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by Contributor on Monday Sep 11 2017

British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced Monday.

The balanced Budget 2017 Update forecasts a surplus of $246 million in 2017-18 and takes key first steps to improve affordability, build better services for everyone, and invest in a strong, innovative economy that creates jobs and works for all...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 07 2017

Fentanyl has been detected in more than four of every five illicit-drug overdose deaths in British Columbia through the first seven months of 2017, according to the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service.

From January through July 2017, 706 of the 876 suspected illicit drug deaths had fentanyl detected, representing an increase of 143% over the same period in 2016. In most cases...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Backyard elks, woodpecker babies and regal eagles are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until September 15...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 04 2017

B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of day on Sept. 15, 2017.

This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province. This ensures that federal, provincial and local...

by Jennifer Whiteside on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

For the first time in 16 years, B.C. workers have much to celebrate on Labour Day.

Both the B.C. NDP and the B.C. Green Party campaigned for a government that would make life more affordable, fix the services people count on,...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Aug 27 2017

At the end of this summer, Wednesday (August 30 2017), the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will mark exactly 20,000 days of conservation.

This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners each day, and the conservation we need to accomplish in the 20,000 days to come.

Since the our work began in 1962, much has changed at...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Despite high housing costs across the country, the average Canadian family spent more on taxes in 2016 than housing, food and clothing combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Many Canadians may think housing is their biggest household expense, but in fact the average Canadian...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs.

“It's been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to meet and listen to the trades students that will be building our homes, roads, schools and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

A 54-year-old woman from Quebec was was pronounced deceased at the scene after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon at a popular road pullout near Field, BC., Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Premier John Horgan released the following statement about a rally by hate groups taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Vancouver:

"Hate has no place in our province. We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.

"Recent events and images from Charlottesville, Virginia were horrifying, and hateful rhetoric is on the rise worldwide. While many...

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