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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 27 2018

RCMP are seeking public assistance to identify a driver who allegedly threw a beer can at a flag person on Highway 1 on Monday near Sicamous.

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 25 2018

Canada is home to 25 per cent of the world’s wetlands, which are important for the health of Canada and the health of our planet. In British Columbia, we see proof all around us.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Feb 22 2018

 

British Columbia’s NDP government should be commended for tabling a balanced budget today, but it has failed to address significant economic headwinds looming on the province’s horizon—like too many other governments in Canada, according to the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 19 2018

In a move aimed at protecting and supporting the province's wine producers, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston has announced that the B.C. government is formally challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement's (CFTA) dispute settlement process.

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 18 2018

RCMP said a skier missing since Friday has been found dead Greely Creek drainage near Revelstoke.

Michael Foster, 24, of Airdrie, Alta. was in Revelstoke skiing but failed to show up for work Friday.

RCMP said Foster was last seen in Revelstoke on February 13th.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Patrol commenced a search of the resort after a day long search on Saturday.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Feb 15 2018

British Columbia currently enjoys one of the strongest fiscal positions in Canada because of modest spending growth over the last decade or so—compared to greater spending increases pursued in other provinces, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

Next Tuesday, the BC government presents its first full budget and it’s an opportunity to tackle significant crises of affordability, inequality, poverty and environmental degradation.

To do so in a meaningful way, the government must think big and be bold.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

Historic investments in housing and child care are at the heart of the speech from the throne, which focused on making life more affordable, creating more opportunity for people and a brighter future for British Columbia.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 12 2018

RCMP said one person was transported to hospital after an avalanche was triggered near Hospital Creek outside of Golden Friday.

Police said on February 9 just before 4 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were notified that an avalanche had been triggered near Hospital Creek.

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