By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst
After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want.
The Revelstoke Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Revelstoke RCMP Victim Services, Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, and various community partners release the following information to the public: Recent information has come to light of sexual assaults in the community.
Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today that the Province is initiating the process to create a standalone bargaining unit for the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (CUPE Local 873) ― the union representing the more than 3,600 paramedics and dispatchers in British Columbia.
The Lower Mainland District RCMP are reminding the public that virtual kidnapping incidents are continuing in light of three recent incidents.
Back in July of 2017, RCMP issued a news release warning the public about an extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.
The British Columbia government is providing $100,000 so the Town of Golden can move forward with a new access option after the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River was closed to the whitewater-rafting industry, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today.
The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C's tires.
As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it's becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.
RCMP investigators continue to work with the City of Fernie, Fernie Fire Department and other resources in preparation for the entry into the Fernie Memorial Arena, following Tuesday’s fatal workplace incident. RCMP investigators will commence a scene examination and investigation into Wednesday’s incident once it is deemed safe to enter the scene.
Transporters of liquid petroleum products in British Columbia now will need to have provincial plans in place to manage a spill.
The new regulations requiring spill preparedness apply to pipelines, as well as rail and trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres.
In a report release Thursday, the BC Coroners Service said suspected drug overdose deaths increased by almost 80 percent from 2016.
“There were 113 suspected drug overdose deaths in August 2017,” the report detailed.
“This is a 79% increase over the number of death occurring in August 2016 (63).”
Requiring a stress test for Canadians who provide at least a 20 per cent down payment to purchase a home is an unnecessary step that could negatively affect homebuyers across Canada, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.