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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 09 2016

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Surrey RCMP is reminding residents to be wary of those taking advantage of our basic need for human companionship.

In 2015, Surrey RCMP saw a 36% increase in frauds largely due to the Canada Revenue Agency and Immigration Canada scams (see...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 09 2016

A woman is lucky to be alive after surviving an avalanche in the back country north of Pemberton off Duffly Lake Highway Saturday afternoon said RCMP in a media release.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said the call came in at approximately 3:40 p.m. to Pemberton RCMP of a large avalanche that occurred near the Wendy Thompson Hut in the back country north of Pemberton.

"Cell phone...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Road conditions can be unpredictable and vary widely across the province at this time of year. If you’ll be travelling over Family Day long weekend, snow, sleet, heavy rain, fog and ice are just some of the challenging winter conditions you could encounter when driving on B.C. roads.

On average, 24 people are killed and 5,700 are injured in 19,000 crashes...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2016

In the wake of the deaths of five persons in an avalanche near McBride on Jan. 29, 2016, the BC Coroners Service and Avalanche Canada are joining to stress the need for preparedness for those heading into the backcountry this winter.

A total of 17 snowmobilers were in the Mount Renshaw Alpine Recreation Site when the avalanche hit. First responders, the BC Coroners Service and Avalanche...

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Feb 03 2016

Last month, lobbyists gathered in Vancouver for The Future of Lobbying, a one -day conference put on by B.C.'s Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, Simon Fraser Institute's Governance Studies and Public Affairs Association of Canada (B.C. Chapter).

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 02 2016

First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, have announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements.

Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s coastal temperate rainforests are now permanently off-limits to industrial logging. The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 31 2016

Nelson’s Chinatown, located on the two blocks of Lake Street — bordered by Vernon, Front, Ward and Hall streets — is one of 21 sites in the province of historical significance to the Chinese Canadian community that are being provincially recognized under the Heritage Conservation Act fulfilling a commitment in the Chinese Historical Wrongs Consultation Final Report and Recommendations....

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 30 2016

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of five men who died in an avalanche near McBride on Friday (January 29) as all being from Alberta and ranged in age from 41 to 55 years.

They are:

  • Vincent Eugene Loewen, aged 52, of Vegreville, Alberta.
  • Tony Christopher Greenwood, aged 41, of Grand Prairie County, Alberta.
  • ...
by Contributor on Thursday Jan 28 2016

Firefighters in Surrey and Vancouver will be the first in B.C. to carry and administer a potentially life-saving treatment, naloxone, for patients suffering opioid drug overdoses. All paramedics also now will be able to give naloxone.

“An overdose can happen to anyone. The lives at risk may be your neighbours, friends or family members,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.

“This...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2016

Search and rescue groups in the province are getting a much-needed monetary boost after the province promised $10 Million in one-time funding to help bolster training, administrative support and equipment renewals.

“It’s a small army of 2,500 volunteers that comb the province’s backcountry, rappel into steep ravines and weather the worst of the elements, while leaving behind the...

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