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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Oct 25 2022

In a media release Monday, the Province said it is taking steps to build safer workplaces for health-care workers and patients by introducing a new security model across all health authorities, hiring more protection services employees and expanding funding to SWITCH BC, a new organization focused on addressing workplace safety.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Oct 22 2022

David Eby, first elected MLA in 2013 for Vancouver-Point Grey, will become Premier of BC following a tumultuous BC NDP leadership campaign.

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 18 2022

The BC Ombudsperson’s 2021/22 Annual Report, released Tuesday, highlights that complaints about health care from British Columbians were the highest in a decade.

The office received almost 1,300 complaints and enquiries focused on programs and services provided by the Ministry of Health and B.C.’s health authorities.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 12 2022

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by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Oct 12 2022

Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows 247 deaths of individuals experiencing homelessness were reported to the agency in 2021, which is a 75% increase over the number of lives lost in 2020.

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 11 2022

The Ombudsperson announced today it is seeking public input that will provide key information for an investigation into how government programs supported people who were displaced from their homes and communities as a result of extreme weather in 2021.

Tens of thousands of people were displaced across the province as a result of wildfires and floods.

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 05 2022

The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission has published its Preliminary Report with recommendations for changing British Columbia’s provincial electoral districts for the next two provincial general elections.

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 04 2022

ICBC and police are launching a campaign to help protect pedestrians as weather conditions worsen and the risk of pedestrian crashes increases.

Between October and January, pedestrian fatalities increase by an average of 54% in B.C.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Sep 29 2022

A media release Wednesday by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) said 15 people along with a Calgary business has been charged following a $55 Million drug bust involving officials from both Canada and U.S.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 28 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a layered approach to border management to protect the health and safety of Canadians.