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A B.C. company is developing a reliable low carbon energy storage system from repurposed EV batteries.
Over 100,000 people moved to B.C. last year, according to new data released by Statistics Canada — the highest number since 1961.
British Columbians are embracing zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) faster than any other jurisdiction in North America, according to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
About 90 per cent of the amendments address binary language such as “he,” “she,” “himself” or “herself,” and the remaining 10 per cent amend gender-specific terms like “aunt,” “father” or “son.”
The province is allocating $1 million toward investments in event-bid preparation and sponsorships to attract large-scale arts, culture, and sport events, and public conferences and exhibitions.
ICBC claims for catalytic converter thefts in B.C. climbed from 89 in 2017 to 1,953 in 2021. Claim costs for catalytic converters during the same time increased from $356,950 to $4,059,081.
About 115,000 households in rural, remote and Indigenous communities are still underserved, according to the province.
The province has approved a $153,387 grant to enable the RDN to continue its FireSmart initiatives that focus on education, interagency cooperation, cross training and vegetation management.
Premier John Horgan has appointed Josie Osborne, Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA, as Minister of Land, Water, and Resource Stewardship and Minister Responsible for Fisheries.
“We’ve been saying for years that licensing, training and enforcement are crucial to preventing further exposures and more deaths,” said Laird Cronk, BC Federation of Labour president.

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