B.C. has 300 seniors' care facilities

Senior home survey seeks volunteers

Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

  • Aug 26, 2016
B.C. has 300 seniors' care facilities
Modified versions of the 1969 Camaro SS and other popular vehicles will soon be eligible for B.C. collector plates

Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

Collector plates will be available next year for modified as well as stock cars made between 1958 and 1974

Modified versions of the 1969 Camaro SS and other popular vehicles will soon be eligible for B.C. collector plates
A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek

B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek
Solitude in the wilderness is still available in B.C.

Provincial campsite rush mostly B.C. residents

Few BC Parks bookings going to commercial operators, solution is more campsite spaces, Environment Minister Mary Polak says

Solitude in the wilderness is still available in B.C.
Doug Kelly

Video links grow as rural health care shrinks

Small communities have more than 400 doctor vacancies, with 'telehealth' and visiting specialists filling gaps

Doug Kelly
Canadian flag

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?

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Daycare spaces are in short supply in some areas of B.C. and costs are high.

Child care spaces funded for 30 BC communities

1,800 new spaces in 30 communities to start construction this fall, minister Stephanie Cadieux says

Daycare spaces are in short supply in some areas of B.C. and costs are high.
Courses offer loaner equipment and training in casting and proper fish handling.

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 1, 2016
Courses offer loaner equipment and training in casting and proper fish handling.
Elder Elmer George

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

Elder Elmer George

Gardening season heating up

Learning to grow the Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ tree

Moose and other big game hunting season is in fall

B.C. hunting licences go online

Online option now available for licences, paper version of limited entry hunting applications phased out for 2017

  • Apr 28, 2016
Moose and other big game hunting season is in fall
Bear eats grass next to Highway 3 in Manning Park

‘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

Bear eats grass next to Highway 3 in Manning Park
Income tax returns are due April 30

Seniors may miss out at tax time

Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

Income tax returns are due April 30
Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell

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

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell
Dining room at a nursing home: facilities in B.C. have a range of health and recreation services.

Directory compares B.C. seniors’ homes

Health and recreation services compiled for 292 publicly funded facilities, as well as 'serious adverse events'

  • Mar 30, 2016
Dining room at a nursing home: facilities in B.C. have a range of health and recreation services.
Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell

Disability benefits increasing

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell says subsidized bus pass system continues, 40,000 rural people to get same value

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell
Health Minister Terry Lake

Assisted living rules to be eased

Health Minister Terry Lake says changes to 'rigid regulations' coming on advice of BC Seniors' Advocate

Health Minister Terry Lake
Aaron Pritchett is among the performers during the Variety Show of Hearts this weekend.

Two live concerts as part of Variety Show of Hearts Telethon

Event, taking place on Feb. 13 and 14, celebrates its 50th anniversary

  • Feb 9, 2016
Aaron Pritchett is among the performers during the Variety Show of Hearts this weekend.

Doctors of BC release eating disorder program videos

It's National Eating Disorders Week and as part of a provincial plan…

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Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

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