The province will now decide if it will allow Mount Polley to restart operations. Earlier this year, Imperial Metals submitted its application to resume a scaled-down production schedule. And for the last 30 days, people were invited to submit their comments about that proposal. Williams Lake mayor Walt Cobb has been encouraging people to write letters of support.
Canadian Blood Services said the decision to close clinics was based on a number of factors, including the volume of units collected, labour and transportation costs, and the distance to the nearest production site.
Prince George is losing its blood donor clinic. Canadian Blood Services announced today that the office will close by June 1st. David Patterson is the director of donor relations for BC and Yukon.
Stephen Garrett says it's time people start talking openly about death and dying. Garrett is a long time hospice volunteer in Vancouver and provides workshops on how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Garrett has been touring the province. Rebecca reached him in Prince Rupert.
Quesnel army veteran Paul Nicholls rode into Kelowna this week. Paul is riding his horse, Zoe, across Canada to raise awareness about the difficulties veterans face after they return home. Along the way, other veterans are joining Paul on the ride. Paul's wife Terry is helping out.