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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Revelstoke Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Revelstoke RCMP Victim Services, Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, and various community partners release the following information to the public: Recent information has come to light of sexual assaults in the community.

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today that the Province is initiating the process to create a standalone bargaining unit for the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (CUPE Local 873) ― the union representing the more than 3,600 paramedics and dispatchers in British Columbia.

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

The Lower Mainland District RCMP are reminding the public that virtual kidnapping incidents are continuing in light of three recent incidents.

Back in July of 2017, RCMP issued a news release warning the public about an extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.  

by Contributor on Monday Oct 23 2017

The British Columbia government is providing $100,000 so the Town of Golden can move forward with a new access option after the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River was closed to the whitewater-rafting industry, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C's tires.

As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it's becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

RCMP investigators continue to work with the City of Fernie, Fernie Fire Department and other resources in preparation for the entry into the Fernie Memorial Arena, following Tuesday’s fatal workplace incident. RCMP investigators will commence a scene examination and investigation into Wednesday’s incident once it is deemed safe to enter the scene.

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 15 2017

Transporters of liquid petroleum products in British Columbia now will need to have provincial plans in place to manage a spill.

The new regulations requiring spill preparedness apply to pipelines, as well as rail and trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres.

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

In a report release Thursday, the BC Coroners Service said suspected drug overdose deaths increased by almost 80 percent from 2016.

“There were 113 suspected drug overdose deaths in August 2017,” the report detailed.

“This is a 79% increase over the number of death occurring in August 2016 (63).”

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Requiring a stress test for Canadians who provide at least a 20 per cent down payment to purchase a home is an unnecessary step that could negatively affect homebuyers across Canada, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Oct 09 2017

The benefits of small-business income splitting, also known as income sprinkling, are concentrated amongst Canada’s richest and not used by the vast majority of families declaring small business income, according to new myth-busting research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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