Decriminalization of people with small amounts of illegal drugs for their own use has become a reality in British Columbia, but substance users and researchers say the change is expected to make little immediate difference because of a toxic drug supply.
A flu season that started early, hospitalized far more children than usual and overwhelmed emergency departments has revealed that Canada's health-care system is chronically underfunded when it comes to the most vulnerable citizens, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist says.
Debi Johnstone told provincial court on Monday, October 31, 2022, that she recognized McCallum while her vehicle was stopped at a crosswalk on the morning of Sept. 4, 2021, just before she joined others collecting signatures for a petition aimed at seeking a referendum to keep the RCMP in Surrey.
The NDP leadership hopeful who was ousted from her chance to compete for British Columbia's top political job says she's ready to take up an invitation to work with the man who will become the next premier.
Police have become de facto social workers for people who lack support services while struggling with homelessness, mental illness and substance use, a spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department says.
A British Columbia judge who imposed an unprecedented 13-year sentence on an "internet sextortionist" says he has no insight into his crimes against a vulnerable child whose life he set out to destroy.
British Columbia's provincial health officer says the findings of a study she co-authored showing children and youth have had the highest rates of COVID-19 in parts of the province should not be interpreted to suggest those infections occurred mostly in schools.
British Columbia Attorney General David Eby has announced his bid to become the province's next premier, saying he has secured the support of a large majority of New Democrat members of the legislature.