (Spectra Energy photo)

B.C. to phase out oil and gas drilling credits, raise provincial revenue

New system aims to cut emissions, restore environment

Spectra Energy natural gas processing plant near Fort Nelson B.C. (Spectra Energy photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions in the legislature on the replacement of the Royal B.C. Museum, May 18, 2022. (Hansard TV)

Hospitals, schools or a new Royal B.C. Museum, opposition asks

We’re doing all of those, Premier John Horgan says

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes questions in the legislature on the replacement of the Royal B.C. Museum, May 18, 2022. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Library Association executive director Rina Hadziev speaks at the James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, May 17, 2022. (B.C. government video)

B.C. boosts public libraries with $8M COVID-19 recovery fund

Pandemic shows need for technology, building upgrades

B.C. Library Association executive director Rina Hadziev speaks at the James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, May 17, 2022. (B.C. government video)
Indigenous artifacts are a major part of the Royal B.C. Museum collection, which is to be stored while a new building is built. (Royal B.C. Museum photo)

B.C. Liberals call for ‘vanity museum’ project to be scrapped

Falcon says spend on temporary gasoline tax instead

Indigenous artifacts are a major part of the Royal B.C. Museum collection, which is to be stored while a new building is built. (Royal B.C. Museum photo)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon signs MLA book after taking the oath of office from clerk Kate Ryan-Lloyd (left), as his wife Jessica and daughters Rose and Josephine watch, at the B.C. legislature, May 16, 2022. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Kevin Falcon promises ‘bold solutions’ to B.C.’s affordability problems

Veteran MLA returns to legislature as opposition leader

B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon signs MLA book after taking the oath of office from clerk Kate Ryan-Lloyd (left), as his wife Jessica and daughters Rose and Josephine watch, at the B.C. legislature, May 16, 2022. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. doctor shortage sparks dispute over nurse practitioners

Dix says lack of family doctor access a long-term problem

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Moose Hide Campaign event in Victoria draws hundreds, engages thousands online

People across country stream 11th Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children

More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Rick Glumac surprises his guest in his introduction of her in the B.C. legislature May 11, 2022. (Hansard TV)

MLA pops question just before B.C. legislature question period

‘I had an idea’ the answer would be yes, but still nervous

Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Rick Glumac surprises his guest in his introduction of her in the B.C. legislature May 11, 2022. (Hansard TV)