Katya Slepian

posted 31 stories to Lake Country Calendar.
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Former B.C. children’s watchdog sues province

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has filed a civil claim against the province over unpaid pension benefits

  • Mar 19th, 2017 11:20am

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

  • Mar 15th, 2017 12:45pm

Happy Pi Day!

The irrational but delicious holiday is celebrated today

  • Mar 14th, 2017 4:30pm

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

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

  • Mar 14th, 2017 11:05am

ICBC claims up 14 per cent this winter

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

  • Mar 1st, 2017 6:00am

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

  • Feb 27th, 2017 1:00pm

Christy Clark defends Liberals’ budget

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 11:00am

B.C. residents most likely to welcome more refugees: poll

New survey also suggests one quarter of British Columbians believe Canada should have taken in more refugees in response to the U.S. ban

  • Feb 20th, 2017 2:00pm

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.

  • Feb 17th, 2017 3:00pm

Conservation officer attacked by cougar near Salmo

The attack is part of a rise in cougar sightings in the West Kootenays

  • Feb 15th, 2017 5:00pm

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

  • Feb 15th, 2017 7:00am

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

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

  • Feb 14th, 2017 8:00am

B.C population grows by 5.6 per cent: census

Province hits 4.6 million people, according to Statistics Canda

  • Feb 8th, 2017 3:00pm

Province greenlights $417 million Royal Inland Hospital expansion

A new nine-storey patient care tower is expected to be open in 2022

  • Feb 6th, 2017 9:00am

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

Tourism officials point to more direct daily flights.

  • Jan 25th, 2017 10:00am

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

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

  • Jan 25th, 2017 6:00am

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

  • Jan 20th, 2017 10:00am

New online registry lets renters screen landlords

Landlord BC believes the move will help both renters and landlords

  • Jan 19th, 2017 4:00pm

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

Terry Lake raises question during National Non-Smoking Week.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 10:00am

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

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

  • Jan 12th, 2017 3:00pm