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As a part of BC's $1.6 billion Economic Recovery Plan, our Range Stewardship Program undertakes to create 250 jobs in rural and Indigenous communities to protect and steward the backcountry of BC. Through this program, at least 125 small family businesses will receive much-needed financial support while providing employment and important benefits to the province as a whole – all while aligning with the CleanBC program.

Public Applause for BC’s Ministries of Health and Mental Health and Addictions is Well Deserved

During COVID-19 the overdose crisis has worsened in British Columbia, which averages five overdose deaths per day. Recent efforts by the provincial government to expand prescribing privileges in British Columbia should be applauded.

Central Mountain Air Resumes Flights from Fort St. John

Central Mountain Air is pleased to resume service between Fort St. John and Prince George. Beginning November 16th, 2020, CMA will operate two weekly flights between Fort St. John and Prince George. 

BC Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology visits Radical I/O

BC Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology visits Radical I/O, a local software development consultancy and lab, and learns about their new smart city platform SimpliCity(TM).

Living wage movement reaches 157 employers across BC, including first restaurant since 2015

Eleven BC employers recently achieved Living Wage certification, bringing the total of certified employers across the province to 157. This represents over 21,600 workers who are earning a decent wage in their communities.

Free Geek Vancouver in Need of Donations to Remain in Business

Free Geek Vancouver, an East Vancouver-based non-profit organization dedicated to reusing and recycling unwanted computers and consumer electronics, announced on July 3rd that it is in danger of closing and is soliciting donations to help keep the doors open.

Kamloops Chamber Celebrates Approval of the TMX Pipeline

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the National Energy Board has confirmed that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project has been approved.

PL3Y Education BC Announces New Program, Yoga PL3Y

Available to all Vancouver Lower Mainland Schools for 2019/2020 School Year.

RCMP response to the release of the Surrey Policing Transition plan

Today, the City of Surrey released its proposed Surrey Policing Transition plan to the public.

Papi's Seafood and Oyster Bar to Open in Heart of Vancouver's West End

New Seafood-Focused Restaurant Will Offer Menu of Casual Favourites for Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch in Fully Licensed Dining Room, Patio Overlooking English Bay.

A workout that doesn't feel like working out

See why Langley's hippest new fitness studio is shaking up norms in the fitness industry with it's boutique take on boxing and strength training. 45 min workouts designed to get you all the results of a 60 min workout to the beats of hip hop playlists in a dimly lit blue studio.

A Dialogue on Accessibility presented by the Gathering Festival

The Gathering Festival Presents: A Dialogue on Accessibility on Saturday June 1, 2-4 PM, at the Gathering Place Community Centre 609 Helmcken Street. Free admission. Part of a week of special events in celebration of BC Access Awareness Day.

Respected local restaurants PIVA and El Santo donate $15,000 in support of New Westminster New Media Gallery

The City of New Westminster is thrilled to announce that two award-winning, local restaurants have joined forces to donate $15,000 to New Media Gallery.

Chinook fisheries close as governments perpetuate policies at heart of crisis

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced new fisheries closure measures for chinook Tuesday in an effort to save the at-risk salmon from disappearing from Canadian waters.


One of the biggest challenges facing residents of Metro Vancouver today is the lack of ride sharing services. Depending on where you live in the metropolitan area, this can make getting around a little bit tricky. While provincial governments wrangle over the details of large scale ride sharing companies, a Vancouver area startup offers a solution… sort of.

Shahin Behroyan Vancouver’s Top Realtor - Opens New Office in West Vancouver

Shahin Behroyan Ranks Among Top 5 Realtors from the RE/MAX World - With Over 100+ Homes per Year Sold

Photography Studio in celebrates International Women’s Day by gifting portrait sessions to women

Franctal Studio, a boutique photography in Surrey BC, celebrates International Women's Day 2019 with free portraits to celebrate and empower women.

Budget 2019 brings welcome improvements in benefits but falls short on legal aid

Today, the provincial government released Budget 2019. The budget takes important steps towards addressing poverty in the province.

B.C. Green influence evident in 2019 budget priorities

The government’s 2019 budget provides clear evidence that the B.C. Greens’ participation in this landmark minority government has been a success in advancing its values and policy priorities.

BC Budget: Making Life Better for Families in BC to Prevent Poverty

In terms of investments in the first-ever poverty reduction strategy in the 2019 B.C. Budget, the new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit will significantly impact families in poverty in British Columbia but there needs to be far more for individuals in poverty in this budget, according to the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC).

Nearly 150 Living Wage Employers certified across BC

Sixteen employers across British Columbia have recently been certified as Living Wage Employers, reaching a total of 146 certified employers in BC. This represents over 19,300 staff and contractors who are earning a decent wage in their communities.

Free home energy efficiency workshop for home owners

Learn how to improve your home’s energy efficiency at a free workshop on Feb. 20. The City of Campbell River, with support from BC Hydro, is offering a workshop for community members to learn tips and tricks for energy efficiency upgrades and renovations, and energy use considerations when buying a house.

City Council adopts bylaw amendment that deters renovictions

On Monday, February 4, 2019, New Westminster City Council adopted Business Regulations and Licensing (Rental Units) Amendment Bylaw No. 8085, a central component of the new Rental Housing Revitalization Initiative endorsed by Council on January 14, 2019.

