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KIJHL welcomes elevated player care with addition of concussion consultant

In January, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced the hiring of Dr. Michael Czarnota, a concussion consultant who will help the KIJHL advance its concussion policies. Up until Dr. Czarnota’s hire, the KIJHL’s concussion policies were in line with standard Hockey Canada and BC Hockey protocols. Cory Cameron, Director...

Vista Radio strengthens presence in BC acquiring Bell radio stations

Vista Radio, an independent media company with 51 radio stations across Canada,  has agreed to purchase 21 Bell Media radio stations along with an additional 27 regional repeater transmitters in British Columbia on Thursday. The stations include all Bell Media properties in the province located along the Interior, Northeast and...

B.C. moves to restrict sales of flavoured nicotine pouches

Sales of flavoured nicotine pouches will be restricted to pharmacies as the B.C. government introduces measures to restrict youth access. "Action is being taken in recognition of the concerning trend of youth using nicotine-cessation products recreationally, which poses serious health risks and undermines ongoing efforts to reduce tobacco use," said...

Selina Robinson out as Post-Secondary Education Minister; to remain within NDP caucus: Eby

Selina Robinson is stepping down as BC’s minister for Post Secondary Education and Future Skills following controversial comments regarding the Middle East. Premier David Eby announced Monday she will remain in the provincial NDP caucus, serving as the MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville until the end of her term. Robinson faced mounting pressure...

Fentanyl, heroin should be in "safer supply" program, say government’s health experts

BC’s health experts say the best response to the ongoing toxic drug crisis is to expand the drugs included in the safer supply. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry released a report today reviewing BC’s prescribed safe supply program. Henry says the program saves lives, adding that recovery doesn’t necessarily mean...

BC Government allocates $10 million for reconciliation efforts with Sons of Freedom families

"It was important to be there with them," said BC Attorney General Nikki Sharma. The BC Government has formally issued its apology and compensation for the historic wrongs committed against the children of the Sons of Freedom Doukhobours, who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in residential schools...
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