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by Contributor on Monday Sep 21 2020

The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election with Election Day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.

“Our main focus is ensuring a safe and accessible voting process during the pandemic,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman in a media release Monday.

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 19 2020

By Susan Brown, President and CEO, Interior Health

The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen, so if you are feeling anxious and confused, I understand.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Sep 18 2020

More than 200 B.C. firefighters and related personnel are heading to the U.S. to help battle extreme fire activity in Oregon.

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Crossing through the Pemberton Valley just got a little more secure for the dwindling population of grizzly bears that live in the Squamish-Lillooet region.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and its partners have conserved an 87-hectare (214-acre), ecologically important property along the Ryan River, in Pemberton Meadows.

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Drivers will soon have a stronger incentive to take a good look around before opening their car doors.

To better protect cyclists, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is raising the fine for “dooring.”

The new fine for anyone who opens a car door when it is not reasonably safe to do so (known as “dooring”) will be $368 as of Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

MEC's Sale/Liquidation and Others Like It Must Be Subject to Government Review

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Tuesday, we are announcing 97 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 7,376 cases in British Columbia.

by Contributor on Monday Sep 14 2020

The B.C. Green Party announced Monday that Sonia Furstenau has won the party’s Leadership 2020 contest, succeeding interim leader Adam Olsen, effective immediately.

Furstenau won 52.4 per cent of the votes on the second ballot. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 14 2020

Squamish RCMP have conducted an investigation after security team Sea to Sky Gondola reported Monday morning that the line to the gondola had been cut and had crashed into the mountain.

RCMP received the call September 14th, 2020, at 4 a.m. from Sea to Sky Gondola security team.

RCMP said members attended immediately and began to assess information and contain the area. 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 14 2020

In a media release Monday, the Interior Health (IH) has declared the outbreak related to the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) over.

Interior Health  said in total, seven staff tested positive for COVID-19 with no one in custody contracting the virus.