Ian Tostenson said the best way to support small businesses in communities is to get the vaccine card and go out to eat or pick up some food.
The Matsqui First Nation’s governing body has voted unanimously to give $1,000 to any member aged 12 and older who provides proof of double vaccination.
The entire city of Merritt, a community of about 7,000 people, was put on evacuation alert Sunday night due to a threat from wildfires burning nearby.
The White Rock Lake fire is demonstrating very aggressive behaviour, the BC Wildfire Service said Friday, and strong winds are challenging suppression efforts.
Vancouver police said the suspect, 29, and the victim, 59, know each other and it appears the suspect was dealing with some mental health issues.
Staff at the VAMMRC said they are already seeing increased instances of human interference, compared to other years, when it comes to marine mammals.
There have been numerous warnings about cougars in urban areas recently. A two-month-old pug was snatched from a yard in the Tri-Cities last month.
There are currently 6,823 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, a decrease of nearly 1,000 from Thursday. Officials are hoping the positive trend will continue.
Former Vancouver Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly was also in attendance, speaking to the crowd gathered outside the art gallery before singing the national anthem.