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By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has released the following statement about public safety during the heat wave in the province:

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

There has been another discovery of remains linked to the former residential school system, this time in the Kootenays.

In a media release Wednesday, the Lower Kootenay Band says a search using ground-penetrating radar located 182 human remains in unmarked graves of a site near the former St. Eugene’s Mission School outside Cranbrook.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

With British Columbians achieving nearly 80% adult Dose 1 vaccine coverage and COVID-19 case counts continuing to decline, the Province is safely moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021.

"British Columbians have stepped up at every stage throughout this pandemic," said Premier John Horgan.

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

On Saturday I took part in the send-off ceremonies in Penticton for the Syilx Caravan for the Children that went to Kamloops to grieve for the 215 children who were found in unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

In a media release Tuesday, FortisBC said the power company hit a new summer record for peak hourly demand on our electric system Monday.

“The peak load was 735 megawatts,” a FortisBC media rep said in an emailed statement.

“This exceeded the record set the previous day, which was 673 megawatts.”

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

To The Editor:

This Canada Day I will reflect on what factors in my life have led me to be so obtuse about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous People. 

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

In a government media release Tuesday, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, released a statement on the 10-year anniversary of the line-of-duty passing of Sheilah Sweatman, ground search-and-rescue volunteer:

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 28 2021

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jun 28 2021

South Okanagan Regional RCMP said an investigation into reports a dog was being transported in a crate strapped to the rear of a recreational trailer travelling between the lower mainland and the South Okanagan has been concluded with the animal has been located in Oliver.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jun 28 2021

Interior Health is warning the public that the high temperatures — expecting to last expected to last at least until Wednesday, with daytime highs ranging from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows of 20 to 22 degrees Celsius — will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses and are historically associated with an increase in deaths among residents.