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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a COVID-19 update press conference in Victoria, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. Guidance on the home management of COVID-19 symptoms and decisions about who should self-isolate and for how long could dominate the Friday pandemic update with British Columbia's health minister and top doctor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Change to shorter isolation period part of managing COVID-19 in B.C.: top doctor

British Columbia’s top doctor says the current wave of COVID-19 is causing…

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a COVID-19 update press conference in Victoria, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. Guidance on the home management of COVID-19 symptoms and decisions about who should self-isolate and for how long could dominate the Friday pandemic update with British Columbia's health minister and top doctor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta RCMP say a concerned motorist found a child on Highway 881 in St. Paul and brought the child to the RCMP detachment. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Alberta RCMP investigating after child found wandering on highway in sub-zero weather

St. Paul Education investigating incident involving bus-riding kindergarten student

Alberta RCMP say a concerned motorist found a child on Highway 881 in St. Paul and brought the child to the RCMP detachment. (File photo by Black Press news services)
People leave a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Omicron may be peaking but COVID-19 isn’t done with us just yet: Tam

‘We need to plan for the different scenarios and just be ready’

People leave a COVID-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Cows and their calves graze in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Some Alberta cattle producers say they will run out of food for their animals this weekend, as train delays and the impacts of last summer’s drought combine to create a crisis situation on the Prairies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian cattle producers desperate as feed shortage reaches crisis levels

‘I’ve never experienced where we don’t know what we’re going to feed the cattle Monday morning’

Cows and their calves graze in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Some Alberta cattle producers say they will run out of food for their animals this weekend, as train delays and the impacts of last summer’s drought combine to create a crisis situation on the Prairies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

BC Liquor Distribution Branch provides each employee with 15 high-grade masks

Union representing LDB workers calls the move a huge win for health and safety

A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)
The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)

SPCA seizes 216 beef cattle from Vancouver Island property

BC SPCA calls the animals ‘neglected’ and ‘distressed’

The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix navigate the basement corridors of the B.C. legislature to deliver a COVID-19 briefing, May 20, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. COVID-19 hospital admissions slowing, latest testing shows

Most virus-related illness due to age or underlying conditions

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix navigate the basement corridors of the B.C. legislature to deliver a COVID-19 briefing, May 20, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)

B.C. spot prawn harvesters relieved at federal thaw on flash-freeze tubbing

Draft management plan back to status quo as DFO abandons ‘catastrophic’ rule change proposals

A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Family still searching after Victoria man makes coffee, feeds his dog and disappears

‘Stuck in a nightmare’: Wife of Ian Indridson pleads for public’s help

Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A rendering of Townline’s development at the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)

Capital’s first co-living suites pitched as partial answer to the housing crunch

16-storey building will include 54 co-living units; a new trend in lower-rent living

A rendering of Townline’s development at the southwest corner of Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue in Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Townline)
Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1

Support funded by $30 million in donations matched by governments for a total $90-million fund

Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo care-home COVID outbreak grows to 27 cases

Island Health says entire Dufferin Place facility now dealing with outbreak

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
Recycling volume continues to pile up in some Capital Regional District neighbourhoods. Oaklands resident Rachelle Lamb shows what a five-week build-up at her Victoria home looks like. (Photo courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)

Some Vancouver Island residents going on six weeks without recycling pickup

Weather, high volumes, staff shortages and equipment repairs prolong capital region delays

Recycling volume continues to pile up in some Capital Regional District neighbourhoods. Oaklands resident Rachelle Lamb shows what a five-week build-up at her Victoria home looks like. (Photo courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)
Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo RCMP say an arrest warrant has been issued for Dayton Anderson, 32, wanted after failing to appear at provinical court in Nanaimo on charges of break-and-enter and assault. (Submitted photo)
2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)

BC Hydro sees surge of power use records in 2021

Extreme weather drives higher demand, Hydro expects high use to become regular with climate change

2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)
Port Alberni city hall. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

City of Port Alberni to begin 2022 budget discussions

Draft five-year financial plan will be presented on Jan. 24, 2022

Port Alberni city hall. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

City of Port Alberni tackles cannabis odour complaints

City plans to amend nuisance abatement bylaw

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)