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by Contributor on Thursday Feb 16 2017

On the occasion of Canada’s Agriculture Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is underscoring the importance of working with agricultural communities to help conserve lands and waters of high conservation value across the country.

The not-for-profit charitable organization has established relationships with farmers and ranchers in different parts of Canada to help maintain, and in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 14 2017

Members of the BC Legislature made their way back to Victoria to begin the final session before the provincial election in May.

In her speech from the throne Tuesday, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined how British Columbia has navigated challenging times to lead Canada, thanks to a plan – and hard-working British Columbians.

Since the launch of the BC Jobs Plan five years ago:

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Feb 14 2017

Independent elementary schools in British Columbia continue to perform well above average, but this year more than 90 per cent of all elementary schools in the province that showed significant improvement are public, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released today.

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 14 2017

The B.C. government announced this week that it's providing an additional $5 million to the Community Gaming Grants program, bringing the annual total to $140 million. This annual funding supports not-for-profit organizations in the services they provide to enrich communities throughout British Columbia.

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 09 2017

It's not going to be an easy weekend for driving on BC highways with Mother Nature showering the Southern Interior with all kinds of weather, from snow to freezing rain.

Snow, sleet, heavy rain, fog and ice are just some of the challenging winter conditions you could encounter if you’re planning to travel throughout B.C. this Family Day long weekend.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Feb 09 2017

Splat. It would seem British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway.

The uproar this week over news that someone may have hacked the B.C. Liberal party's website is a harbinger of things to come, so fasten your seat belts.

Lost in the charges and counter-charges over the alleged hack is a characteristic most hackers share.

Any hacker worth their salt doesn't...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 08 2017

In response to customer feedback, ICBC will soon offer windshield repair coverage to improve the value and services for customers across the province and, at the same time, help reduce the costs which are putting pressure on insurance rates by approximately $8 million per year.

Starting this spring, customers who purchase ICBC's...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 06 2017

Lacking any permanent connection to his family and culture and without the mental health supports that might have made a difference, an 18-year-old Métis youth in care took his own life in an act of desperation, says an investigative report issued today by British Columbia’s Acting Representative for Children and Youth.

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 05 2017

Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett Friday announced an investment of $40 million to encourage British Columbians to make the switch to zero-emission vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support investment in made-in-B.C. green technology.

“Zero-emission vehicles are clean, quiet and reliable, and help drivers reduce fuel and maintenance costs and tailpipe emissions, and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2017

As part of the surveillance related to the opioid overdose public health emergency, the province has confirmed through laboratory testing that carfentanil is present in the illegal drug supply in the Lower Mainland and being ingested.

In a media release Wednesday, the province said urine lab testing found carfentanil present in 57 of 1766 urine drug tests conducted from Jan. 10-24, 2017...

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