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The Rocky Mountaineer passenger train passes behind a home that remains standing in an area fenced off after last year's devastating wildfire, in Lytton, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The fire-ravaged community of Lytton, B.C., will get $77 million from the federal government to help it rebuild a fire-resistant and energy-efficient community. Two people were killed and much of the centre of the village was destroyed when wildfire ripped through the community almost a year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. announces $21M for Lytton as one-year anniversary since tragic fire nears

Since Lytton was largely destroyed in June 2021, the province has provided $9.3 million

 

FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CULLEN: Collective effort to support Ukrainians a testament to B.C.’s spirit

World Refugee Day to be held June 20 in British Columbia

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

An estimated 1,000 people in B.C. are deafblind, according to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. pledges $740,000 to help bolster deafblind community

Intervenor funding expected to help deafblind individuals stay connected in their communities

 

The Vernon Community Dental Access Centre is among 21 not-for-profit dental clinics receiving government funding to continue helping low-income residents with dental needs. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon community dental clinic gets government support

Total of 21 not-for-profit dental clinics in B.C to receive $2.8 million in funding

The Vernon Community Dental Access Centre is among 21 not-for-profit dental clinics receiving government funding to continue helping low-income residents with dental needs. (Morning Star - file photo)
Premier John Horgan as seen during Question Period on April 25, 2022. (Screenshot/Hansard)

Horgan drops F-bomb during heated QP on B.C.’s family doctor shortage

‘If my mom was still around, she’d be on her way to the Legislature with a bar of Irish Spring’

Premier John Horgan as seen during Question Period on April 25, 2022. (Screenshot/Hansard)
Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. government amends over 740 instances of gender-based language in regulations

Changes better establish provincial rights for non-binary people, said ministry

Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
(Black Press Media photo)

Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

(Black Press Media photo)
The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November 2021 floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. and Washington to work together on Nooksack flooding initiative

Initiative will work on both sides of border to address flood prevention and response

The diking system on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford is among future infrastructure upgrades that are estimated to cost $3 billion, according to the city. Several breaches to the system, which have since been repaired, occurred during the November 2021 floods. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
MLA for Surrey-Newton Harry Bains listens as BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix speaks during a provincial election campaign stop at Chimney Heights Park in Surrey, B.C. on Monday, May 6, 2013. British Columbians go to the polls for a provincial election May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

B.C.’s minimum wage to get 45-cent boost

This will increase current $15.20 to $15.65

MLA for Surrey-Newton Harry Bains listens as BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix speaks during a provincial election campaign stop at Chimney Heights Park in Surrey, B.C. on Monday, May 6, 2013. British Columbians go to the polls for a provincial election May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
(Autism BC photo)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part two in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

(Autism BC photo)
Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part one in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)
Area residents shared their fondest memories of the Oyama Library and what the branch means to them in a video filmed Sept. 28, 2021, by Alison Beaumont. (YouTube)
Area residents shared their fondest memories of the Oyama Library and what the branch means to them in a video filmed Sept. 28, 2021, by Alison Beaumont. (YouTube)
B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robison. (Screen shot)

B.C. finance minister rules out comprehensive tax review

‘I want to be really honest and up-front about that,’ Selina Robinson said Friday

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robison. (Screen shot)
Jim's Gym in Parksville has closed its doors for good. (PQB News File Photo)

Gyms in need of Vernon’s support

LETTER: ‘Collectively, all of us can help make sure these businesses rebound’

Jim's Gym in Parksville has closed its doors for good. (PQB News File Photo)
Glamping sites are being established at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, with two of the eight planned sites ready to rent this spring through AirBnB. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)

Vernon glamping sites pitched for spring at ranch

Funds help Historic O’Keefe Ranch build ‘roughing it in the wild west’ experience

Glamping sites are being established at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, with two of the eight planned sites ready to rent this spring through AirBnB. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merritt. (BC Transportation)

BC Trucking Association voices concerns over dangerous conditions on Coquihalla

Multiple crashes on the Coquihalla Highway last week prompted the BCTA to file a complaint

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merritt. (BC Transportation)
Four Armstrong Elementary teachers are refusing to work in response to the number of students at the school not wearing face masks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

High number of mask exemptions prompts teachers at North Okanagan elementary to refuse work

Union president says four teachers at home due to concerning number of unmasked students

Four Armstrong Elementary teachers are refusing to work in response to the number of students at the school not wearing face masks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Harry Bains arrives at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, June 26, 2017. Workers in British Columbia are now eligible for five paid sick days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C.’s guaranteed 5 days of paid sick leave takes effect Jan. 1

The new sick leave protection applies to full-time and part-time workers

Harry Bains arrives at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, June 26, 2017. Workers in British Columbia are now eligible for five paid sick days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Small businesses in B.C. such as along Bernard Avenue in Kelowna's downtown core will continue to face challenging fiscal times in 2022. (File photo)

Grim 2022 outlook for B.C.’s small business sector

Business sector report calls for more government fiscal help

Small businesses in B.C. such as along Bernard Avenue in Kelowna's downtown core will continue to face challenging fiscal times in 2022. (File photo)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (second from right) thanks a Vernon Jubilee Hospital employee for their work with breakfast Tuesday morning, Dec. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon-Monashee MLA boosts VJH spirits with burritos

Harwinder Sandhu, former nurse, sponsors breakfast for healthcare workers to say thank you

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (second from right) thanks a Vernon Jubilee Hospital employee for their work with breakfast Tuesday morning, Dec. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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