Provincial

Breaking ground for the new correctional facility in Oliver

Breaking ground for the new correctional facility in Oliver

With the help of an excavator, representatives from the Province, Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), local community and construction partners donned hard hats and officially broke ground today to celebrate the construction of the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC).

Boating Councils remind anglers wearing lifejackets can save lives

There are ways to park the boat and then there are ways not to park the boat.

This week (July 4-13) marks National Fishing Week in Canada.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the B.C. Wildlife Federation want to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’. But they do share one trait.

They both have to be worn to be effective!
 
According to the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society, 80 percent of recreational boaters who drown each and every year in Canada were not wearing a lifejacket or Personal Floatation Device (PFD).

Some BC roads will have 120 km/h limits

Some BC roads will have 120 km/h limits

As a result of the provincewide Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review, changes that will help improve safety and mobility are coming to B.C.’s rural highways.

This review was undertaken to assess four key aspects of road safety on rural highways, including the setting of appropriate speed limits, requirements for winter tires, keep right except to pass, and wildlife collisions.

Speed Limits: 

B.C.'s new airtankers deployed to Northwest Territories

B.C.'s new airtankers deployed to Northwest Territories

Five of British Columbia’s newest firefighting aircraft were deployed to the Northwest Territories on Sunday morning to assist with wildfire suppression in the Hay River area.

The airtanker group consists of a Cessna Grand Caravan bird dog aircraft and four Air Tractor AT-802F “Fire Boss” amphibious airtankers. Given the current and forecasted provincial fire situation, sufficient personnel and resources remain in British Columbia to respond appropriately to any wildfire activity.

Average Canadian family pays big bucks for healthcare says Fraser Institute study

Contrary to public belief, health care in Canada is not free.

The Fraser Institute

Can You Imagine? Toppling the Fossil Fuel Empire

Can You Imagine? Toppling the Fossil Fuel Empire

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”--Albert Einstein

As the world struggles with how to deal with the slow motion apocalypse of global climate change it becomes more and more apparent that we are trapped in “the kind of thinking” that got us here. While I don’t want to wear out Einstein’s quotability his other little piece of wisdom that we need to keep top of mind is this:

Canada Safety Council releases safe ways to enjoy fireworks

If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries in kids and adults.

It's Canada's 147th birthday Tuesday.

And with birthday celebrations come fireworks.

The Canada Safety Council are advising the public to be careful when discharging fireworks and has a few tips on making Canada Day a safe and happy time.

Celebrate Canada Day safely with fireworks

BC Coroners Service recommending more effective water safety education

BC Coroners Service recommending more effective water safety education

As Canada prepares to celebrate another birthday, the BC Coroners Service is recommending new efforts be devoted to providing more effective water safety education, especially for teenage males aged 15 to 18 years.

The recommendation is one of three made by a Child Death Review panel into child and youth drowning. The report was made public today.

Tahltan Nation prepare Aboriginal title case against Arctos Anthracite coal mine

Tahltan Nation prepare Aboriginal title case against Arctos Anthracite coal mine

The Tahltan Central Council has today (June 26, 2014) announced its intention to prepare an Aboriginal title and rights claim against the Province of British Columbia and Fortune Minerals Ltd for the controversial Arctos Anthracite Coal project proposed for Mt. Klappan in the Klappan area of Tahltan territory.

The announcement comes following the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in the Tsilqhot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title case, which is a major victory for Aboriginal peoples of B.C.

First Nations Summit Celebrates Supreme Court of Canada’s Declaration of Tsilhqot’in Title

First Nations Summit Celebrates Supreme Court of Canada’s Declaration of Tsilhqot’in Title

The First Nations Summit (FNS) celebrates with the Tsilhqot’in people, and all other First Nations in Canada, on this historic day as the Supreme Court of Canada has finally issued the very first declaration of Aboriginal title in the unanimous SCC decision in the William case released earlier today.

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