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by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

Premier John Horgan released the following statement about a rally by hate groups taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Vancouver:

"Hate has no place in our province. We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, intolerance and bigotry.

"Recent events and images from Charlottesville, Virginia were horrifying, and hateful rhetoric is on the rise worldwide. While many...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

B.C.'s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of the day on Sept. 1, 2017.

This is the third time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19 and Aug. 4.

The state of emergency declaration will...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Aug 17 2017

Canadians have been able to qualify for much larger mortgages over the past two decades because of declining interest rates and rising incomes, and that has more than likely translated into higher home prices, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Increased borrowing power, brought about by falling...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 15 2017

The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission.

In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians.

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by Contributor on Monday Aug 14 2017

The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 13 2017

With weeks of British Columbia's fire season remaining and no relief from hot, dry conditions in sight, the Province has asked the federal government for additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support through September.

"Joint Task Force Pacific is always prepared to support our federal and provincial partners in keeping Canadians safe,” said Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Rear-...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Aug 10 2017

It had to have been lost in the mail. It's the only plausible explanation.

I can't imagine any other reason for not receiving an invitation to at least one of the “by invitation only” dinners held since 2013 with B.C.’s deputy ministers.

The annual cash for access event is hosted by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

After all, it might seem a little crass for the B.C. Liberal...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 07 2017

According to a new survey completed by Insights West, most drivers say that driving in the province has gotten worse in the last five years – pointing at bad driving behaviours as one of the top contributors to B.C.'s road problems.

Respondents feel that drivers today are more distracted, more aggressive and more impatient, making...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 06 2017

RCMP arrested an intoxicated resident after vigilant members of the community reported fireworks being set off in the Carson Road area in Williams Lake.

RCMP said in a media release during the early morning hours of Saturday (August 5, 2017) Williams Lake RCMP responded to reports of a mischief in progress, after receiving information that fireworks were being launched from a property...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 03 2017

The Independent Investigation Office of BC has been called after a man was shot by a Kelowna RCMP officer Thursday at a homeless camp on Duck Lake 7.

The incident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday (August 3rd) when a Kelowna RCMP Officer was dispatched to assist a Kelowna City Bylaw Officer, in attending to a complaint of a homeless camp

"The officers engaged a male...

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