• Winter tires required for highway driving as of this weekend

      It’s that time of year again. The provincial government is reminding drivers that as of Oct. 1 motorists will be required to equip their vehicles with winter tires if they plan to travel on certain highways....

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  • Opposition raps ‘fantasy fund,’ MSP fees

    The B.C. Liberal government’s new “prosperity fund” is effectively financed by Medical Services Plan fees, not the natural gas windfall promised by Premier Christy Clark three years ago, say opposition MLAs. In her response to the B.C....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • NDP calls B.C. housing plan a step back

    The B.C. government is committing to put an additional $335 million into social housing projects over the next five years, most of it from transfers of property to non-profit societies. Premier Christy Clark announced the social housing...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Tegart: Biosolids review just getting started

    By Jackie Tegart One of the pleasures of being your MLA is that I get involved in issues that matter to people. Some of the issues affect only a single individual, like helping someone on social assistance...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Drought takes toll on rivers, land

    Water use restrictions, inland fishing closures and a close watch on the warming Fraser River continue as drought conditions extend into a fourth month in B.C. The Fraser River discharge at Hope measured 31 per cent lower...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • B.C. carbon tax gets international attention

    Premier Christy Clark met Friday with the finance ministers of China, India, the U.S. and other G20 countries to tell them about the success of B.C.’s carbon tax on fuels. Clark said in a phone interview from...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Wolf cull ends first year; 84 killed

    The B.C. government has killed 11 wolves in the South Selkirk Mountains and another 73 in the South Peace region in the first year of a five-year plan to protect dwindling caribou herds. The South Selkirk program left...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Land sales leave lingering odour

    VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government’s sale of Crown properties to help balance its election budget was the dominant story in the legislature last week, as the NDP revealed evidence of a “fire sale” that may have...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales targeted

    By Jeff Nagel, Black Press The regulatory body for B.C. pharmacists hasn’t given up on its agenda to ban pharmacies from handing out loyalty reward points on drug purchases, or to eventually ban cigarette sales. A ban...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Forests Minister talks timber supply review in Merritt

    The Merritt timber supply area is likely to see a decrease in allowable annual cut, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson says. The minister was in town to discuss the upcoming timber supply...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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