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by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Mar 14 2017

Health-care spending by provincial governments has increased by 116 per cent since 2001, and even though increases have slowed recently, health care is projected to consume an even larger portion of program spending over the next 15 years, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Mar 12 2017

This past weekend the Globe and Mail reported that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, effectively camouflaging the identity of the real donors and breaking B.C.'s Elections Act in the process.

by Contributor on Friday Feb 24 2017

BC RCMP wishes to advise that recent Health Canada tests have confirmed the presence of the compound W-18 and a fentanyl analog recently in two communities, and that drug users should be aware these chemicals may be present anywhere.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Feb 16 2017

British Columbia’s carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral and could actually result in almost $900 million in higher taxes over a six-year period, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Feb 14 2017

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.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 05 2017

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.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Dec 19 2016

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.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 29 2016

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.

by Contributor on Saturday Nov 26 2016

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.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

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.

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