Gary Hill says his life is “going to change – big time” after matching all seven numbers from the June 22, 2021 Lotto Max draw to split the $70-million prize with a player in Ontario, to win $35 million.
Earlier this month, as public pressure mounted in Fairy Creek, across the province, and right here in the West Kootenays, the BC NDP Government finally honoured the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht, and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and deferreding (temporarily stopped) old-growth logging in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories for two years.
Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, has released the following statement about public safety during the heat wave in the province:
With British Columbians achieving nearly 80% adult Dose 1 vaccine coverage and COVID-19 case counts continuing to decline, the Province is safely moving to Step 3 of its four-step restart plan on July 1, 2021.
"British Columbians have stepped up at every stage throughout this pandemic," said Premier John Horgan.
South Okanagan Regional RCMP said an investigation into reports a dog was being transported in a crate strapped to the rear of a recreational trailer travelling between the lower mainland and the South Okanagan has been concluded with the animal has been located in Oliver.
Today the RCMP announced the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald who will be the next Commanding Officer of the RCMP in British Columbia. A/Commr. Dwayne McDonald will assume the rank of Deputy Commissioner when he takes over command from D/Commr. Jennifer Strachan on July 1, 2021 No decisions have been made yet with respect to a formal change of command ceremony.
The BC Lottery Corporation said after nine weeks and several record-breaking draws, a ticket purchased in Kamloops has landed the much-anticipated $70-million Lotto Max jackpot.
The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
Students and staff at British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions now have access to more resources to help them prevent and respond to sexualized violence and misconduct on campuses.
Better protection for the environment and new, expanded measures for British Columbians to access nature are coming to BC Parks this summer.
To address the surge in visitors in five of the province’s most popular parks, new and revised initiatives are being introduced this season as part of the continued free day-use pass pilot program.