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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

At least 1,095 British Columbians are believed to have been lost to the toxic drug supply between January and June 2022, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service.

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

As high school, college and university students prepare for the upcoming new school year, the need for technology supplies rises.

However, shortages of essential supplies like computer chips may limit the options available to shoppers. Students and families might find it hard to purchase the exact tech they desire from trustworthy sellers. 

by Contributor on Saturday Aug 13 2022

The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12.
 
Picket lines will go up at the following locations:

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 12 2022

Professional skills training is helping as many as 45 people become industrial sewing machine operators in the Lower Mainland.

This new provincially funded Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project focuses on training immigrants, youth and people with barriers to employment.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

Negotiators for Canada said that the 13th round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty will happen this week —  Aug. 10-11, 2022 — with representatives of Canada and the United States meeting in Richmond.

This two-day session is the first formal negotiation between the two countries since January 2022.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 05 2022

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests and Kootenay West MLA; Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation; and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, have issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 03 2022

An Open Letter to all British Columbians:

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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Aug 01 2022

The Keremeos Creek fire has grown to more than 2,700 hectares BC Wildfire Service said on its website Sunday.

BC Wildfire Service said the size of the wildfire, located approximately 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton, is  estimated to be 2790 hectares as of 4 p.m. August 1.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jul 28 2022

Long weekends mean more vehicles – and crashes – on B.C. roads said the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a recent media release.

ICBC said that an average, three people are killed and 560 injured in crashes over the B.C. Day long weekend every year — including in the Southern Interior where one person is killed and 85 people are injured in 350 crashes.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

Over the upcoming long weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging everyone to get outside to enjoy and document the nature around them, in the name of science. 

NCC’s third-annual Big Backyard BioBlitz will run from July 28 to August 1, across the country.

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