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B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. issues first tickets for not checking COVID-19 vaccine cards

3 fines of $2,300 assessed, more coming, minister says

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Tent camp at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, April 2021. B.C. communities are struggling with COVID-19 infection among people living in tents or on the street. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. struggles to contain COVID-19 spread in street populations

Vernon, Kelowna, Prince George running out of space

Tent camp at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, April 2021. B.C. communities are struggling with COVID-19 infection among people living in tents or on the street. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Children at school in Strasbourg, France, Sept. 2, 2021. B.C. has extended its mask rules to include children from kindergarten to grade three until at least January. (AP Photo/Jean-François Badias)

Another 714 COVID-19 cases in B.C. Friday, 11 more deaths

328 people in hospital with active infections

Children at school in Strasbourg, France, Sept. 2, 2021. B.C. has extended its mask rules to include children from kindergarten to grade three until at least January. (AP Photo/Jean-François Badias)
The B.C. legislature has been called into session for Oct. 4. (Black Press files)

B.C. legislature set to resume with full chamber, COVID-19 rules

Forest protection, virus testing in north on fall agenda

The B.C. legislature has been called into session for Oct. 4. (Black Press files)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases reported to public health from the beginning of the pandemic to Sept. 28, 2021. White line is seven-day moving average. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. records 749 more COVID-19 cases Thursday, 9 more deaths

First-dose immunization reaches 88%, second dose 81%

B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases reported to public health from the beginning of the pandemic to Sept. 28, 2021. White line is seven-day moving average. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Glacial till, filters and aggregate are placed in the main Site C dam structure, September 2021, with the Peace River diverted through tunnels and a long conveyer belt bringing material to the site. (B.C. Hydro photo)

$16B Site C dam takes shape as B.C. aims to sell more hydro power

B.C. Hydro manages earth fill structure, COVID-19 outbreak

Glacial till, filters and aggregate are placed in the main Site C dam structure, September 2021, with the Peace River diverted through tunnels and a long conveyer belt bringing material to the site. (B.C. Hydro photo)
More than 40 people were vaccinated on Sept. 8 at a pop-up vaccination clinic located in the Coast Mountain College parking lot in Prince Rupert. (Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospital cases rise again Wednesday

Now 340 in hospital, up 24 since Tuesday, 11 more deaths

More than 40 people were vaccinated on Sept. 8 at a pop-up vaccination clinic located in the Coast Mountain College parking lot in Prince Rupert. (Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepares a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic, April 21, 2020. (B.C. Government)

COVID-19 vaccine protection holds after 4 months, B.C. doctors say

Third doses coming to immune compromised, seniors in care

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepares a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic, April 21, 2020. (B.C. Government)
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Gavin Dew reads a 2011 quote from Kevin Falcon pledging to run in the 2013 election if he didn’t win the leadership against Christy Clark, at a leadership debate in Vancouver Sept. 28, 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)

Kevin Falcon pressed on commitment at first B.C. Liberal debate

Six candidates running for leadership of opposition party

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Gavin Dew reads a 2011 quote from Kevin Falcon pledging to run in the 2013 election if he didn’t win the leadership against Christy Clark, at a leadership debate in Vancouver Sept. 28, 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for a pop-up clinic in Williams Lake, Sept. 23, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. COVID-19 infections levelling off, 652 more reported Tuesday

Hospitalized and critical care patient numbers still rising

A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for a pop-up clinic in Williams Lake, Sept. 23, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. COVID-19 cases rising quickly in younger school-aged children

Booster doses coming for seniors in care with flu shots

High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Air-to-air heat pump system installation at an Alaska home using oil for heating. B.C. Hydro is increasing subsidies to make the switch from oil and natural gas to electric heat pumps. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

B.C. Hydro adds $260 million in 5-year electric conversion plan

Electric car charging stations, heat pumps, hydrogen trucks

Air-to-air heat pump system installation at an Alaska home using oil for heating. B.C. Hydro is increasing subsidies to make the switch from oil and natural gas to electric heat pumps. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
A mobile COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Co-op Food Store parking lot in Vanderhoof, Thursday, Sept. 16. Vanderhoof and other Northern Health communities have seen higher infection rates and lower vaccination than in urban B.C. (Four Rivers Co-operative Facebook photo)

B.C. confirms 2,239 more COVID-19 cases since Friday, 18 deaths

5 new health-care outbreaks, 5 more declared over

A mobile COVID-19 immunization clinic at the Co-op Food Store parking lot in Vanderhoof, Thursday, Sept. 16. Vanderhoof and other Northern Health communities have seen higher infection rates and lower vaccination than in urban B.C. (Four Rivers Co-operative Facebook photo)
B.C. Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter file photo)

B.C. doubles grants for new technology jobs, eases degree rules

$29M program redirected to under-represented groups

B.C. Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter file photo)
A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Rotary Park in Smithers is open for walk-ins for first and second doses of vaccine until 6 p.m. Friday and and at the Smithers arena Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Deb Meissner/Interior News)

B.C. records 743 more COVID-19 cases Friday, 7 more deaths

34 deaths in 8 days, hospital and ICU cases remain high

A pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Rotary Park in Smithers is open for walk-ins for first and second doses of vaccine until 6 p.m. Friday and and at the Smithers arena Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Deb Meissner/Interior News)
B.C.’s carbon tax is the highest in Canada, and the low-carbon fuel standard is increasing. (Black Press Media)

B.C. fuel price monitor a waste of money, finance critic says

Taxpayers billed $641K for ‘a copy of Gasbuddy’ website

B.C.’s carbon tax is the highest in Canada, and the low-carbon fuel standard is increasing. (Black Press Media)
Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status. More than three million vaccine cards have been distributed in B.C. (Apple app store images)

B.C. reports 832 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 5 more deaths

Pressure on hospitals remains high, 27 deaths in a week

Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status. More than three million vaccine cards have been distributed in B.C. (Apple app store images)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. premier pleads for COVID-19 help as Trudeau government resumes

Nurse shortage not new, Horgan says after chairing national meeting

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)
Average fuel prices for B.C., Alberta and Canada by component factors, including taxes, for July and August, 2021. (B.C. Utilities Commission)

B.C.’s high gasoline prices ease as pipeline shortage continues

Refining, retail margins tracked in independent price monitor

Average fuel prices for B.C., Alberta and Canada by component factors, including taxes, for July and August, 2021. (B.C. Utilities Commission)
B.C.’s top health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announces vaccine card access for restaurants, gyms and other non-essential indoor activities, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. COVID-19 infections keep rising, 759 for Wednesday

10 deaths in past 24 hours as hospital pressure continues

B.C.’s top health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announces vaccine card access for restaurants, gyms and other non-essential indoor activities, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)