Aspen Planers has announced that it will restart its Merritt mill, which has been closed since early December due to a lack of approved cutting permits, for an undetermined amount of time.
by Marius Auer | Feb 3, 2023
With the global COVID-19 pandemic dragging on, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is expanding its program that monitors wastewater in several B.C. communities to test for the COVID-19 virus.
by Marius Auer | Feb 1, 2023
The provincial government has announced the commencement of construction for a “fibre-to-the-home” project which will bring high-speed fibre internet from Telus to a number of rural Indigenous communities, including in nearby Quilchena.
by Marius Auer | Jan 23, 2023
The provincial government is looking to reassure British Columbians of their decision to apply for an exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act amid some public backlash.
by Marius Auer | Jan 20, 2023
The provincial government has announced that new sensors along Highway 5A will monitor commercial vehicle traffic, a move they say will improve safety for local residents and users of the highway.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 18, 2023
The Home Owner Grant program invites B.C. homeowners to take advantage of their funding which in 2023 has a threshold set at $2.125 million.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 17, 2023
The Province of B.C. announced that it will cover assessment fees, which costs more than $3,700, to remove financial barriers for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who want to work in B.C.
by Marius Auer | Jan 11, 2023
One of Merritt’s major economic powerhouses currently lies dormant, closed by a lack of timber supply and government approval of timber harvesting.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 10, 2023
A number of jobs have been identified unsuitable for young people. Thus the Province of B.C. has implemented minimum age requirements for certain jobs, beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 30, 2022
As waiting times for dispute resolution remain long for B.C. landlords and renters, the Province of B.C. has announced that it will invest an estimated $15.6 million to increase staffing for Residential Tenancy Branch’s (RTB) operations.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 29, 2022
With the first intake for Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) funding applications closing on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, the Province of B.C. encourages people to submit applications while they still can.
by Marius Auer | Dec 20, 2022
As emergency room closures and staff shortages plague hospitals throughout the province, including this week’s nine hour closure of the Nicola Valley Hospital’s ER, Interior Health is looking to recruit new staff and raise awareness of the cause behind the service disruptions.
by Marius Auer | Dec 19, 2022
The BC Human Rights Commissioner is calling for an end to the use of liaison officers in BC schools, recommending the School Liaison Officer (SLO) programs be suspended unless school districts can show a clear evidence-based need for the program that can’t be met through other civilian services.
by Marius Auer | Dec 13, 2022
As the winter season and its colder temperatures arrive, cold and flu season sneaks up right alongside it. Public health officials are encouraging families to get themselves vaccinated against influenza.