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More than half of Canadians rate economy as “bad” or “very bad”

Jan 27, 2022 / 10:38 am

We often hear people say that polls are “a snapshot in time.” While the comment is offered by political organizers who are dissatisfied with the...

B.C. mines can support the global low carbon transition

Jan 20, 2022 / 11:58 am

At the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow, UK, world leaders were united about the urgency of tackling climate change. This call to action coincided with six...

Long COVID: For the 1 in 10 patients who become long-haulers, COVID-19 has lasting effects

Jan 11, 2022 / 11:51 am

Even as the unpredictable rise and fall of COVID-19 infections continues at home and around the world, a new and ugly pandemic-related problem is emerging. We...

Opinion: Membership list controversy looms over BC Liberal leadership vote

Jan 8, 2022 / 10:49 am

Less than a month before it elects a new leader, the BC Liberal Party has a brewing controversy about the legitimacy of the organization’s membership list...

I am double vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19

Dec 29, 2021 / 11:17 am

After a year of surprises and unprecedented challenges, I am not sure why I thought my COVID-19 test would be any different. To say I was ready or prepared for...

Opinion: (Bad) things in B.C. in 2022 will look a lot like those from 2021

Dec 28, 2021 / 9:46 am

I do not usually like to make predictions but here is one that I will venture: the top two stories in 2022 will be the same ones that dominated 2021. In other...

Regional divisions hold steady after federal election, poll shows

Dec 27, 2021 / 9:04 am

Just over three months have passed since the last federal election in Canada, and the feelings of the population towards the current federal government have not...

Omicron variant saps confidence that worst of pandemic is over

Dec 21, 2021 / 4:31 pm

What a difference a month, and a COVID-19 variant, can make. In November, Research Co. and Glacier Media reported that the percentage of Canadians who assumed...

Opinion: Encouraging COVID-19 vaccination for children

Dec 11, 2021 / 8:00 am

Last week, Interior Health began offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to children age five to 11 in communities across the region. The response from...

Opinion: Thank you to all commercial drivers

Dec 4, 2021 / 4:24 pm

In mid-November, southern British Columbia was hit with an atmospheric river, which led to unprecedented flooding and mudslides, and left a trail of devastation...

Opinion: Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun proves his depth in flood crisis

Dec 3, 2021 / 1:29 pm

The phone rings at 7:30. Feels early, but Henry Braun has been up since 2. Three weeks into a touch-and-go natural disaster, the mayor of Abbotsford this...

Jack Knox: More disaster tests to come for Horgan and Trudeau

Nov 27, 2021 / 2:57 pm

Natural disasters can be disastrous for politicians. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was scorned for shoe-shopping in New York as Hurricane Katrina hammered...

Opinion: B.C.’s old growth decisions are a missed opportunity

Nov 24, 2021 / 8:55 am

British Columbia is blessed with rich natural resources, including an abundant timber supply. As the CEO of the largest producer of renewable building products...

Opinion: Skeena MLA Ellis Ross throws a scare into front-running BC Liberal leadership hopefuls

Nov 23, 2021 / 6:42 pm

Ellis Ross must have the BC Liberal leadership field fretting. Why else would he, and not the perceived front-running Kevin Falcon, be the prime object of...

Opinion: I took the Washington State detour to the Interior — doable but long

Nov 17, 2021 / 2:07 pm

Driving an extra 500-plus kilometres wasn't exactly on the itinerary when my family and I booked a weekend trip to go see the Packers play the Seattle...

Opinion: Yes, we can save B.C. from the worst wildfires — here's how

Nov 5, 2021 / 3:09 pm

COP26, the United Nations 26th conference on climate change, follows hot on the heels of yet another catastrophic wildfire season in British Columbia. Rushed...

Poll shows BC Libs still top target of blame for money-laundering scandal

Nov 3, 2021 / 10:51 am

In May 2019, the B.C. government announced its intention to establish the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, also known as the...

Opinion: Complex care programs needed for B.C.'s most vulnerable

Oct 30, 2021 / 10:30 am

We’re on the brink of winter. Some of our most vulnerable residents, with the most complex needs are still out on our streets, even as the winds howl and...

No matter how you slice it, pizza with pineapple is a clear winner with Canadians: poll

Oct 28, 2021 / 10:51 am

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, in April 2020, Research Co. and Glacier Media reported that 40% of Canadians were not ordering food delivery to...

Canadians’ faith in the country’s health-care system still strong

Oct 13, 2021 / 11:30 am

As Canadians enter the 19th month of life under the COVID-19 pandemic, our views on how governments have managed the crisis have gone through some changes....

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