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by BC Hydro on Tuesday Jan 11 2022

A BC Hydro pole originally located next to the Nicola River has been found hundreds of kilometres away in Boundary Bay after being washed away in flooding along Highway 8 in November.

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 08 2022

Nuisance calls to 9-1-1 continued to divert the precious time of B.C.’s emergency call takers during E-Comm’s busiest year in its 22-year history. The company received more than 1.9 million 9-1-1 calls in 2021, with many of the busiest days for 9-1-1 in E-Comm’s existence having occurred last year.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 04 2022

The role of a Conservation Officer is diverse – and so is the variety of calls received during 2021.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Dec 31 2021

Olivia is once again the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.

Olivia is followed by Liam, Noah, Jack, Emma, Benjamin, Theodore, Oliver and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

The Province is working to bring down costs for people in 2022.

In the coming year, families will benefit from:

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 27 2021

With multiple highways still damaged by flooding and mudslides, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency.

Given the continued need for public safety measures under the Emergency Program Act and ongoing work to repair damaged highways, the provincial state of emergency is being extended until the end of the day on Jan. 11, 2022.

by Interior Health Authority on Friday Dec 24 2021

Since launching earlier this fall, B.C.’s COVID-19 booster dose campaign has seen nearly 800,000 shots delivered into the arms of people across the province.

We have moved more quickly and accelerated our efforts in Interior Health to make booster shots available: in particular, for those over 65 and whose health conditions or other factors put them at greater risk of illness.

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 23 2021

British Columbia is currently experiencing a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 22 2021

Surrey RCMP is informing the public that charges have been laid against a 25-year-old man in relation to a number of alleged sexual offences involving minors, and are seeking any additional witnesses to come forward.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Dec 20 2021

The Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) has reopened between Hope and Merritt to essential commercial vehicles only following a month of extensive repairs.

The highway was closed by multiple washouts on Nov. 14, 2021.

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