Health authority contracts with for-profit surgical and diagnostic imaging clinics topped $393 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21 – with total annual payments increasing by 57 per cent over that period.
Late last night the Public Service Agency (PSA) invited the BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining Committee back to the table to resume talks. The bargaining committee has accepted that invitation.
At least 1,095 British Columbians are believed to have been lost to the toxic drug supply between January and June 2022, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service.
As high school, college and university students prepare for the upcoming new school year, the need for technology supplies rises.
However, shortages of essential supplies like computer chips may limit the options available to shoppers. Students and families might find it hard to purchase the exact tech they desire from trustworthy sellers.
The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12.
Picket lines will go up at the following locations:
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The Keremeos Creek fire has grown to more than 2,700 hectares BC Wildfire Service said on its website Sunday.
BC Wildfire Service said the size of the wildfire, located approximately 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton, is estimated to be 2790 hectares as of 4 p.m. August 1.
Long weekends mean more vehicles – and crashes – on B.C. roads said the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a recent media release.
ICBC said that an average, three people are killed and 560 injured in crashes over the B.C. Day long weekend every year — including in the Southern Interior where one person is killed and 85 people are injured in 350 crashes.
Over the upcoming long weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging everyone to get outside to enjoy and document the nature around them, in the name of science.
NCC’s third-annual Big Backyard BioBlitz will run from July 28 to August 1, across the country.
Hot and dry weather is forecast for many regions of B.C. and rising temperatures may put vulnerable seniors at risk.