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No tsunami expected in BC from massive quake off coast of Taiwan

A huge earthquake near Taiwan yesterday toppled buildings sent a tsunami into southern Japan, but nothing is coming across the Pacific, experts say. The 7.4 magnitude quake rocked Taiwan just before 5 pm Pacific Time yesterday, 18 kilometres off its east coast. According to the US Geological Survey and the...

Speed limiters now mandatory in BC for heavy commercial vehicles

By Friday, most heavy commercial vehicles on BC highways will be required to have a speed limiter device installed. The new rule applies to vehicles rated to carry more than 11.7 metric tonnes, built after 1994, and will be mandatory to operate in BC. That will exclude most logging and...

New funding for rural airports supports ‘safety, reliability and capacity’

Small-town airports in BC will be getting some upgrades from the BC Air Access Program.  “Airports play a key role in bringing together communities and people, and provide the vital links that keep goods moving and our economy strong,” said Dan Coulter, Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit. Part of...

Role of Family Caregivers for Seniors Largely Unnoticed

The new Seniors' Advocate for British Columbia is praising the work of family caregivers.    Today (April 2) is National Caregiver Day and Dan Levitt says it's an opportunity to recognize the role of family caregivers in supporting the health and well-being of seniors.    The population of seniors in BC is growing, people...

New programs aim to support B.C. newcomers

Starting today, newcomers to B.C. will be getting support settling into communities through new programs and services. The newcomer-services program will focus on helping people settle into communities, work on their English, and find work. The safe haven program will offer refugee claimants and those in vulnerable situations trauma counselling,...

Pierre Poilievre in Nanaimo tonight for ‘Axe the Tax’ rally

Federal Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre will be in Nanaimo tonight for an Axe the Tax Rally.   The event is being held at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre on Gordon Street. Admission is free, and attendees can register on the Conservative Party’s website.   The opposition leader will hold events...
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