Tom Fletcher

ICBC claims are up 14 per cent this winter due to snow and ice in the south

ICBC aims to trim safe driver discounts

A second at-fault accident will cut your discount, even for long-term safe drivers, in policy to take effect next year

ICBC claims are up 14 per cent this winter due to snow and ice in the south
Chilliwack MLA John Martin

Police investigate at Chilliwack MLA office

MLA John Martin says he has terminated his constituency assistant and contacted police over financial irregularities

Chilliwack MLA John Martin
NDP leader John Horgan

VIDEO: B.C. honours search and rescue volunteers

Monument at B.C. legislature honours 17 searchers who died, joining police, firefighter and paramedic monuments

NDP leader John Horgan
Ironworkers International vice-president Darrell LaBoucan announces union's support for BC Liberals at a Victoria construction site Wednesday.

Ironworkers endorse Christy Clark, rap BC Fed

NDP's opposition to George Massey bridge project 'a direct attack' on members' jobs, union's Doug Parton says

Ironworkers International vice-president Darrell LaBoucan announces union's support for BC Liberals at a Victoria construction site Wednesday.
Pulp mills like Harmac near Nanaimo would benefit from a break on their substantial power bills.

BC BUDGET: PST relief proposed for business electricity bills

Sales tax on power bills not only hits business, it's also charged on hospitals, schools and municipalities

Pulp mills like Harmac near Nanaimo would benefit from a break on their substantial power bills.
Education Minister Mike Bernier announces replacement of century-old Lord Nelson elementary in Vancouver

Equipment fund latest top-up for schools

Latest one-time fund is $29.4 million "student learning grant" for textbooks, equipment and supplies

Education Minister Mike Bernier announces replacement of century-old Lord Nelson elementary in Vancouver
Community

Gambling grant increase first in five years

Communities Minister Peter Fassbender says larger capital projects only for additional $5 million from casinos and lotteries

Community
Search and Rescue members prepare to head out on Pitt Lake to look for missing boaters.

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

BC Liberal budget includes credit of up to $150 a year for volunteers who put in at least 200 hours

Search and Rescue members prepare to head out on Pitt Lake to look for missing boaters.
Polymer resin repair of rock chip costs about $70

ICBC to reinstate free windshield chip repairs

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says ICBC and its optional insurance customers will save money

Polymer resin repair of rock chip costs about $70
Air ambulance responds to a plane crash at Duncan in January.

Rural air ambulance response lacking: ombudsman

B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris calls for more helicopter service after injured workers wait hours for rescue and treatment

Air ambulance responds to a plane crash at Duncan in January.
'Steelworkers have John Horgan's back

Horgan takes on Clark, forest companies

Donald Trump trade threats raise political heat for Premier Christy Clark

'Steelworkers have John Horgan's back
Premier Christy Clark speaks to BC Liberal convention in Vancouver

BC Liberals start ‘real-time’ donor reporting

Premier Christy Clark's promised disclosure shows the money rolling in as 2017 election approaches

Premier Christy Clark speaks to BC Liberal convention in Vancouver
An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.

Province green lights Kinder Morgan pipeline, reaches benefits deal

Environmental certificate comes with conditions in addition to those set by the National Energy Board

An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.
Regional job creation figures based on Statistics Canada labour force data.

B.C. job growth confined to southwest

B.C. continues to lead the country in new job creation, but most areas of the province lost jobs in 2016

Regional job creation figures based on Statistics Canada labour force data.
B.C. Forests Minister Steve Thomson

Lumber trade ‘injury’ claim upheld by U.S.

Softwood lumber dispute escalates as president-elect Donald Trump begins actions to protect American jobs

B.C. Forests Minister Steve Thomson
Payday lenders have proliferated in urban areas

B.C. lowers cap on payday loan fees

Fee for short-term borrowing lowered to $17 per $100, a rate Public Safety Minister Mike Morris says is second lowest in Canada

Payday lenders have proliferated in urban areas
Townhouse construction in Metro Vancouver

Higher home values ring in 2017

B.c. property assessments are out, showing jump in Okanagan, South Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

Townhouse construction in Metro Vancouver
Wood stair components are a global commodity

Specialty wood industry reaches out to world

#BCForestFuture series: Re-manufactured wood products have a global supply chain, and Asian markets are vital

Wood stair components are a global commodity
Logs ready for milling at sawmill in Prince George.

Asia imports up as U.S. targets B.C. lumber

#BCForestFuture series: Premier Christy Clark confident Donald Trump wants housing construction boom, needs B.C. lumber

Logs ready for milling at sawmill in Prince George.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall

Cold adds risk as drug overdoses soar

People using opioid drugs alone have little time to react to overdose, 128 deaths across B.C. in November alone

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall