Tom Fletcher

Terry Teegee of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council tours a library rebuilt after the 2011 Japan tsunami

Indigenous forest industry looks to Pacific Rim

#BCForestFuture series: Carrier Sekani chief joins forest trade mission to Asia, where cultural ties and business are intertwined

Terry Teegee of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council tours a library rebuilt after the 2011 Japan tsunami
Structurlam's Okanagan Falls plant manager Lyndon Chernoff with one of the 27-metre pieces which will be part of North America's largest wood roof for the Rocky Ridge rec centre in Calgary.

Penticton’s Structurlam continues to rise

Profile of a Penticton-based company and B.C.’s wood industry as a whole raised in Asia.

Structurlam's Okanagan Falls plant manager Lyndon Chernoff with one of the 27-metre pieces which will be part of North America's largest wood roof for the Rocky Ridge rec centre in Calgary.
Chinese construction worker uses a hand saw to build wooden roof trusses on top of a concrete apartment building in 2009. Mass urbanization in China has created urgent new problems

B.C. looks to China as U.S. lumber lobby retaliates

Chinese government's pollution targets may give edge to wood construction over steel or concrete

Chinese construction worker uses a hand saw to build wooden roof trusses on top of a concrete apartment building in 2009. Mass urbanization in China has created urgent new problems
From left: Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James

Louis Riel Day marks Métis status in B.C.

Supreme Court of Canada has declared Métis people to have he same constitutional rights as 'status Indians'

From left: Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James
Bernard Richard of New Brunswick is taking over as B.C.'s second Representative for Children and Youth

Ex-New Brunswick MLA named new B.C. children’s advocate

Bernard Richard set to take over from Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond as independent watchdog of B.C. children and families ministry

Bernard Richard of New Brunswick is taking over as B.C.'s second Representative for Children and Youth
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a rare verbal decision Thursday on the union rights case that involved federal and provincial governments.

B.C. teachers celebrate top court ruling on class size

Supreme Court backs union on class size, special needs, overturning 2002 legislation introduced by Christy Clark as education minister

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a rare verbal decision Thursday on the union rights case that involved federal and provincial governments.
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump speaks to a campaign rally in Las Vegas

Trump election casts shadow on softwood lumber trade

Donald Trump's crusade against NAFTA could embolden the U.S. Lumber Coalition to renew its battle against B.C. lumber exports

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump speaks to a campaign rally in Las Vegas
U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart sits on the bottom off Bella Bella Oct. 28

VIDEO: Clark has ‘no complaints’ on marine safety plan

Coast Guard to lease two heavy tugs, add equipment for Atlantic and Pacific marine safety and spill response

U.S. tugboat Nathan E. Stewart sits on the bottom off Bella Bella Oct. 28
Ride-sharing app Uber has become a multi-billion-dollar industry without owning any vehicles.

B.C. Liberal delegates back ride sharing

B.C. Liberal Party members say Metro Vancouver is the last major city in North America to keep Uber out

Ride-sharing app Uber has become a multi-billion-dollar industry without owning any vehicles.
Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick responds to a delegate's question at the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver Saturday.

Premier Christy Clark, cabinet quizzed on BC Liberal platform

Delegates call for peace with aboriginals, hunter rights, faster speed limits, more private power and use of empty schools

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick responds to a delegate's question at the B.C. Liberal Party convention in Vancouver Saturday.
NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.

NDP questions school upgrade cancellations

NDP leader John Horgan, Education Minister Mike Bernier clash over seismic upgrades cancelled in Victoria and Metro Vancouver

NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.
A mule deer buck sits sedated in a Kelowna yard after tangling with a volleyball net

Rutting deer raise ruckus in B.C.

Buck tangles wih volleyball net in Kelowna, another deer attacks jogger and dog in Victoria

A mule deer buck sits sedated in a Kelowna yard after tangling with a volleyball net
Former Saskatchewan judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is leaving her post as B.C.'s first Representative for Children and Youth

UPDATE: B.C. child advocate ends term early

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says children's minister Stephanie Cadieux has refused to meet with her, but work continues

Former Saskatchewan judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is leaving her post as B.C.'s first Representative for Children and Youth
Townhouse construction: industry says new supply is the solution to shortage of rental housing as well as high purchase prices.

B.C. aiming to improve tenant protection

Housing Minister Rich Coleman says solution to rent increase loophole will take time, NDP's John Horgan wants action now

Townhouse construction: industry says new supply is the solution to shortage of rental housing as well as high purchase prices.
Work camp at Site C dam project is built for up to 2

BC VIEWS: Site C dam, our latest global villain

Now environmentalists want UN investigation of Peace River dam, based on claims rejected in federal-provincial assessment

Work camp at Site C dam project is built for up to 2
Community

BC VIEWS: Big Brother’s coming to city hall

Premier Christy Clark and minister Peter Fassbender turn their attention to CUPE contracts, police wages and city hall executive pay

Community
Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has been focused on farmers' market development

‘Grow Local BC’ province’s latest community contest

10 urban or semi-rural communities will get up to $25,000 each to help people get back to growing their own food

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has been focused on farmers' market development
Premier Christy Clark speaks to local government representatives at their convention in Victoria Wednesday.

Premier funds water, firefighter help for communities

NDP leader John Horgan says Premier Christy Clark's speech at UBCM convention a rewrite of her 2013 election campaign

Premier Christy Clark speaks to local government representatives at their convention in Victoria Wednesday.
Victoria's downtown tent city showed the need to intervene earlier when public properties are taken over by protesters.

Communities struggle with tent cities

Mayors and councillors at UBCM compare strategies and seek help with campers setting up in parks and green spaces

Victoria's downtown tent city showed the need to intervene earlier when public properties are taken over by protesters.
Downtown Eastside alley in Vancouver

BC VIEWS: BC promotes poverty and crime

Premier Christy Clark will likely make poverty and housing an election issue, but her government's approach is flawed

Downtown Eastside alley in Vancouver