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Minister urges public to prepare for drought conditions again this year

Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, has released the following statement in response to the April 2024 snowpack bulletin: “The latest snow survey and water supply bulletin from the River Forecast Centre indicates we may be facing drought conditions in B.C. once again this year. “The April survey shows that the overall […]

Reaching for piece of chicken blamed for highway accident

Trail RCMP said that on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 2:57 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District officer responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Highway 3, near the Nancy Green Junction, in Rossland. RCMP said the officer attended the scene and located the man and his crashed vehicle. “The man […]

Carbon Pricing 101: How it Works

Carbon pricing can be confusing. Simply put, it’s designed to increase costs of burning polluting fossil fuels and encourage cleaner alternatives. It creates a financial incentive for people and businesses to pollute less. Rebates help keep household costs down. As of 2023, 73 global carbon-pricing instruments were in operation worldwide, covering around 23 per cent […]

FortisBC electricity customers will receive bill credit starting April 22

FortisBC Inc. (“FortisBC”) residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers will receive the Government of British Columbia’s Electricity Affordability Credit on their bills beginning April 22, 2024, and it will be applied to each of their bills until March 31, 2025. The credit will be based on 4.6 per cent of customers’ electricity consumption from January […]

Two people killed in head-on collision on Highway 3 near Creston

RCMP confirmed Friday that two people died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon east of Creston in Kitchener. Creston RCMP said that both drivers were deceased at the accident scene. The accident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. with Creston RCMP, Creston Fire Rescue and BC EHS responding to a 2-vehicle collision on Highway 3. Crews […]

Grand Forks man charged with manslaughter in following year-long investigation

A Grand Forks man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with an incident on Granby Road April 16th, 2023. At 2 a.m., on April 16th, frontline officers with the Grand Forks RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot inside a rural residence on Granby Road. Upon arrival, police and BC Ambulance […]

UPDATED: AMBER ALERT deactivated after missing child, mother located

Langley RCMP confirmed Friday that the AMBER ALERT for missing 4-month-old child has been deactivated. RCMP confirmed that around 5 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2024, officers were notified by staff at Langley Memorial Hospital that Brianne Ford and son Tyler Durocher were at the facility. Police attended and confirmed both were in good health. However, […]

BC Hydro issues call for new clean electricity to power B.C.'s future

BC Hydro has launched a call for power to ensure that people and businesses will have the clean, affordable electricity needed to power B.C.’s growing economy and create jobs throughout the province. “British Columbians are on the front lines of the fight against climate change and seeing the devastating impact it is having on our […]

CBSA cocaine seizure leads to nine-year sentence for drug smuggler

A resident of New Brunswick was sentenced to nine years in prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine into Canada at the Pacific Highway Commercial border crossing near Vancouver the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said in a media release Thursday. The bust was a joint venture between the CBSA and Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP). […]

City of Nelson sewage leak 'fixed' says Ministry of Environment and Climate and Change

A news media website in Kelowna is reporting that a leak that was spilling millions of litres of sewage into Kootenay River has been stopped. The KelownaNow story said in the Ministry of Environment and Climate and Change confirmed the sewage leak has been “stopped” after divers spent Tuesday and Wednesday examining the three-kilometre pipe […]