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Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

BC is a great place to live, but global inflation has made life more expensive for everyone. In the face of these challenges, we are supporting people to build good lives here in BC, and are taking action to put money back into people’s pockets through new and expanded programs. This summer, families in British […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Winlaw

Nelson RCMP is reporting that a teenager has died as a result of a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on back road near Winlaw. RCMP said officers responded on Tuesday, June 25th 2024 at 12:35 p.m., to a report of a head on collision between an SUV and a motorcycle on the Slocan River Road near Winlaw. […]

Eleven-year-old boy drowns at Wasa Lake

RCMP said a young boy drown Sunday on Wasa Lake, north of Cranbrook. Police said Kimberley RCMP were called to Wasa Lake, a popular summer recreation spot, on June 23, 2024 after a an inflated tube with three children on board flipped over due to high winds and rough waters. RCMP said that one of […]

Update: BC Highway Patrol continue investigation following a collision on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache

BC Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the serious school bus collision on June 21, 2024, near Lac la Hache. RCMP said in a media release that prior to the collision, the school bus was on a class trip and had been travelling southbound on Highway 97, from Likely Highway, before going down a 50-foot […]

Warmer temperatures prompt safety reminder from BC Coroners Service

With the arrival of summer and warmer temperatures, the BC Coroners Service (BCCS) is urging people to take extra care and plan ahead in the event of extreme-weather conditions. According to updated data from BCCS, there were 11 suspected heat-related deaths in 2023. All such deaths were reported between May and August, with more than […]

Nikkei Memorial Internment Centre hosts 30th anniversary ceremony

The Nikkei Memorial Internment Centre, the only site in Canada located in New Denver that tells the story of how Japanese Canadians were stripped of their rights and sent to the BC Interior during World War II, celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday. “Today, New Denver is too beautiful to imagine that it was ever a […]

Local SAR units assist in rescue of woman following ATV accident

A female operator of an ATV was airlifted to a nearby hospital following an accident west of Castlegar Sunday RCMP said in a media release. Police said that just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024, Castlegar RCMP were alerted to an SOS activation on a satellite GPS tracking device. Castlegar RCMP said the […]

DriveSmartBC: Five dollar head, five dollar helmet

The observation “five dollar head, five dollar helmet” was how one of my supervisors referred to motorcycle riders who wore beanie style helmets that would provide little or no protection in a crash. Today, that observation could be extended to those who choose to ride a bicycle or an electric kick scooter with inadequate protection. […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptables: Ellie needs a special home

Ellie is a senior ( we were told 11 years old maybe a little older) 15 pound Chihuahua/Pug mix looking for a specific kind of home: She shows signs of separation anxiety and  needs someone that is home most of the time, and someone that would take her with them wherever they go any time […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the many ways the diversity, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples have shaped BC for the better. Today is an opportunity to listen, learn and honour Indigenous cultures, traditions, languages and histories. Here are four ways you can celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: • Go to a public […]