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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jan 10 2023

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has released the following statement about the death of a City of Nelson police officer:

"Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the off-duty Nelson police officer killed yesterday in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Kaslo.

by The Conversation on Monday Jan 09 2023

By Gaoliang Fang, Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster Automotive Resource Centre, McMaster University

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jan 06 2023

Beginning Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, emergency operation centres (EOCs) will be reactivated in health authorities to ensure patients continue to have access to the hospital care services they need as respiratory illness season continues in B.C.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jan 06 2023

Many people will have more money in their bank accounts as a result of the BC Affordability Credit.

"The winter season often brings extra expenses for people and, with the rising costs we're seeing around the world, it can add stress to already stretched household budgets," said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance.

by Contributor on Saturday Dec 31 2022

“The end of one year and the beginning of a new one is a chance to reflect and an opportunity to set new goals to shape a better future – for ourselves, our families and our entire province.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 30 2022

The BC Government Vital Statistics Agency has released the most popular names for babies born in the province for 2022, with Noah topping the list.

The Vital Statistics Agency said in a media release that Noah is followed by Olivia, Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Jack, Emma, Lucas, Leo and Sofia, according preliminary figures for 2022.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Canada’s first permanent cap on fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery companies will go into effect in British Columbia on Jan. 1, 2023, giving restaurant owners more certainty about their costs.

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 27 2022

On Dec. 24, 2022 at approximately 18:14 hours the BC Highway Patrol and Merritt RCMP were advised of a single vehicle collision around Loon Lake on Hwy 97c east of Merritt BC.

Police and emergency services responded and located a commercial E-bus that had gone off road to the left and rolled onto its passenger side coming to rest in the eastbound lanes.

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Dec 21 2022

As I mark my fifth year as Board Chair of Interior Health (IH), I reflect on the highlights and challenges of 2022. Undoubtedly, times have been difficult for many people in the Interior, and especially tough on health-care workers.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Dec 17 2022

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), committed to keeping Canadian communities safe from illicit drugs, announced Friday that the CBSA seized nearly 2,500 kilograms of opium in Vancouver, British Columbia – the largest opium seizure to date for the CBSA.