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by Castlegar Source on Monday Feb 04 2019

After seven days, Merritt RCMP and Search and Rescue have suspended the search for missing rancher Ben Tyner.  The search is suspended at this time due to extensive coverage in the area where the horse was found on Jan. 28, as well as extreme cold and poor weather conditions.

by The Narwhal on Thursday Jan 31 2019

By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal

BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.

by Dan Kraus on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Jan 25 2019

Any discussion of the upcoming provincial budget includes exchanges about how to contain ever-increasing health care costs.

Health care is by far the greatest provincial government expenditure and physician compensation – at about nine per cent – is a significant share of the BC budget. This important area of health policy, however, receives little public scrutiny.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 24 2019

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital earlier today in Kelowna.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 23 2019

It’s official.

Time to change your food eating habits after the federal government made changes to Canada's new 2019 Food Guide.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jan 21 2019

This post is part of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Budget 2019 series by Ben Parfitt, which highlights key findings from the CCPA’s research and outlines our recommendations for the 2019 provincial budget.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2019

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released an update of a May 2018 report today that found the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction failed to follow the law in relation to the calculation of income assistance benefits.

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Jan 16 2019

By  Sarah Cox, from The Narwhal

In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2019

The mineral exploration and mining sector has long provided good middle class jobs for Canadians. Across the country, Canada’s mining sector directly and indirectly employs 634,000 Canadians, including over 30,000 in British Columbia alone. These jobs are critical for supporting our strong economy and communities throughout Canada.

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