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by Anonymous on Monday Aug 15 2011

Convenience stores and gas bars across British Columbia – from Mac’s to 7-Elevens to independents – are partnering with the Province to help make the healthier choice the easy choice.

The Healthy Convenience Store initiative is a collaboration between the Province and the Western Convenience Store Association (WCSA).

Participating stores will...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 15 2011

Led by strong gains to Asia and Europe, British Columbia’s exports for the first half of 2011 are up by nearly 14 per cent compared with first six months of 2010.

Figures released by Statistics Canada show that B.C.’s international merchandise exports from January to June were worth $15.9 billion, compared with $14 billion last year.

Solid...

by Anonymous on Saturday Aug 13 2011

RCMP investigators are seeking public help in probing allegations that upwards of 30 young girls between the ages of 12 to 17 were sent south from Bountiful, south of Creston, to Texas as child brides, the Vancouver Province reported Friday.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the investigation “deals with historical allegations that may have...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 12 2011

More than 1.6 million British Columbians participated in the HST referendum, almost matching the turnout for 2009’s provincial election, Elections BC announced Thursday.

Roughly 52 per cent of registered voters submitted ballots by the Aug. 5 deadline.

However, while the BC government shaved a few million off its costs by switching from the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 12 2011

Ed note: the following is a press release issued by the Penticton RCMP.

Investigators with the Penticton General Investigation Section have been successful in obtaining charge approval on a total of eight separate counts against accused David Wesley Bobbitt, the man arrested for the July 31 unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault on a 22-year-old Penticton woman...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The B.C. restaurant industry is partnering with the Province to provide restaurant customers with the information they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

The $1.9-million Healthy Families BC – Informed Dining program will give customers the information they need to make healthier choices when eating out.

Participating restaurants...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

Ottawa plans to dump inspection of dozens of meat plants on the British Columbia government in a move that could expose BC consumers to heightened risk of eating contaminated meat products, according to the Agriculture Union - PSAC, which represents federal food safety inspectors.

After providing meat safety inspection service for decades, the union has been advised by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The non-partisan, volunteer-supported initiative Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) has completed a first phase of community dialogue across the Province, designed to inform decision-makers about the people’s vision for BC forest lands.

The results are presented in an Interim Report posted on the website (http://bcforestconversation.com). Background...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 09 2011

Can your diet prevent cancer? Want your kids to have more vegetables? Are seeds safe to eat if you have diverticulosis? Answers from dietitians are now just an email away.

British Columbians are now able to email HealthLink BC's Dietitian Services any nutrition or food-related concerns they have.

Dietitians at HealthLink BC provide...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Aug 08 2011

Kelowna RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a 21-year-old man found dead on a couch Saturday morning after a house party.

About 20 people attended the party Friday night at a home in the 1300-block of Ethel Street, with all people known to each other.

The victim had some sort of altercation with his 22-year-old friend during the...

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