Cole Schisler

Photo of Ma Cecilia Loreto, 47, who was killed on March 17, 2021. (IHIT handout)

B.C. man sentenced to 8.5 years after pleading guilty in slaying of New Westminster woman

Carlo Tobias was sentenced to 10 years with credit for 1.5 years time served

Photo of Ma Cecilia Loreto, 47, who was killed on March 17, 2021. (IHIT handout)
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Health Canada recalls certain B.C. oysters due to norovirus contamination

Stellar Bay’s Kusshi oysters and Stellar Bay Gold have been recalled by Health Canada

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Reservations for B.C. Parks campsites are now open. (BC Parks/Instagram)

Camping season reservations are now open in B.C.

As of 7 a.m. March 21, outdoor lovers can reserve their B.C. Parks campsites

Reservations for B.C. Parks campsites are now open. (BC Parks/Instagram)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Parents Danielle Yole, Josh Dargan and their baby Leo who was delivered on Pender Island three-weeks earlier than expected. (BCEHS photo)

B.C. paramedics think fast to deliver surprise baby on Pender Island

Little baby Leo had a ‘picture perfect’ and unique birth on Jan. 22, 2022

Parents Danielle Yole, Josh Dargan and their baby Leo who was delivered on Pender Island three-weeks earlier than expected. (BCEHS photo)
Vivek Sharma, CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. (TIABC/YouTube)

CEO under fire for telling women at B.C. conference to ‘clean some rooms and do some dishes’

Vivek Sharma, CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, made the comments at an industry conference on March 9

Vivek Sharma, CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. (TIABC/YouTube)
FILE - This May 5, 2016, file photo shows Pokemon merchandise. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)

2 Pokemon card collectors to get refunds in B.C. online scam case

The Civil Resolution Tribunal ordered Zachary Hall to give full refunds to the buyers

FILE - This May 5, 2016, file photo shows Pokemon merchandise. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
Former B.C. health-care workers are taking the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Former B.C. health-care workers petition province over vaccine mandates

A petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court says the mandate violates Charter rights

Former B.C. health-care workers are taking the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
FILE David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. ministers tout $633M to address homelessness day after data shows thousands unhoused

Funds going toward youth in care, complex-care housing, rent supplements, support workers

FILE David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, speaks during a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A registered nurse administers a vaccination to a young boy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Vernon

8 more British Columbians die from COVID-19

Hospitalizations continue to decline

A registered nurse administers a vaccination to a young boy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Vernon
(Black Press file photo)

23,000 people experienced homelessness in B.C. in 2019, new data shows

The province will release their strategy for homelessness on Thursday (March 17)

(Black Press file photo)
FILE Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. launches review of COVID-19 pandemic response

The review will look at the government’s response from Jan. 2020 into 2022

FILE Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the COVID-19 vaccine card set to arrive in mid-September as they discuss details about the process during a press conference at provincial legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A man displays his COVID-19 rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. expands access to free rapid tests for people aged 40+

Only one kit can be accessed per individual within a 28 day period

A man displays his COVID-19 rapid test kit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(Black Press file photo)

Hospitalizations down as B.C. reports no new COVID-19 deaths

237 new cases were reported Tuesday, March 15

(Black Press file photo)
IHIT has released surveillance images of two suspects in connection to the March 11 shooting of Milad Rahimi in North Vancouver. (IHIT photo)

Police release surveillance footage of suspects in North Vancouver shooting

IHIT is asking the public to help identify the suspects

IHIT has released surveillance images of two suspects in connection to the March 11 shooting of Milad Rahimi in North Vancouver. (IHIT photo)
Advocates have long called for changes to better support youth in care. This 2018 file photo shows a protester on the steps of the B.C. Legislature calling for improved supports. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

‘A rare, incredible day’: Advocates celebrate new supports for B.C. youth in care

The province has committed $35 million to increase support for youth in care up to age 27

Advocates have long called for changes to better support youth in care. This 2018 file photo shows a protester on the steps of the B.C. Legislature calling for improved supports. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
This file photo shows 12 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in the Lower Mainland.	(PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. makes regulatory changes to curb catalytic converter thefts

Changes to Metal Dealers and Recyclers Regulation compel sellers to report transactions to police

This file photo shows 12 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in the Lower Mainland.	(PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

B.C. climate activists pitch vision for ‘Just Transition’ from fossil fuels

Speakers shared a 2025 update from the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’

The speakers representing the ‘Ministry of Just Transition’. From left to right: Khalid Boudreau, Christine Boyle, Alison Gu, Rueben George, Judy Wilson, Avi Lewis, Doreen Manuel, Seth Klein and Anjali Appadurai. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)

B.C. announces further supports to revitalize tourism economy

Funding aimed at attracting events, conferences and training workers

B.C. hopes to attract marquee events and conferences to boost the tourism economy. (File photo)
(Metro creative stock photo)

B.C. COVID hospitalizations drop to 368, three new deaths reported

Hospitalizations decline as B.C. eases restrictions

(Metro creative stock photo)