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Recent articles by Mike:

B.C. planning to expand retail access for Indigenous cannabis growers, allow direct sales

Province also announces deal with Williams Lake First Nation to allow it to begin taking advantage of policies before their expected rollout in 2022 → Read More

First Nations urge B.C. to share localized COVID-19 data

Health Minister Adrian Dix acknowledged the complaints of First Nations and praised their response to the pandemic so far, but did not commit to releasing any more data → Read More

As schools in B.C. get under way, concerns over ventilation hang in the air

‘The difference between ventilation indoors and outdoors is enormous,’ says Steve Rogak, who teaches at the University of B.C. → Read More

B.C. city sees most non-resident births in Canada

Richmond registers highest number of babies born to non-resident mothers as figures increased across the country, data show → Read More

B.C. releases map showing regions with highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases

Vancouver and its suburbs had the most cases, led by southeastern suburbs central Surrey and Abbotsford → Read More

B.C. Supreme Court awards woman $844,000 over abuse by priest

Court rules local church leadership failed Rosemary Anderson by ignoring rumours of Rev. Erlindo Molon's sexual misconduct → Read More

Five deaths a day in B.C. from opioid overdoses; rate eclipses COVID-19

Provincial health officials urge expansion of 'safe supply' program to enable addicts to seek help → Read More

Young adults drive record-high surge in active COVID-19 cases in B.C.

Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry announced 269 new infections in the past three days, with 18 people in hospital, five of whom are in intensive care → Read More

B.C. enacts complaints-based ticketing regime on private parties

Mike Farnworth announced the crackdown Friday that also enables B.C.‘s police and other agents to issue $200 tickets to anyone promoting events that break the pandemic rules → Read More

B.C. clubs, bars revamp operations to align with provincial COVID-19 rules

Bar and nightclub owners say they overhauled their establishments' layouts and are enforcing physical-distancing rules since B.C. allowed tables of up to six guests → Read More

Haida Gwaii fishing resorts in jeopardy after B.C. bans non-essential travellers

Queen Charlotte Lodge and the West Coast Fishing Club closed their facilities and shipped out the last tranche of mainland guests after a local COVID-19 outbreak → Read More

B.C. makes masks mandatory for middle and secondary schools

The change came after British Columbia tabulated one of its highest-ever counts of new cases, 236 since Saturday → Read More

B.C., Alberta amass hundreds of new COVID-19 infections over the weekend

A surge of new coronavirus cases among young adults has set a new record in B.C. and made Edmonton a national hot spot → Read More

B.C. survey shows racialized people most likely to suffer from effects of COVID-19 pandemic

'The challenge has not been shared equally,' said provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry → Read More

Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, therapy approved to help some facing end-of-life care

Advocates say they intend to ramp up applying for more exemptions to federal drug laws to increase the use of psychedelics in palliative care and, eventually, the decriminalization of all substances → Read More

B.C. students face further delays as return to school is pushed back

Provincial Education Minister Rob Fleming said the government and its steering committee are working to finalize how school operations will work → Read More

Vancouver Police Department wants more mental health officers, but city declines new funding

Mayor Kennedy Stewart said more funding for police runs counter to a growing consensus that money should be diverted to other agencies → Read More

Vancouver police fail to identify officers accused of ‘inappropriate comments,’ racism

The alleged misconduct by two officers in separate ride-alongs was observed by consultants of a private firm hired to observe the force's use of street checks → Read More

One year after the Manitoba manhunt: The grief and unanswered questions left behind

Last summer, the death of three people ignited an unprecedented search for two suspects across Western Canada, which ended when they were found dead in the Manitoba wilderness → Read More

B.C. cracks down on number of guests at short-term rentals to limit spread of COVID-19

Owners of vacation rental units and hotels must store the contact info of every guest and limit any extra visitors invited over to five people → Read More