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by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

A recent survey by Insights West, a Western-based, full-service marketing research company, reveals most of BC does not support government funding for private schools in the province.

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 02 2019

B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 30 2019

You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best interests at heart. A few of them could be classified as “the undesirables.”

by The Narwhal on Thursday May 30 2019

Three-quarters of the nation's territory lies within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. A potentially precedent-setting court case on this 'death by a thousand cuts' could disrupt B.C.'s multi-billion dollar natural gas industry.

By Christopher Pollon, for The Narwhal

by Contributor on Sunday May 26 2019

To support community resiliency in the face of wildfires, floods and other emergencies, the Province is giving a $31 million boost to the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) for local governments and First Nations.

This brings the total program funding to $69.5 million.

by John Horgan on Friday May 24 2019

Many British Columbians were shocked when they heard the findings of the Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate. More than $7 billion in dirty money was laundered in B.C. last year alone. About $5 billion of that went through B.C.’s real estate market, driving housing prices up and hurting families, seniors and students.

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday May 21 2019

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material.

by Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

BullyingCanada is seeking volunteers across the country to help offer our services to the many bullied youth throughout Canada. BullyingCanada receives, on average, more than a thousand requests a day and in order to reach kids where they are—on their smartphones without actually being on the phone—BullyingCanada

by Contributor on Thursday May 16 2019

Sydney was found by a Good Samaritan and arrived at the BC SPCA’s Kamloops & District Branch heavily pregnant with an abscess on her paw.

by Dan Kraus on Thursday May 16 2019

This week, representatives of 132 governments around the world released a United Nations report that issues a stark warning:  the accelerating deterioration of nature is jeopardizing humanity’s collective future. The report is the most comprehensive-ever study of life on Earth.

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