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by Union of BC Indian Chiefs on Monday Jul 29 2019

Dated:  July 29, 2019: 

For over two decades the Tsilhqot’in have battled to keep Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from destroying Teẑtan Biny and Yanah Biny with TML’s plan to create an open pit mine on a place of profound cultural and spiritual significance. Both TML and TNG have filed injunctions in B.C. Supreme Court and are in court today and tomorrow.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 26 2019

As the search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky continues, RCMP are able to provide the following update.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The investigation into the Northern BC deaths has continued, as the search for the two suspects continues to expand.

Police can now confirm that the man discovered deceased on July 19, 2019 at a Highway pullout about tw0o kilometres south of the vehicle fire south of Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37 is 64-year-old Leonard Dyck from Vancouver, BC.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 23 2019

In a media release Monday, the BC Government said a record 223,273 people have shared their opinions in an online survey on whether British Columbia should continue to observe daylight saving time.  

“It’s clear that the people of B.C. welcomed the opportunity to provide input on this important issue,” said Premier John Horgan.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jul 21 2019

In nearly every neighbourhood, in all parts of Canada, the hourly wage needed to afford an apartment rental is far above minimum wages and rising quickly, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). 

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 18 2019

The Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary Region.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 15 2019

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has confirmed a rare case of viral rabies infection in a British Columbia resident, who has subsequently died.

The adult male was in contact with a bat in mid-May 2019 and developed symptoms compatible with rabies six weeks later.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 15 2019

The BC SPCA is caring for nine cats who were found trapped inside storage bins, which were left outside on a vacant property in northern B.C.

by John Horgan on Thursday Jul 11 2019

When I think about what child care means for families in B.C., I think of all the patchwork calendars stuck to fridges across the province telling the child care story of each household. The mother-in-law, the uncle and the best friend are on deck this week, and dad will have to leave work early next week. It’s a puzzle of names, dates and times that only the family can understand.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 08 2019

The B.C. government is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C., with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019.

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