Katya Slepian

posted 22 stories to Vernon Morning Star.
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Celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23

It’s only the very best day of the year

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 1:20pm

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

Christy Clark defends Liberals’ budget

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 3:03pm

Christy Clark defends Liberals’ budget

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

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 5:00am

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 1:00pm

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 9:00am

Conservation officer attacked by cougar near Salmo

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

  • Feb 15th, 2017 8:00am

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

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

  • Feb 14th, 2017 3:00pm

VIDEO: $300 million needed for seniors’ care in B.C. over next five years, says report

Care providers’ group says seniors need to be kept out of acute care

  • Jan 24th, 2017 1:00pm

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

Terry Lake raises question during National Non-Smoking Week.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 10:00am

Power usage reaches all time high with B.C. cold snap

BC Hydro expects demand to remain high as long as mercury stays below zero

  • Jan 4th, 2017 5:00am

Trudeau tackles pipeline dissent in B.C.

The prime minister talks drugs, oil and climate change in Vancouver Sun interview

  • Dec 20th, 2016 5:00am

Seniors waiting longer for residential care in B.C.: watchdog

Advocate’s annual report says seniors wait an average of six more days to get into a care home

  • Dec 13th, 2016 1:00pm

London Drugs ‘ready’ to dispense marijuana

Vice-president John Tse says their pharmacists have been training for months

  • Dec 7th, 2016 6:00am

B.C.’s rental vacancy rate increases to 1.3 per cent

Cities such as Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna and Vancouver still report vacancy rates of under one per cent.

  • Nov 28th, 2016 5:00am

ICBC won’t insure luxury cars, Stone says after forecast of steep rate hikes

The insurance corporation forecasts rate increases from 6.4 to 9.4 per cent a year until 2020

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 7:00am

B.C. wine in grocery stores target of U.S. trade complaint

Californian vintners argue exclusive access for B.C. VQA wines is 'discriminatory.'

  • Nov 16th, 2016 7:00pm