Karissa Gall

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector

Women driving for Uber and Lyft open up about safety, licensing and why they’re in the minority

‘You’re my first female driver’: B.C. women hit the road in male-dominated ride-hailing sector
Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry gives an update on B.C.’s response to COVID-19 in Vancouver, B.C., on March 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. premier, health officials unveil response plan for COVID-19

Plan is to be ready to operate under an outbreak that lasts up to four months

Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry gives an update on B.C.’s response to COVID-19 in Vancouver, B.C., on March 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Black Press Media)
FILE - A barn fire on the afternoon of Feb. 13 killed three sheep in Langley. (Brad Buckle photo)

‘Burned alive’: BC SPCA petition demands fire code changes to protect farm animals

More than 3,800 people have signed petition to make livestock protection a Canada Codes objective

FILE - A barn fire on the afternoon of Feb. 13 killed three sheep in Langley. (Brad Buckle photo)
A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)

Coquitlam senior loses $16,000 to bank security scam

Scammers told 71-year-old new Canadian her credit card was ‘compromised’ and to buy gift cards

A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)
BC Nurses’ Union President Christine Sorensen says nurses are concerned about their capacity to manage large numbers of people who may present at emergency rooms with COVID-19 symptoms. (Mike Koozmin/Black Press Media file)

‘We are already working short’: B.C. nurses concerned about staffing amid COVID-19

‘There is no capacity in the system to accept large numbers of patients,’ nurses’ union says

BC Nurses’ Union President Christine Sorensen says nurses are concerned about their capacity to manage large numbers of people who may present at emergency rooms with COVID-19 symptoms. (Mike Koozmin/Black Press Media file)
The Independent Investigations Office has been deployed to determine what role, if any, Vancouver police officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the “serious injuries” of a male driver who was arrested on March 3, 2020. (Black Press Media file)

Man collides with Vancouver police vehicles several times, suffers ‘serious injuries’

Independent Investigations Office deployed to determine what role officers’ actions may have played

The Independent Investigations Office has been deployed to determine what role, if any, Vancouver police officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the “serious injuries” of a male driver who was arrested on March 3, 2020. (Black Press Media file)
A photo of the $200 cannabis prize basket that eight-year-old Michael Redl won on March 1, 2020 while participating in a Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association youth hockey tournament and fundraising raffle. (Keith Redl photo)

B.C. minor hockey association apologizes after boy, 8, wins $200 cannabis prize

Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association issued the apology as part of a larger statement on March 3

A photo of the $200 cannabis prize basket that eight-year-old Michael Redl won on March 1, 2020 while participating in a Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association youth hockey tournament and fundraising raffle. (Keith Redl photo)
Simon Fraser University announced on March 3, 2020 that researchers in its Brinkman Laboratory have collaborated with U.S. researchers to analyze a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs. (Simon Fraser University photo)

Human trials underway after B.C. researchers analyze effects of new ‘superbug-killing compound’

Brinkman Lab in Burnaby helped analyze effects of new drug after University of Cincinnati discovery

Simon Fraser University announced on March 3, 2020 that researchers in its Brinkman Laboratory have collaborated with U.S. researchers to analyze a new drug that can kill a wide range of superbugs. (Simon Fraser University photo)
Nirla Sharma, 44, was last seen by family on Feb. 23, 2020 in her New Westminster home. (RCMP handout)

Husband of missing New Westminster woman was charged with threatening wife last month

BC Prosecution Service confirms Rishi Deo Sharma released on bail, due back in court March 4

Nirla Sharma, 44, was last seen by family on Feb. 23, 2020 in her New Westminster home. (RCMP handout)
In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)

Investor alert: Nearly half of B.C. young adults susceptible to the ‘trust trap’

British Columbia Securities Commission says ‘trust traps’ are questionable tips from friends or family

In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)
Seabird Island school partners with UFV for Halq’eméylem language course

Seabird Island school partners with UFV for Halq’eméylem language course

UFV professor Mary Stewart traveling to Seabird Island to teach the for-credit course to staff

Seabird Island school partners with UFV for Halq’eméylem language course
Sts’Ailes Community School mountain skills and wilderness program coordinator and cyber film school instructor Adam Palmer (right) teaches students about the Doctors Point glacier above Harrison Lake as part of a science expedition in November 2019. (Adam Palmer/Submitted)

PHOTOS: Sts’Ailes students scale glaciers as part of mountain skills and wilderness program

‘It’s not just about taking kids hiking, it’s actually about connecting them to the land’

Sts’Ailes Community School mountain skills and wilderness program coordinator and cyber film school instructor Adam Palmer (right) teaches students about the Doctors Point glacier above Harrison Lake as part of a science expedition in November 2019. (Adam Palmer/Submitted)
Harrison cancels curbside collection due to ‘extreme weather conditions’

Harrison cancels curbside collection due to ‘extreme weather conditions’

All garbage, recycling, organics and Christmas trees will be picked up on Jan. 23 instead

Harrison cancels curbside collection due to ‘extreme weather conditions’
Agassiz Community Garden plants roots on BC Hydro land

Agassiz Community Garden plants roots on BC Hydro land

Garden society hopes to get new Morrow Road location operational by spring

Agassiz Community Garden plants roots on BC Hydro land
Winter weather and road conditions caused North Vancouver-based Gravity Productions Inc. to cancel filming that had been planned for Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 16, 2020. (Jeannette Peters‎/Facebook photo)

‘They had to pull the plug in the end:’ Film crew cancels Agassiz shoot due to weather

Gravity Productions says planned road closures are no longer in effect

Winter weather and road conditions caused North Vancouver-based Gravity Productions Inc. to cancel filming that had been planned for Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 16, 2020. (Jeannette Peters‎/Facebook photo)
Harrison Festival family ‘barn dance’ cancelled due to snow

Harrison Festival family ‘barn dance’ cancelled due to snow

Festival society hopes to reschedule after cancelling traditional called dance

Harrison Festival family ‘barn dance’ cancelled due to snow
A 2013 block party on Semlin Drive in East Vancouver. (kardboard604/Flickr photo)

‘Let’s give it shot’: Harrison council approves block party pilot project

Residents will be able to apply for seed money to host block parties starting in April

A 2013 block party on Semlin Drive in East Vancouver. (kardboard604/Flickr photo)
FILE - Archaeological excavation of a subterranean pit house at Seabird Island in August 1974. The dig was supervised by Roger Poulton from Simon Fraser University. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

UPDATE: ‘Archaeology in the Agassiz-Harrison Valley’ event postponed due to weather

Agassiz-Harrison Museum will reschedule debut of winter speaker series when conditions improve

FILE - Archaeological excavation of a subterranean pit house at Seabird Island in August 1974. The dig was supervised by Roger Poulton from Simon Fraser University. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
‘We feel like we are home’: Newcomer families adapting well in Agassiz

‘We feel like we are home’: Newcomer families adapting well in Agassiz

Two newcomer familes are settling in after arriving in Agassiz in 2019

‘We feel like we are home’: Newcomer families adapting well in Agassiz
Harrison council approves concept for new public education, visitor information signs

Harrison council approves concept for new public education, visitor information signs

Four of the new sign structures will be installed between Civic Plaza and Rendall Park

Harrison council approves concept for new public education, visitor information signs