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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Nov 16 2021

The body of one woman has been recovered from the mudslide which occurred across Hwy 99 near Lillooet on Monday morning and search efforts are continuing today.

Late yesterday, Pemberton and Lillooet Search and Rescue personnel, who were transported to the area via helicopter, located and extricated the body of a woman from the Lower Mainland.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 15 2021

New legislation will help maintain access to critical services that British Columbians rely on and protect those who provide those services, as the Province moves to prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools and health-care facilities.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Nov 09 2021

Reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that 333 lives were lost to suspected illicit drug toxicity in August and September 2021, raising the total number of British Columbians lost this year to 1,534.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Nov 08 2021

The RCMP is investigating a string of armed robberies that happened in the last month between Osoyoos to Lake Country.

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Thursday Nov 04 2021

Halloween is officially in the rear view mirror although you may still have candy still around the house.

But what about the Jack or Jill o-Lanterns you selected from all the other pumpkins at the local store or field?

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people NOT to discard pumpkins into forests or natural areas.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 01 2021

This past summer's record-breaking heat claimed the lives of at least 595 British Columbians, according to updated data released by the BC Coroners Service.

"The BC Coroners Service is committed to gathering as much information as possible about each of these deaths to inform future, evidence-based prevention efforts" said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 01 2021

British Columbia has taken an important step forward to prevent drug poisoning deaths by applying to the federal government to remove criminal penalties for people who possess small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Nov 01 2021

A new Automated Avalanche Detection System is operational in Ningunsaw Pass, improving the reliability of Highway 37 between Terrace and Dease Lake, and providing peace of mind for people travelling the area as avalanche season gets underway.

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 28 2021

Premier John Horgan has released the following statement regarding the state of his health:

“After noticing a lump in my neck, I went to the doctor to get a number of tests over the past few weeks. Those tests have revealed a growth in my throat that requires surgery tomorrow. Any further treatment will be determined after the surgery.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Oct 27 2021

More people in B.C. will start to receive invitations for a COVID-19 booster shot as the Province continues its COVID-19 immunization plan, prioritizing B.C.'s elderly and most at-risk through to the December holiday.

The plan expands to include all British Columbians 12+ beginning in January 2022.