In a report release Thursday, the BC Coroners Service said suspected drug overdose deaths increased by almost 80 percent from 2016.
“There were 113 suspected drug overdose deaths in August 2017,” the report detailed.
“This is a 79% increase over the number of death occurring in August 2016 (63).”
Requiring a stress test for Canadians who provide at least a 20 per cent down payment to purchase a home is an unnecessary step that could negatively affect homebuyers across Canada, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The benefits of small-business income splitting, also known as income sprinkling, are concentrated amongst Canada’s richest and not used by the vast majority of families declaring small business income, according to new myth-busting research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Forests define our Canadian geography and identity. One-third of our country is covered with trees, and forests occur in every province and territory. Jobs in forestry employ more than 200,000 Canadians and support many Indigenous and northern communities.
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a violent attack in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured:
"The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night's shooting.
The B.C. government's proposed public subsidies for political parties may be hogging the media spotlight, but there are some other important aspects to the government's proposed changes on how political parties and elections are financed.
The legislation proposes a cut of 25 per cent to the province's campaign spending limits.
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) said in a media release Friday, the company is warning customers to delete any text messages purporting to be sent from ICBC, after a number of customers reported to have received these texts over the last 24 hours.
With the days getting shorter and the fall ushering in cooler weather, motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.
Drivers are required to have winter tires installed on their vehicles if they are travelling on designated highways around the province.
The BC Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.
Effective at noon on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, campfires will once again be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, Southeast Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre.
A return to more seasonal weather conditions and recent precipitation has reduced the wildfire risk in these areas.