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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 07 2021

RCMP said in a media release Wednesday, recent traffic stops in the Lumby area in the North Okanagan were indeed made by an officer, and not a a suspected police impersonator.

by Dan Kraus on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

During this pandemic, many Canadians have reported seeing and hearing more wildlife in their neighbourhoods.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says coyotes in residential areas have received heightened awareness in recent weeks.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

RCMP in the north Okanagan are looking to re-unite a coin collector with his or her collection, after seizing nearly two dozen suspected stolen vintage coins from an offender stopped in Tappen, 10 kilometers north of Salmon Arm, earlier this year.

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 27 2021

Teck Coal Limited was ordered to pay a total of $60 million in fines and monetary court orders Friday March 26, 2021, after a guilty plea was entered on two counts of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. In addition to the penalty, the company must also comply with a Fisheries Act Direction.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Mar 26 2021

The Prince George RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 12-year-old male youth reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound. Thank you to the media and public for your assistance.

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The Prince George RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Prince George youth.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 24 2021

Figures released by the British Columbia Coroners Service identify 155 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in February, the 11th consecutive month in which the province has recorded more than 100 lives lost.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 22 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

by Susan Brown on Friday Mar 19 2021

Addiction is a complex health condition that can devastate people, families, and communities and Interior Health is working to address these challenges as the understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders continues to evolve.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.

ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 15 2021

McCreary Centre Society said Monday in a media statement the organization released a report on Youth vaping during COVID-19: BC youth’s experiences during the pandemic.

The report is based on data collected by youth researchers aged 13–18 from diverse communities across BC.

The youth collected over 3,500 surveys from their peers in June, September and December 2020.

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