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BCGEU faculty agreements ratified under Shared Recovery Mandate

Five BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) faculty agreements reached at the common table under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate have been ratified by the board of the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA). These agreements cover nearly 950 BCGEU faculty members, most of whom teach vocational programs. The PSEA and the BCGEU tentatively settled the common agreement […]

Extended fall Highway 1 closures east of Golden for final construction push

The Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4 project is nearing completion and the final construction push this fall requires the full extended closure of Highway 1 for two periods totalling 17 days. The extended closure periods are: Monday, Sept. 18 at noon (Mountain time) until Friday, Sept. 22 at noon (Mountain time); and Monday, Sept. 25 […]

Five Tips to Protect Your Grandparents’ Privacy & Money Right Now

In today’s world, where technology keeps changing and scams are getting trickier, it’s really important to help our grandparents keep their private information safe and their money secure. BBB serving Mainland BC & Yukon recognizes that National Grandparents Day, celebrated on September 10, is a timely reminder of how important it is to spark a conversation […]

Young people with mental-health challenges get more support

Teens and young adults struggling with stress and anxiety will benefit from a mental wellness training program that will support them on their journey to well-being. The Province is investing $3 million over the next three years to support the continued delivery of YMCA’s Y Mind and Mind Medicine programs in 30 communities across B.C. […]

Province extends state of emergency due to wildfire risk

With continued fire risk in many regions, and tens of thousands of people still under evacuation order and alert, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency until Sept. 14, 2023, to ensure public safety and support the response to B.C.’s worst-ever wildfire season. “While many people have returned home, tens of thousands of […]

At least 198 lost to toxic drugs in July as public health emergency continues

For the 13th consecutive month, more than 190 British Columbians have lost their lives to the toxic, unregulated drug supply, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service. “I am saddened to once again report that British Columbia’s toxic drug crisis shows no signs of abating,” said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner. “We are […]

Minister’s statement on accommodation and travel restrictions

Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, has released the following statement about travel restrictions for the purpose of staying in temporary accommodation: “In recent days, B.C. experienced some of the most devastating wildfires in our history. We want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who cancelled their plans to travel to […]

Safety tips as children prepare to head back to school

As children return to school soon, ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) is sharing important tips for drivers, parents and caregivers to help children get a safe start to the school year. Every month in B.C., 30 children are injured in crashes while walking or riding their bike — in the Southern Interior two children walking […]

Police road block challenged by group attempting to enter Evacuation Order area in North Shuswap

The RCMP said in a media release Thursday that officers had to deal with concerned citizens in the North Shuswap area due to the elevated police presence in an Evacuation Order area. RCMP said the increase in police resulted in a confrontation at a road block, that was resolved safely. “While we understand and sympathize […]

Calgary couple ghosted, loses $5,400 to Vancouver rental scam

Whether it be relocating to a city for a new job or moving out for the first time to study at post-secondary, finding a new place to live is stressful. Scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time or capacity to do the necessary research.  BBB serving Mainland BC & […]

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