IHA and regional hospital districts sign new MOU

A new memorandum of understanding between Interior Health (IH) and the seven Interior regional hospital districts (RHDs) will strengthen existing partnerships dedicated to improving care for people in the Interior. As part of the capital planning process, IH submits a funding request letter to the RHDs each December outlining the equipment, capital improvement projects and […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

This week I was thrilled to able to join others in celebrating a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Improved access to healthcare is benefiting individuals throughout the region, thanks to the completion of the Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care project here at KBRH. The new pharmacy is triple the size of the previous […]

Column: Don't be cowed by climate science denial

Climate change shouldn’t be political. The evidence is there for all to see, and people everywhere are feeling the effects. Government leaders from every nation and ideology have signed agreements to address the crisis, and reputable organizations from the International Energy Agency to the World Bank have analyzed the necessity and benefits of acting quickly. […]

Program launched to accelerate conservation of areas around Canada’s National Parks

Habitat loss and climate change threaten the iconic plants and animals that bring our national parks to life. That’s why Canada’s two largest conservation organizations have partnered to protect landscapes around these natural areas. At the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Parks Canada (PC) launched the Landscape Resiliency Program, a […]

COLUMN: 'Looking up' (or not) won't fix the climate crisis

By David Suzuki At the end of the film Don’t Look Up — in which a comet hurtling toward Earth serves as a blunt metaphor for the climate crisis — astronomy professor Randall Mindy (played by Leonard DiCaprio) says, “We really did have everything, didn’t we?” It’s true. This spinning ball of earth, water and […]

The Ktunaxa Nation calls for the U.S. and Canada to meet with the Nation immediately to address watershed pollution

Trudeau and Biden Strike Out, Missing Both the End-of-Summer Deadline and the Commitment to Work in Partnership with the Transboundary Ktunaxa Nation to Address Mining Pollution in the Kootenai/y Watershed Submitted by the Ktunaxa Nation The United States and Canada have failed to meet their summer deadline to reach an agreement in partnership with the […]

OP/ED: From the Hill: The Truth about the Carbon Tax

These are difficult times for a lot of Canadians.  At the top of the list is the difficulty many have in finding affordable housing.  Groceries continue to rise in price.  And rounding out the list is always the price of gasoline. Over the past three years, gas prices have gone up by about a dollar […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

B.C. improving credential recognition for internationally trained professionals. Province held a fair credentials town hall with internationally trained professionals, key organizations and advocates to talk about progress made on international credential recognition in health care and the work being done to expand to all sectors of the economy. People come from all over to live in […]

Legislation introduced to rein in short-term rentals, deliver more homes for people

Turning short-term rentals into homes for people is at the core of newly introduced legislation to regulate the rapidly expanding short-term rental market. “Anyone who’s looking for an affordable place to live knows how hard it is, and short-term rentals are making it even more challenging,” said Premier David Eby. “The number of short-term rentals […]

OPINION: It’s time to banish the notwithstanding clause, the slow killer of Canada’s rule of law

By Jeffery B. Meyers, for The Conversation I have written before that the far-right populist nationalism of the sort that fuelled the events of Jan. 6, 2021 in the United States and the so-called “freedom convoy” of February 2022 in Canada are not outlier events. We live in a period in which the validity of […]

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