Provincial

Construction on the Site C dam will continue

The Peace River Site C dam was first conceptualized in the 1970s but was not given permission to undergo construction until 2014. The dam is a $16 billion project that…

Passport renewal delays, flight cancellations, and staffing shortages pervading Canadian airports

Summer is usually the time when people either head home or go on vacation, especially now, with many people returning home to visit family for the first time since the…

B.C. to decriminalize possession of certain illegal drugs in 2023

Recently, the B.C. government announced that a three-year exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) has been granted to the province.
"... IS NOT Yes" graphic provided by Ministry of Advanced Education.

B.C. government relaunches campaign against sexualized violence

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training announced the relaunch of the “…Is NOT Yes” campaign to raise awareness for sexualized violence on post-secondary campuses in the province. The…
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Vancouver Island facing supply chain issues, panic buying

Following catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley and southern interior of B.C. that damaged highways, provincial officials and produce suppliers are warning of delays for key goods such as milk…
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Province announces StrongerBC Young Leaders Council

The provincial government says it has found a way to give youth a seat at the table. Brittny Anderson, the Premier's special advisor for youth, says the initiative will give…
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Province to continue ‘Toxic Drugs are Circulating’ campaign

As students return to campus, the provincial government says that it is important more than ever for students to be aware of the risks of drug use. On Sept. 8,…
Queenswood UVic childcare

UVic announces 37 new child care spaces at the Queenswood campus, hopes to lessen 1-3 year wait times

The federal government recently announced a significant investment in childcare in B.C., with the aim of making daycare $10 per day by 2027. This announcement promises a financial boost to…
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B.C., UVic clarify return-to-campus plans

According to the guidelines, students will not need to socially distance in class. Lecture halls of 150 students can be filled with 150 students, for example. Masks will be a…