Independent elementary schools in British Columbia continue to perform well above average, but this year more than 90 per cent of all elementary schools in the province that showed significant improvement are public, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released today.
Surprisingly, two sides that have battled tooth and nail for more than a decade have reached an agreement to inject some life, and much needed funding, into the public school system.
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Dec. 16, the Revelstoke RCMP were informed of an injured bald eagle near the Illecillewaet River and Simpson Street. Upon arrival, locals Dorn Crowe and Terry Duncan were attempting to apprehend the eagle, who later became known as Illy. The bald eagle appeared to be suffering from a damaged wing.
For the first known time in B.C., the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has been detected at the scene of an apparent illicit drug death.
B.C. paramedics and dispatchers will be getting much-needed support from the provincial government in the face of the province's opioid overdose crisis, with a $5-million injection of funding for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Health Minister Terry Lake announced Friday.
After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses.
On Nov. 1, just after 2 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department attended a local Senior Secondary School for what was called in as an assault-in-progress.
Interior Health board member John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed incoming chair of the board of directors, to replace current board chair Erwin Malzer when he completes his tenure on Dec. 31, 2016.
Today's news that Premier Christy Clark has fired the democratically elected Vancouver School Board shows that her education agenda is more about closing schools than providing quality public education, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today.
Storm season has arrived earlier than usual this year, and as a result, the Province is providing early funding to any Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter in British Columbia that is prepared to open early.