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Vaccine policy remains for B.C. healthcare workers 

COVID-19 vaccination requirements will continue to be in place for B.C. healthcare system workers unless they have an exception from the provincial health officer. The order continues to apply to people who work for health authorities, agencies funded by health authorities and long-term care and assisted-living facilities. However, provincial officials said...

Coroners Service reports nearly 200 British Columbians lost to toxic drugs in July

According to a BC Conorers Service (BCCS) report, at least 192 B.C. residents lost their lives to drug poisoning in July. The number represents a 31 per cent increase from June when 147 people died. According to BCCS officials, July's numbers mean an average of 6.2 people died from toxic drugs...

Grand Forks city hall to observe day of mourning

The City of Grand Forks will close its office on Monday, along with other area municipalities, to observe the day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. The regular meeting of council scheduled for Monday has been moved to Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. However, an open house on the proposed community...

B.C. to observe national day of mourning

The provincial government is following the federal government's lead and observing the national day of mourning on Sept. 19. K-12 public schools, public post-secondary institutions, and most Crown corporations will be closed. Private-sector employers are encouraged to find a way to recognize or reflect on the day in a way that...

Boundary school district: 4 of 7 trustees acclaimed

Four trustees will be acclaimed to the Boundary school board, but there will be a race for three others seats. The most hotly contested area is Grand Forks, where incumbents Jaime Massey and Larisa Van Marck are both seeking re-election but are challenged by Brandie Nunn, Valerie Rich, and James...

Province’s first quarterly report shows improving fiscal forecast

The B.C government is showing improvements in all three years of the fiscal plan in the first quarterly report. Provincial officials said an operating surplus of $706 million is expected for 2022-23. They are also projecting smaller-than-expected deficits in the next two years. Deficits of $3.8 billion and $2 billion over the...
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