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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 24 2020

Premier John Horgan announced Wednesday during this weekly news conference that British Columbians are taking the next step in BC’s Restart Plan with a gradual transition to Phase 3, including the safe and respectful return of travel and tourism within the province.

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

For the second time in 20 months, residents of Old Fort are dealing with a large landslide that has cut off road access to the community, prompting calls for more transparency from the provincial government which continues to investigate a 2018 landslide in the same location.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner of the BC Coroners Service, has issued the following statement in response to proposed legislative amendments to the Mental Health Act:

“Today, the BC Coroners Service became aware of the proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act tabled by Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jun 22 2020

Canada needs a wealth tax on the super rich to rein in extreme inequality and contribute to crucial public investments in the wake of COVID-19.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jun 19 2020

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are both speaking out today against alleged 'racist games' being played in some B.C. emergency rooms, in which doctors/nurses would try to guess patients' blood alcohol levels, particularly those of Indigenous patients.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 18 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing eight new COVID-19 confirmed positive cases, for a total of 2,783 cases in British Columbia.

by Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jun 18 2020

The patients in Interior Health who had their surgeries postponed due to COVID-19 have not been forgotten and through the surgery renewal commitment announced by the Minister of Health on May 7th, scheduled surgeries are once again being delivered.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

The Province has approved a temporary wholesale pricing model that will allow liquor licensees to purchase beer, wine and spirits at reduced cost.

by Contributor on Monday Jun 15 2020

Recently, police across Canada, including some of our RCMP officers were asked by the Toronto Star to share their personal experiences and perspectives on the issue of racism and discrimination.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 11 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to the end of May 2020.

The 170 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in May mark the highest monthly total ever in British Columbia.