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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jul 21 2019

In nearly every neighbourhood, in all parts of Canada, the hourly wage needed to afford an apartment rental is far above minimum wages and rising quickly, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). 

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 18 2019

The Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary Region.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 15 2019

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has confirmed a rare case of viral rabies infection in a British Columbia resident, who has subsequently died.

The adult male was in contact with a bat in mid-May 2019 and developed symptoms compatible with rabies six weeks later.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 15 2019

The BC SPCA is caring for nine cats who were found trapped inside storage bins, which were left outside on a vacant property in northern B.C.

by John Horgan on Thursday Jul 11 2019

When I think about what child care means for families in B.C., I think of all the patchwork calendars stuck to fridges across the province telling the child care story of each household. The mother-in-law, the uncle and the best friend are on deck this week, and dad will have to leave work early next week. It’s a puzzle of names, dates and times that only the family can understand.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 08 2019

The B.C. government is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C., with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Jul 07 2019

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum's Safe Surrey Coalition for possibly more treacherous waters, six of Surrey's largest Sikh and Hindu temples calling on Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to approve McCallum's plan to switch from the RCMP to a municipal police force and a few featuring the he

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 05 2019

BC RCMP press release:

RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital late yesterday evening in Burnaby.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2019

Record numbers of British Columbians are sharing their views on whether the province should continue observing daylight saving time.

Only a week into the engagement, more than 158,000 responses to the online survey have been collected.

"It's clear there is no shortage of views on how we should observe time in British Columbia," said Premier John Horgan.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 02 2019

Nearly 50% of B.C. families will receive more for their climate action tax credit this week, putting money back in their pockets and helping make life more affordable.

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