Communities across British Columbia have already been profoundly affected by the sudden floods that continue to pose extraordinary challenges for the safety and recovery of people across the province.
The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the provincewide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia.
The body of one woman has been recovered from the mudslide which occurred across Hwy 99 near Lillooet on Monday morning and search efforts are continuing today.
Late yesterday, Pemberton and Lillooet Search and Rescue personnel, who were transported to the area via helicopter, located and extricated the body of a woman from the Lower Mainland.
New legislation will help maintain access to critical services that British Columbians rely on and protect those who provide those services, as the Province moves to prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools and health-care facilities.
Reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that 333 lives were lost to suspected illicit drug toxicity in August and September 2021, raising the total number of British Columbians lost this year to 1,534.
The RCMP is investigating a string of armed robberies that happened in the last month between Osoyoos to Lake Country.
Halloween is officially in the rear view mirror although you may still have candy still around the house.
But what about the Jack or Jill o-Lanterns you selected from all the other pumpkins at the local store or field?
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people NOT to discard pumpkins into forests or natural areas.
This past summer's record-breaking heat claimed the lives of at least 595 British Columbians, according to updated data released by the BC Coroners Service.
"The BC Coroners Service is committed to gathering as much information as possible about each of these deaths to inform future, evidence-based prevention efforts" said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner.
British Columbia has taken an important step forward to prevent drug poisoning deaths by applying to the federal government to remove criminal penalties for people who possess small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use.
A new Automated Avalanche Detection System is operational in Ningunsaw Pass, improving the reliability of Highway 37 between Terrace and Dease Lake, and providing peace of mind for people travelling the area as avalanche season gets underway.