RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are now investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision, between two commercial vehicles, along Highway 97C that claimed a life Wednesday evening near Merritt. BC.
Better protection for the environment and new, expanded measures for British Columbians to access nature are coming to BC Parks this summer.
To address the surge in visitors in five of the province’s most popular parks, new and revised initiatives are being introduced this season as part of the continued free day-use pass pilot program.
ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.
While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5 according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.
Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.
The National Action Plan (NAP), a path towards ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples in response to the National Inquiry’s Calls for Justice has been released.
The Province is honouring the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations and deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories.
This action is consistent with government’s commitments to reconciliation and to protecting old-growth forests.
A Fort St. John man has now been charged in relation to a police involved shooting that occurred in Merritt earlier this week, according to RCMP S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet.
"On June 6, RCMP officers in Merritt attempted to stop a truck that had allegedly failed to stop for police earlier the same day and had been involved in a theft in Lytton the previous day," Shoihet said.
By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The hopes of three First Nations are likely dashed after asking old-growth activists to leave their territories following a declaration of sovereignty and the announcement of temporary logging deferrals in the contentious Fairy Creek and Walbran regions on Monday.
Crews are working on numerous paving projects in the southern Interior, covering more than 500 kilometres of highways and side roads this year.
“Investment in our transportation infrastructure has never been more important as we recover economically from the pandemic,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Roman Catholic Church needs to “step up” and accept responsibility for Canada’s residential school system.