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Municipal-run internet service plan takes step forward

Municipal-run internet service plan takes step forward

May 19, 2022 / 4:16 pm

A consortium of villages in the Slocan and Arrow Lakes Valleys are moving ahead with plans to see if they can set up their own municipal internet service when...

Abbotsford commercial poultry flock latest to test positive for avian flu in B.C.

Abbotsford commercial poultry flock latest to test positive for avian flu in B.C.

May 19, 2022 / 4:15 pm

Avian flu has been found in a commercial flock in the Fraser Valley, the same area where 80 per cent of British Columbia's poultry farms are located....

Road resurfacing season underway in southern Interior

Road resurfacing season underway in southern Interior

May 19, 2022 / 3:31 pm

Summer road construction season is here. Road crews will be busy across the Interior of British Columbia this season with more than 450 kilometres of paving set...

B.C.'s Othello Tunnels remain closed, damaged after storms

B.C.'s Othello Tunnels remain closed, damaged after storms

May 19, 2022 / 3:20 pm

A part of B.C. history that was heavily damaged during last November's storms won’t be opening any time soon. The Othello Tunnels — a popular...

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

May 19, 2022 / 2:55 pm

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. are once again on the decline, according to the latest weekly update from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). The data,...

Convicted nurse impersonator may face more B.C. charges

Convicted nurse impersonator may face more B.C. charges

May 19, 2022 / 2:33 pm

A woman convicted of impersonating an Ontario nurse — and already facing related charges in Vancouver — may soon have more legal issues to deal...

B.C. to end fossil fuel subsidies under new oil and gas royalty system

B.C. to end fossil fuel subsidies under new oil and gas royalty system

May 19, 2022 / 1:46 pm

British Columbia is changing its decades-old royalty system, the fees it charges companies to extract publicly owned oil and gas, in an effort to align with...

Box Lake Lumber will survive old-growth deferrals, owner says

Box Lake Lumber will survive old-growth deferrals, owner says

May 19, 2022 / 1:14 pm

The owner of Box Lake Lumber says after months of uncertainty, he can see a way forward for his embattled Nakusp-based lumber mill. “It hasn’t all...

Why Hollywood North is poised to weather potential recession

Why Hollywood North is poised to weather potential recession

May 19, 2022 / 1:05 pm

With central banks accelerating rate-hikes in a bid to tamp down on inflation, prospects of a recession have been looming over the global economy as cheap...

How B.C.'s Human Rights Code helps renters

How B.C.'s Human Rights Code helps renters

May 19, 2022 / 9:52 am

It is important for renters to know their rights during their tenancy period with any housing provider in B.C. That was the message of a recent online seminar...

B.C. clerk of the legislature guilty of fraud and breach of trust

B.C. clerk of the legislature guilty of fraud and breach of trust

May 19, 2022 / 9:50 am

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. British Columbia's former clerk of the legislature is guilty of fraud and breach of trust, but a judge has found him not guilty of all...

Crews working to restore power to parts of B.C.'s south coast hammered by high winds

Crews working to restore power to parts of B.C.'s south coast hammered by high winds

May 19, 2022 / 9:17 am

Crews were making headway restoring electricity to thousands of customers across British Columbia's south coast after a fierce windstorm. Environment Canada...

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Coquihalla

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Coquihalla

May 19, 2022 / 7:41 am

For the second day in a row, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt. Travellers can...

B.C.'s public-sector union contracts unlikely to drive inflation, experts say

B.C.'s public-sector union contracts unlikely to drive inflation, experts say

May 18, 2022 / 9:34 pm

It is no secret that B.C. is facing the expiration of a large number of public-sector union contracts this year, and negotiations are well underway for several...

Crews continue to remove debris from rivers six months after atmospheric river event

Crews continue to remove debris from rivers six months after atmospheric river event

May 18, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Six months after heavy rains devastated communities and highways across Southern B.C., crews continue to remove debris from local rivers. In an update...

High winds topple trees and knock out power to thousands in southern B.C.

High winds topple trees and knock out power to thousands in southern B.C.

May 18, 2022 / 4:35 pm

More than 40,000 homes and businesses were without power Wednesday as strong winds ripped across Vancouver Island. The scheduled arrival of a cruise ship at...

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

May 18, 2022 / 4:33 pm

Some British Columbians over 50 are taking advantage of free second COVID-19 booster vaccines in the United States. B.C. health officials have only approved a...

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

In B.C., the government will now pay for 75% of an EV charging station

May 18, 2022 / 11:41 am

The B.C. and federal governments will increase funding to help individuals, businesses and municipalities install electric vehicle charging stations in a rebate...

B.C. vows to work with doctors on primary care crisis

B.C. vows to work with doctors on primary care crisis

May 18, 2022 / 10:06 am

Premier John Horgan says the number of people without a family doctor in B.C. is a problem and committed Tuesday to work with family doctors on a clear process...

Crossing the U.S./Canada border over the long weekend? Here's what to expect

Crossing the U.S./Canada border over the long weekend? Here's what to expect

May 18, 2022 / 9:50 am

The CBSA is reminding travellers to make life easy for themselves and others this May long weekend. The border agency – while working to mitigate long...

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