Laura Kane

Laura Kane is a journalist for The Canadian Press.

Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk

Photo of separated elderly couple draws attention to bed shortage in B.C.

Every time the elevator doors open at Wolfram Gottschalk's care home and he sees his wife of 62 years, the couple's granddaughter says he always reacts the same way. The 83-year-old, who has been...
A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver on June, 28, 2016.

Foreign-buyer tax to have short-term effect on Vancouver market: credit union

A credit union is forecasting that British Columbia's housing market will remain strong for the next two years as a growing population and limited housing supply continue to push prices up,...
Fentanyl

Doctors 'waking up' to opioid over-prescription problem in Canada: CMPA

The medical profession is waking up to the reality that opioids have been over-prescribed in Canada and is actively searching for solutions, says a national association that represents doctors in...

B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms: experts

The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver's charter that would allow the city to create a tax on vacant homes.

Feeling let down by universities, survivors meet to fight campus sex assaults

A major aim of the August event is to share knowledge about human rights law.

LNG Canada delay means dark clouds growing over industry in B.C.: expert

LNG Canada's decision to put the project in Kitimat on hold amid weak global prices isn't surprising, but it adds to the pessimistic mood around the future of the sector in B.C..

B.C. supports housing vacancy tax in Vancouver to assist with rental shortage

The British Columbia government will support the city of Vancouver's request for a tax on vacant housing, but questions remain about who will pay the costs of enforcement. Finance Minister Mike de...

B.C. supports housing vacancy tax in Vancouver to assist with rental shortage

The British Columbia government will support the city of Vancouver's request for a tax on vacant housing.

Bullying alleged in case of UBC professor, questions raised about investigation

Former students and faculty involved in the University of British Columbia's investigation of its creative writing chair say the allegations against him included sexual harassment, bullying and...
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