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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 05 2015

Responding to continuing dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Okanagan Region, and taken the additional action of suspending angling on the Okanagan River (main-stem only) between Okanagan Lake and Osoyoos Lake due to warming water temperatures.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement in response to a July 10 incident involving a firefighting aircraft working on the Puntzi Lake wildfire:

“On the afternoon of July 10, 2015, an Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss amphibious airtanker working on the Punzti Lake wildfire in the Cariboo Fire Centre went down in Puntzi Lake.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

The Regional District of Peace River opposes Site C.   The BC government ignored the Joint Review Panel's recommendation about the proposed project.  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs opposes the dam, and released the following statement on July 10. 

by Trail Champion on Monday Jun 08 2015

Around 11:00 p.m. on June 6, 2015 the Williams Lake RCMP received multiple reports of several shots being fired in the 900 block of Western Avenue. 

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday May 30 2015
   

Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians.

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday May 20 2015

"Don't mind the elephant in the room, we're redecorating."

When the B.C. government tabled its legislation to amend the Election Act in March, it was probably hoping no one would notice. They were in for a bit of a shock.

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Apr 21 2015

Local elections across B.C. were supposed to be buried and done with last November, but some of the fallout from a few races is still coming home to roost and there are a few lessons to learn from it.

by Dermod Travis on Monday Apr 13 2015

Children sing that “when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are.” By adulthood, most of us have given up on that idea and a few – just to hedge their bets – donate to political parties rather than testing their luck on a star. And that's what makes the annual financial reports from B.C.'s political parties so fascinating.

by Trail Champion on Monday Mar 23 2015

On June 12, 2015, Coquitlam RCMP’s very own Cpl. Nigel Blake, along with a team of more than 75 riders, will embark on the 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) Battlefield Bike Ride in Western Europe supporting the WWC’s outstanding programs.

by Sara Golling on Sunday Mar 22 2015

So, you think the federal Bill C-51 is bad?    It is.  And here comes the DRAFT new BC Societies Act, provincial legislation with provisions that will make life even worse for any society that speaks up about anything.  If this draft Act is made law, Sections 98 and 99  will enable any person  to brin

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