Provincial

Okanagan Correctional Centre breaks ground

A drawing of the new Okanagan Correctional Centre.

There was a ground-breaking ceremony last week as the Province, Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), local community and construction partners donned hard hats to celebrate the construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC).

The OCC project, located on the Osoyoos Indian Band’s in the Senkulmen Business Park on Highway 97, will act as a catalyst for the local economy and create family-supporting jobs, generating approximately 1,000 indirect and direct jobs during construction.

Clear as mud and no end coming soon

During the last round of negotiations, some students joined the picket lines.

RCMP continue to investigate tragic deaths at Kwitzil Lake

RCMP continue to investigate tragic deaths at Kwitzil Lake

The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section, in partnership with the BC Coroners Service, are continuing their investigation into the tragic deaths of two local youth this past weekend.

“The deaths of Craig Allen Wood and Kendall Gabriella Moore are extremely tragic” states Cpl. Todd Wilson of the Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section.

“We will do everything we can to determine how and why this tragedy took place.”

Necessary post mortem testing including toxicology tests are being planned for both youths.

Walmarts and farmers’ markets—should people serve the economy or does the economy serve people?

Walmarts and farmers’ markets—should people serve the economy or does the economy serve people?

Legions of political philosophers have written countless volumes on the subject of communities and their governance. The colours of their beliefs and theories put the brightest rainbow to shame, but one aspect on which reasonable political philosophers will agree is that a modern democratic political community cannot be organized around a single substantive idea of the common good. And yet, that is precisely the direction in which much of the world has been moving since British Prime Minister Thatcher’s infamous declaration in 1987 that there is no such thing as society.

Amber Alert deactivated, children safe and unharmed

Amber Alert deactivated, children safe and unharmed

The BC Amber Alert issued earlier today was deactivated at 5:20 p.m., and the mother is now in custody, according to RCMP Sgt. Rob Vermeulen.

UPDATED: Missing girls from Vulcan Alta found

Police are trying to find missing Taya and Telisha Meisel.

The missing girl's in the amber alert were found Wednesday near Boston Bar.

See story.

RCMP asking public to help find missing Vulcan girls

Winning ticket for Friday $50-million Lotto Max jackpot purchased in Toronto

Winning ticket for Friday $50-million Lotto Max jackpot purchased in Toronto

Friday's $50-million Lotto Max jackpot was won by a lone person purchasing a ticket in Toronto.

However, someone in Vanderhoof is $1 Million richer as one of the four winning MaxMillions prize tickets was pulled in the BC Interior.

The winning numbers for Friday's Lotto Max were 5,7,29,35,39,41 and 49 with a bonus of 14.

The $100,000 EXTRA prize for Friday's draw was won by three lucky tickets purchased in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The last big Lotto Max win was on March 28, when another Ontario winner took the $48-million prize.

Ktunaxa Nation to appeal BC Supreme Court ruling

The fight over Jumbo Glacier continues.

The Ktunaxa Nation announced Monday that it is appealing the April 3 Supreme Court of British Columbia ruling about the proposed all season ski resort development in the Jumbo Glacier area known to the Ktunaxa as Qat'muk.

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