Katya Slepian

Recover from Daylight Savings with National Napping Day

It's the best day of the year

ICBC claims up 14 per cent this winter

The auto insurer reported 292,604 claim calls from December 2016 to February 2017.

B.C.’s minimum wage will go up to $11.35 an hour in September

The province will have the fourth-highest minimum wage in the country

Most B.C. parents don’t know if their kids’ carseats are safe: BCAA

Association’s research suggests only one-quarter get their carseats checked by an expert

Christy Clark defends Liberals’ budget

Welfare rates, MSP cuts and $10-a-day childcare were on the table

B.C. BUDGET: School funds added as BCTF talks continue

Interim deal with the BCTF will be worth $320 million over three years

B.C. and Ottawa reach $1.4-billion mental health and home care deal

The province is the sixth to sign a separate deal after failed attempts to secure a multilateral accord.

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet data breach

Prescription drug information of 7,500 people exposed in breaches at four doctors' offices, Health Minister Terry Lake says

B.C. public elementary schools show improvement: Fraser Institute

Schools in Mission, Vancouver and Terrace showed marked improvement since 2011/2012

B.C population grows by 5.6 per cent: census

Province hits 4.6 million people, according to Statistics Canda

One-third of B.C. residents to be immigrants by 2036

Statistics Canada says most will live in Vancouver or Abbotsford-Mission

B.C. sees 12 per cent international tourism increase in 2016

Tourism officials point to more direct daily flights.

VIDEO: $300 million needed for seniors’ care in B.C. over next five years, says report

Care providers’ group says seniors need to be kept out of acute care

B.C.’s legal battle with teachers’ unions cost $2.6M

Epic feud lasted 15 years and went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada

New online registry lets renters screen landlords

Landlord BC believes the move will help both renters and landlords

B.C. health minister suggests increasing smoking age to 21

Terry Lake raises question during National Non-Smoking Week.

B.C. pays more than $600,000 for royal visit

That’s on top of the about $2 million cost to the RCMP

New B.C. regulations on payday loans don’t address real issues: advocates

Despite lower maximum charge on borrowing, groups say rolling over loans and lack of education still a concern

Power usage reaches all time high with B.C. cold snap

BC Hydro expects demand to remain high as long as mercury stays below zero

Lucas and Olivia 2016’s top baby names so far in B.C.

Preliminary numbers have them beating out 2015’s Oliver and Emma