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Kootenay drivers urged to be on alert to prevent wildlife collisions

As BC enters a peak period for wildlife activity, Road Safety at Work urges drivers in the Kootenays to be on alert for animals on highways. Every year in B.C. some 9,900 vehicle collisions with wildlife are reported, according to ICBC. The actual numbers may be much higher due to under-reporting. Collisions with deer often increase […]

UPDATE: RCMP confirm motorcycle rider no longer in critical condition

RCMP said Tuesday that the motorcycle rider who suffered serious injuries following an accident last week, north of Nelson is recovering in hospital. “We checked on the driver today and he is still receiving treatment in hospital but no longer considered to be in critical condition,” the RCMP emailed statement read. Nelson RCMP responded to […]

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B.C. improves access to supports for youth, young adults experiencing psychosis

More young people who are experiencing early signs of psychosis are benefiting from expanded supports throughout the province. In 2021, the Province announced the expansion of the early psychosis intervention (EPI) program. B.C. now has more than 50 locations where people can get assessed and connected to care. The Province has funded the hiring of […]

ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

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