Addiction is a complex health condition that can devastate people, families, and communities and Interior Health is working to address these challenges as the understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders continues to evolve.
In a media release Wednesday, ICBC said the company is temporarily delaying the mailing of COVID-19 rebate cheques to customers, due to a cyberattack on a third-party vendor contracted to provide printing and distribution services.
ICBC said the information held by the vendor is limited to customer names, addresses, COVID-19 rebate cheque amounts and cheque numbers.
The Asian giant hornet, an invasive pest that threatens pollinators and ignores international borders, is the focus of an international effort to eradicate it in the Pacific Northwest.
That is why in the coming year, British Columbia, the State of Washington and U.S. federal agencies are collaborating on plans to track, trap and eradicate any Asian giant hornets that are found.
More than 300,000 British Columbians will benefit from the largest-ever permanent increase to income assistance and disability assistance rates and the first-ever increase to the senior’s supplement.
B.C. seed producers may soon be able to access new seed processing equipment in up to a dozen BC Food Hub Network facilities.
This equipment will increase production of high-quality vegetable, grain and plant seed and support B.C.’s food system.
McCreary Centre Society said Monday in a media statement the organization released a report on Youth vaping during COVID-19: BC youth’s experiences during the pandemic.
The report is based on data collected by youth researchers aged 13–18 from diverse communities across BC.
The youth collected over 3,500 surveys from their peers in June, September and December 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.