For the week of July 4, 2021:
Just like that, 2021 is half over.
It began during Canada’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and continued through the third. The vaccine rollout in British Columbia was bumpy and two months behind that of neighbouring Washington state.
It dominated the headlines of the first six months.
Meanwhile, Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart is mulling a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics in a city grappling with homelessness, drug addiction and crime. The NDP revealed the Site C dam budget had ballooned to $16 billion. The Cullen Commission on money laundering heard from ex-Premier Christy Clark and ex-Deputy Premier Rich Coleman. And hundreds of people succumbed to the worst June heat wave in almost century after the NDP government failed to activate emergency response.
Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentaries.
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