Tom Fletcher

The Beatton Airport Road fire north of Fort St. John caused brief evacuations and has been battled by 130 firefighters

Arson investigated in northern B.C. fires

Conservation officers investigate signs that up to 10 wildfires were deliberately set

The Beatton Airport Road fire north of Fort St. John caused brief evacuations and has been battled by 130 firefighters
Public Safety Minister Mike Morris uses a driving simulator to show the effect of texting and driving.

Distracted driving ticket will soon cost $543 and up

Cost for first texting and driving offence $543, up to $888 for a second within one year and licence may be suspended

Public Safety Minister Mike Morris uses a driving simulator to show the effect of texting and driving.
Sunday morning view at B.C. Wildfire Service camp in the Peace region

Rain, snow slow northern B.C. wildfires, evacuees head home

Alberta crews join B.C. Wildfire Service on cross-border Siphon Creek fire as hundreds of people leave emergency shelters

Sunday morning view at B.C. Wildfire Service camp in the Peace region
Premier Christy Clark

Clark’s party pay OK, commissioner says

Donations to B.C. Liberal Party not a personal benefit for Premier Christy Clark, says Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser

Premier Christy Clark
Premier Christy Clark and Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announce two-stage boost to minimum wage at the B.C. legislature Wednesday.

B.C. to top up minimum wage by 40 cents

Cost-of-living formula left B.C. in last place, NDP says Premier Christy Clark added more because she was embarrassed

Premier Christy Clark and Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announce two-stage boost to minimum wage at the B.C. legislature Wednesday.
Tailings storage facility construction for Red Chris mine in northwestern B.C.

B.C. resists call for outside mine oversight

Mines Minister Bill Bennett admits more enforcement needed, says ministry is likely the best able to run it

Tailings storage facility construction for Red Chris mine in northwestern B.C.
Beaton Airport Road fire north of Fort St. John ignites timber after burning dry grass

BC VIEWS: Global warming industry cries wolf, again

Premier Christy Clark joins those selecting every possible incident to blame exclusively on human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

Beaton Airport Road fire north of Fort St. John ignites timber after burning dry grass
The Nimpkish is to be replaced with a larger ferry to serve the Bella Bella-Bella Coola route on the B.C. Central Coast.

BC Ferries projects now eligible for federal funds

Replacing the Nimpkish on the Bella Coola run and upgrading the Langdale terminal on the Sunshine Coast are top priorities

The Nimpkish is to be replaced with a larger ferry to serve the Bella Bella-Bella Coola route on the B.C. Central Coast.
Fraser River fishermen prepare to release a white sturgeon

BC VIEWS: If you go out in the woods today

B.C. conservation officers kept busy with illegal fishing, hunting, campfires and bears as summer approaches

Fraser River fishermen prepare to release a white sturgeon
Bear eats grass next to Highway 3 in Manning Park

‘Bear jams’ on B.C. highways bad for people, animals [with video]

Conservation officers have 300 bear conflict calls so far this month, with roadside bear viewing, feeding among problems

Bear eats grass next to Highway 3 in Manning Park
Income tax returns are due April 30

Seniors may miss out at tax time

Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

Income tax returns are due April 30
The B.C. government has added $10 million to its program of prescribed burning and fuel management to protect communities.

Forest fire season starts early in north, Cariboo

49 new fires detected on Monday alone, but Forests Minister Steve Thomson says it's too early to tell how wildfire season will go

The B.C. government has added $10 million to its program of prescribed burning and fuel management to protect communities.
Moose are the most popular target for B.C. resident hunters

B.C. wildlife management overhaul coming

Hunting licence revenues may be put in dedicated fund, with wildlife organizations involved in big game management

Moose are the most popular target for B.C. resident hunters
Premier Christy Clark promotes the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a Victoria seafood shop Wednesday.

Premier Christy Clark baits NDP on trade deal

Premier compares NDP's 'Leap Manifesto' to Donald Trump's campaign against free trade in the U.S.

Premier Christy Clark promotes the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a Victoria seafood shop Wednesday.
Tla'amin Chief Clint Williams holds a copy of his community's treaty at a ceremony in Powell River.

BC VIEWS: Making treaties in under 600 years

Governments seeking ways to settle aboriginal land claims more quickly, says Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad

Tla'amin Chief Clint Williams holds a copy of his community's treaty at a ceremony in Powell River.
BC casinos have had measures in place since 2011 to detect and prevent money laundering.

B.C. launches casino gambling crime team

Dedicated police team will target casinos, looking for money laundering and gang activity

BC casinos have had measures in place since 2011 to detect and prevent money laundering.
Voith Hydro CEO Bill Malus

Site C powerhouse contract awarded

Turbines and generators for Peace River dam to be delivered for $470 million

Voith Hydro CEO Bill Malus
Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux

Another child support clawback ends

Spousal child support payments no longer count as income for those applying for low-income child care subsidies in B.C.

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux
Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his first budget speech in the House of Commons March 22.

BC VIEWS: Budget doesn’t balance itself

Justin Trudeau government plans to add more than $100 billion to the national debt, and most of it isn't for infrastructure

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his first budget speech in the House of Commons March 22.
Jobs Minister Shirley Bond

B.C. minimum wage to get boost

Last increase was 20 cents to $10.45, and Premier Christy Clark's government has decided inflation formula isn't enough

Jobs Minister Shirley Bond