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Bear release season begins at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter

The Milk and Miles (M&M) fundraiser for the Northern Lights Wildlife Society (NLWS) is returning on Thursday.  The fundraiser helps to cover the cost of transporting bears for release and for purchasing milk formula for new animals.  Shelter co-founder Angelika Langen said every animal requires a different formula.  “For example, moose milk...

BC’s minimum wage rising to $16.75 on Thursday

B.C.'s minimum wage is now the highest of any province in Canada. It is increasing to $16.75 per hour from $15.65 on Thursday (June 1st), an increase of nearly 7%. It will apply to approximately 150,000 workers including resident caretakers, live-in home-support workers, and live-in camp leaders. In April, the provincial government...

Wildfires continue to cause angst in BC, Alberta and Nova Scotia

Evacuation orders have been expanded as a large Donnie Creek wildfire continues to burn out of control about 160 kilometres north of Fort St John. The blaze has burned through more than 157,500 hectares. The Peace River Regional District says the Donnie Creek and Tommy Lakes wildfires pose an immediate...

By-election called to fill two vacant MLA chairs

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Langford-Juan de Fuca will be getting new MLAs on June 24th. Both were left open after MLA Melanie Mark and former premier John Horgan stepped down earlier this year. For more information, click here.

Five-billion dollar hydrogen project being pursued by McLeod Lake Indian Band

The McLeod Lake Indian Band is exploring the development of a $5 billion dollar hydrogen project, just north of Prince George. According to a news release, it will be hosted at the Tse’khene Energy Transition Hub, which is located on the band’s Kerry Lake East Indian Reserve.. The anticipated...

WestJet pilots to receive 24% salary hike under new deal

An agreement in principle between Westjet and the pilots union will see the airline’s pilots get a 24% pay bump over four years. The Canadian Press reports that pilots will receive a 15.5 percent hourly pay raise this year retroactive to January 1st upon ratification of the deal. They will also...