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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

The Province has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War by unveiling commemorative signage at the site of a former internment camp east of Hope.

“We can only grow as a society by recognizing our errors and learning from our past mistakes,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena. “Interpretive signage...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Oct 27 2017

By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst

After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want. 

Investments are urgently needed in universal, affordable, high-quality child care, in affordable housing, on climate action commitments...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Revelstoke Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Revelstoke RCMP Victim Services, Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, and various community partners release the following information to the public: Recent information has come to light of sexual assaults in the community.

Information of several sexual assaults have been indirectly provided. Without absolute information, the multiple...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today that the Province is initiating the process to create a standalone bargaining unit for the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (CUPE Local 873) ― the union representing the more than 3,600 paramedics and dispatchers in British Columbia.

A standalone bargaining unit would provide members of CUPE Local 873 the opportunity to integrate...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

The Lower Mainland District RCMP are reminding the public that virtual kidnapping incidents are continuing in light of three recent incidents.

Back in July of 2017, RCMP issued a news release warning the public about an extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.  

RCMP said numerous victims reported being contacted by suspects...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 23 2017

The British Columbia government is providing $100,000 so the Town of Golden can move forward with a new access option after the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River was closed to the whitewater-rafting industry, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today.

The funding is part of more than $10.1 million being awarded...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C's tires.

As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it's becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.

Case in point: in December 2014, when the B.C. government announced its...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains have issued the following statement on the workplace fatalities in Fernie:

“Late yesterday afternoon, British Columbians were saddened to learn of three workplace fatalities in the community of Fernie. The circumstances surrounding the accident at the Fernie Memorial Arena are still under investigation and the community has...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

RCMP investigators continue to work with the City of Fernie, Fernie Fire Department and other resources in preparation for the entry into the Fernie Memorial Arena, following Tuesday’s fatal workplace incident. RCMP investigators will commence a scene examination and investigation into Wednesday’s incident once it is deemed safe to enter the scene.

On Oct. 18, the Fernie RCMP and...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 15 2017

Transporters of liquid petroleum products in British Columbia now will need to have provincial plans in place to manage a spill.

The new regulations requiring spill preparedness apply to pipelines, as well as rail and trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres.

The regulations extend liability for full cost of response and recovery to a combination of both the owner as...

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