Category Archives: Prairies/BC

Premier Scott Moe worried U.S. could put tariff on steel after Canadian aluminum

REGINA — Saskatchewan's premier says he's concerned the United States could impose a tariff on Canadian steel after the country slapped a 10 per cent import tax on aluminum. Scott Moe says the issue of tariffs has come up durin...

More COVID-19 warnings posted for U.S. and Canadian flights to B.C.

VANCOUVER — More flights have been added to the list alerting passengers who arrived at British Columbia airports of potential exposure to COVID-19. The BC Centre for Disease Control says passengers on a Delta flight on July 29 from Seattle to Van...

‘Divisive conversation:’ Saskatchewan premier understands back to school worries

REGINA — Concerns about Saskatchewan's back-to-school plan are legitimate, the premier said Friday as doctors added to calls for more safety measures when schools reopen in September. Premier Scott Moe said the province's chief medical officer and...

U.S. aluminum tariffs ‘disappointing’ and ‘unfortunate,’ says B.C. premier

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says the United States government's decision to impose tariffs on Canadian raw aluminum is "disappointing." A statement from the premier's office says Canadian aluminum exports do not harm the U.S. market...

B.C. premier says return to class a ‘challenge,’ but students will be safe

SURREY, B.C. — Sending British Columbia's students back to class in September will be "an unprecedented challenge" during a pandemic, but Premier John Horgan said he's confident children will be safe. Some parents and teachers have ...

Alberta school curriculum to focus on basics, keep out political bias: minister

EDMONTON — Students in Alberta will see a new curriculum going forward that focuses on literacy, numeracy and Canadian history — while keeping out political bias, the province's education minister said. Adriana LaGrange signed a ministerial o...

Masks will be mandatory on trains, buses in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Almost everyone boarding a bus, train or Seabus in Metro Vancouver will soon have to wear a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19. TransLink announced Thursday that starting Aug. 24, customers will be required to wear non-medi...

Surrey Police Board votes to create city police force at first meeting

SURREY, B.C. — One of the fastest-growing cities in Canada is a step closer to having its own police force as Surrey, B.C., moves ahead with a controversial plan to replace the local RCMP detachment. At their inaugural meeting on Thursday, nine

B.C. records 47 new cases of COVID-19 as officials call for compassion

VICTORIA — As COVID-19 remains in the community, B.C. health officials say so does the anxiety and stress that comes with the uncertainly and increased isolation. A joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. ...

Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation has ended its legal battle against the provincial government and BC Hydro over the Site C dam, a project the nation originally claimed was a $1-billion treaty violation. A statement from the Ministry...