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by Contributor on Thursday May 05 2022

ICBC is making changes to its policy on when cyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users could be charged with damages to a vehicle when they have some responsibility for a crash.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 04 2022

In its second year of delivering on its surgical renewal commitment to patients, B.C. has exceeded its pre-pandemic volume of surgeries.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 03 2022

As the weather warms up, the Insurance Cooperation of BC (ICBC) is advising the public that an average of 141 speed-related crashes causing injury or death occur every month now through summer.

ICBC said that police-reported data shows the speed-related crashes causing injury or death is over a five-year average from 2016 to 2020.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 03 2022
A test of B.C.’s wireless alerting system will be conducted at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as part of the national Alert Ready system to improve public safety in the event of emergency. 
This year, the Province is expanding use of the Alert Ready system in B.C.
by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 02 2022

Thousands of people in B.C. will benefit from BC PharmaCare’s new and expanded coverage of medications for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, severe hypoglycemia, migraines, the treatment of low white blood cell levels, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, and birth control.

by Contributor on Monday May 02 2022

Living Lakes Canada is inviting lake enthusiasts across Canada to submit photos of their favourite lakes to the 2nd Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge. This contest celebrates the beauty of Canada’s 2 million lakes while raising awareness around the climate change impacts that are threatening their incredible biodiversity.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 29 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a small poultry flock in the Regional District of Central Kootenay has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Following the flooding in November 2021, the Province is making significant changes to ensure more people, communities and businesses can access and receive increased benefits from British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance program.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just announced plans for the largest private land conservation project in Canada’s history. When complete, Boreal Wildlands will protect 1,450 square kilometres of boreal forest near Hearst in northern Ontario.

The project will encompass an area twice the size of the city of Toronto.

by Contributor on Friday Apr 22 2022

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a train collision with a flatbed truck.

On April 21, 2022 at approximately 5:45 pm, frontline police responded to the report of a truck with flatbed being struck by an oncoming train, resulting in the truck colliding with a black SUV in the 27200 block of Lougheed Highway.