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by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.

“Budgets are not only about the bottom line, they should be about people. That’s why British Columbians are at the centre...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 19 2018

In a move aimed at protecting and supporting the province's wine producers, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston has announced that the B.C. government is formally challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement's (CFTA) dispute settlement process.

"B.C.'s wine industry is an important contributor to our economy, creating good jobs and...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 18 2018

RCMP said a skier missing since Friday has been found dead Greely Creek drainage near Revelstoke.

Michael Foster, 24, of Airdrie, Alta. was in Revelstoke skiing but failed to show up for work Friday.

RCMP said Foster was last seen in Revelstoke on February 13th.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Ski Patrol commenced a search of the resort after a day long search on Saturday....

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Feb 15 2018

British Columbia currently enjoys one of the strongest fiscal positions in Canada because of modest spending growth over the last decade or so—compared to greater spending increases pursued in other provinces, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The new government in B.C. is expected to table its first...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

Next Tuesday, the BC government presents its first full budget and it’s an opportunity to tackle significant crises of affordability, inequality, poverty and environmental degradation.

To do so in a meaningful way, the government must think big and be bold.

After 16 years of underfunding key...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

Historic investments in housing and child care are at the heart of the speech from the throne, which focused on making life more affordable, creating more opportunity for people and a brighter future for British Columbia.

“Making life more affordable for people is at the heart of this throne speech, and will be front and centre in next week’s budget,” said Premier John Horgan in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 12 2018

RCMP said one person was transported to hospital after an avalanche was triggered near Hospital Creek outside of Golden Friday.

Police said on February 9 just before 4 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were notified that an avalanche had been triggered near Hospital Creek.

"One person was seriously injured and has been transported by Air Ambulance to a hospital in Calgary," RCMP said...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 05 2018

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is aiming to open the first government-operated non-medical cannabis retail store by late summer, and has begun exploring an e-commerce model to offer online sales to the public.

This follows the announcement by the provincial government that British Columbians will be able to purchase non-medical cannabis from both privately run and government-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 04 2018

On Friday, BC's first New Democratic Party government Premier, Dave Barrett, died in Victoria at the age of 87.

Barrett's son Dan said in a statement that his father died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

He said his father cared deeply about the province and that he devoted much of his life trying to make it a better and fairer place to live. His love of the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

A new smartphone app is set to turn B.C. bystanders into potential life-savers when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) launched the free PulsePoint application today throughout the province. It provides vital information in the case of cardiac arrest, where minutes count in reducing suffering and preventing death.

Smartphone...

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