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by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 12 2021

People who leave COVID-19 fines unpaid may be unable to obtain or renew a B.C. driver’s licence or vehicle licence under proposed legislation introduced today.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 11 2021

RCMP confirmed a 41-year-old man has been charged following the recent discovery of a body east of Radium, B.C.

Philip Toner, who was arrested Tuesday in the Okanagan, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 35-year-old Brenda Ware.

by Contributor on Monday May 10 2021
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to help further its investigation into the shooting death of 28-year-old Karman Grewal at the Vancouver International Airport.

On May 9, 2021 at around 3 p.m., the Richmond RCMP responded to the Vancouver International Airport for a shooting outside the international departure area.

by Contributor on Friday May 07 2021

An altercation between logging contractors and activists in the Walbran Valley this week where an Indigenous man was allegedly assaulted and racial slurs hurled at protesters is being condemned as “completely unacceptable” by the company and First Nation that own the forestry tenure.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 04 2021

You may have seen the headlines.  A recent Canadian Supreme Court ruling affirmed the Aboriginal Rights of “extinct” Sinixt living in Washington state. 

There is a considerable amount of confusion around Sinixt “extinction.” While the landmark ruling in the Desautel case is certainly a cause for celebration, Sinixt are still extinct in the same way they were before this case. 

by Province of British Columbia on Monday May 03 2021

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

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 30 2021

To help keep communities safe and protect British Columbia’s health-care system from COVID-19, the Province has authorized site-specific road checks on travel corridors between regions to help enforce the non-essential travel restrictions that were announced on April 23, 2021.

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 29 2021

In the summer months, especially as the heat rises across the country, there’s not much more tantalizing than the call of a cool, crisp body of water.

Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or any number of other recreational activities, the common denominator is a desire to be in the water and cool down.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 28 2021

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act providing workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine are now in effect, retroactive to April 19, 2021.

Bill 3 is now law and ensures that no employee will lose pay if they need time away from work to get vaccinated. Both full-time and part-time employees can take up to three hours of paid leave.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 27 2021

On the same day there was a reported 799 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia, the BC Government formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

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