Jeff Nagel

Airbnb, housing issues get spotlight at UBCM

Municipal leaders will next month debate what to do about online accommodation booking services like Airbnb

New medical pot grow rules draw praise, concern

Feds reopen licensing for home growers after court ruling

B.C. drug deaths top toll from crashes, most tied to fentanyl

308 B.C. residents have died of illicit drug overdoses so far in 2016 and more supervised use sites is one of the planned responses

Variable speed limits, electronic signs now active on three B.C. highways

Reduced limit will be tailored to weather on sections of Sea-to-Sky Highway, Coquihalla and Highway 1 near Revelstoke

CHARTS: Drug overdose deaths in B.C. by city, region

Vancouver is top B.C. city for drug fatalities, but high numbers also in Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna

Mandatory long-form census is back

Most households will answer short version of 10 questions, not 36-page long form

Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

B.C. plans regional refugee teams

Language training, job aid also pledged by provincial government as preparations gear up for incoming Syrian refugees

New electronic monitoring devices on the way for B.C. offenders

GPS ankle bracelets allow mapping of movements, alerts if a parolee enters a no-go zone

New anti-gang tactics go B.C.-wide

Provincial government orders standardized approach by police forces to fight organized crime

Feds slow pace of Syrian refugee rescue to ‘do it right’

Canada now aims to accept 10,000 refugees by end of December, remainder of 25,000 in January, February

Gang violence in B.C. on upswing this year

Anti-gang police release 2015 community report that shows there is double the amount of gang-linked murders compared to 2014.

Gang violence on upswing this year in B.C.

CFSEU anti-gang police release 2015 community report, new End Gang Life videos

Local election spending caps advance

Limits to rein in big-budget municipal campaigners to take effect for 2018 elections

Average driver will pay ICBC $60 more in basic, optional insurance

ICBC settles on 5.5 per cent basic rate hike, province approves transfer of $450 million from optional side

ELECTION 2015: NDP won’t be guided by Leap Manifesto, Cullen says

Call for radical social, environmental reform would scrap trade deals, accelerate climate action

Online voting gets tepid thumbs up at UBCM

Call for modernization for 2018 elections narrowly passes amid fears over e-voting privacy, manipulation

Marijuana leadership void ‘leaves room’ for cities

Lawyers suggest other cities could follow Vancouver and regulate retail pot stores despite federal opposition

Former Penticton-area MP rally business allies against NDP

Leaked Conservative letter to B.C. business leaders is urging them to pull out the stops to fight a potential NDP federal election victory.