Katya Slepian

Black Press papers take home 53 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Newspapers received awards in sports, news and feature writing and photography

B.C. celebrates Easter

Kids across the province hunted for eggs and took part in all sorts of Easter fun

Tips on saving money this tax season

The Canada Revenue Agency offers some ways to save time and money

VIDEO: John Horgan promises no tolls and better jobs at NDP campaign kickoff

The NDP leader attacked the BC Liberals on education, jobs and their handling of Crown corporations

VIDEO: Security camera captures deer taking out man in Smithers

Cary McCook wasn't hurt but he is laughing about it

VIDEO: Social workers demand better workplace conditions from B.C. government

Ministry of Children and Family Development employees rally for higher wages and proper training for social workers in Vancouver.

Light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Every year on April 2, the organization invites the world to #lightitupblue

VIDEO: Signs of the election cropping up across B.C.

Quesnel and Terrace crack down on signage, while the Lower Mainland takes a laissez-faire approach

B.C. residents save 24 megawatt hours during Earth Hour

The savings up are nine megawatt hours from 2015

Former B.C. children’s watchdog sues province

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is targeting the government over alleged unpaid pension benefits

VIDEO: Young people aren’t profiting from strong B.C. economy, says report

Generation Squeeze reports those aged 25 to 44 earn up to $10,000 less than they did in decades ago

B.C. judge calls for harsher sentences for fentanyl dealers

Top court says longer sentences would reflect the current “public health crisis"

Recover from Daylight Savings with National Napping Day

It's the best day of the year

Canadians borrow more but on fewer credit cards: report

British Columbians carried the third highest amount of interest.

Housing, jobs beat out pipelines on B.C. students’ election issue list: poll

Over two-thirds of the province's students stress about paying back their loans.

UPDATE: Canada Revenue Agency tax services back up

The agency says it's not aware of any personal information leaks following a temporary shutdown of their tax services

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