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Premier, key ministers in Ottawa to push for housing solutions

BC’s premier and several cabinet ministers are in Ottawa this week to push for more housing and wildfire support. David Eby and six senior MLAs are in Ottawa Monday and Tuesday for a series of meetings. In a press release the premier’s office says a major goal is to discuss...

BC Culture Days to put spotlight on Vancouver Island events

With BC Culture Days now underway, hundreds of free activities and events are taking place throughout the province. According to the province, BC Culture Days is a three-week celebration that focuses on highlighting the cultural landscape in BC through events, presentations, activities and workshops. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport...

Shortage of sheriffs could close courts, internal report warns

The sheriff service in BC is struggling to recruit and retain employees, leading to more than 86 court appearance cancellations this year. An internal report published in July by the service says low and uncompetitive wages, toxic working conditions, limited opportunities for advancement, and chronic problems with management have left...

Water meters to be installed in Sechelt starting in October

With the drought still affecting many communities in the province, water meters are set to be installed in Sechelt. According to the Sunshine Coast Regional District, the installation is part of Phase Three of the universal meter installation project, which plans to install meters in several areas within the district...

State of emergency ends around Clowhom Lake fire

A state of emergency which caused several properties to be evacuated because of wildfire has ended. The evacuation order for seven properties in the Clowhom Lake area has been changed to an evacuation alert. The emergency has been cancelled due to more favorable weather conditions and operational progress made by...

Nanaimo RCMP looking to return two items

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in returning two high-tech items. Police say they have an Apple MacBook confiscated earlier this month from an individual’s backpack while the person was lodged in the RCMP cellblock. They say the MacBook can be easily identified. Hoffman is displayed on the lock...
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