A fed adult Ixodes pacificus female tick (right) compared to an unfed one — these are native in the Lower Mainland and can carry Lyme disease. Submitted

B.C. lyme disease threat probed

Researchers with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control have just completed the province’s first systemic analysis of the threat of Lyme disease.

This file photo depicts damage from tailings pond breach. REUTERS

Mt. Polley mine issued permit

Mount Polley Mine has been issued a permit from the province to discharge water from a back-up tailings storage facility into Quesnel Lake.


DTES docs plead to save pharmacy

Eighteen doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers and registered nurses from the Downtown Eastside are pleading with B.C.’s health minister.