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by John Horgan on Thursday Jun 13 2019

In my travels throughout the province, I get to meet people who have different ideas about what makes B.C. a good place to live. Something that stands out to me is that most people agree on the power of education to change lives.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as some other activities and the use of certain equipment, will be restricted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 10 2019

RCMP said Monday, the bodies of two boaters who were missing following a boat collision on Saturday evening, have been recovered by police.

In a media release, police said on Sunday (June 9, 2019) shortly after 7 p.m., the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team located and recovered the bodies of a 35-year-old man from Kamloops and a 36-year-old man of Maple Ridge BC, from Osoyoos lake.

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 10 2019

Sometime overnight on Monday, June 3, some backyard furniture was stolen from the rear of a home in the 400 block of Bruce Avenue, in Nanaimo, according to RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien.

by Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The BC SPCA is praising the passing of Bill S-203 after a final debate about the new legislation in Ottawa today. Nicknamed the ‘Free Willy’ bill, S-203 bans keeping whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in captivity in Canada.

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Jun 09 2019

This study analyzes the first budget of the new Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, tabled in early April 2019, to assess the extent to which it reflects either a fundamental shift in fiscal policy from the policies of the Ford government’s predecessors, or continuity with the fiscal policies of the McGuinty and Wynne governments.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

A recent survey by Insights West, a Western-based, full-service marketing research company, reveals most of BC does not support government funding for private schools in the province.

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 02 2019

B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 30 2019

You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best interests at heart. A few of them could be classified as “the undesirables.”

by The Narwhal on Thursday May 30 2019

Three-quarters of the nation's territory lies within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. A potentially precedent-setting court case on this 'death by a thousand cuts' could disrupt B.C.'s multi-billion dollar natural gas industry.

By Christopher Pollon, for The Narwhal

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