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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 22 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

by Susan Brown on Friday Mar 19 2021

Addiction is a complex health condition that can devastate people, families, and communities and Interior Health is working to address these challenges as the understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders continues to evolve.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.

ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 15 2021

McCreary Centre Society said Monday in a media statement the organization released a report on Youth vaping during COVID-19: BC youth’s experiences during the pandemic.

The report is based on data collected by youth researchers aged 13–18 from diverse communities across BC.

The youth collected over 3,500 surveys from their peers in June, September and December 2020.

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 09 2021

Kenneth Nelson stopped at Fas Gas Plus on Van Horne Street in Cranbrook to buy ice-fishing bait, but ended up leaving with a lot more than worms after realizing the Lotto 6/49 ticket he’d purchased for the April 25, 2020 draw was worth exactly $48,258.70.

by Eddie Petryshen Wildsight Conservation Specialist on Thursday Mar 04 2021

The numbers are staggering; 500 square kilometres of old growth forests are logged every year in BC. Many of these forests in places like the Coastal or Inland Temperate Rainforests are irreplaceable because they have taken hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 01 2021

More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history.

“At every step of the way, we are putting the health and safety of British Columbians first,” said Premier John Horgan.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Feb 28 2021

The 150th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada arrives at a time when people and institutions are being asked to reckon with the foundational impacts of racism in our society. Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting, is a new publication examining the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the p

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Feb 24 2021

Campers, get those cell phones ready to reserve.

The official start of the 2021 camping season is still a few months away, but people living in B.C. can soon begin reserving campsites in provincial parks to help plan trips close to home.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Pover

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