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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 […]

Report: BC Coalfields May Become Critical Minerals Source

A new report released by Geoscience BC indicates the potential for coalfields in British Columbia’s East Kootenays to host elevated concentrations of rare earth elements. Rare earth elements (REEs), a group of elements with uses in technologies such as turbines and electric motors, are important to Canada’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Owing to […]

FROM THE HILL: MP speaks to Palestine/Israel war

For the past three and a half months the world has witnessed the devastating situation in Palestine and Israel. Since the horrifying Hamas terrorist attacks of October 7 and the beginning of this latest assault on Gaza by Israeli forces, tens of thousands of innocent people have been killed, of whom two-thirds are women and […]

BBB Scam Alert: Don’t do this friend a favour

In this new con, a scammer poses as a friend asking for a simple favour. The email is so convincing that Better Business Bureau staff almost fell for it. How this scam works: You get an email that appears to be from a friend or family member. The message looks harmless and casual—like something a […]

New self-screening program will help detect cervical cancer sooner

People in B.C. will have improved access to cervical cancer screening as a provincewide cervix self-screening program launches, including the option to screen at home, a first in Canada. “It’s not every day that a province can set an achievable goal of eliminating a deadly cancer, but today’s launch of the first at-home self-screening program […]

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