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Grand Forks RCMP officer cleared of charges related to non-fatal shooting

A member of the Grand Forks RCMP has been cleared of charges related to a non-fatal shooting nearly five years ago. Officials with the B.C. Prosecution Service said the officer shot a suspected impaired driver during an arrest near Grand Forks on May 18, 2018. The incident was put under scrutiny...

Province boasting higher surplus in second-quarter fiscal update

B.C. actually has more money than the government thought. The B.C. government said they are actually working with a $5.7 billion surplus compared to the $5 billion surplus reported in the first-quarter report. According to the province, the reason for the increase was because of a significant update from the Canada...

New B.C. legislation to uphold Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare

The Provincial Government has passed legislation to ensure Indigenous children remain connected with family, culture and communities. B.C. Government officials said the amendment will respect the rights of Indigenous communities to provide their own child and family services. The Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act is meant to...

Residents advised by IH to test for radon

Interior Health is reminding residents to test homes and businesses for the colourless and odourless gas radon. IH officials said higher radon levels are estimated in parts of the Interior region. Smoking also increases the risk of cancer-causing radon gas exposure. Radon levels will typically be higher in low levels of building...

New funding announced to beef up specialized units and rural police forces

The B.C. government will be spending $230 million over the next three years to help rural police forces and specialized units to have enough officers. “Everyone deserves to feel safe, and my government is working on every front to protect our communities and make them stronger,” said premier David Eby...

Province looking for input on food-delivery worker employment standards

The B.C. government is looking to hear from current and past food-delivery workers about employment standards that should be in place. The survey asks workers and the public for their views on working conditions, and the benefits and challenges for app-based ride-hailing and food-delivery workers. “We’ve seen tremendous growth of the...
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