Katie DeRosa, The Vancouver Sun

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The Vancouver Sun

Victoria, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Katie:

Melanie Mark will resign as MLA, saying B.C. legislature felt like a ‘torture chamber’

Citing a colonial institution that felt like a "torture chamber," BC's first First Nations cabinet minister has resigned her seat. Read on. → Read More

B.C. Budget 2023: Advocates, business owners outline their budget wish lists

Some are looking for a hike in disability assistance rates, MSP coverage for psychological counselling, and tax relief for small businesses. → Read More

B.C. Housing investigating whether affordable housing units may be renting on Airbnb

The B.C. Liberals have branded the HousingHub program a "massive housing flub" and a mismanagement of affordable housing programs. → Read More

Ousted B.C. Liberal MLA John Rustad joins B.C. Conservatives

John Rustad is the B.C. Conservative's sole elected MLA. That puts the party one seat away from gaining official party status. → Read More

B.C. Liberal MLA opens up about her recovery and why she supports compassionate involuntary care

After witnessing a traumatic incident while working as an RCMP officer, Sturko turned to alcohol to cope with her PTSD. Here's her story. → Read More

B.C. premier softens his tone on involuntary care for people who repeatedly overdose

Both NDP and B.C. Liberals point to a new Coquitlam facility as mental health model, but government mum whether money for similar facilities will be in the budget → Read More

For Selina Robinson, second cancer diagnosis is just an 'ordinary day'

NDP cabinet minister has faith in cancer research ad improvement in treatment since her last bout with the disease → Read More

Premier David Eby riding high in opinion polls but respondents rap performance on health care

However, people aren't happy with government performance on health care, economy, poll finds → Read More

These areas will see the most job openings in B.C. over the next 10 years

From health care and technical services to construction and retail, these sectors are expected to dominate the anticipated million new jobs. → Read More

B.C. Premier David Eby's first throne speech promises dollars for housing, skills training

The B.C. NDP government is promising to brace for an expected economic downturn with spending on housing for the middle-class. Read more. → Read More

The major take-aways from B.C. Premier David Eby's first throne speech

Priorities for the year include increasing the stock of housing for families, crack down on gangs and reduce waiting times for cancer care. → Read More

B.C. legislative session preview: Expect big-spending budget and a possible health-care deal

The 11-week spring legislative session kicks off Monday with the throne speech laying out the government's broad vision for the year ahead. → Read More

B.C.'s harm-reduction and addiction treatment systems plagued by gaps

Advocates say it's a mistake to politicize the province's drug policy and that harm reduction and treatment exist on a spectrum. Read more. → Read More

Eby and top cabinet ministers head to Ottawa in a push for health care cash, bail reform

"They're going to Ottawa to apply maximum pressure." — Political pundit and NDP loyalist Jeff Ferrier → Read More

B.C. to begin drug decriminalization Tuesday

When Portugal decriminalized drugs, it dramatically expanded treatment options → Read More

Measuring success: There's no agreement on how to decide whether drug decriminalization works

As B.C. begins it's three-ear experiment, there's no agreement on how to decide whether drug decriminalization works → Read More

Some rural B.C. mayors call for end to vaccine mandates to get more nurses working

Fed up with rolling ER closures, some rural mayors want B.C. to end the COVID vaccine mandate as a way to get more nurses back on the job. → Read More

B.C. Premier David Eby to meet PM Justin Trudeau as Ottawa and provinces edge closer to health care deal

Thawed relations has renewed optimism a deal is possible on the Canada health transfer before the spring federal budget. Read more. → Read More

Some B.C. daycares charging parents additional fees, offsetting government subsidies

One Kelowna daycare is charging parents an extra $700 a month for meals and extended hours. → Read More

B.C. announces $90 million fund aimed at protecting jobs in faltering forestry industry

Premier David Eby is putting $90 million on the table as the forestry industry grapples with layoffs, mill closures and an uncertain future. → Read More