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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 30 2022

The BC Government Vital Statistics Agency has released the most popular names for babies born in the province for 2022, with Noah topping the list.

The Vital Statistics Agency said in a media release that Noah is followed by Olivia, Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Jack, Emma, Lucas, Leo and Sofia, according preliminary figures for 2022.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Canada’s first permanent cap on fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery companies will go into effect in British Columbia on Jan. 1, 2023, giving restaurant owners more certainty about their costs.

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 27 2022

On Dec. 24, 2022 at approximately 18:14 hours the BC Highway Patrol and Merritt RCMP were advised of a single vehicle collision around Loon Lake on Hwy 97c east of Merritt BC.

Police and emergency services responded and located a commercial E-bus that had gone off road to the left and rolled onto its passenger side coming to rest in the eastbound lanes.

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Dec 21 2022

As I mark my fifth year as Board Chair of Interior Health (IH), I reflect on the highlights and challenges of 2022. Undoubtedly, times have been difficult for many people in the Interior, and especially tough on health-care workers.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Dec 17 2022

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), committed to keeping Canadian communities safe from illicit drugs, announced Friday that the CBSA seized nearly 2,500 kilograms of opium in Vancouver, British Columbia – the largest opium seizure to date for the CBSA.

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).

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