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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 05 2022

Public-health officials are encouraging families and caregivers to get their kids vaccinated against influenza in advance of the holidays.

There are several respiratory viruses causing illness in B.C. Some children have had more severe illness in the past few weeks, particularly from influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 01 2022

The Insurance Corporation of BC said in a media release that the recent snowfall on B.C.'s South Coast has led to a sudden increase in reported claims.

ICBC said on Tuesday, November 29, claims increased by 94% (3,567) compared to Tuesday of the week prior (1,837).

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 29 2022

A new medical school on the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Surrey campus is taking a significant step forward with the hiring of an interim dean and provincial funding to support its development.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 28 2022

Work is underway to enhance forest resilience to protect against the effects of wildfire and climate change in the Kootenay-Boundary region. 

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Nov 25 2022

The Liberal government is getting strong pushback after introducing an amendment to Bill C-21 in a surprise late move that would constitute the largest gun prohibition in Canadian legislative history.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Nov 24 2022

The Province is taking action to deliver stronger public safety services to protect people in urban, rural, and remote communities across B.C. through new funding that will help  specialized units and rural police forces staff up and help keep streets safer for everyone.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 22 2022

With the holiday season ramping up, it’s getting easier and easier to forget about the various packages you ordered for friends and family, or even yourself!

Has the gaming console for your daughter arrived? Is the box of essential oils going to make it in time for your sister?

What about the personalized socks for your best friend?

The list goes on.

by Contributor on Friday Nov 18 2022
FortisBC Inc. (“FortisBC”) residential and commercial customers will receive a one-time cost-of-living credit on their electricity bills on behalf of the Province of B.C. 

FortisBC residential customers can expect to receive a $100 credit on their electricity bill over the next three months depending on the billing schedule for each individual customer.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 15 2022

As many as 16 eligible British Columbians will receive skills training to prepare for employment as professional truck drivers.

The new provincial Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project focuses on training for youth in the West Kootenays.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 09 2022

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Poppy, a three-month-old Labrador retriever cross puppy who was found abandoned in a planter outside of the Alberni-Clayoquot community animal centre, terrified, exhausted and shivering.

“This is a truly heartbreaking story,” says Sam Sattar, manager of the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot community animal centre.