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by Contributor on Wednesday May 25 2011

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the individual whose feet washed ashore on two separate British Columbia islands in 2008.

After an exhaustive post-mortem investigation by the Coroners Service, the feet were identified by DNA analysis as belonging to a 21-year-old Surrey resident who was reported missing in January 2004. Next-of-kin have been notified.

The feet...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 24 2011

A $68.7-million health-promotion program — Healthy Families BC strategy — could help offset the cost of gym memberships for British Columbians.

The first program launched in the strategy, the $24-million Prescription for Health program, will give B.C. doctors additional tools to conduct medical assessments and work with patients to develop a health promotion and illness...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 23 2011

British Columbia's exports are forecast to increase 16 per cent this year and 11 per cent in 2012, according to a Global Export Forecast by Export Development Canada (EDC).

"British Columbia's exports will continue to expand at a double-digit pace through 2012, the only province to hit this mark, thanks to a resurgence in the forestry sector," said Peter Hall, chief...

by Adrian Barnes on Friday May 20 2011

Last night an alert reader forwarded the attached video to Lone Sheep headquarters. It was created and posted by a UBC law student who has this to say about his effort: "I read Bill Vander Zalm's "study" on, and got pissed off enough to write and edit a rebuttal video. Please forward this to your friends, and get everyone out to vote "No" on the...

by Michael Scott on Thursday May 19 2011

 On May 18th, a sunny Wednesday morning, supporters of peoples affected by Goldcorp’s mining operations in Latin America held a vibrant demonstration addressing Goldcorp’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place at the heart of Vancouver’s business sector.

Demonstrators rallied outside the Pan Pacific Hotel, where the shareholders’ meeting took place.  “We ask and demand that the...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2011

 The First Nations Summit congratulates the Yale First Nation leaders, negotiators and community members for reaching their final treaty agreement and the introduction of the Yale First Nations Treaty Settlement legislation in the

BC Legislature.

“The Yale First Nation should be commended for their significant efforts to reach a final agreement that is appropriate for and supported...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2011

By: Gregory Thomas, British Columbia Communications Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Premier Christy Clark says she is going to fix the harmonized sales tax (HST) for B.C. families and she says she is going to fix it before the end of May. We can’t wait.

And we’re hopeful, if not optimistic, that she won’t screw it up.

At the B.C....

by Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2011

To the Editor,

Why are Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney afraid of local voices? The B.C. government has announced it will hold HST public dialogues featuring speakers from the No and the Yes sides in 10 different communities across the province.

It is clear that the intent was to have local participation from both sides so that attendees would have access...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has withdrawn its rate-restructuring proposal to raise insurance rates of drivers who get a speeding ticket or other moving violations.

The move followed a meeting Monday with the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond, who stated that ICBC has been instructed to ensure it applies a test of, “being...

by Contributor on Thursday May 12 2011

The Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon today congratulated Premier Christy Clark and Opposition Leader Adrian Dix for agreeing to put forward legislation that would protect the health of children and families by banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides in British Columbia. 

"This is a big step forward for cancer prevention in our province," said Cathy Adair, Vice President...


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