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by Province of British Columbia on Friday Mar 05 2021

A survey led by the BC Centre for Disease Control’s Clinical Prevention Services highlights challenges in accessing sexual health services during the pandemic and the potential for virtual care.

by Eddie Petryshen Wildsight Conservation Specialist on Thursday Mar 04 2021

The numbers are staggering; 500 square kilometres of old growth forests are logged every year in BC. Many of these forests in places like the Coastal or Inland Temperate Rainforests are irreplaceable because they have taken hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 03 2021

Gang members will have fewer options to buy, transport or possess real and imitation firearms under new legislation devised to make British Columbia’s streets safer.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 01 2021

More than 400,000 people in British Columbia will be immunized from March to early April as the Province moves into Phase 2 of the largest immunization rollout in B.C.’s history.

“At every step of the way, we are putting the health and safety of British Columbians first,” said Premier John Horgan.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Feb 28 2021

The 150th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada arrives at a time when people and institutions are being asked to reckon with the foundational impacts of racism in our society. Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting, is a new publication examining the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the p

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Feb 24 2021

Campers, get those cell phones ready to reserve.

The official start of the 2021 camping season is still a few months away, but people living in B.C. can soon begin reserving campsites in provincial parks to help plan trips close to home.

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Feb 22 2021

Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on unit 4B at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).

As of Monday morning, four patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. Investigation is ongoing and patients with COVID-19 from 4B are being relocated to the COVID unit.

There is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission to other areas of the hospital at this time.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Pover

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Feb 19 2021

Vast swaths of forest in British Columbia’s Fort Nelson region are in danger of being gobbled up to make low-value, climate-unfriendly wood pellets with the provincial government providing the public virtually no time to comment on the controversial plans, warn two conservation organizations and a public policy research institute. 

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 16 2021

Tuesday, the Province of British Columbia formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.