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New BikesBC program supports greener travel in the North

Fort St John and Quesnel are featured on a list of communities that will benefit from new BikesBC grants. Eighteen communities throughout the province will split 6.1 million dollars in support of greener transportation and more active lifestyles. The funding will go towards projects that make cycling to work and other locations easier. Quesnel will get just over 223 thousand ... Read More »

New inpatient unit begins construction at UHNBC

The University Hospital of Northern BC has begun work on a new inpatient unit. IDL projects is constructing the new unit which will feature added inpatient rooms, an exercise lab, dining area, lounge, and a new 24 bed unit. The new unit will follow a rehabilitative care approach to improve physical strength, mobility, and the ability to perform daily abilities. ... Read More »

Easier oil recycling coming to BC

The BC Used Oil Management Association is attempting to make responsible recycling of oil products more convenient for residents. Fresh grants have been announced by the Association that will go towards bringing more tanks and covered sheds across the province. The proposed depots will be free and easy to access. Once collected, the old substances will be recycled to create ... Read More »

BC Ferries fuel tariffs out on June 27th

With fuel tariffs on BC ferries set to go out the window in June 27th, passengers can expect a price increase coming soon. While price increases will vary depending on trips, you can expect between a 50 cent and 2 dollar increase per trip. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena took to the podium yesterday to reiterate her frustrations with BC Ferries. ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen continues pipeline criticism

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen continued his criticism of the federal government’s decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline in statements made yesterday. Cullen called the purchase the “biggest lemon in Canadian history”, saying that the pipeline was valued at around 2.5 billion dollars and was purchased for 550 million just 10 years ago. The government spent 4.5 billion to ... Read More »

New leadership funding coming to BC schools

The provincial government is injecting more cash in to leadership development among students. Announced this morning, the new program will dee developmental funding for aspring leadership programs increase from 200 thousand to 600 thousand next year, and 800 thousand by 2020. The funding will go towards: training and mentoring new school and district leaders, increasing financial training for leaders, additional ... Read More »

Supreme Court decision to assess fairness among Indigenous prisoners

A Supreme Court decision released today is encouraging according to two groups supporting Indigenous peoples in BC. The Union of BC Chiefs and the BC Civil Liberties Association banded together to intervine in an earlier court case for improved circumstantial accountability in the justice system. Relating to the Ewert v Canada case challenging bias against Indigenous peoples in the prison ... Read More »

Stroke victim attacked and beaten in Hazelton

A disabled Hazelton man is recovering after being swarmed and beaten over the weekend. Tanya Gray says her husband, Chuck, was walking home from a pub Saturday night when he was circled and attacked by at least four young men. She says Chuck had a stroke last August that left the right side of his body paralyzed and he told ... Read More »

Skeena First Nations call for total recreational fishing closure

Eight First Nations are calling for a total closure of marine and freshwater recreational fisheries along the Skeena River watershed. The Skeena Nations Fish Forum members say the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the BC government aren’t doing enough to protect Skeena salmon stocks in the face of dismal Chinook returns and an emerging crisis. The DFO announced recreational ... Read More »

Insulin pumps to be covered for all ages in BC

The provincial government is making it easier for those suffering from diabetes to manage their illness. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced this morning that insulin pumps used by many in the treatment of diabetes will now be covered by Pharmacare. With the changes set to take effect on July 3rd, BC will become one of only 3 provinces to ... Read More »

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