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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 31 2021

RCMP in the north Okanagan are looking to re-unite a coin collector with his or her collection, after seizing nearly two dozen suspected stolen vintage coins from an offender stopped in Tappen, 10 kilometers north of Salmon Arm, earlier this year.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Mar 26 2021

The Prince George RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 12-year-old male youth reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound. Thank you to the media and public for your assistance.

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The Prince George RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Prince George youth.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 24 2021

A new partnership will employ more than 1,400 tourism and hospitality workers in mass vaccination clinics — creating hundreds of jobs for B.C.’s hard-hit tourism, hospitality and sport sectors.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 24 2021

Figures released by the British Columbia Coroners Service identify 155 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in February, the 11th consecutive month in which the province has recorded more than 100 lives lost.

by Susan Brown on Friday Mar 19 2021

Addiction is a complex health condition that can devastate people, families, and communities and Interior Health is working to address these challenges as the understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders continues to evolve.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Mar 18 2021

In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.

ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 17 2021

The Asian giant hornet, an invasive pest that threatens pollinators and ignores international borders, is the focus of an international effort to eradicate it in the Pacific Northwest.

That is why in the coming year, British Columbia, the State of Washington and U.S. federal agencies are collaborating on plans to track, trap and eradicate any Asian giant hornets that are found.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

More than 300,000 British Columbians will benefit from the largest-ever permanent increase to income assistance and disability assistance rates and the first-ever increase to the senior’s supplement.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Mar 16 2021

B.C. seed producers may soon be able to access new seed processing equipment in up to a dozen BC Food Hub Network facilities.

This equipment will increase production of high-quality vegetable, grain and plant seed and support B.C.’s food system.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 15 2021

McCreary Centre Society said Monday in a media statement the organization released a report on Youth vaping during COVID-19: BC youth’s experiences during the pandemic.

The report is based on data collected by youth researchers aged 13–18 from diverse communities across BC.

The youth collected over 3,500 surveys from their peers in June, September and December 2020.

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