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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. 

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jul 18 2022

BC Wildfire Service said Monday that the Nohomin Creek blaze is now been aerial mapped at 2,058 hectares — this change in size is attributed to the growth that occurred yesterday afternoon upslope on the west flank of the fire.

“A warming and drying trend is forecasted beginning (Monday),” the BC Wildfire website said.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 15 2022

Approximately 208,000 eligible infants and children in British Columbia between six months and four years of age will soon be able to receive vaccine protection against COVID-19.

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jul 14 2022

Crisis lines across British Columbia continued to provide life-saving crisis support and suicide intervention during the recent Rogers service outage, while other services, including the national suicide prevention line and 911, could not.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 12 2022

BC’s Conservation Officer Service recently completed its largest decontamination of invasive mussels to date recently, intercepting an infested barge heading to Lower Mainland waters from Lake Ontario.

In so doing, the Conservation Officer Service prevented this invasive species from entering BC waters, and causing disastrous problems for fragile aquatic ecosystems.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 11 2022

Two City of Nanaimo employees with a keen sense of awareness are being credited with interrupting a potentially dangerous child luring incident, that involved a man in his 50s and a female youth between the ages of 11and15. The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 29, 2022, at Robins Park in south Nanaimo.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jul 08 2022

People in B.C. can look ahead to their next COVID-19 vaccine dose with the Province announcing a fall booster program as the next step in its COVID-19 immunization plan.