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by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2023

Most disasters happen in the blink of an eye.

That’s why it’s important to take appropriate measures before they happen to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared.

Bigger, hotter, more frequent wildfires can threaten the places we live, and wildfire season is hitting the province early.

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Tuesday May 23 2023

British Columbia’s emergency health workers are finding themselves in a pretty good place as they mark Paramedic Services Week in the province in 2023.

“It’s an exciting time to join BCEHS,” says Sara Thomas, the manager of clinical operations for Kootenay West.

by Contributor on Thursday May 18 2023

BC RCMP is reminding people to check their phones as dispatch centers have experienced a significant increase in dropped 911 calls.

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of- control wildfires in Fort St. John.

Recent evacuation orders and alerts were issued for North Peace and Tuesday staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 16 2023

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Kelowna which has resulted in one man being taken to hospital.

Police said that on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at approximately 4 a.m., Kelowna RCMP, including a member of the Police Dog Service, were following a stolen vehicle with four people inside.

by Rob Morrison MP Kootenay Columbia on Friday May 12 2023

Decriminalizing hard drugs is not a solution.

On May 30th last year, the federal government announced it would grant the BC government’s request for an exemption from the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. What followed was less enforcement, more opioids (heroin, morphine, and fentanyl), crack, meth and cocaine on our streets resulting in higher death and overdose rates. 

by Contributor on Thursday May 11 2023

B.C. Wildlife Federation

The Yaqan Nukiy Lower Kootenay Band will release more than one million burbot in a restored wetland in the Creston Valley this year. 

by Contributor on Tuesday May 09 2023

The RCMP said in a media release that while reports of online child exploitation rose dramatically during the COVID pandemic, which caused many to stay in their homes, police have since seen that upward trend continue.

RCMP said the sad truth is, there are people that use the internet to victimize and exploit youth.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 08 2023

Lighter than expected rainfall last weekend has relieved pressure on watersheds in B.C.'s Interior, however, people are urged to remain vigilant as conditions can change quickly and warm temperatures are expected this weekend.

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday May 03 2023

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops has completed a three-year project that will see waste anesthetic gases (WAGs) collected in all 11 of its operating rooms, significantly reducing the hospital’s carbon footprint.

Anesthetic gases used for surgeries are a known potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.