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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 27 2021

With multiple highways still damaged by flooding and mudslides, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency.

Given the continued need for public safety measures under the Emergency Program Act and ongoing work to repair damaged highways, the provincial state of emergency is being extended until the end of the day on Jan. 11, 2022.

by Interior Health Authority on Friday Dec 24 2021

Since launching earlier this fall, B.C.’s COVID-19 booster dose campaign has seen nearly 800,000 shots delivered into the arms of people across the province.

We have moved more quickly and accelerated our efforts in Interior Health to make booster shots available: in particular, for those over 65 and whose health conditions or other factors put them at greater risk of illness.

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 23 2021

British Columbia is currently experiencing a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 22 2021

Surrey RCMP is informing the public that charges have been laid against a 25-year-old man in relation to a number of alleged sexual offences involving minors, and are seeking any additional witnesses to come forward.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 20 2021

The Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) has reopened between Hope and Merritt to essential commercial vehicles only following a month of extensive repairs.

The highway was closed by multiple washouts on Nov. 14, 2021.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 16 2021

 Following a complex investigation, the Alberta RCMP Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) have obtained Canada-wide warrants for a husband and wife who are believed to have operated a fraudulent investment company identified as Family First Dynasty Inc. in Millarville, Alta.

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 14 2021

In the wake of an investigation into a municipal tax sale which resulted in a vulnerable 60- year-old woman losing her home, the City of Penticton has today agreed to compensate the former property owner as recommended by the Ombudsperson.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Dec 13 2021

No news is good news regarding Canadian/American negotiations regarding the Columbia River Treaty.

The provincial government in a media release Monday said on Dec. 9, 2021, Canada and the U.S. conducted the 11th round of negotiations on modernizing the Columbia River Treaty.

by Interior Health Authority on Sunday Dec 12 2021

Last week, Interior Health began offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to children age five to 11 in communities across the region.

The response from families and communities has been positive and thousands of children in this age group have already booked appointments across B.C.

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

A study led by Simon Fraser University researchers has found that the retreat of glaciers in the Pacific mountains of western North America could produce more than 6,000 kilometres of potential new Pacific salmon habitat by the year 2100.