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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Pover

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Feb 19 2021

Vast swaths of forest in British Columbia’s Fort Nelson region are in danger of being gobbled up to make low-value, climate-unfriendly wood pellets with the provincial government providing the public virtually no time to comment on the controversial plans, warn two conservation organizations and a public policy research institute. 

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

Tuesday, the Province of British Columbia 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.

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 11 2021

RCMP said Highway 5 north of Hope, BC opened to traffic late yesterday evening after a multi-vehicle collision in the morning that claimed one life and injured several others, some seriously.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services (FVTS) confirmed this morning that this incident began with a report of a semi truck stopped in the northbound lanes of Highway 5 in the S-curves.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Tuesday Feb 09 2021

Major companies including mining juggernaut Teck Resources, the world’s largest aluminum maker Rio Tinto Alcan and natural gas processor WestCoast Energy Inc. pay shockingly little for water they take from British Columbia’s lakes, rivers and streams. 

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Feb 04 2021

Enhanced safety measures and $121.2 million in federal funding are on the way, as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers and staff safe during the pandemic.

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

Homicide detectives are continuing to search for Michael Elendu, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the murder of Kyreese George Wright. We believe Elendu is still in the Calgary area, however he may have travelled to Winnipeg or British Columbia.

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

Dear Editor:

Monday, February 1 marked the four year anniversary of Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform. 

“We are committed to ensuring that the 2015 election will be the last federal election using FPtP”

by Dan Kraus on Monday Feb 01 2021

Fifty years ago, nations gathered to create the world’s first global agreement to conserve a habitat. This had long been undervalued, and as a result was rapidly disappearing. Fifty years ago, there was a global call to action to save our wetlands.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 28 2021

Ensuring that young people and Canadian employers have the supports they need to succeed and stay strong is key to driving our communities forward as we begin economic recovery.