Cole Schisler

Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

Vancouver chosen to host FIFA World Cup in 2026 as part of North American bid

Vancouver will get five pre-games, but FIFA has yet to confirm the total number of games

Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
Jonah McGarva has been living with long-COVID since becoming infected in March 2020. (Submitted photo)

‘It’s really distressing’: Extensive long COVID symptoms linger, 2 years after infection

As of April 1, 5,288 people in B.C. have been referred to Post COVID-19 clinics for treatment

Jonah McGarva has been living with long-COVID since becoming infected in March 2020. (Submitted photo)
Chum salmon at the end of their life cycle in Fish Creek. (Andrea Reid photo)

B.C. salmon abundance ‘a sixth’ of what it was half-a-century ago: study

48 Indigenous knowledge keepers from 18 Nations spoke to UBC researchers about the decline in salmon

Chum salmon at the end of their life cycle in Fish Creek. (Andrea Reid photo)
A Fortis crew repairs the damaged gas line along Tolmie Avenue just east of Quadra Avenue on Wednesday morning. The line was damaged by a third party. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C. man ordered to pay for damaging gas line despite blueprints showing it was elsewhere

B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal ordered Fischer to pay $2,309 in damages plus fees

A Fortis crew repairs the damaged gas line along Tolmie Avenue just east of Quadra Avenue on Wednesday morning. The line was damaged by a third party. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Burnaby RCMP say they are assessing all factors after a teenage girl was killed in a collision with a dump truck on May 5. (Black Press file photo)

Security footage shows dog scared Burnaby teen before fatal dump truck collision

Construction companies Ledingham McAllister and Marcon Construction provided the footage

Burnaby RCMP say they are assessing all factors after a teenage girl was killed in a collision with a dump truck on May 5. (Black Press file photo)
A construction sign on a fence surrounding an excavation indicates the danger is Covid-19 as a construction worker walks past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Businesses call on WorkSafeBC to rebate $2.9 billion in surplus funds

B.C. is one of three provinces that does not have a rebate policy

A construction sign on a fence surrounding an excavation indicates the danger is Covid-19 as a construction worker walks past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Award-winning CBC journalist Angela Sterritt (left) will be a mentor for the 2022 Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle program. Samantha Krilow (right) was a participant in the 2021 program. (Submitted photos)

Applications open for Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle mentorship program

21 participants will be matched with one of seven mentors in the six-month program

Award-winning CBC journalist Angela Sterritt (left) will be a mentor for the 2022 Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle program. Samantha Krilow (right) was a participant in the 2021 program. (Submitted photos)
People take part in a rally calling on the federal government to expand the permanent status program to include all refugees, international students, undocumented migrants and temporary foreign workers near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s constituency office in Montreal, Sunday, May 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Feds extend post-grad work permits for 50,000 students — but advocates say it’s not enough

International students cannot count work experience during their studies toward permanent residency

People take part in a rally calling on the federal government to expand the permanent status program to include all refugees, international students, undocumented migrants and temporary foreign workers near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s constituency office in Montreal, Sunday, May 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River. (BC Government photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. still finding cars, homes, debris in major rivers after November floods

Just this week, numerous vehicles and structures were removed from B.C. waterways

A camper, green bin, mobile home and household debris floating in the Tulameen River. (BC Government photo)
The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)

B.C. Hydro’s vaccine mandate ‘reasonable’, labour arbitrator rules

The electricity utility has faced significant challenges managing the spread of COVID

The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)
COVID-19 virus. (File photo)

B.C. to end daily COVID case counts, shift to weekly reporting

Weekly reports will begin April 7

COVID-19 virus. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

279 people infected in norovirus outbreak from B.C. oysters, public health agency says

262 people in B.C. have fallen ill, as well as 15 in Ontario, 1 in Alberta and 1 in Saskatchewan

(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Suspects nabbed after man defends himself with pylon from machete attack in Coquitlam

Two teen suspects were arrested in Port Moody and face charges related to the assault

(Black Press file photo)
(Facebook/E-Comm911)

B.C. 911 calls surge with tips, complaints after Amber Alert issued

E-Comm call takers reminded the public not to call with complaints about Amber Alerts

(Facebook/E-Comm911)
Officers seized 110kgs of cocaine, 41.4kgs of methamphetamine, three kilograms of fentanyl, a half a kilogram of MDMA, 14 handguns, five assault-style rifles and more than $445,000 in Canadian currency. (RCMP photo)

Two B.C. men arrested in international drug investigation

Police are still searching for 24-year-old Denis Ivziku, who is believed to be in the Lower Mainland

Officers seized 110kgs of cocaine, 41.4kgs of methamphetamine, three kilograms of fentanyl, a half a kilogram of MDMA, 14 handguns, five assault-style rifles and more than $445,000 in Canadian currency. (RCMP photo)
A person bundled up in a heavy jacket for the cold weather wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Human Rights Commissioner calls for mask mandate to be reinstated

Kasari Govender says the lifting of the mandate harms the human rights of thousands in B.C.

A person bundled up in a heavy jacket for the cold weather wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Vancouver, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prince Rupert RCMP have recently responded to several calls in the Prince Rupert area. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

RCMP issue amber alert for children abducted from Fort St. John

Four-year-old Liam Bellamy and 10-month-old Myra Bellamy

Prince Rupert RCMP have recently responded to several calls in the Prince Rupert area. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
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Health Canada recalls certain B.C. oysters due to norovirus contamination

Stellar Bay’s Kusshi oysters and Stellar Bay Gold have been recalled by Health Canada

(Photo submitted).
The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

B.C. climate activists pitch vision for ‘Just Transition’ from fossil fuels

Speakers shared a 2025 update from the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’

The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)