B.C. plants its 10-billionth tree

B.C. is celebrating the 10-billionth tree planted since reforestation programs began in 1930, with two billion of those trees planted in the past seven years. “Throughout the province, people are seeing the impacts of climate change on our forests,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests. “To support healthy forests for people and communities, we are […]

Fortis BC calling on residents to call before they dig

Nearly 70 per cent of damages to underground gas lines in 2023 belong to ground disturbers without a BC 1 Call ticket With April being Safe Digging Month, FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) and BC 1 Call are teaming up to ask residents and contractors to click or call BC 1 Call before they dig, excavate […]

FortisBC electricity customers will receive bill credit starting April 22

FortisBC Inc. (“FortisBC”) residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers will receive the Government of British Columbia’s Electricity Affordability Credit on their bills beginning April 22, 2024, and it will be applied to each of their bills until March 31, 2025. The credit will be based on 4.6 per cent of customers’ electricity consumption from January […]

Two people killed in head-on collision on Highway 3 near Creston

RCMP confirmed Friday that two people died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon east of Creston in Kitchener. Creston RCMP said that both drivers were deceased at the accident scene. The accident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. with Creston RCMP, Creston Fire Rescue and BC EHS responding to a 2-vehicle collision on Highway 3. Crews […]

Outdoor Recreation Council of BC Launches New Grant Program to Support Outdoor Initiatives Across the Province

There’s a significant milestone for outdoor enthusiasts across British Columbia as the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORCBC) unveils the launch of the Outdoor Recreation Fund of BC grant program. This initiative is designed to empower communities and volunteer organizations in their efforts to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and stewardship across the province. As a leading advocate for […]

Historic water bomber, Hawaii Martin Mars, to be displayed in BC museum

The Province is supporting the preservation of a historic piece of B.C.’s aviation history to ensure its story can be shared with residents and visitors for generations to come. “The Hawaii Martin Mars water bomber is a proud symbol of B.C.’s ingenuity and innovation, representing cutting-edge technology in aviation firefighting of its time,” said Lana […]

Beware of speeding ticket text scam — RCMP

RCMP is advising the public of a speeding ticket text scam is making its way through the BC Interior and Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo. RCMP said people have been a text message urging drivers to deal with a speeding ticket of face court action. On Monday March 25, 2024, the Nanaimo RCMP switchboard received numerous […]

Two harm reduction programs not effectively implemented, audits find

B.C.’s auditor general has found that two provincial harm reduction programs that work to reduce toxic drug-related deaths and injuries weren’t effectively implemented by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and the Ministry of Health. The two ministries lead B.C.’s response to the toxic drug emergency, focusing on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. […]

B.C. getting jump on wildfire/drought prevention

The Province is taking several early steps to prepare for the wildfire and drought season, including working proactively with local governments and First Nations to help keep people and communities safe and informed. “We’re taking action earlier than ever and preparations for this year’s wildfire season are already well underway,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of […]

Report reveals Elk Valley's $6.4B water pollution problem

New report puts $6.4 billion price tag on partial clean up of water pollution from Elk Valley coal mines: A new Wildsight-commissioned report has revealed it will cost at least $6.4 billion to reverse rising selenium concentrations in Canadian and United States waterways due to toxic runoff from British Columbia’s Elk Valley coal mines. Selenium […]

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