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From pretzels to lip balm: How Kimberley has moved away from its Bavarian brand

At the centre of Kimberley, B.C., in a pedestrian-only area known as the Platzl, sits the world's tallest free-standing cuckoo clock.It's 22 feet high, with...

A look at the rich history of B.C.'s community welcome signs and how they're evolving

After two decades of wear and tear, the City of Nelson decided it needed a new welcome sign.Over the course of a year, it had a design...

Why reconciliation in small towns might progress more slowly than at provincial, federal level

Ask the mayor of a small town and the chief of the local First Nation how reconciliation on a local governance level is going, and...

Search for B.C.'s best small town: northern finals

What's a sign of a thriving small town?During the Search for B.C.'s Best Small Town, we've talked a lot about geographical features: rivers or mountains,...

Search for B.C.'s best small town: Vancouver Island quarterfinals

The 32 communities remaining in the Search for B.C.'s Best Small Town have a number of similarities.Most of them have a direct connection to water...

Plaque prank or humorous memorial? It's fair to say we don't know Jack

We didn't know Roland Schitt had a brother on the West Coast. Sadly, it appears that Jack recently passed away. But those who claim to have...

The search for B.C.'s best small town begins today

Picture a small town in British Columbia. There might be a quaint main street off the side of a highway, in a place where a body...

Nearly every elementary school in Vancouver's core has a waitlist for kindergarten, and parents are frustrated

For parents living in downtown Vancouver with a child about to enter kindergarten, the month of February is inevitably stressful."We were waiting anxiously," said Jennifer...

Affordability questions loom in the background of an unsurprising 2022 B.C. budget

For all the historic uniqueness of the 2/22/22 date, the budget presented by B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson was a lot of what the government...

Codes of conduct in local government are being used to quash dissent, critics say

Is the City of Maple Ridge's code of conduct silencing councillors from commenting on local issues?Don't expect anyone to talk about it. Councillors Kiersten Duncan and...

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