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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jan 25 2022

Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has released the following statement in response to Williams Lake First Nation's preliminary findings at the former St. Joseph's Mission Residential School:

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 25 2022

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is warning the public about ongoing email, web, text messages and telephone scams in which people posing as officials from the CBSA are asking for payment or personal information, including Social Insurance Number (SIN). 

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Jan 24 2022

As of Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, 89.6% (4,465,993) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.6% (4,166,318) have received their second dose.

by BC Hydro on Friday Jan 21 2022

BC Hydro data shows several electricity demand records were broken in 2021 after extreme weather hit B.C. at different times of the year.  

The new report titled, “2021: A record-breaking year for electricity demand and extreme weather,” shows BC Hydro had record peak loads in 2021 due to extreme temperatures in both summer and winter that lasted for extended periods of time.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jan 20 2022

This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19.

Rapid antigen tests are an additional tool that can be used to support the continuity of learning in schools with the aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 20 2022

by Jennifer Lyle, CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jan 18 2022

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) will reopen to regular vehicle traffic between Hope and Merritt.

This will be a much more convenient route for people who need to travel between the Lower Mainland and the Interior, and is another significant milestone in the province's recovery from the devastating storms.

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 12 2022

By Rochelle Baker / Local Journalism Initiative / Canada’s National Observer

A new study suggests that returning threatened B.C. salmon and steelhead stocks are being intercepted in large numbers by commercial harvesters in southeast Alaska.

by BC Hydro on Tuesday Jan 11 2022

A BC Hydro pole originally located next to the Nicola River has been found hundreds of kilometres away in Boundary Bay after being washed away in flooding along Highway 8 in November.

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 08 2022

Nuisance calls to 9-1-1 continued to divert the precious time of B.C.’s emergency call takers during E-Comm’s busiest year in its 22-year history. The company received more than 1.9 million 9-1-1 calls in 2021, with many of the busiest days for 9-1-1 in E-Comm’s existence having occurred last year.

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