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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 03 2016

For the third consecutive year, Olivia is the top name for girls born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency.

Ethan was the top name for boys in 2014, edging out last year’s number one name, Liam. Ethan has been in the number one or number two spot each year since 2002 in British Columbia.

Rounding out the top five names for girls born in the province in 2014 were Emma...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 29 2015

On New Year's Eve, an average of two people are killed — 30 people are injured in 100 crashes in the Southern Interior — and 200 are injured in more than 600 crashes every year on B.C. roads.*

In the last five years, three people have also been killed in impaired driving related crashes on New Year's Eve.**

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 29 2015

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said a routine traffic stop turned into a police manhunt after the driver of a vehicle rammed marked police cruiser early Monday (December 28) morning.

Dan Moskaluk said the incident began at 2:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop n Old Spallumcheen Road near Sicamous.

"A Sicamous RCMP officer had his marked police cruiser rammed by a vehicle that he had...

by Dermod Travis on Monday Dec 21 2015

'Tis the season of lists and stocking stuffers of economic forecasts.

But instead of soothsaying over what could happen in 2016, a look back at B.C.'s economic performance over the past few years might be more illuminating.

Deciphering economic forecasts is a murky task anyways, not that interpreting statistics is any less risky.

Consider the reaction of natural gas...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 21 2015

No one was injured after RCMP rescued a man from a burning building Sunday evening at an Eagle Bay area home near Salmon Arm.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release the barricaded man was pulled out of the building by Salmon Arm RCMP officers after he set fire the to the residence.

"Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in the Eagle Bay area at...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Dec 20 2015

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the value of charity, yet fewer Canadians are donating to registered charities—and those who give are giving less in every province, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2015 Generosity Index, measures donations...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 20 2015

Christmas may be a very special day to someone, or, then again, it may just be a regular special day.

There were no winners in Friday's Lotto Max draw meaning the next chance, on December 25, will have a boat load of prizes up for grabs.

This Friday 35 MaxMillions prizes of $1-million will be up for grabs along with major $60-million cash prize.

This past draw of the 22...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 17 2015

The BC SPCA is encouraging British Columbians to voice their opinion on proposed changes that will remove the limit on how many wolves hunters can kill in the Peace Region and triple the number of grizzly bears that can be killed in the same area.

B.C.’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations wants to remove any closed season for wolf...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 16 2015

Cpl Dan Moskaluk of the RCMP said charges have been laid against two BC drivers, as a result a motor vehicle collision with a herd of Big Horn Sheep on Highway 3, near Keremeos this past October.

Moskaluk said in a media statement that on (Thursday) October 1st at around 4 p.m. the South Okanagan Traffic Services received a report of a collision involving multiple vehicles and a herd of...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Dec 15 2015

Economic Freedom of North America 2015 is the 11th edition of our annual report, in which we measure the extent to which policies of individual provinces and states are supportive of economic freedom — the ability of individuals to act in the economic sphere free of undue restrictions.

For researchers, this report has become the most widely used of the North American indexes.

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