BC Hydro data shows several electricity demand records were broken in 2021 after extreme weather hit B.C. at different times of the year.
The new report titled, “2021: A record-breaking year for electricity demand and extreme weather,” shows BC Hydro had record peak loads in 2021 due to extreme temperatures in both summer and winter that lasted for extended periods of time.
This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19.
Rapid antigen tests are an additional tool that can be used to support the continuity of learning in schools with the aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
by Jennifer Lyle, CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C.
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) will reopen to regular vehicle traffic between Hope and Merritt.
This will be a much more convenient route for people who need to travel between the Lower Mainland and the Interior, and is another significant milestone in the province's recovery from the devastating storms.
By Rochelle Baker / Local Journalism Initiative / Canada’s National Observer
A new study suggests that returning threatened B.C. salmon and steelhead stocks are being intercepted in large numbers by commercial harvesters in southeast Alaska.
A BC Hydro pole originally located next to the Nicola River has been found hundreds of kilometres away in Boundary Bay after being washed away in flooding along Highway 8 in November.
Nuisance calls to 9-1-1 continued to divert the precious time of B.C.’s emergency call takers during E-Comm’s busiest year in its 22-year history. The company received more than 1.9 million 9-1-1 calls in 2021, with many of the busiest days for 9-1-1 in E-Comm’s existence having occurred last year.
The role of a Conservation Officer is diverse – and so is the variety of calls received during 2021.
Olivia is once again the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.
Olivia is followed by Liam, Noah, Jack, Emma, Benjamin, Theodore, Oliver and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021.
The Province is working to bring down costs for people in 2022.
In the coming year, families will benefit from: