Katie DeRosa, The Vancouver Sun

Katie DeRosa

The Vancouver Sun

Victoria, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Katie:

Child-care savings kick in Dec. 1 but not all B.C. parents will get the benefits

Parents whose children are in unlicensed daycares or preschools and daycares that opt out of the fee-reduction program will get no savings at all → Read More

David Eby's announcements total $1 billion in first week as premier

Premier David Eby has been on the job for one week and made four announcements relating to housing, public safety and inflation relief. The price tag: $1 billion. → Read More

B.C. rights tribunal rules Indigenous mother discriminated against by child protection agency, awards $150,000

The damages are the tribunal's second highest award made in British Columbia, owing to the "unprecedented and systemic nature" of the discrimination by the… → Read More

B.C. mayors blame province for slow work on affordable housing

Tired of being blamed for slow construction, mayors target province for lack of funding and slow environmental permitting. Read more. → Read More

New B.C. housing laws will lift rental restrictions in strata, set housing targets for municipalities

B.C. premier announces new legislation that would remove rental and age restrictions in strata buildings and set affordable housing targets. → Read More

B.C. Liberals gamble on a new name: B.C. United

New name had the backing of 80 per cent of the 8,000 members who voted online between Nov. 13 and Tuesday at 10 p.m. → Read More

As David Eby takes the reins, how will his leadership style differ from his predecessor?

As David Eby prepares to be sworn in as B.C.'s 37th premier on Friday — stepping into the shadow of his predecessor John Horgan, one of B.C.'s most popular premiers — perhaps the most important trait he must assume is fixer. → Read More

Failed talks over health care cash raise prospect of individual deals between Ottawa and provinces

Ottawa has opted before to negotiate directly with each province and territory → Read More

Health ministers' conference sets the stage for another clash with Ottawa over funding

"The most important outcome...is having the hopelessness that's currently building up in the system pulled back from that precipice." → Read More

B.C. Liberals to vote on name change Nov. 13

The party's 45,000 members can vote on whether to rebrand as B.C. United or keep the status quo. → Read More

B.C. system to link people to a family doctor could still have people waiting years: expert

Health Minister Dix promised to make it easier for patients to find a family doctor by creating a centralized patient roster by mid-2023 → Read More

B.C.'s new payment model for family doctors could lure out-of-province physicians

The new payment model means a full-time family physician working 1,680 hours a year, who sees 1,250 patients, will earn at least $385,000 → Read More

B.C. making major changes to the way it pays family doctors

The new payment model for family doctors is aimed at retaining GPs and attaching more patients to primary care. Read more about the changes. → Read More

B.C. won't support bid for 2030 Olympic games, citing "extraordinary expense"

Minister Lisa Beare told reporters the Olympics would cost $1.2 billion and $1 billion in risk. → Read More

David Eby's transition team includes experienced politicians and rising stars

"Eby has made some off-the-board picks for key roles. People with big skills, but also fresh eyes and an outsider's perspective." → Read More

Incoming premier David Eby likely to shuffle cabinet, craft "activist" budget: political experts

David Eby will be sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin at Government House. → Read More

Museum debacle his one regret, says Horgan as he prepares to leave premier's office

Battling fatigue following his bout with throat cancer, the 63-year-old decided in June to hand the reins over to the next generation. → Read More

Museum debacle his one regret, says Horgan as he prepares to leave premier's office

This is not how John Horgan wanted his five years as premier to end. → Read More

David Eby to be crowned B.C. NDP leader and premier-designate on Friday

Eby received two standing ovations from his B.C. NDP caucus colleagues this morning after he appeared by video link from Vancouver. → Read More

Anjali Appadurai disqualified from B.C. NDP leadership race

The decision means David Eby will become the 37th premier → Read More