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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 04 2018

On Friday, BC's first New Democratic Party government Premier, Dave Barrett, died in Victoria at the age of 87.

Barrett's son Dan said in a statement that his father died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

A new smartphone app is set to turn B.C. bystanders into potential life-savers when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) launched the free PulsePoint application today throughout the province. It provides vital information in the case of cardiac arrest, where minutes count in reducing suffering and preventing death.

by Contributor on Monday Jan 29 2018

As a result of an ongoing investigation, the Keremeos RCMP executed a search warrant at a marijuana dispensary in Cawston BC on Friday police said in a media release Monday.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jan 28 2018

By Bob Williams

There was a time when securing a good-paying forestry job in British Columbia was not just an option but an expectation for many.

This was a time when the provincial government took an active role in managing our public forests and overseeing the activities of private companies whose workers cut trees, milled wood and made pulp.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jan 25 2018

 

When the political landscape changes, it changes fast.

On July 27, the B.C. Liberal party was one case of a bad flu away from trying to regain power.

But in less than 24 hours, former Premier Christy Clark was gone, both as leader and as MLA.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

BC must dramatically change how forestry is managed and governed if it hopes to reverse today’s troubling trends, says Bob Williams, who served as the province’s forest minister in the early 1970s, in a new report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

by Contributor on Monday Jan 22 2018

This National Non-Smoking Week (January 21-27), the Clean Air Coalition of BC is recommending ways the provincial government can take action to prevent youth from smoking, help those most heavily addicted, and address increasingly complex smoking patterns.  

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 21 2018

Youth will soon be travelling by dog sled, helping species like turtles and eels and having a whale of a time with the Canadian Conservation Corps, a new service program funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada Service Corps.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The number of doctors in Canada (per person) lags far behind other developed countries, and if current trends continue, Canada likely won’t close the gap in the coming years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

The Penticton RCMP are seeking public assistance in regards to an attempt armed robbery which occurred Tuesday evening at a downtown business.     

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