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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

As drought and water scarcity continues to rise for most of the southern half of British Columbia, the B.C. government is reminding everyone of the concerns about water supply security for users and the environment.

by Province of British Columbia on Sunday Aug 08 2021

More than 33,000 British Columbians showed up at clinics throughout the province and got vaccinated during the first Walk-in Wednesday, including more than 8,100 first doses.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

Kelowna RCMP released a photo and video of the suspect allegedly fleeing the scene after the shooting of two men Saturday at 7p.m., around Pandosy Street and KLO Road in Kelowna.

Police said the initial investigation has resulted in the identification of video of a suspect allegedly fleeing the scene after the shooting occurred.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Extraordinarily high demand for emergency services has led to longer wait times on police non-emergency lines answered by E-Comm, as call takers prioritize a record-breaking number of 9-1-1 calls from people in life or death situations.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 27 2021

Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities.

Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 26 2021

Competing on the world’s biggest stage as one of the best is a dream for many athletes, and Celina Toth will be fulfilling it when she steps to the edge of the 10 metre platform in Tokyo in early August.

One of the people who will be proudly and nervously following her every move is boyfriend Stephen Bains, who happens to be a BC Transit driver.

by Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jul 22 2021

Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics have administered over 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region since their launch in June.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration on July 20, 2021, based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 16 2021

A contingent of 100 Mexican firefighters and an additional 20 Quebec firefighters are coming to British Columbia to assist the BC Wildfire Service as the province continues to be impacted by hot weather, dry conditions and aggressive wildfire behaviour.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 14 2021

Evacuation Orders have been issued for 100 Mile House region by the Cariboo Regional District

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District in several areas. For your own safety, 100 Mile House RCMP asks that people stay away from the evacuation areas until you are notified that it is safe to return.