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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix have been leading the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Vaccination deadline for B.C. public servants arrives next week

Nov. 22 cutoff affects direct provincial employees

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix have been leading the province’s COVID-19 pandemic response. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)

B.C. begins review to restore revenue from natural gas sales

Falling royalties as province prepares for LNG exports

Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)
Co-founders of the Victoria chapter of Orange Shirt Day Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray stand with a framed orange shirt featuring a design by Indigenous artist Bear Horne and a quote from Charlie. This shirt is on display in the B.C. legislature following a presentation ceremony on Oct. 27. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Spray)

Framed orange shirt in B.C. legislature Hall of Honour culminates two years of work

Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie hopes display promotes healing, honest discussion

Co-founders of the Victoria chapter of Orange Shirt Day Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray stand with a framed orange shirt featuring a design by Indigenous artist Bear Horne and a quote from Charlie. This shirt is on display in the B.C. legislature following a presentation ceremony on Oct. 27. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Spray)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives seasonal influenza vaccination, Oct. 18, 2021. The health ministry is urging every adult to get a free flu shot from a local pharmacy as it prepares for booster third doses of COVID-19 vaccine this winter. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. counts 23 more COVID-19 deaths for Thursday, Friday

473 new cases Friday as slow infection decline continues

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives seasonal influenza vaccination, Oct. 18, 2021. The health ministry is urging every adult to get a free flu shot from a local pharmacy as it prepares for booster third doses of COVID-19 vaccine this winter. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Lions vice-president George Chayka and Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad speak before a Lions home game featuring an orange team shirt giveaway, Sept. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. partners with Lions football team to tackle racism in schools

Past players to take part in classroom sessions next year

B.C. Lions vice-president George Chayka and Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad speak before a Lions home game featuring an orange team shirt giveaway, Sept. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination Saturday morning in Everett, Washington on Nov. 6, 2021. Vaccination for children aged 5-11 are underway in the U.S. and a decision is pending from Health Canada. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)

B.C. reports 500 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, 5 deaths

Hospital, intensive care patients creep up again

Kane Peterson, 9, gets a his COVID-19 vaccination Saturday morning in Everett, Washington on Nov. 6, 2021. Vaccination for children aged 5-11 are underway in the U.S. and a decision is pending from Health Canada. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

More B.C. health care workers getting COVID-19 vaccine to return to work

Booster dose clinics completed in B.C. senior care facilities

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update B.C.’s COVID-19 situation from the Vancouver cabinet offices, Sept. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 case count to Nov. 4, 2021, seven-day rolling average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. sees 1,438 more COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths over weekend

Daily new infections, hospitalizations showing slow decline

B.C.’s daily COVID-19 case count to Nov. 4, 2021, seven-day rolling average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Employee at a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre, in Whitestown, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

B.C. COVID-19 infection rate stays steady, 549 cases Friday

Two private schools in Okanagan closed after outbreaks

Employee at a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre, in Whitestown, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
B.C.’s daily new cases by health region, 7-day moving average to Oct. 28, 2021. Fraser Health purple, Interior Health yellow, Northern Health green, Island Health blue, Vancouver Coastal red. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. records 596 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 8 more deaths

Fraser, Northern Health infections still running highest

B.C.’s daily new cases by health region, 7-day moving average to Oct. 28, 2021. Fraser Health purple, Interior Health yellow, Northern Health green, Island Health blue, Vancouver Coastal red. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)

B.C. moving to ‘cooling-off period’ to stabilize hot real estate market

‘Blind bidding’ adding to soaring home prices, finance minister says

House construction in Summerland B.C. (Summerland Review)
B.C. Children and Family Development Minister Mitzi Dean. (Hansard TV)

B.C. minister under fire for changes to child special needs support

Opposition calls new system ‘clawback’ of individual funds

B.C. Children and Family Development Minister Mitzi Dean. (Hansard TV)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and vaccination lead Dr. Penny Ballem outline B.C.’s COVID-19 booster vaccine program, which moves to the general population starting in December. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. reports 430 more COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

One new senior home outbreak in Abbotsford

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and vaccination lead Dr. Penny Ballem outline B.C.’s COVID-19 booster vaccine program, which moves to the general population starting in December. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. forests ministry map shows priority areas for harvest deferrals across the province. (B.C. government)

Two-year target set to finalize B.C.’s old-growth protection plan

Indigenous communities may decide on selective logging

B.C. forests ministry map shows priority areas for harvest deferrals across the province. (B.C. government)
Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. old-growth protection will hit hard, industry group says

B.C. Greens, environmentalists say changes overdue

Logging equipment waits for auction on Vancouver Island, 2009. The B.C. industry has seen a series of downturns in recent years. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. pauses logging on up to 2.6M hectares of old-growth forest

Timber sales to stop while Indigenous title holders consulted

B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy defends her latest plan to defer logging in more areas of the province in the legislature, Nov. 2, 2021. (Hansard TV)
COVID-19 testing site at Victoria Conference Centre. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s new COVID-19 cases decline over weekend, 25 more deaths

Hospital numbers stable as elective surgery delays continue

COVID-19 testing site at Victoria Conference Centre. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Liberal candidates assemble for a group photo as the leadership campaign moves toward a party vote in February 2022. From left: Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Renee Merrifield, Gavin Dew, Val Litwin and Ellis Ross. (B.C. Liberal Party)

Kevin Falcon drops campaign worker after rival’s allegation

Michael Lee campaign manager says supporter swore at her

B.C. Liberal candidates assemble for a group photo as the leadership campaign moves toward a party vote in February 2022. From left: Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Renee Merrifield, Gavin Dew, Val Litwin and Ellis Ross. (B.C. Liberal Party)
About 200 people have gathered at the BC Legislature building to protest vaccination passports and other government mandates throughout the pandemic on Oct. 31. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Traffic disruptions expected downtown Victoria during anti-vaccine passport rally

At least 200 people have filled the lawn of the B.C. Legislature

About 200 people have gathered at the BC Legislature building to protest vaccination passports and other government mandates throughout the pandemic on Oct. 31. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Smithers. (Interior News photo)

Another 584 COVID-19 cases in B.C. Friday, nine more deaths

New infections slowing in Northern, Interior Health regions

A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Smithers. (Interior News photo)