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Housing issue could spell trouble for BC NDP, poll suggests

Housing issue could spell trouble for BC NDP, poll suggests

As pandemic recedes, party faces renewed concerns about affordability, public safety, taxes, survey finds.
Burnaby woman bravely shares tragic story to warn about carbon monoxide

Burnaby woman bravely shares tragic story to warn about carbon monoxide

Jessica Taschner and her late partner, Steve LaTorre, were accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide while visiting a family cabin in 2020.
Letter: Reconciliation Pole hammers home our need to listen to 'Indigenous voices that have gone unheard'

Letter: Reconciliation Pole hammers home our need to listen to 'Indigenous voices that have gone unheard'

"I will make mistakes but I want to be a better ally. I don’t think you’re crazy. I’m listening now."
Opinion: We need to 'vaccinate' B.C.'s forests before it's too late

Opinion: We need to 'vaccinate' B.C.'s forests before it's too late

Researchers are calling on the B.C. government to scale up controlled burns in an effort to reduce wildfire risk.
Almost half of Canadians think Canada should be a mosaic: poll

Almost half of Canadians think Canada should be a mosaic: poll

47% of respondents to survey say country should embrace multiculturalism – up six percentage points in one year.
Opinion: If the opioids crisis is a public health emergency, B.C. should treat it as one

Opinion: If the opioids crisis is a public health emergency, B.C. should treat it as one

The BC NDP government can do more on the opioids crisis. They can start with bipartisanship.
Opinion: Anti-COVID-19-vaxxers hold their views with 'religious fervour'

Opinion: Anti-COVID-19-vaxxers hold their views with 'religious fervour'

I discovered this week a new meaning for vaccine hesitancy. At the close of my virtual visits, after managing my patients’ medical problems, I’ll ask if they’ve received their COVID-19 vaccines.
Opinion: Delta COVID-19 variant has 'taken root' in B.C.'s Interior

Opinion: Delta COVID-19 variant has 'taken root' in B.C.'s Interior

Cases higher in areas with lower vaccination rates
Slim majority of B.C. residents see Indigenous territory acknowledgements as positive step

Slim majority of B.C. residents see Indigenous territory acknowledgements as positive step

Gesture seen by 54% of poll respondents as move towards reconciliation with First Nations
Letters: Trees fight heat

Letters: Trees fight heat

A Richmond News reader talks about the role trees play in fighting heat