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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs rally in Vancouver against the Coastal GasLink pipeline

Hereditary chiefs say they have not given free, prior and informed consent for the B.C. natural gas pipeline

A response vessel with a vacuum truck on board is shown off San Juan Island, Washington, in this recent handout photo. The United States Coast Guard says commercial divers are assessing a sunken fishing boat that went down Saturday in waters on the U.S. side of Haro Strait and is leaking fuel not far from southern Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - U.S. Coast Guard

Fear for B.C.’s endangered orcas after U.S. boat sinks with 10,000 litres of fuel

There are only 74 southern resident killer whales remaining

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada’s public health agency is looking to make the most of Canada’s waste, and plans to sift through the sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox, polio, antimicrobial resistant organism and more. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

The monkeypox disease comes from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand speaks during a press conference in Toronto, on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand speaks during a press conference in Toronto, on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted

Suspicious death of man, 51, in Castlegar being probed as a homicide

Police confirmed that they are officially conducting a homicide investigation

RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted
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RCMP fatally shoot man near Kamloops following alleged abduction of child, woman

Another woman was found inside the suspect’s home

  • Aug 15, 2022
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BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reservation system crashes as drivers face hours-long waits at BC Ferries

Island-bound traffic started backing up at 8 a.m.

Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anna Atleo dances with Rebecca Atleo, right, during an announcement ceremony on Aug. 10 in the Maaqtusiis School Gym. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First Nation women to guide framework for new Big House in Ahousaht territory near Tofino

“If I ever have grandchildren, one day they will be dancing in that Big House”

Anna Atleo dances with Rebecca Atleo, right, during an announcement ceremony on Aug. 10 in the Maaqtusiis School Gym. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian home sales fall for fifth month in a row, down 29% from last July: CREA

New listings in July totalled 73,436, down six per cent from last July

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
DFO were aware in November that Trans Mountain work in the Coquihalla River would permanently alter salmon and trout spawning grounds. (Submitted photo)

Trans Mountain construction was green-lit with permit, despite early salmon run near Hope

Advocacy group Protect the Planet discovered and raised the alarm about the dead salmon near Hope

DFO were aware in November that Trans Mountain work in the Coquihalla River would permanently alter salmon and trout spawning grounds. (Submitted photo)
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and MP Anita Neville introduce recently elected Winnipeg North Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 9, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Anita Neville named new lieutenant-governor of Manitoba

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Neville has long been a champion for the people of her community

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and MP Anita Neville introduce recently elected Winnipeg North Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 9, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Taliban fighters stand guard in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. More than four times as many Ukrainians have been welcomed to Canada as Afghans, official government figures show on the first anniversary of the Taliban seizing control of Kabul. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi

Thousands of Afghans who helped Canada trapped in Afghanistan, struggling to leave

Another 3,000 Afghans who helped Canada’s Armed Forces and government have not been approved to come to Canada

Taliban fighters stand guard in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. More than four times as many Ukrainians have been welcomed to Canada as Afghans, official government figures show on the first anniversary of the Taliban seizing control of Kabul. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi
Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

The federal service has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma

Canadian Blood Services has previously cautioned that letting companies trade cash for plasma — a practice banned in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec — could funnel donors away from voluntary giving. (The Canadian Press)
The British Columbia General Employees’ Union says it will set up picket lines at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres as it begins targeted job action. Strikers are seen in downtown Vancouver during a strike of British Columbia government workers Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Targeted job action, picket lines planned by B.C. public-service union as strike notice expires

The contract between the BCGEU and the Public Service Agency expired April 1

The British Columbia General Employees’ Union says it will set up picket lines at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres as it begins targeted job action. Strikers are seen in downtown Vancouver during a strike of British Columbia government workers Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(RCMP/Submitted)

Person of interest sought in death outside of Kelowna nightclub

Surveillance photos released by RCMP

(RCMP/Submitted)
A man is presumed drowned after falling into the water at the downtown Kelowna marina Saturday evening. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Surrey man who drowned in Kelowna marina recovered using underwater camera

The young man fell into the water on the evening of Aug. 13

A man is presumed drowned after falling into the water at the downtown Kelowna marina Saturday evening. (Facebook)
Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

B.C. Mountie re-hired in appeal after sending sexual texts to domestic violence survivor

Adjudicator said the constable was to be reappointed, with retroactive pay

Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted