Terry Lake

B.C. Government And Pharma, Too Cozy For Comfort

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake: drugs are big business, even the behind-the-counter kind.

B.C. Gov't Apologizes For Firing Worker Who Committed Suicide

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The allegations were serious, a stern-faced British Columbia health minister announcing that seven employees had been fired and the RCMP ha...

B.C. Addictions Research, Treatment Gets $3M Boost

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is boosting funding for addictions research and treatment in the province, with money directed at testing ...

B.C. Wants Routine HIV Tests For Adults

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Once labelled absurd, the idea of mass testing of adults for HIV and AIDS is now part of the routine in British Columbia, proving the provi...

B.C. Town Has No Doctor

CP | Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LOGAN LAKE, B.C. - When Dr. Uzair Sheik turns out the lights at his rural British Columbia family practice at the end of this week, the town will be w...

B.C.'s Million Dollar Mental Health Plan

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is promising immediate action to help some of the province's most difficult patients, those with both ment...

Lake Requests Fraser Health Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's fastest-growing health authority has failed to manage its budget three years in a row, prompting the health minister to ...

Health Care Agreement Draws On Tradition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - First Nations leaders celebrated a landmark health-care accord with the provincial and federal governments at a ceremony today in Vancouve...

Health Minister Defends Hospital Discharges

CBC | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Health Minister Terry Lake defended B.C.'s hospital discharge and patient care quality review systems, after CBC News highlighted cases of senior...

Secret Pay Raise Scandal Dogs New Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake says he is looking for answers around how a top level health bureaucrat was able to approve pay increases f...

We Didn't Approve Those Other Pay Raises

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's minister of health says the board of directors that oversees one of the province's six health authorities did not approv...

No Candidates Live In This Riding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - It's totally within provincial election rules, but it's still a rare situation in the riding of Kamloops-North Thompson because none ...

B.C. Extends Clean Energy Incentive

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has extended its clean energy vehicle incentive program for another year.Environment Minister Terry Lake m...

Minister Talks Oil Spills With Industry

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is considering establishing an industry-backed fund to cover the clean-up costs of environmental spills on...

B.C. Steps Up To Protect Caribou

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is promising to protect 90 per cent of the winter habitat for the northern Caribou, which are considered threatened und...

B.C. Wants More

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Business

British Columbia's demands for a greater share of revenue and better spill response from Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) should the proposed Northern Gateway...

B.C. Demands Its 'Fair Share'

CBC | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Business

The B.C. government wants to renegotiate a "fair share" of the benefits from Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project as one of five new requirements all n...

Pipeline Spill Report Raises Alarm Bells In B.C.

CBC | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Business

A U.S. government report indicating Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. knew about cracks that led to a 2010 leak of more than three million litre...

Bear Pulls Corpse From Car, Buries It In Woods

CBC | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada

RCMP in Kamloops, B.C., have recovered the corpse of a man that was pulled from a car by a bear and stashed nearby in the woods. ...

B.C. Could Send Welfare Cases North For Jobs

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. government is floating a proposal to fly people on social assistance north and give them accommodation and training to fill vaca...

B.C. Mulls Sending Welfare Recipients Deep Into Boondocks

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's governing Liberals are floating a controversial idea to put welfare recipients to work: train them and ship them north....

National Park Plan Scrapped

CBC | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

Parks Canada has abandoned its feasibility assessment, and is stepping away from plans to create a national park in the South Okanagan-Si...

NDP Pipeline Stance 'Irresponsible,' Says Environment Minister

CBC | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics

B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake says critics are wrong to suggest the provincial government has already decided to support the North...

B.C. Paves the Way for Electric Cars

Claire Beckstead | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Claire Beckstead

On a crisp, sunny Saturday, I joined about 50 people at Surrey City Hall to hear B.C. ministers announce a $17 million provincial initiative to have many more clean cars gracing the streets of British Columbia. It was an exciting day, as an important step has been taken to reduce the greenhouse gas pollution