B.C. Green caucus responds to joint letter from B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ombudsperson, and Merit Commissioner

Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Greens, and Sonia Furstenau, House Leader of the B.C. Green Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the joint letter published today by B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ombudsperson, and Merit Commissioner.

Radical I/O appoints first President

Dr. Christin Wiedemann has been appointed Radical I/O's first President. Christin will oversee the growth of their technology consultancy and their Smart City platform.

Axis Systems Group Vertically Integrates with the Acquisition of Gateway Security

ASG - Axis Systems Group takes great pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Gateway Security in late 2018.

An alphabetical chronology of aquaculture in 2018

An A to Z Guide to some of the major stories that impact the fish farming industry in BC, Canada and the world in 2018.

Upcoming Motivational Events of The Spiritual Guru – Sunita Bapooji in Victoria

Peacetree is pleased to announce the 2 upcoming workshops of Master Sunita Bapooji that will transform your life completely.

Inadmissible Patrons Program launches in Surrey

The Surrey RCMP, together with the City of Surrey, BC Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA) and Restaurants Canada, are launching the Inadmissible Patrons Program (IPP) in Surrey this week to further support public safety and deter individuals who are associated to violent crime from being in Surrey.

Living Wage for Families Campaign reaches 130 employers across BC

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has certified eight more Living Wage Employers from across British Columbia. More than 130 BC employers have now been certified as Living Wage Employers, representing over 19,000 staff and contractors who are earning a decent wage in their communities.

BC Film Industry Drives Demand for Electric Vehicles

In the last year $3.4 billion was generated for the BC economy by over 450 productions, according to Creative BC, the provincial agency that monitors and supports the creative economy. Production companies require skilled workers and services from more than 250 companies.


Scott Construction Group Announces Major Achievement in Corporate Culture Recognition.


BC Conservative interim Leader Scott Anderson said last night's debate between the BC Liberals and the BC NDP was a pointless display of loudly delivered talking points on the subject of proportional representation (PR), but ironically useful in showing the BC Liberal's true colours.

Investing in the future of aquaculture in B.C.

BC aquaculture giants pump millions in new technologies and sea vessels.

Museum Mash returns to Touchstones Nelson

Museum Mash returns to Touchstones Nelson - bring the whole family for this fun FREE event!

Furstenau statement on Environmental Assessment Act

Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Caucus spokesperson for the environment, welcomed the introduction of government legislation to revitalize B.C.’s environmental assessment (EA) process.

GFID Responds to 'X' Marker Addition to BC Birth Certificates

The Province has f'X' it Up Completely: Cases To Continue in the Courts

Cannabis Driving Laws in British Columbia Canada

Marijuana became legalized in October 2018 in Canada and the federal government and the provincial government of British Columbia. It will be a good idea for us.

Musical team wins top prize with Pro Rep video

Indie filmmakers win referendum video contest, as Proportional Representation vote continues in B.C.


BC Conservative Party interim leader Scott Anderson calls for inclusion in the electoral reform debate on November 8, along with Green Leader Andrew Weaver. Currently, only the NDP and BC Liberals are slated to take part in the debate.

Following Greyhounds Departure, The Wilson's Group Introduces The BC Connector

The Wilson’s Group of Companies is excited to announce they have been awarded the Kelowna and Kamloops routes, helping to fill the void left by Greyhounds departure in Western Canada.


The British Columbia Conservative Party is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019 Leadership Race. The nomination period begins today and ends on December 31.

VRCA announces 2018 Awards of Excellence - Gold Award winners

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) recognized the finest in B.C.'s construction industry at its 30th Annual Awards of Excellence.

Big Bad Wolf Arrested by Lake Cowichan RCMP

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 the RCMP arrested the Big Bad Wolf in Lake Cowichan, BC.

Big Bad Wolf arrested

Pro- and Anti-SOGI incumbents get election endorsements and considerations

Incumbent trustees running for re-election have been given endorsements on the one hand and considerations on the other.

Union support for trustee candidates now totals 103 endorsements

Sandy Devenney of Chilliwack, an active supporter of trustee candidates who protect children and respect parental rights says, "The unions are only endorsing those trustee candidates who are in favour of bringing gender studies into public school classrooms."

Homicide of Sumeet Randhawa – Request for Public Assistance

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continues to work closely with its partners to advance the homicide investigation of 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa and is requesting public assistance.

Greater Victoria School Board Candidate Ryan Painter Calls on Burnaby School Board Candidate Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson to Retract Hateful Statements

Greater Victoria School Board District 61 Candidate Ryan Painter Painter is calling on Burnaby School Board Trustee candidate Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson to retract her recent statements on Conversion Therapy.

Open Letter urging Nanaimo City Council to extend closing date of tent city

This Open Letter signed by 70 signatories in one day including Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island, and other Nanaimo and province-wide groups was sent to Nanaimo City Council yesterday evening.

City of New Westminster and New Westminster School District sign Innovation Partnership MOU to foster innovation in education

The City of New Westminster and the New Westminster School District have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote effective collaboration in the area of digital innovation in education.

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