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Province opens additional shelter spaces in wake of cooler weather

VICTORIA, B.C. – The provincial government is opening up extra shelter spaces to help people on the streets avoid the cold and wet weather. “These shelters not only have the potential to save lives —...

Survey launched on sexual violence policies at post-secondary schools

VICTORIA, B.C.- The province wants to make post-secondary school campuses safer. A survey has been launched to provide feedback on policies to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct on campus. In a provincial release,...

Provincial government launching review of fish processing plants

The BC government says it’s moving to protect the province’s coastal areas. It’s starting immediately a review of fish processing plants. This comes on the heels of last month’s viral video of a packing plant...

NDP fulfills campaign promise to freeze hydro rates

The NDP says it’s delivered on its promise to freeze BC Hydro rates. Last year BC Hydro applied for three years of increases with a three per cent increase planned for next year. That request...

Province seeking public input on minimum wage increase

The provincial government wants to hear your thoughts on the minimum wage increase. It’s looking for input on the timing of wage increases that will eventually bring the rate to $15 an hour. The Fair...

Government looking for feedback on proposed grizzly hunt changes

The provincial government wants to hear your thoughts on proposed grizzly bear regulations. Last month it announced that trophy hunting of grizzlies, as well as all hunting of the animals in the Great Bear Rainforest,...

BC Government looking for feedback on pot legalization

The province is looking for public input on its role in the legalization of recreational marijuana. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says they've launched a process for public consultation that will...

Chamber of Commerce Getting Business Done

The provincial government has announced this week as Chamber Week. President and CEO of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce Colleen Evans says it's important to recognize the behind the scenes work chambers do. Evans...

ICBC Rates Too High? Province Is Taking A Look

The B.C Government is ordering a review of ICBC's rates. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone says the third-party review will look at a range of options and make recommendations that will keep insurance rates...
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