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Canada, province invest up to $24.7M to bring high-speed internet to over 5,000 households

The governments of both Canada and British Columbia are investing up to $24.7 million in funding to bring high-speed internet to over 5,000 households. Minister...

Standing Committee on Health proposes 37 recommendations to province on drug toxicity and overdose

Recommendations to combat the drug toxicity and overdose crisis have been released, with the goal of seeing investments in all sectors of care. A total...

Province encouraging awareness of carbon monoxide as heaters fire up

As the weather gets colder and many furnaces begin heating homes in the province, the government is encouraging awareness of the “invisible killer.” The “invisible...

New payment model coming for family doctors

The B.C. government is doing away with the old payment model for family doctors and introducing one they say focuses on patients. Previously a fee-for-service...

Gen X has highest carbon footprint at home: BC Hydro

A recent report from BC Hydro finds the Baby Boomers' carbon footprint has been overtaken by a different generation. The report called “Green generation gap”...

David Eby to be declared B.C. NDP leader on Friday

Former housing minister David Eby will be sworn in as the new B.C. NDP leader tomorrow, after the only other candidate vying for the...

Province updates strategy to optimize health care

The B.C. government is looking to expand training and improve the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers in the province. Provincial officials said it’s a...

Province urging vaccines as we head into flu season

The B.C. government is expecting a surge in both COVID-19 and influenza this fall and is recommending people get their boosters as well as...

B.C. families could see childcare costs cut by 50% by December

The federal and provincial governments are spending more money to help lower childcare costs for thousands of B.C. families and the savings will be...

Province invests in suicide care improvements

The B.C. government is spending $2 million to create a provincewide standard of care and training to help people with thoughts of suicide and...

Report calls for more mental health supports for repeat offenders in B.C.

An independent review issued by the B.C. government looking at repeat offenders has come back with its findings and 28 recommendations for the province,...

Snowbirds to return to the skies after cause of crash found

The cause of a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crash in August has been traced down to an improperly built oil filter. The incident involving one...

School support staff reach tentative framework agreement: B.C. Government

A tentative framework agreement covering around 40,000 unionized B.C. school support staff has been reached. It’s between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the...

B.C. to observe national day of mourning

The provincial government is following the federal government’s lead and observing the national day of mourning on Sept. 19. K-12 public schools, public post-secondary institutions,...

Province introducing additional cost of living supports

The B.C. government is increasing the next climate action tax credit payment to people in B.C. It will provide up to an additional $164 per...

Tentative agreement reached between union and Health Employers Association

The Facilities Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC have reached a tentative agreement. The union represents 60,000 hospital and long-term care workers...

Sizeable decrease in area burned this year

The amount of area in the province burned by wildfires is down drastically from the year before. Approximately 42,997 hectares have been burned so far...

New funds to help with back-to-school affordability

The B.C. government is providing $60 million to school districts across the province to help pay for student meals and school supplies. School districts will...

Divers continue to work on oil spill after ship sinks further

The Aleutian Isle fishing boat has sunk deeper into the sea, presenting more challenges in cleaning up its oil leak. The near 15-metre boat sunk...

Over 1,500 animals up for adoption at BC SPCA

The BC SPCA says adoption rates have dropped for the first time since the pandemic began, leading to many more animals being up for...

Province increases maximum EV rebate to increase accessibility

Some B.C. residents could see a higher electric vehicle (EV) rebate as the province increases the amount. The B.C. Government announced Tuesday the maximum rebate...

BC Ferries expecting over 400,000 passengers from Thursday to Monday

BC Ferries is planning to welcome around 140,000 vehicles and over 400,000 passengers from Thursday to Monday. The fleet will be operating at maximum capacity...

Province introducing new support program for Indigenous children and families

Indigenous families with children aged three to 12 will be able to access free virtual, culturally grounded support. The program was developed with the guidance...
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