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Budget officer says Liberals' gun buyback could cost up to $756 million

Budget officer says Liberals' gun buyback could cost up to $756 million

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer says it could cost the government $756 million to buy back guns now prohibited in the country, depending on how many there are in Canada and how the Liberals structure the program.
B.C. employers shift from COVID-19 safety plans to prevention as communicable disease

B.C. employers shift from COVID-19 safety plans to prevention as communicable disease

VANCOUVER — WorkSafeBC has issued guidelines for employers on transitioning from safety measures around COVID-19 to preventing the illness as a communicable disease.
Hydrogen fuelling station coming to northeast B.C.

Hydrogen fuelling station coming to northeast B.C.

A fleet of 65 heavy-duty trucks will be making the switch from diesel to hydrogen in northeast B.C., the province said Monday.
PRRD, province discuss B.C. agri-tech

PRRD, province discuss B.C. agri-tech

Rural directors continue to push ag ministry for better consultation, communication
New farm recycling program launches

New farm recycling program launches

A new recycling project is launching in the PRRD to collect and repurpose baler twine and grain bags from local farmers.
Why isn't B.C. electrifying natural gas pipelines?

Why isn't B.C. electrifying natural gas pipelines?

Extensive electrification in northeast B.C. could reduce sector GHGs by 60%
Non-stop flights between Fort St. John and Edmonton start next week

Non-stop flights between Fort St. John and Edmonton start next week

As pandemic restrictions ease, Central Mountain Air says it will be operating more than 120 flights per week in B.C. and Alberta
'Serious gaps' in B.C. liquor, cannabis store privacy protections

'Serious gaps' in B.C. liquor, cannabis store privacy protections

Use of facial recognition software to end, orders provincial Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy
B.C. will have surplus power for a decade

B.C. will have surplus power for a decade

Demand for power in southern B.C. is expected to be driven by greater electric vehicle adoption
Oil and gas 'restoration economy' underway in B.C., says OGC

Oil and gas 'restoration economy' underway in B.C., says OGC

Work to reclaim oil and gas sites in B.C. is exceeding new drilling due to provincial regulations and an injection of federal money, the PRRD heard last week