Commercial truck drivers to face higher penalties for hitting overpasses

Drivers of commercial trucks involved in infrastructure crashes will face higher penalties, with the government taking stronger action to make highway travel safer for everyone. The proposed changes to the Commercial Transport Act (CTA) will enable the courts to impose fines for as much as $100,000, as well as imprisonment up to 18 months upon […]

Alberta man killed in Revelstoke avalanche

On March 3, 2024, at about 1 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP was notified of a back-country avalanche in the Sale Mountain area, near Revelstoke. A 58-year-old man from Alberta was snow-biking with a group and was trapped in the avalanche. The man was located by group members and first aid assistance was provided immediately. Revelstoke […]

Woman pleads guilty to 2020 homicide in the North Okanagan

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit arrested a woman in conjunction with the homicide of an individual inside a home near Round Lake in the North Okanagan. On Aug. 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m 59-year-old Lynda Saundry was formally charged with the first-degree murder of 55-year-old Barry Jones from the North Okanagan and […]

Alberta man dies in avalanche near Revelstoke

RCMP said that a man from Alberta has died following an avalanche near Revelstoke. RCMP said that on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at approximately 1 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP was notified of a back-country avalanche in the Sale Mountain area, west of Revelstoke. Police said that 58-year-old man from Alberta was snow-biking with a group […]

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 […]

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