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Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

A new study has found the heat dome that scorched British Columbia in late June 2021 led to a 13 per cent average rise in anxiety over the effects of climate change. Now, some doctors are looking at prescribing nature as a solution
B.C. forest watchdog recommends improving forest management to protect water

B.C. forest watchdog recommends improving forest management to protect water

VICTORIA — British Columbia's forest watchdog has identified four key areas where the management of forestry practices can negatively affect water and outlines potential opportunities for the province to improve regulations.

B.C. Environment Ministry issues air quality advisory for Vanderhoof and Houston

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s Ministry of Environment and the Northern Health authority issued an air quality advisory on Wednesday for Vanderhoof and Houston.
B.C. man's appeal of sexual assault, unlawful confinement conviction rejected

B.C. man's appeal of sexual assault, unlawful confinement conviction rejected

A man's perceptions of sexualized behaviour at a club isn't relevant to a defence to charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled Jan. 26
Court case begins for Vancouver man accused of immigration fraud, sexual assault

Court case begins for Vancouver man accused of immigration fraud, sexual assault

Alex Jones, also known as Abolfazi Jafari, is facing seven charges connected with the case.
Lack of housing options hampering community development, UNBC study finds

Lack of housing options hampering community development, UNBC study finds

Data available in new non-metropolitan online housing information portal
Kelowna airport gets $18M for upgrades and operational costs

Kelowna airport gets $18M for upgrades and operational costs

KELOWNA, B.C. — The airport in Kelowna, B.C., has received $15 million in federal funding for upgrades to infrastructure, including for the flow of passengers and crew being tested for COVID-19.
BC Transit announces reloadable fare cards, contactless payment

BC Transit announces reloadable fare cards, contactless payment

The system will be first launched in Victoria by fall 2022 and then to most of the province, including the Thompson-Okanagan
Judge dismisses appeal for motorist convicted of driving into child in Saanich crosswalk

Judge dismisses appeal for motorist convicted of driving into child in Saanich crosswalk

A Victoria woman convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a 2017 crash that left an 11-year-old girl catastrophically injured surrendered herself Tuesday after a B.C. judge dismissed her appeal.
Wireless network expanding along B.C.’s Highway 4

Wireless network expanding along B.C.’s Highway 4

The increased cell coverage will “significantly boost” the safety of people commuting along the winding stretch of Highway 4
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