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by Dermod Travis on Monday Oct 02 2017

The B.C. government's proposed public subsidies for political parties may be hogging the media spotlight, but there are some other important aspects to the government's proposed changes on how political parties and elections are financed.

The legislation proposes a cut of 25 per cent to the province's campaign spending limits.

For a political...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 29 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) said in a media release Friday, the company is warning customers to delete any text messages purporting to be sent from ICBC, after a number of customers reported to have received these texts over the last 24 hours.

ICBC said the text messages tell the receiver they've been sent a refund for a traffic fine or red light ticket and...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 28 2017

With the days getting shorter and the fall ushering in cooler weather, motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Drivers are required to have winter tires installed on their vehicles if they are travelling on designated highways around the province.

“People may experience sunny and warm conditions when they set out, but run into...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 25 2017

The BC Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.

"We want to hear from as many people as possible about how we can best protect our kids, keep our roads safe, and lock criminals out of the non-medical cannabis industry," said Minister of...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 24 2017

Effective at noon on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, Southeast Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre.

A return to more seasonal weather conditions and recent precipitation has reduced the wildfire risk in these areas.

The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, which are...

by Dermod Travis on Friday Sep 22 2017

The headlines should have read “B.C.'s Wild West reputation laid to rest.”

Instead, British Columbians woke up to “Taxpayers would give millions to political parties in NDP plan,” all thanks to an ill-advised decision to slide two unexpected provisions into the government's campaign finance reform package: a transitional allowance for political parties...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Better Business Bureau of BC is warning the public that there may be a few more used cars on the market thanks to a horrific hurricane season in Caribbean and South East United States.

Images of flooded highways and submerged vehicles in Texas paint a picture of insurance nightmares.

The Better Business Bureau of BC said the problem is, many of those flooded vehicles could...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to put an end to big money in politics and put people back at the heart of government decision-making.

“We’re reforming campaign finance rules to make sure government’s actions and decisions benefit everyone, not just those with deep pockets,” said Premier John Horgan.

“This legislation will make sure 2017 was the last...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 17 2017

With many streams and rivers in the Lower Columbia, West Kootenay and East Kootenay regions experiencing very low streamflows, Kootenay residents are being urged to reduce water consumption.

The Government of British Columbia has announced a Level 3 drought rating for the area that calls for voluntary water use reductions of 30% from all water users, including residents, industry,...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, marked the official proclamation of KidSport BC Week with an announcement of $400,000 in funding at the annual Ritchie Bros. Corporate Kids Challenge 2017 this past weekend.

“Every child in B.C. deserves the chance to benefit from the social, physical and mental health that organized sports provide,” said Tourism, Arts...

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