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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

To help people affected by the wildfires burning around B.C., the Province will match all donations to the Canadian Red Cross, up to $20 million.

The matching funds will be retroactive to donations received since July 3, 2021, when the Red Cross' British Columbia Fires Appeal began.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 09 2021

Drought is affecting most of southern British Columbia and the central Interior due to very low rainfall, exacerbated by the recent extreme heat wave.

Water scarcity and low flows are affecting Vancouver Island, the entire Thompson-Nicola region, the Cariboo, Shuswap and Okanagan.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 07 2021

Gary Hill says his life is “going to change – big time” after matching all seven numbers from the June 22, 2021 Lotto Max draw to split the $70-million prize with a player in Ontario, to win $35 million.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2021

Earlier this month, as public pressure mounted in Fairy Creek, across the province, and right here in the West Kootenays, the BC NDP Government finally honoured the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and deferreding (temporarily stopped) old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories for two years.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 30 2021

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has released the following statement about public safety during the heat wave in the province:

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

With British Columbians achieving nearly 80% adult Dose 1 vaccine coverage and COVID-19 case counts continuing to decline, the Province is safely moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021.

"British Columbians have stepped up at every stage throughout this pandemic," said Premier John Horgan.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jun 28 2021

South Okanagan Regional RCMP said an investigation into reports a dog was being transported in a crate strapped to the rear of a recreational trailer travelling between the lower mainland and the South Okanagan has been concluded with the animal has been located in Oliver.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 25 2021

Today the RCMP announced the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald who will be the next Commanding Officer of the RCMP in British Columbia. A/Commr. Dwayne McDonald will assume the rank of Deputy Commissioner when he takes over command from D/Commr. Jennifer Strachan on July 1, 2021 No decisions have been made yet with respect to a formal change of command ceremony.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 23 2021

The BC Lottery Corporation said after nine weeks and several record-breaking draws, a ticket purchased in Kamloops has landed the much-anticipated $70-million Lotto Max jackpot.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 22 2021

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

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