The number of doctors in Canada (per person) lags far behind other developed countries, and if current trends continue, Canada likely won’t close the gap in the coming years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Grand Forks Council announced the city has signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years.
The decision comes almost a year of evaluations and deliberation.
Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.
The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.
"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.
The New Year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future. My wife and I have been talking about pensions lately. She’s debating whether to start her Canada Pension Plan payments. We were self-employed for much of our careers, so she doesn’t have a company pension to draw on, but we have tried to build up our RRSPs over the years.
The Penticton RCMP are seeking public assistance in regards to an attempt armed robbery which occurred Tuesday evening at a downtown business.
In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.
The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.
Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.
On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."
Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.
However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.
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