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Provincial Government announces Budget 2024

Budget 2024 takes on the big challenges people are facing today by helping with everyday costs, delivering more homes faster, strengthening health care and services, and building a stronger, cleaner economy. “Wherever we live – city, town, rural or First Nations community – we all want a decent, affordable home, quality health care, help when […]

B.C. boosts wildfire-fighting fleet, equipment

The Province is taking action to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season by upgrading and expanding B.C.’s firefighting aviation and ground fleet, as well as equipment for ground crews. “As we head into the spring and summer months, we are reminded of last year’s devastating wildfires and the impact they had on people and communities […]

RCMP employee charged in National Security Investigation

RCMP said in a media release Tuesday that an officer is facing charges after being alleged to have assisted a foreign actor. RCMP said that on Feb. 10th, 2024, the RCMP Federal Policing Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) arrested an Alberta RCMP frontline police officer who accessed non-Top Secret RCMP records systems in order […]

Bell Media company announces cuts to 9% of workforce

By Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Radio stations in Kingston that were previously owned by Bell Media are now properties of My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Move 98.3 FM and Pure Country 99 are being acquired by MBC, who also own MyFM stations in both Gananoque and Napanee. (Radio stations in the West Kootenay formerly owned by Bell […]

Mining for Miracles Kicks off 2024 Fundraising Campaign

On January 22, the 2024 Mining for Miracles campaign was launched at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup conference, with the Honourable David Eby, M.L.A. Premier of British Columbia, in support of the Precision Health Initiative (PHI) at BC Children’s Hospital. In 2023, the campaign had an exceptional year, raising over $2.1 million and […]

Personalized licence plate slogans rejected by ICBC in 2023

DNT HIT, IXLR8, and CRASH1 didn’t make the cut, nor did FRBALL, SO-HIGH, and UNSAFE. These are among approximately 2,600 other personalized licence plate slogans you won’t see on the road in B.C. according to the Insurance Corporation of BC. In 2023, ICBC received 9,500 slogan requests from B.C. drivers looking to add a personalized […]

RCMP say recovery efforts completed after fatal helicopter crash

RCMP said the remains of those who died in the fatal helicopter crash from last week have now been recovered. On Monday, January 22, 2024, Terrace RCMP were notified of a helicopter crash approximately 50 km’s north west of Terrace. Three helicopters were running a heliskiing operation in the mountainous back country with numerous people […]

Enhanced wildland firefighter recruitment underway

The Province is opening the door for more wildland firefighters with in-depth knowledge of local terrain to join the service. Aligned with feedback from the Premier’s expert task force on emergencies, the improvements to the BC Wildfire Service’s hiring process have resulted in more than 1,000 firefighter applicants, with another three months of hiring to […]

Minister’s statement on lives lost to poisoned drugs in 2023

Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement regarding the BC Coroners Service year-end report on illicit drug toxicity deaths: “Today, as we reflect on the year behind us, our hearts are heavy with the loss of 2,511 people in British Columbia to toxic drugs. Each of these lives was […]

Survey indicates Canadians willing to make shifts towards more sustainable food choices  

Sodexo Canada releases the results of its first ever Sustainable Food Barometer. This new research reveals the sustainable food habits and intentions of Canadians, as well as the current disparities between their aspirations and behaviours. As both observer and influencer of consumer food consumption patterns, Sodexo Canada’s aim is to accelerate change across the entire […]

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