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by Contributor on Saturday May 07 2016

Recent warm, dry conditions have led to increased fire activity in the Prince George Fire Centre. Scattered showers are forecasted for this weekend which should aid fire suppression efforts.

There are currently seven wildfires of note, which are all located in the Peace Region. The Beatton Airport Road wildfire, which is located 45 kilometres north of Fort St. John, is estimated at 12,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 05 2016

The British Columbia government is increasing the minimum wage in two stages to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all workers benefit from B.C.’s success. 

Last year, government announced a policy to index the minimum wage to British Columbia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). Based on British Columbia’s 2015 CPI, the minimum wage this year would increase by 10...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2016

As wildfires rage in Fort McMurray, Alta., forcing the emergency evacuation of 80,000 residents, BC Liquor Stores customers can support Red Cross relief efforts there by donating at stores throughout the province.

Starting today, BC Liquor Stores customers can donate $2, $5 or more to help the Red Cross in Alberta reunite family members, provide evacuees with shelter, food and water,...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 04 2016

The Alberta Government has declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the wildfire in Fort McMurray continues to burn.

The wildfire, which experts believe may have been human caused due to its proximity to the city of Fort McMurray, has caused the mandatory evacuation order remains of approximately 80,000 people.

More than 250 firefighters as well as helicopters and air tankers...

by Contributor on Sunday May 01 2016

The B.C. government has proclaimed May 2016 as “Invasive Species Action Month” to help raise awareness of the environmental and economic damage that invasive plants and animals can cause if they become established in the province.

As part of Invasive Species Action Month, the government is encouraging British Columbians to learn more about non-native invasive plants and animals that can...

by Contributor on Sunday May 01 2016

Kamloops RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the overdose of two city residents Friday in Spoolmak Country.

RCMP officers were called to assist BC Ambulance to a reported overdose in Rayleigh at approximately 9:30 p.m.  Two residents, a 44-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were found dead from apparent drug use.

RCMP said in a media release these latest...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 28 2016

Murderers and others convicted of serious crimes will not be able to profit from their crimes through memoirs or memorabilia and inflict further anguish on their victims and families, under proposed legislation introduced today.

If passed, the Profits of Criminal Notoriety Act will target those who attempt to benefit from the sale of their stories in any written or broadcast form, or...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Apr 28 2016

Canadians are forced to navigate an increasingly complex tax system, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Over the past several decades, Canada’s personal tax system has become more and more complicated, with Canadians spending significant time and incurring substantial costs for accountants, lawyers and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 27 2016

The Province introduced legislation Wednesday to make campuses safer and more responsive to the needs of victims by requiring public post-secondary institutions to establish sexual misconduct policies within one year of the bill receiving Royal Assent.

“As parents, we expect our sons and daughters will be safe,” said Premier Christy Clark.

“And for students, university is often...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 27 2016

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a snowmobiling accident near Sparwood on April 21, 2016.

He was Mark Wayne Paniec, aged 54, of Sparwood.

Mr. Paniec was one of a party of seven who had travelled to the Barnes Lake area to go snowmobiling. At about 3 p.m. on April 21, Mr. Paniec's snowmobile, headed down a slope, was in collision with another...

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