British Columbia Looking to Electrify Industrial Vehicles

A Vancouver Island-based electric vehicle company has received nearly $300k in government funding through the CleanBC Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) program. Canadian Electric Vehicles (CanEV) is a Parksville-based company that specializes in designing and producing electric vehicles (EVs) and converting vehicles from combustion to electric systems. The company has converted a wide variety of … Continued

Updating Gendered Language in BC and Beyond

If you haven’t heard the news, everybody’s favourite plastic potato is getting a rebrand. Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head products will be sold as just Potato Head in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head as characters will still be available for purchase, just sold under the brand Potato Head.  This news came as part … Continued

BC Announces Province-wide COVID-19 Immunization Plan

British Columbians can soon look forward to gatherings, concerts, and family barbecues as the timeline for the large-scale and complex rollout of COVID-19 immunizations in BC was announced. On January 22, Premier John Horgan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister of Health Adrian Dix, and the executive lead for BC’s immunization efforts, Penny Ballem, … Continued

Government Grants Promote Health of BC Youth

Six BC non-profit and not-for-profit organizations received a total of $833,293 to support mental health, substance use, and wellbeing programs for BC youth. This funding comes from the BC Government Capital Project Grants, part of the Community Gaming Grants program, which provides $140 million annually to BC non-profits and not-for-profits supporting their communities. In a … Continued

BC Government Acknowledges Black Shirt Day

January 15 marked the first unofficial Black Shirt Day in BC, and government officials marked the day with some important commitments. Black Shirt Day—which coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday—is a day to don a black shirt and stand in solidarity with Black Canadians against racism. The day has been heavily advocated for … Continued

BC Administers First Vaccinations for COVID-19

The first COVID-19 immunizations in BC have been administered in what the province is calling the most comprehensive vaccine program in the province’s history. Nisha Yunus, a residential care aide of 41 years in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, was one of the first people in BC to receive the vaccine, while Linda Latour, a … Continued

Celebrity endorsements

Celebrity endorsements Recently, the wolf cull in the peace region of BC has caught the attention of two celebrities, who have used their status to share the cause with their fans through social media. Miley Cyrus recently made a secret trip to Klemtu, BC to visit with locals after she learned of the five-year plan … Continued

Vees down Clippers in Overtime

The Penticton Vees picked up their first win of the BCHL Championship. As the visiting Vees picked up a 2-1 overtime victory over the host Clippers. Tyson Jost scored the winner for Penticton just 57 seconds into overtime. Despite the loss in game three, the Clippers still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The … Continued

The dam story

By contributor Chantelle Spicer British Columbia—the early 1800s. Colonization by the Europeans has not yet begun. Ecosystems are in their natural state or managed under the sustainable ideals of the numerous First Nations bands across the province; populations of all animals flourish in their natural balance. River systems run in an unimpeded web for thousands … Continued

BC minimum wage workers left in poverty

The BC government refuses to increase minimum wage enough to keep working people above the poverty line, despite calls for an increase from British Columbians. Instead, the provincial government has announced that it will increase the minimum wage by 20 cents in September, and link it to BC’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation increases annually. … Continued

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