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by Contributor on Friday Nov 18 2022
FortisBC Inc. (“FortisBC”) residential and commercial customers will receive a one-time cost-of-living credit on their electricity bills on behalf of the Province of B.C. 

FortisBC residential customers can expect to receive a $100 credit on their electricity bill over the next three months depending on the billing schedule for each individual customer.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 15 2022

As many as 16 eligible British Columbians will receive skills training to prepare for employment as professional truck drivers.

The new provincial Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project focuses on training for youth in the West Kootenays.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 09 2022

The BC SPCA is hoping you can help Poppy, a three-month-old Labrador retriever cross puppy who was found abandoned in a planter outside of the Alberni-Clayoquot community animal centre, terrified, exhausted and shivering.

“This is a truly heartbreaking story,” says Sam Sattar, manager of the BC SPCA Alberni-Clayoquot community animal centre.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Sunday Nov 06 2022

The moral of this story is a reminder to people not to discard pumpkins into forests or natural areas and how they can be recycled after Halloween.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

The RCMP wishes to thank the public for their outpouring of support and patience these past two weeks as we honoured our colleague and friend Constable Shaelyn Yang who was killed in the line of duty on October 18, 2022 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 01 2022

The Province, Doctors of BC, and BC Family Doctors have achieved a new payment model for family doctors to help protect, support and strengthen B.C.’s health-care system and patient care a government media release said Monday.

Under the new payment model, the Province will be better able to attract new family doctors to family practice and retain existing doctors.

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 30 2022

A 35-year-old man has been arrested following a robbery with a firearm investigation in Golden RCMP said in a media release Friday.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 27 2022

David Eby will be sworn in as British Columbia’s 37th premier by Lt. Gov. Janet Austin on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

The ceremony will take place at Government House. Timing and other details for media will be provided in the coming days.

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 27 2022

If you’re planning to get festive with your Halloween, Christmas, or other holiday decorations, keep your eyes open for this scam. BBB Scam Tracker has received complaints about false advertisements and phony promises for holiday decor.  

How the Scam Works 

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Oct 25 2022

In a media release Monday, the Province said it is taking steps to build safer workplaces for health-care workers and patients by introducing a new security model across all health authorities, hiring more protection services employees and expanding funding to SWITCH BC, a new organization focused on addressing workplace safety.