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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Dec 16 2022

Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following year-end statement regarding mental-health supports during the holiday season:

“The holiday season is a time for celebrations, but for many, it can also be the season of loneliness, stress and difficult memories.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 12 2022

Government reforms to ICBC are paying off with affordable, steady rates and fiscal stability for people.

ICBC is filing an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for no increase to basic insurance rates for the next two years, which marks five years of no increases to basic insurance rates.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Dec 10 2022

This week and next governments, scientists and conservation experts are gathering in Montreal for a global summit on nature, called COP15. There, they will set a course to end nature loss around the world and to create a nature-positive future. But what does that really mean for us, here in British Columbia?

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 07 2022

Premier David Eby has announced a new cabinet made of experience and new energy that will focus on tackling the problems people are facing, and working to make life better for British Columbians.

"British Columbia is a wonderful place to live, but people are looking for action on the issues facing them and their families," Premier Eby said.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 05 2022

Public-health officials are encouraging families and caregivers to get their kids vaccinated against influenza in advance of the holidays.

There are several respiratory viruses causing illness in B.C. Some children have had more severe illness in the past few weeks, particularly from influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 01 2022

The Insurance Corporation of BC said in a media release that the recent snowfall on B.C.'s South Coast has led to a sudden increase in reported claims.

ICBC said on Tuesday, November 29, claims increased by 94% (3,567) compared to Tuesday of the week prior (1,837).

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 29 2022

A new medical school on the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Surrey campus is taking a significant step forward with the hiring of an interim dean and provincial funding to support its development.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 28 2022

Work is underway to enhance forest resilience to protect against the effects of wildfire and climate change in the Kootenay-Boundary region. 

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Nov 25 2022

The Liberal government is getting strong pushback after introducing an amendment to Bill C-21 in a surprise late move that would constitute the largest gun prohibition in Canadian legislative history.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Nov 24 2022

The Province is taking action to deliver stronger public safety services to protect people in urban, rural, and remote communities across B.C. through new funding that will help  specialized units and rural police forces staff up and help keep streets safer for everyone.