Man attacked by Grizzly Bear near Elkford

Thursday afternoon (May 16) at approximately 3 p.m., Elk Valley Regional RCMP responded to a report of a bear attack just south of Elkford on a steep mountain side near the Industrial Park to the west of Highway 43. RCMP said that two local men had been tracking a black bear with dogs when a […]

Province advises public to 'Be FireSmart' safe this long weekend

Residents and long-weekend travellers are asked to plan ahead, be FireSmart and stay safe this Victoria Day long weekend. Wildfires near Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation resulted in early season evacuation orders and alerts for several northeastern communities in the region. Visitors should avoid the Fort Nelson area at this time. Highway […]

Expanded heat pump program helps British Columbians save on home-energy costs

British Columbians are seeing first-hand the costly impacts of more frequent and intense, extreme weather events fuelled by climate change. Reducing pollution and making life more affordable, while building a strong economy will help ensure a secure, healthy future for everyone. Steven Guilbeault, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minister […]

Kamloops police issue warning following recent shootings

An uptick in local violence associated to an organized crime conflict has Kamloops police warning residents about an increased risk to public safety. The warning comes following a recent series of shots fired reports, arsons, and targeted criminal acts believed to be connected to the conflict. Kamloops RCMP investigators are expecting the violence to continue […]

Police search for potentially-armed suspect around Jaffray

On the morning of May 8, 2024, frontline officers were dispatched to a rural property near Baynes Lake, near the community of Jaffray, BC, for a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. “No one has been reported injured,” says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson. “However, a police presence will be seen in near […]

ICBC announces $110 rebate to drivers, basic rates remain unchanged

ICBC is providing a $110 rebate to eligible drivers through prudent financial management and better-than-expected investment income. Additionally, basic rates will be maintained until March 31, 2026, marking six years in a row with no increases. “Six years of stable rates and the fourth rebate for drivers comes as a result of years of work turning […]

Two men charged in Williams Lake homicide

On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Williams Lake Mounties, attended a fatal stabbing death. Richard Richie Todd (19) was found critically injured and died in hospital from his injuries. The North District Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation and worked tirelessly with Williams Lake RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service on the investigation. […]

ICBC, police asking drivers to travel at safe speeds as part of newest campaign

As the weather warms and more vulnerable road users are on our roads, ICBC and police are kicking off an education and enforcement campaign to encourage drivers to travel at safe speeds to prevent crashes and keep everyone on our roads safe. Research shows that the faster you drive, the more likely you are to […]

Op/Ed: B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Responds to Provincial Announcement on Decriminalization

In British Columbia, we know all too well the severity of the toxic drug crisis. On April 14, 2016, it was deemed a public health emergency in British Columbia. Since this time, tragically, more than 14,000 British Columbians have died from accidental overdose: 7 people a day. In recognition of the magnitude of this crisis, […]

B.C. moves to ban drug use in public spaces, taking more steps to keep people safe

B.C. is taking action to make illicit drug use illegal in all public spaces, including inside hospitals, on transit and in parks. It’s part of several new measures introduced by the Province, focused on providing police with more tools to address public safety while offering support and access to treatment for people living with addictions. […]
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