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Collision claims life of 25-year old Powell River resident

Powell River RCMP are investigating after a fatal two-vehicle collision Tuesday in the 11000 block of Highway 101. Police were contacted about the crash at 9:04 a.m. and say that a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu was driving northbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and collided head on...

As Protesters Prepare to Gather in Victoria Government Promises Action on Doctor Shortage

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan met with doctors yesterday to discuss the shortage of family physicians. A million people in BC do not have a family doctor. Following the meeting, the Premier issued a statement saying his government and Doctors of BC agree that people “should be...

Province investing in public library improvements

The B.C. government is providing a one-time investment of $8 million to public libraries for COVID-19 relief and recovery. The money is being spread among 71 libraries to enhance services and fill gaps created by the pandemic. Provincial officials say this can include adapting physical spaces, delivering computer and virtual technology...

Electrical infrastructure upgrades required as EV sales increase: SFU professor

A professor at Simon Fraser University says more upgrades to the province’s power grid will be needed for coming electric vehicles (EVs). The suggestion comes after a recent BC Hydro report. It indicates EVs will be more available in 2023 as the supply chain rebounds and demand will be fully...

Supply chain issues affecting EV buyers: BC Hydro report

Many British Columbians are hesitant to buy an electric vehicle because of supply chain issues, according to BC Hydro. A recent report from Hydro found that 35 per cent of the 800 respondents would like to buy an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car. However, they say they do...

Removal of Burgess Shale fossils leads to $20,000 fine for Quebec man

A man from Quebec is facing a $20,000 fine and house arrest after 45 fossils from several B.C. national parks were found in his home. Parks Canada officials said the investigation was launched in 2020 after Lake Louise park wardens received a tip regarding the incident. A search warrant was later...
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