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B.C. lifts state of emergency, but fire response continues

The B.C. government's state of emergency in response to this year's wildfire season has ended, but firefighters remain in action across the province. According to B.C. officials,  the emergency order is no longer needed due to the actions of firefighting crews and lower wildfire risks due to cooler temperatures. "As of...

B.C. launches food fund for rural communities

The B.C. government has launched a new funding stream meant to help improve food availability and affordability in the province's rural communities. Provincial government officials said the program aims to strengthen food supply chains and streamline logistics, storage and transportation options in remote, rural and indigenous communities. "British Columbians rely on...

Greenwood by-election set for Nov. 18

Greenwood residents may go to the polls this fall to elect a new city councillor. A seat came open recently following the resignation of Jim Nathorst. The nomination period opens Oct. 3 and closes Oct. 13. If more than one person seeks the position, a vote will be held Nov. 18. Greenwood...

B.C raises allowable rent increase to 3.5%

The provincial government has announced its 2024 allowable rent increase has been set below the inflation rate for the second consecutive year in a row.   On Jan. 1, 2024, landlords can raise rents up to 3.5 per cent. Although the allowable increase is still set below the province’s 5.6 per...

Accused Grand Forks bank robber back in custody

The man accused of holding up the Grand Forks CIBC last year has been arrested again in Creston. RCMP say they executed a search warrant Wednesday at 1816 Ash Street. Among the people inside was Briaden Rosch, who was wanted on multiple warrants. He was taken into custody without incident. Rosch...

B.C. to launch expert task force on emergencies

The B.C. government has announced the launch of an expert task force on wildfires, drought, heat, floods and other emergencies. Premier David Eby said this comes amid a record-breaking wildfire season. “With the profound effects of climate change, this year’s unprecedented wildfire season has had a devastating impact on people in...
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