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by Contributor on Saturday Aug 13 2022

The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12.
Picket lines will go up at the following locations:

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 12 2022

Professional skills training is helping as many as 45 people become industrial sewing machine operators in the Lower Mainland.

This new provincially funded Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project focuses on training immigrants, youth and people with barriers to employment.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 05 2022

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests and Kootenay West MLA; Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation; and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, have issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 03 2022

An Open Letter to all British Columbians:

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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Aug 01 2022

The Keremeos Creek fire has grown to more than 2,700 hectares BC Wildfire Service said on its website Sunday.

BC Wildfire Service said the size of the wildfire, located approximately 21 kilometers southwest of Penticton, is  estimated to be 2790 hectares as of 4 p.m. August 1.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jul 28 2022

Long weekends mean more vehicles – and crashes – on B.C. roads said the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a recent media release.

ICBC said that an average, three people are killed and 560 injured in crashes over the B.C. Day long weekend every year — including in the Southern Interior where one person is killed and 85 people are injured in 350 crashes.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

Over the upcoming long weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging everyone to get outside to enjoy and document the nature around them, in the name of science. 

NCC’s third-annual Big Backyard BioBlitz will run from July 28 to August 1, across the country.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 22 2022

Hot and dry weather is forecast for many regions of B.C. and rising temperatures may put vulnerable seniors at risk. 

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 21 2022

Where were you last August?

If a person was in Vancouver and purchased a lottery ticket, be sure to check your beach bags, suitcases, glove boxes or anywhere else for a winning $15-million Lotto Max ticket that will expire at midnight on August 13, 2022.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 19 2022

With rising costs, low vacancy rates, and high demands for both short and long-term rentals, BBB anticipates that rental scams will be on the rise this summer.