Auditor General of British Columbia Carol Bellringer issued her latest audit May 17: Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services.
The BC Coroners Service has posted the most recent statistics on illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. to its website.
The total number of illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. to April 30, 2016, is 256. This represents an increase of 88.2 per cent from the 136 deaths that occurred in the same period last year.
British Columbia continues to marshal emergency management resources and support to assist neighbouring Albertans who have fled the devastating wildfires.
Recent warm, dry conditions have led to increased fire activity in the Prince George Fire Centre. Scattered showers are forecasted for this weekend which should aid fire suppression efforts.
As wildfires rage in Fort McMurray, Alta., forcing the emergency evacuation of 80,000 residents, BC Liquor Stores customers can support Red Cross relief efforts there by donating at stores throughout the province.
Murderers and others convicted of serious crimes will not be able to profit from their crimes through memoirs or memorabilia and inflict further anguish on their victims and families, under proposed legislation introduced today.
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a snowmobiling accident near Sparwood on April 21, 2016.
He was Mark Wayne Paniec, aged 54, of Sparwood.
On April 7, at 11:39 a.m., the Fraser Lake RCMP received a report of a dog that had fallen through the ice at a local pond. Officers immediately attended and learned that the dog had been in the water for almost an hour and wasn’t faring well. Police learned that the caller was not able to get anyone else to assist so finally called police.
The RCMP have received reports from residents that they have been 'locked out' of their computer and received pop-up message stating that their computer has been frozen by the police for a criminal investigation. In some cases the pop-up provides a list of possible offences, while in other cases the pop-up may list a specific offence such as 'child pornography' or 'illegal music downloading'.
Children's safety is of the utmost importance to all of us, which is why drivers are required to stop when school bus lights are flashing.
Despite the efforts to raise awareness, some drivers still fail to stop when children are getting on and off the bus.