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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

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    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

    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.