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Canada's population surpasses 41 million

Canada’s population surpassed 41 million people in the first quarter of 2024, to reach 41,012,563 on April 1, 2024 according to Statistics Canada. This milestone was reached less than one year after Statistics Canada announced that the population hit the 40 million mark, on June 16, 2023. The population grew by 242,673 people during the first quarter of 2024, which corresponds to a […]

ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

BCHP investigate fatal Hwy 99 collision

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., BC Highway Patrol received a report of a serious collision on Highway 99 in the northbound lanes near the George Massey Tunnel in Delta, according to BCHP Cpl. Melissa Jongema. She said a motorcyclist ran into a car and the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway. The motorcyclist […]

B.C. takes action ahead of summer wildfire season

As B.C. transitions into warmer, drier summer months, the Province continues to take action to help keep people and communities safe from wildfires. This includes additional and faster support for people evacuated from their homes during an emergency. “The spring rains were very welcome and have helped with fire suppression in some parts of B.C., […]

Two dead following race track collision near Oliver

RCMP in the South Okanagan said that on June 5, 2024, at 5:30 p.m., frontline officers responded to a single vehicle collision at the “Area 27” race track, located in Oliver, BC. RCMP said the investigation determined the driver of a sports car participating in a private event, failed to navigate a turn in the […]

New rules will protect vulnerable road users

Cyclists and other vulnerable road users will have added protection under the law with new safe passing distance rules for drivers. The new law, which came into effect on June 3, 2024, is among several updates to the Motor Vehicle Act coming into effect to enhance safety and promote cleaner and active transportation. The amendments […]

BC SPCA puts the 'fun' in fundraiser with Lock-In for Love

The BC SPCA’s Lock-in for Love puts the “fun” in fundraiser and it all starts right from your phone or keyboard. This one-of-a-kind event runs from June 5 through 22. Caring participants not only raise funds that will help change the lives of animals in local communities across B.C., but they also get the opportunity […]

Minimum wage in BC bumps up to $17.40 an hour

Saturday, June 1, 2024, the general minimum wage increased from $16.75 to $17.40 an hour. The BC Government said that the 3.9% increase also applies to minimum-wage rates for resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers and live-in camp leaders. The increase will help approximately 240,000 workers who currently earn less than $17.40 per hour. On Dec. […]

People invited to test drive the next DriveBC

The popular DriveBC website is being revamped and people are invited to provide feedback on the improvements. Drivers use the site to plan safe and efficient trips, get the latest information on road incidents, construction and maintenance, and view hundreds of highway webcams. The new DriveBC will be easier to use, more reliable and more […]

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