Jennifer Saltman, The Vancouver Sun

Jennifer Saltman

The Vancouver Sun

Surrey, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Jennifer:

COVID-19 vaccinations top 60,000 in B.C., more on the way

A look at the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. so far, what is on the way and where things are nationally. → Read More

Home-care workers not prioritized in first phase of B.C.'s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

In February and March, B.C.'s vaccination program will be expanded to include “long-term home support recipients and staff” and more seniors → Read More

Churches, protester say B.C. health officer's orders violate their rights

A court petition came as the B.C. government announced that it is updating and clarifying COVID-19-related orders. → Read More

New COVID test requirements could strand B.C. travellers outside of Canada

Anyone flying into Canada must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 deep nasal swab test that was conducted within 72 hours of boarding. → Read More

Granular data needed to understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cities: Report

The Canadian Urban Institute says though data-sharing has been improved, more is needed to come up with 'hyper-local' solutions. → Read More

Offence numbers down, crime rates up on Metro Vancouver transit during pandemic

“Even though ridership dropped, there wasn’t a similar drop in the number of calls,” said Transit Police Chief Dave Jones. → Read More

B.C. police ready for impaired drivers over the holidays, despite COVID-19 restrictions

There may be fewer vehicles on the road, but police are doing roadblocks because people are still choosing to drive while impaired. → Read More

Children and youth advocate wants more help for kids transitioning out of care

B.C.’s representative for children and youth is calling for the province to make improvements to transition supports for those aging out of government care by… → Read More

TransLink fare hikes capped for four years under provincial agreement

"Safe restart" funding came with a caveat that fares not rise more than 2.3% per year. B.C. Transit, B.C. Ferries face similar limitations. → Read More

Surrey council ‘working’ despite ‘pretty strong’ differences: Mayor Doug McCallum

In editorial board meeting with Postmedia News, Mayor Doug McCallum answered questions about his tenure and whether council is functioning. → Read More

B.C. strata insurers to end 'best terms pricing' scheme by Jan. 1

In a report this summer, the practice was identified as one of several factors inflating strata property insurance premiums in B.C. → Read More

Wet'suwet'en women urge B.C. to declare oil and gas work non-essential amid COVID

Female chiefs from the five clans are expressing "grave concern" about the health danger posed by transient workers on energy projects. → Read More

Local, national transit ridership remained low for back-to-school due to COVID-19

Stats Canada reports that ridership was down 59 per cent for Canadian urban transit agencies in September, while revenue was down 60 → Read More

B.C. small businesses fight to get noticed on Black Friday amid COVID-19 restrictions

People are shopping online more and turning to larger retailers during the time of year when small businesses are struggling to catch up. → Read More

Metro Vancouver mayors want permanent federal transit funding sooner

The $34-billion fund would provide money for long-term planning and projects, and help with the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. → Read More

Waits are long, but hundreds of thousands in B.C. have received flu vaccine

Officials want to see two million people vaccinated against influenza this year, to ease pressure on the health system amid the pandemic. → Read More

TransLink in time crunch to update its 10-year Metro Vancouver transit investment plan

According to provincial legislation, the plan must be revised by June 28, 2021. Best- and worst-case financial scenarios will be included. → Read More

B.C. election results: NDP makes gains in Surrey

The B.C. NDP appear to have made gains in the important Metro Vancouver battleground of Surrey on Saturday night, holding on to many of the seats they won in the last election and possibly stealing from the Liberals. → Read More

Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson promises infrastructure spending in Maple Ridge

The B.C. Liberal leader was in Pitt Meadows campaigning on Monday morning. → Read More

COVID-19: Post-pandemic planning begins for Metro Vancouver transit

TransLink received a $644-million federal and provincial bailout, which should buy the agency time to deal with long-term shortfalls. → Read More