For the week of December 19, 2021:
It was supposed to be the year we ended the pandemic.
More people got vaccinated in British Columbia during 2021 than voted in the last two provincial elections, combined.
But the omicron variant is now spreading out of control and a fifth wave is on. When will it end?
In 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to be like B.C. Premier John Horgan, but the Liberals didn’t get a majority in a snap pandemic election.
Horgan’s NDP government failed to warn the public about the heat dome in late June and the mid-November storm.
In B.C.’s two biggest cities, the mayors called the police against allegedly unruly citizens. It backfired for Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, who was charged with public mischief. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is under fire for a spike in crime and breaking a promise to cap tax hikes at 5%.
Who deserves a candy cane? Who deserves a lump of coal?
A special Christmas-themed, year-end roundtable with Vancouver Overcast podcaster Mike Klassen and former B.C. Solicitor General Kash Heed on this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast with host Bob Mackin.
Plus a Christmas-themed commentary and Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines.
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