A B.C. dentist who attended a Vancouver conference at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak has died of suspected COVID-19 complications, according to friends and family. Dr. Denis Vincent, who was in his 60s, died this past weekend at his North Vancouver home, according to a longtime friend, who said he
Several First Nations in B.C. are taking COVID-19 public health measures into their own hands by self-isolating their communities. While the federal government announced it would use isolation tents and temporary shelters in the case of outbreaks on remote reserves, community nurses are also preparing their responses. But some Indigenous leaders hope
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James announced Thursday she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and will not be running for re-election next year as a result. The former B.C. NDP leader announced her illness at an afternoon news conference. James said she plans to keep working as finance minister and deputy premier
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in B.C. Supreme court which, if successful, could mean every provincially-insured driver and injured crash victim in British Columbia will be in line for a share of almost $1 billion. The civil action, launched against the B.C. government and the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
New research suggests frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma. The cohort study found young infants living in homes where cleaning products were used frequently were more likely to develop childhood wheeze and asthma by age three. Lead author Jaclyn Parks, a
U.S. congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says she’s confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is investigating reports of Iranian-Americans being stopped and questioned last weekend at the border between Washington state and B.C. Jayapal’s spokesperson, Subhan Cheema, confirmed on Wednesday that the civil-rights office verbally confirmed
The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. “Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said society president
A former addict who racked up 235 encounters with RCMP in a single year hopes his story will serve as an example of using compassion to tackle crime and social problems facing cities throughout British Columbia. Daniel Roy, 43, said he became one of Prince George’s most prolific offenders while hooked