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by Interior Health Authority on Sunday Dec 12 2021

Last week, Interior Health began offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to children age five to 11 in communities across the region.

The response from families and communities has been positive and thousands of children in this age group have already booked appointments across B.C.

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

A study led by Simon Fraser University researchers has found that the retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of western North America could produce more than 6,000 kilometres of potential new Pacific salmon habitat by the year 2100.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 06 2021

As of Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, 85.5% (4,261,317) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.0% (4,085,935) have received their second dose.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 02 2021

ICBC and police are teaming up for the annual December CounterAttack campaign, urging drivers to be responsible and plan in advance for a safe ride home this holiday season.

The campaign kicks off this weekend and police will be looking for impaired drivers at roadchecks set up across the province throughout December.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 30 2021

The vast majority of B.C. public servants are fully vaccinated, providing the best defence for themselves and the British Columbians they serve.

More than 98% of people working for the provincial government have met the requirement under the proof of vaccination policy that came into effect on Nov. 22, 2021, and are partially or fully vaccinated.

by Province of British Columbia on Saturday Nov 27 2021

Local governments will have the opportunity to apply for the third round of the Province’s Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program grants to help develop local strategies and solutions to address poverty.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Nov 26 2021

Due to incoming weather, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proactively closing Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton, and Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet on Saturday afternoon.

Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon will also be closed on Saturday as a precaution. The exact time and duration of closures will depend on the weather.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Nov 25 2021

Highway 1 reopened through the Fraser Valley between Chilliwack and Abbotsford at 2 p.m. (Pacific time), Thursday, Nov. 25, following cleanup, repairs and geotechnical assessments of the highway and its structures.

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 25 2021

November 25, 2021 at 12:16 pm the Vanderhoof RCMP responded to reports of an active shooter with a long gun targeting the RCMP Detachment in the 100 Block of Columbia Street and then continuing to drive around the area. The public was asked to stay inside or to shelter in place.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 24 2021

Emergency can strike at any time.

Having a plan in place can be a difference-maker in ensuring you and your family are able to get out safely.

Are you prepared?

The week of November 24 – 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council is reminding all Canadians to have a fire escape plan in case of emergency.

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