Jeff Nagel

Provincial health officials say the unprecedented demand for flu vaccine this year has led to 1.4 million  vaccinations so far.

H1N1 flu death count misleading: officials

Five official B.C. fatalities but more probable; extra vaccine ordered

Provincial health officials say the unprecedented demand for flu vaccine this year has led to 1.4 million  vaccinations so far.
A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.

Pharmacy points ban survives first court challenge

Full hearing scheduled to decide if drug loyalty rewards prohibition will continue

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.
Jail cell surveillance video image of serial killer Robert Pickton

Supreme Court’s prostitution ruling puts sex worker safety first

Advocates say Ottawa will be forced to enact reforms to guard against violent predators

Jail cell surveillance video image of serial killer Robert Pickton
Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests

Enbridge pipeline will hit wall in B.C., critics say

Environmental and aboriginal opponents say Northern Gateway will be tied up in court and will never be built

Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests
Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum

Marijuana referendum petition fizzles but campaigners vow to fight on

Sensible BC gets 210,000 signatures, reaches threshold in 19 of 85 ridings

Sensible BC's Dana Larsen says the group's marijuana reform petition has failed to force a referendum
Pharmacy shoppers can no longer collect loyalty points on prescription drug purchases after a ban imposed by the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Loyalty point ban hits B.C. pharmacies

Prohibition on drug 'kickbacks' faces court challenge

Pharmacy shoppers can no longer collect loyalty points on prescription drug purchases after a ban imposed by the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.

More B.C. drivers want return of photo radar than higher speed limits: Poll

Push by drivers who want faster B.C. highways is up against gender, age divide: Insights West/Black Press poll

A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.
Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner chairs a Union of B.C. Municipalities committee that has been negotiating with recycling agency MMBC.

B.C. cities vote on joining MMBC recycling system

More flexibility, assurances for councils concerned about switch to industry-controlled blue box program

Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner chairs a Union of B.C. Municipalities committee that has been negotiating with recycling agency MMBC.
Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.

Newspaper industry, MMBC fall out over recycling fees

Newsprint will continue to be collected through blue boxes

Newsprint will still be collected in blue boxes even though there's no deal between the newspaper industry in B.C. and Multi-Material BC on how a new recycling system coming next year will be funded.
The issue of trophy hunting was the hot topic earlier this fall after NHL player Clayton Stoner shot a grizzly bear on the B.C. coast.

B.C. residents back hunting for food, but not trophies: Poll

Opinion is more split on zoos and rodeos, but survey shows we strongly oppose trophy hunting and fur trapping

The issue of trophy hunting was the hot topic earlier this fall after NHL player Clayton Stoner shot a grizzly bear on the B.C. coast.
Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.

Marijuana petitioners face possible defeat, eye relaunch

Sensible BC far short of target with less than three weeks left in campaign

Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.
B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm has asked B.C.'s Conflict of Interest Commissioner for an opinion on his controversial approaches to the Agricultural Land Commission.

Pimm’s conduct with ALC referred to conflict commissioner

Premier Clark won't fire agriculture minister, awaits guidance

B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm has asked B.C.'s Conflict of Interest Commissioner for an opinion on his controversial approaches to the Agricultural Land Commission.
Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.

Poll finds B.C. drivers confident of snow skills, doubt need for winter tires

Insights West/BCAA survey finds just a third of motorists admit to 'freaking out' when it snows

Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.
Nelson veteran Len Mulholland was a behind-enemy-lines agent for the British during the Second World War.

Seven great Remembrance Day reads from around B.C.

From Pearl Harbour to the Great Escape, and the Dutch Resistance to Korea, B.C. veterans tell their stories

Nelson veteran Len Mulholland was a behind-enemy-lines agent for the British during the Second World War.
B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm is under fire for inappropriately lobbying the Agricultural Land Commission over the summer about a decision on farmland use near Fort St. John.

Minister Pat Pimm must resign for ALC interference: IntegrityBC

Group says ethical lapse crossed line, also taints potential government reform of farmland reserve

B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm is under fire for inappropriately lobbying the Agricultural Land Commission over the summer about a decision on farmland use near Fort St. John.
Rich Coleman

Coleman still pumped for LNG despite report’s caution

Think tank warns B.C. needs 'realistic expectations' on hoped-for natural gas bonanza

Rich Coleman
A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.

Poll points to stalemate in wireless phone war, appetite for more competition

Insights West finds B.C. customers don't see federal government or telcos are their champion

A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.
Workers for Khaira Enterprises outside a notorious tree planting camp near Golden in 2010.

Bush camp near Golden run by Surrey firm a ‘disgrace’

Province still ducking duty to protect tree planters: Sinclair

Workers for Khaira Enterprises outside a notorious tree planting camp near Golden in 2010.
The 2010 movie Tron: Legacy was made in B.C.

B.C. eyes provincial truce on movie subsidies

Cost of film tax credits nearing $400m per year, Finance Minister Mike de Jong says

The 2010 movie Tron: Legacy was made in B.C.
Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard

UBCM calls on province for revenue sharing

B.C. cities have endorsed a call for the province to share some of its revenues – not now but during a provincial boom

Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard