Victoria Clinics charges subscription fee for access to a family doctor

Victoria Clinics charges subscription fee for access to a family doctor

Patients of two clinics in Greater Victoria are being asked to pay monthly or annual subscription fees to access the services of the family doctor on staff, a model that has alarmed proponents for the public health-care system. The Victoria area is among the hardest hit with the family doctor shortage. Starting Nov. 1, Beta … Read more

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canada sailed a warship through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday as the vessel joined the ongoing effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defense says the frigate HMCS Vancouver sailed through the narrow passage between China and Taiwan alongside the American guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins. A … Read more

BC police release new images in hunt for Sea to Sky Gondola suspect in Squamish

BC police release new images in hunt for Sea to Sky Gondola suspect in Squamish

The BC RCMP thermal image of the suspect from Sept. 14. 2020.Handout Police in British Columbia have released new images from the night a suspect severed the cable of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish for the second time in a year, sending dozens of cable cars caroming down the granite cliffside, again closing … Read more

‘I was never hired to be a model’: After Lisa LaFlamme’s exit, female broadcasters speak out

‘I was never hired to be a model’: After Lisa LaFlamme’s exit, female broadcasters speak out

VANCOUVER — A comb came in the mail for Sophie Lui one day. There was no note and no return address. It was early in Lui’s TV news career and she had been sporting a short, spiked haircut at her station in Victoria. She presumes someone didn’t like it. “I don’t remember being particularly hurt … Read more

Police charge two in shooting death of man acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing

Police charge two in shooting death of man acquitted in 1985 Air India bombing

SURREY, BC—Two young men have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the trial of Canada’s most infamous terrorist bombing — the downing of Air India Flight 182. Tanner Fox, a 21-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, a city about 75 kilometers east of … Read more

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

Langley Canada shooting: 2 dead, 2 injured in shootings outside Vancouver, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and two injured in a series of shootings early Monday in Langley, near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, police said. The four victims were shot at multiple shooting scenes, Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani of the Lower Mainland District Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference Monday. Police … Read more

Man acquitted in Air India bombing, Canada’s worst mass murder, shot dead

Man acquitted in Air India bombing, Canada’s worst mass murder, shot dead

SURREY, BC—Nearly 40 years after the 1985 Air India bombing, another chapter in the saga of a terrorist attack that killed 329 people was written Thursday morning, when one of those acquitted of charges in the case was gunned down in a Vancouver suburb. Businessman Ripudaman Singh Malik was shot dead while sitting in his … Read more

Canada needs 5.8 million new homes by 2030 to bring prices down to affordable levels, CMHC says

Canada needs 5.8 million new homes by 2030 to bring prices down to affordable levels, CMHC says

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west-end of Ottawa on May 6, 2021.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Canada needs an additional 5.8 million homes by the end of the decade to help lower average home costs and ensure households are not spending more than 40 per cent of their disposable income … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike in move that could further threaten Canada’s supply chains

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike in move that could further threaten Canada’s supply chains

CN Rail locomotives are moved on tracks past cargo containers sitting on idle train cars at port in Vancouver, on Friday, February 21, 2020.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. CNR-T in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 750 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada walked off the job Saturday after failing to agree … Read more