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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

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      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

      Taking your medicine has some issues

      The process should be easy enough. You visit your doctor for an examination and are prescribed a drug.

      ‘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.

      Author puts modern spin on classic Indian recipes

      Creating the perfect blend of spices has become a labour of love for Daksha Narsing.

      After Google, after graduation, Ann Makosinski just keeps on inventing

      The Victoria teen, a first-year student at UBC, has invented both a battery-free flashlight and a cell phone-charging thermos

      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