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by Contributor on Tuesday May 01 2018

Premier John Horgan and Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, have issued the following statement in response to Amazon’s announcement that it will create 3,000 new jobs in British Columbia by 2022, in addition to the 1,000 new jobs the company announced in November 2017:

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Apr 29 2018

We all have a role in nature conservation

Earth Week is a time to promote awareness and appreciation for our environment, sustainable living and earth awareness.

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2018

With public health and safety as the top priority, the Province has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2018

The Canada  Revenue Agency wants us all to file out tax returns on time.  For good reason: even low-income people need to file tax returns in order to benefit from such things as lower Medical Services Plan premiums, and other benefits. And it makes life easier for taxpayers and the bureaucrats too.  Here's a press release from the CRA with some helpful hints and links:

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 22 2018

Canada’s environmental record ranks in the top ten among comparable high-income countries around the world, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Apr 19 2018

The big money party is over and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C. it's fitting that it went out with a bang in 2017.

First, though, a walk down memory lane for an appreciation of its shock and awe legacy on B.C. politics.

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2018

Every year around tax time, Canadians call the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to ask a variety of questions.

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

It is tax time again and the B.C. Seniors Advocate is reinforcing the need for seniors in the province to file tax returns, even if they think they do not make enough income to file. “Seniors may not know that there are several subsidies and tax credits they may be eligible for that are dependent on completed tax returns,” said Isobel Mackenzie.

by Contributor on Monday Apr 16 2018

Chilliwack:  An alert Chilliwack RCMP officer and a determined police dog caught a suspect as he fled from a vehicle after allegedly failing to stop for police.

On April 6, police were nearby when a driver crashed his vehicle into the front yard of a residence in the 46000-block of Portage Avenue. The driver abandoned the vehicle and then fled the scene. But he didn’t get far.

by Contributor on Friday Apr 13 2018

First responders, sheriffs and correctional officers will have greater access to services and compensation for mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can arise from traumatic workplace incidents, as a result of legislative amendments announced by Labour Minister Harry Bains.

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