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by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 14 2021

Northern Health (NH) is introducing new public health orders covering most of the NH region to manage COVID-19 activity.

The Delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for people in communities with lower vaccination rates, including younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Oct 09 2021

Before you tuck into a plate piled high with potatoes and vegetables this weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging people to give thanks for the heroic recovery story embodied by the centrepiece of Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 07 2021

In advance of reading week at B.C.’s colleges and universities, students throughout the Province are reminded that mental health support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via Here2Talk, a free online and virtual counselling service.   

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The BC Government said in a media release that safer, more skilled commercial drivers will be travelling B.C. roads with the implementation of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Monday Oct 04 2021

The greatest tool in tackling climate change needs our help: nature 

As we begin to enjoy the fall colours and foliage, let’s consider what our forests provide. The short answer is, much more than we realize. The roots of trees, from BC’s hulking cedars to Newfoundland and Labrador’s rare black ash, reach out to us all, connecting Canadians to each other and to this land. 

by Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2021
As autumn rains extinguish the last of this summer’s fires, the final accounting for a brutal B.C. wildfire season is becoming clear. Nearly one million hectares of forest has been burnt and more than $500 million spent containing the carnage.
by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

More than 1,200 people have died as a result of toxic drugs in the first seven months of 2021, according to the latest preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 27 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Sep 23 2021

British Columbians are invited to have their say on three proposed options for permanent paid sick leave shaped by their responses to the first phase of consultation.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 20 2021

 As of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, 86.8% (4,024,302) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.4% (3,679,181) received their second dose.

In addition, 87.4% (3,778,735) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.2% (3,470,043) received their second dose.

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