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by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 02 2022

Thousands of people in B.C. will benefit from BC PharmaCare’s new and expanded coverage of medications for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, severe hypoglycemia, migraines, the treatment of low white blood cell levels, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, and birth control.

by Contributor on Monday May 02 2022

Living Lakes Canada is inviting lake enthusiasts across Canada to submit photos of their favourite lakes to the 2nd Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge. This contest celebrates the beauty of Canada’s 2 million lakes while raising awareness around the climate change impacts that are threatening their incredible biodiversity.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 29 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a small poultry flock in the Regional District of Central Kootenay has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Following the flooding in November 2021, the Province is making significant changes to ensure more people, communities and businesses can access and receive increased benefits from British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance program.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just announced plans for the largest private land conservation project in Canada’s history. When complete, Boreal Wildlands will protect 1,450 square kilometres of boreal forest near Hearst in northern Ontario.

The project will encompass an area twice the size of the city of Toronto.

by Contributor on Friday Apr 22 2022

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a train collision with a flatbed truck.

On April 21, 2022 at approximately 5:45 pm, frontline police responded to the report of a truck with flatbed being struck by an oncoming train, resulting in the truck colliding with a black SUV in the 27200 block of Lougheed Highway.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Apr 22 2022

The BC Centre of Disease Control reported 2,036 new COVID-19 cases for this past week Thursday in release on its website.

The BCCDC now updates COVID-19 numbers every Thursday, instead of daily.

Interior Health recorded 599 new COVID-19 cases.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

A new Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) office in Vietnam will help drive trade opportunities and sustainable jobs in B.C.'s forestry sector while offering greater protection from market volatility and other global challenges.

The office is a key first step in developing B.C.'s Trade Diversification Strategy, part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 12 2022

Preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service reveals that the toxic drug supply has claimed the lives of 9,410 British Columbians since January 2016, and that at least 174 lives were lost in the month of February 2022.

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 10 2022

ICBC, in partnership with the provincial government, TELUS and Project Whitecard Inc., is launching a new simulation and training tool for inexperienced drivers, called Street Sense.

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