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Senior home survey seeks volunteers

Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

  • Aug 26th, 2016

Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

Collector plates will be available next year for modified as well as stock cars made between 1958 and 1974

Green Beat: Don’t forget to look up! Meteor showers are on the way

This year’s Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to be twice as thick as usual. The predicted peak dates are Aug. 11-12.

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          B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

          B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

          Provincial campsite rush mostly B.C. residents

          Few BC Parks bookings going to commercial operators, solution is more campsite spaces, Environment Minister Mary Polak says

          Video links grow as rural health care shrinks

          Small communities have more than 400 doctor vacancies, with 'telehealth' and visiting specialists filling gaps

          CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

          In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

          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

          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

          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

          Photos: Signs of Spring

          A rare set of quadruplet lambs were born on an Aldergrove farm last week

          • Mar 29th, 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

          Two live concerts as part of Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

          Event, taking place on Feb. 13 and 14, celebrates its 50th anniversary

          • Feb 9th, 2016