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Over 90 Kootenay participants take part in B.C. Winter Games

The 2023 B.C. Winter Games will have a strong showing from the Kootenays, as 93 athletes, coaches and officials get ready to head to Vernon. The BC Games Society said participants from across the province will converge on Mar. 23 for the opening ceremony at Kal Tire Place. Over 1,300 people...

Christina Lake campground proposal nixed

A local resident who objected to a plan to add a campground to Christina Lake Provincial Park says he's pleased the idea has been abandoned. "Myself and the other people who were opposed to it, which was 80 per cent of those who completed the government survey, are of course...

Province increasing focus on repeat violent offenders

The B.C. government is creating dedicated police-prosecutor-probation officer teams to keep communities safe from repeat violent offenders. Provincial officials said having a coordinated response across the justice system will be a key factor in improving public safety. Twenty-five million dollars over three years will go towards 21 Crown counsel and 21...

Former youth in B.C. care to have tuition waived

B.C.'s former youth in care will have their tuition waived for post-secondary education regardless of age. B.C. government officials said all former youth in care across the province will have access to this program as of Aug. 1. "Our government wants to ensure that all former youth in care can access...

Amendments coming to Criminal Code of Canada: B.C. government

The federal government will be making changes to the Criminal Code of Canada that will target repeat violent offenders. B.C. government officials said the announcement comes after a meeting between the province and the federal government in Ottawa last week. "For months we've joined our provincial and federal counterparts advocating for...

Experts warn of high avalanche risk across much of southern B.C.

Many mountain slopes in B.C.'s interior may be treacherous this week, as Avalanche Canada is predicting a high risk. The forecasting agency said many regions are likely to see avalanche activity on Monday, particularly in areas between Cranbrook and Grand Forks, the Columbia Valley and the Selkirk Mountain ranges. "Warm temperatures,...
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