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Where’s the beef. You’d be surprised

Former Sooke resident pens book on fraudulent food practices

  • Jun 5th, 2016

Child care spaces funded for 30 BC communities

1,800 new spaces in 30 communities to start construction this fall, minister Stephanie Cadieux says

Free fishing lessons for kids [with video]

Learn to Fish program offers instruction and loaner equipment to help children aged 5 to 15 catch a trout

  • Jun 1st, 2016
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    Cross-Canada ride to encourage organ donation

    Gift From Within aims to register 1,000 more registered donors and raise money for the Canadian Transplant Association

    Outdoors rooms: blending purpose and self expression

    Sooke Garden clubs discuss outdoors room at its May 25 meeting

    • May 16th, 2016

    Talking stick tradition comes to B.C. legislature [with video]

    Totem symbolizes Coast Salish tradition of respectful listening, with little effect on ill-tempered debate in Victoria

    B.C. hunting licences go online

    Online option now available for licences, paper version of limited entry hunting applications phased out for 2017

    • Apr 28th, 2016

    ‘Bear jams’ on B.C. highways bad for people, animals [with video]

    Conservation officers have 300 bear conflict calls so far this month, with roadside bear viewing, feeding among problems

    Seniors may miss out at tax time

    Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

    Single parent employment growing

    Up to 100 income assistance clients a week signing up for job training, child care and transportation, minister Michelle Stilwell says

    Directory compares B.C. seniors’ homes

    Health and recreation services compiled for 292 publicly funded facilities, as well as 'serious adverse events'

    • Mar 30th, 2016

    Disability benefits increasing

    Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell says subsidized bus pass system continues, 40,000 rural people to get same value

    Assisted living rules to be eased

    Health Minister Terry Lake says changes to 'rigid regulations' coming on advice of BC Seniors' Advocate

    Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns to Tofino-Ucluelet

    Annual festival returns to two-week length starting March 12

    Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

    Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

    Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

    Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

    B.C. joins clean vehicle club in Paris

    Zero-emission vehicles group wants to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions 40 per cent by 2050.

    Influenza vaccine now available in B.C.

    H2N2 influenza cases already showing up around B.C., strains of influenza B expected to show up by February

    Tofino, Stanley Park voted B.C.’s ‘best places’ to visit

    A new poll of British Columbians has the Park and surfer's paradise one-two atop the province's travel destinations.