Quebec man dies in backcountry accident near Revelstoke

RCMP said a snowmobiler has died in an accident Saturday, December 2 on Boulder Mountain, near Revelstoke. RCMP said the local detachment was notified at 5:40 p.m., of a missing snowmobiler on Boulder Mountain. Police said that the 27-year-old man from Quebec was snowmobiling with a group when he became separated. RCMP said the man […]

Five Tips to Protect Your Grandparents’ Privacy & Money Right Now

In today’s world, where technology keeps changing and scams are getting trickier, it’s really important to help our grandparents keep their private information safe and their money secure. BBB serving Mainland BC & Yukon recognizes that National Grandparents Day, celebrated on September 10, is a timely reminder of how important it is to spark a conversation […]

Calgary couple ghosted, loses $5,400 to Vancouver rental scam

Whether it be relocating to a city for a new job or moving out for the first time to study at post-secondary, finding a new place to live is stressful. Scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time or capacity to do the necessary research.  BBB serving Mainland BC & […]

BC announces expanded graduate scholarship funding to support students

Increased scholarship funding will support graduate students during their studies and prepare them for in-demand careers.  The Province is investing approximately $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, adding $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award. This funding will accelerate talent development and innovation, along with recruiting and retaining talent, and support graduate students’ […]

RCMP increase policing efforts in Okanagan amid wildfires

The RCMP in the Okanagan region is reassuring the community that due to the increased proactive efforts overnight, there have been only minor concerns reported. Despite receiving a few calls regarding suspicious individuals, there have been limited reports of property theft in the affected areas. “Our officers did encounter a couple suspicious people near a […]

IIO investigating police-involved shooting incident in Grand Forks

In a media release Monday, the BC RCMP said it has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Grand Forks where one man suffered serious injuries. The IIO release on its website said that at about 9:50 a.m., on August 13, 2023, police attended a rural residence on Willow Road...

BC Election 'too close to call'

A new Ipsos poll conducted using a dual online and phone methodology reveals an election that remains tight and too close to call. The poll, which concluded Saturday May 6th, has the NDP (40%) and Liberals (39%) in a statistical dead heat among decided voters. The Green Party has 17% support, while 4% support other parties....

Selkirk College Music Students Unite for Final Concert

Learning has never sounded so good. Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program will bring months and years of hard work to the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on April 21 for the annual Year-End Celebration Show. “There is so much good music happening with the program right now,” says second-year...

Advertorial — Free Rein develops life skills using the unconventional way

There’s a new business in the Boundary using an unconventional way to help individuals develop their own life skills. Free Rein Equine Assisted Learning Facilitation Center is an objective driven program that develops life skills all the while using horses as teachers. “(Our clients) go through objectively driven obstacles ...

Tips for Earth Day April 22

Climate action can start at home Earth Day is on April 22 and for savvy do-it-yourselfers, it’s a good reminder to plan, hammer and drill away at some energy savings to lessen the impact your home has on the environment. You may also save some money along the way. According to FortisBC, residential customers accounted for 40...