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by Contributor on Monday Jul 31 2017

The Lower Mainland RCMP is warning the public about a cyber extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.

While similar schemes are being reported worldwide, the six Lower Mainland incidents appear to be targeted at female Chinese nationals attending schools in the greater Vancouver area.

The RCMP is working with other police agencies...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jul 27 2017

As the new B.C. government settles in and email accounts are transferred over, it'll soon be time for them to pluck up the courage to check the cellar.

The nooks and crannies of government operations, if you will. Some of what they'll find may come as a shock.

Think of it as the former government outsourcing operations, getting them off the books so to speak and as far away as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

In a media release Tuesday, Petronas and its partners have decided not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project at Port Edward in British Columbia, Canada.

The decision was made after a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions. 

“We are disappointed that the extremely challenging environment brought about by the prolonged depressed prices...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 24 2017

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for ICBC David Eby said Monday that the provincial government is committed to fixing systemic financial problems at ICBC to make life more affordable for British Columbians.

As one of his first actions as minister responsible, Eby requested that ICBC make public a 203-page report by the consulting firm Ernst & Young into mounting financial...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 23 2017

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination located west of the British Columbia-Alberta border 48 km southwest of Banff, has been closed immediately the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Sunday.

The decision, to close the park to inbound traffic effective immediately, was made by BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, in an effort to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general's request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

"This is an unprecedented emergency, and it's a welcome relief to get more boots on the ground from the Canadian Forces to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Premier John Horgan has pledged his ongoing support for the people and communities affected by wildfires in B.C.'s Interior, as the cabinet meets for the first time in Victoria.

"When we face difficult times, people and communities come together to help each other. Our government is stepping up our support of the people affected by the devastating wildfires in the B.C. Interior," said...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Ontario electricity prices increased twice as fast as the national average over the past decade, and the average Toronto resident now pays $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“Electricity is a necessity, and Ontario’s high prices...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

The BC SPCA is escalating rescue efforts to help animals impacted by B.C.’s raging wildfires.

“Our staff and volunteers have been very active in supporting emergency services in affected areas, but as the wildfires spread we are escalating our involvement,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“The animal evacuation centre being operated by...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

Canadian household debt has increased significantly since 1990—but so has the value of household assets, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Despite alarmist headlines, concerns about Canadian household debt levels can be overblown. When looking at debt levels it’s important to...

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