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)
Vancouver’s The Paperboys will hit the Harrison Memorial Hall stage on Jan. 11. (Submitted)

Paperboys set to party onstage at Harrison Memorial Hall

Vancouver band will help Harrison Festival Society kick off 2020 with a night of roots music

Vancouver’s The Paperboys will hit the Harrison Memorial Hall stage on Jan. 11. (Submitted)
VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain

VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain

Abma and family hit the hills on opening weekend and appeared at his ski movie screening

VIDEO: Legendary freeskier Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain
RCMP release sketch of suspect in Agassiz break-ins

RCMP release sketch of suspect in Agassiz break-ins

A series of break-ins were reported on Nov. 27 in the 1700-block of Evergreen Drive

RCMP release sketch of suspect in Agassiz break-ins
FILE - David Lord captured the misty, snowy view from Mount Woodside looking southwest over the Fraser River in January 2018. (David Lord/Submitted photo)

District of Kent committee makes Mount Woodside bike trails a top priority

Committee will recommend that Kent council approve the proposed mountain biking site in the new year

FILE - David Lord captured the misty, snowy view from Mount Woodside looking southwest over the Fraser River in January 2018. (David Lord/Submitted photo)
Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

Fraser Valley Regional District releases draft Hemlock Valley OCP

The district will be hosting open houses and other events to gather community feedback

Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
‘Jurassic World 3’ will film in Metro Vancouver under working title ‘Arcadia’

‘Jurassic World 3’ will film in Metro Vancouver under working title ‘Arcadia’

Filming is set to take place between Feb. 24 and March 6, 2020

‘Jurassic World 3’ will film in Metro Vancouver under working title ‘Arcadia’
Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020
No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say
74% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm

74% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm

Cell tower triangulation generally only narrows location down to the block someone is calling from

74% of 911 calls are from cellphones, so know your location: E-Comm
Seth Rogen, David Chang take ‘cannabis-fortified’ tour of Vancouver

Seth Rogen, David Chang take ‘cannabis-fortified’ tour of Vancouver

Vancouver-born comedian smokes up Chang, shows him where to eat Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Seth Rogen, David Chang take ‘cannabis-fortified’ tour of Vancouver