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by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Backyard elks, woodpecker babies and regal eagles are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until September 15...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 04 2017

B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of day on Sept. 15, 2017.

This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province. This ensures that federal, provincial and local...

by Jennifer Whiteside on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

For the first time in 16 years, B.C. workers have much to celebrate on Labour Day.

Both the B.C. NDP and the B.C. Green Party campaigned for a government that would make life more affordable, fix the services people count on,...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

The tenuous nature of the recent election in British Columbia has increased political and policy uncertainty to the highest levels since 2009, which could drive away business investment and slow the economy, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Heightened uncertainty surrounding who...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Aug 27 2017

At the end of this summer, Wednesday (August 30 2017), the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will mark exactly 20,000 days of conservation.

This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners each day, and the conservation we need to accomplish in the 20,000 days to come.

Since the our work began in 1962, much has changed at...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 24 2017

DriveBC is reporting Highway 33 20 kilometres east of Kelowna is closed due to an out of control wildfire just north of the community of Joe Rich.

"Highway 33 closed in Kelowna due to forest fire," the DriveBC website said.

"Closure extends from Big White Rd for Northbound traffic and SB closed at Gallagher Rd. Big White non-commercial vehicle traffic to Kelowna available via...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Despite high housing costs across the country, the average Canadian family spent more on taxes in 2016 than housing, food and clothing combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Many Canadians may think housing is their biggest household expense, but in fact the average Canadian...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs.

“It's been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to meet and listen to the trades students that will be building our homes, roads, schools and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 21 2017

A 54-year-old woman from Quebec was was pronounced deceased at the scene after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday afternoon at a popular road pullout near Field, BC., Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, District Advisory NCO for...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Premier John Horgan released the following statement about a rally by hate groups taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Vancouver:

"Hate has no place in our province. We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.

"Recent events and images from Charlottesville, Virginia were horrifying, and hateful rhetoric is on the rise worldwide. While many...

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