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by Contributor on Friday Jan 24 2020

Fentanyl use by people who use drugs in B.C. has doubled since 2015, and two-thirds of people are aware they’ve taken it, finds new research from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Every high-income country with universal health care allows private medical insurance to cover some necessary health-care costs, except Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 20 2020

The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the sudden death of a skier, discovered in medical distress late Friday afternoon outside of Fernie B.C.

by Dermod Travis on Friday Jan 17 2020

You likely missed them, but on December 30, B.C. Liberal MLA and trade critic Ben Stewart launched two tweet missiles. They were duds.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Fracking should be immediately banned close to BC Hydro’s two existing Peace River dams as well as the Site C dam construction project until a full public inquiry determines whether a comprehensive ban is warranted, the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says. 

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 09 2020

One man was killed and another sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a collision near Hope Tuesday, according to RCMPCpl. Mike Halskov.

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

By Jennifer Quaid; originally published in The Conversation

About a year ago, the SNC-Lavalin controversy introduced Canadians to a new way of settling criminal charges — remediation agreements.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Jan 05 2020

This time last year, I was hoping 2019 would have a lot less 2018 in it. Didn't quite work out so well.

But not to despair, we can still hope and set some resolutions for 2020.

These first ones are for all of us. Social media seems to bring out the worst in people (including me). It's too easy to flip someone off online.

So, time to assign lines.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 30 2019

E-Comm dispatchers, responsible for 99 per cent of the province’s 9-1-1 call volume for 25 regional districts in BC, deal with more than a few calls from the public that don’t belong in the emergency category.

In 2019, E-Comm continued to receive calls in 2019 that don’t belong on 9-1-1 — including calls from a small parking spot to a bad haircut to late-night vacuuming.

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