COVID-19: Vancouver Island in a January spike while B.C. cases decrease

Island’s top doc Dr. Stanwick breaks down the Island’s rising numbers ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Jan. 26, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Published in Vancouver Island Free Daily. Dr. Bonnie Henry is calling it a precipice, a plateau from which the novel coronavirus could spring upwards, or decline. New cases in B.C. have hovered around […]

‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months

A burning mattress created smoke and heat, causing several tenants to jump from windows ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Jan. 19, 2021 1:57 p.m. A hallway fire that ousted dozens of people from their homes late Sunday is considered suspicious, say RCMP, and an investigation is ongoing. The fire started in the second floor […]

How a Team of Women Helped Make BC a World Leader in Treating Postpartum Depression

Forty years ago, one doctor noticed new moms weren’t getting help they needed. It led to a revolution in care. Shaila Misri was finishing her residency at Vancouver General Hospital in 1978, working long hours in the obstetrics ward, when she noticed something troubling. The women who came into the ward with physical problems were […]

Judy Wilson’s Message for Canadians: ‘The Land Defenders Are Doing This for Everybody’

RCMP raids in Wet’suwet’en territory can’t bring justice, reconciliation or a better future, Neskonlith chief says. Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith First Nation, east of Kamloops, is secretary treasurer of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, a community leader, strong opponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and an advocate for clean energy. The Tyee […]