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A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No evidence found to connect railway activity to deadly Lytton wildfire, TSB says

Safety board says “significant” investigative work found no link between railway operations and fire

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels on tracks covered with fire retardant in an area burned by wildfire above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Those responsible urged to come forward after grizzly bear, elk illegally shot and left near Elk Valley

A sow grizzly and two five point elk were recently killed and left in the bush near Elkford

(Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday, Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed one of Scott’s supporters ran over his foot with their car. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

RCMP investigating possible public mischief related to claims made by Surrey mayor

Interview by Global TV being used as evidence after McCallum claimed his foot was run over

Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday, Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed one of Scott’s supporters ran over his foot with their car. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
The BC Supreme Court ordered former Langford construction company owner Kyle Mostowy to pay close to $1 million in damages in a sexual assault-related civil suit decision Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Civil case against former boss nets B.C. sexual assault survivor nearly $1 million

Kyle Mostowy found guilty in 2016 of assaulting five employees, including civil suit plaintiff

The BC Supreme Court ordered former Langford construction company owner Kyle Mostowy to pay close to $1 million in damages in a sexual assault-related civil suit decision Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Homes in Delta, B.C., right, and Point Roberts, Wash., left, are separated by the Canada-U.S. border which is just north of Roosevelt Way, centre, in Point Roberts, as seen in an aerial view on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada-locked US border town wants COVID test exemption

Point Roberts, Wash., leaders want exception made to address its unique situation

Homes in Delta, B.C., right, and Point Roberts, Wash., left, are separated by the Canada-U.S. border which is just north of Roosevelt Way, centre, in Point Roberts, as seen in an aerial view on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – People wear masks as they pass a pharmacy offering flu shots in downtown Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. doctor urges vaccines as ‘resurgence’ in flu expected to coincide with 4th COVID wave

After almost no influenza last year, flu season is expected to be severe this fall and winter

FILE – People wear masks as they pass a pharmacy offering flu shots in downtown Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 file photo, a woman combs the hair of her sister, a COVID-19 patient, at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, file)

‘Marginalized’: Women trail men in global vaccine efforts

Women in impoverished communities worldwide facing obstacles accessing vaccines

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 file photo, a woman combs the hair of her sister, a COVID-19 patient, at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, file)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

Safety board releasing results of Lytton wildfire investigation

Report looking at the possibility a freight train sparked blaze that destroyed town released Oct. 14

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Volunteers who supported Syrian refugees reconnecting to help Afghan newcomers

Canada has welcomed more than 2,500 Afghan refugees since the Taliban took over

Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Health workers screen people for tuberculosis and leprosy in Dharavi, one of Asia’s biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Tuberculosis deaths rise for 1st time in years, due to COVID-19

U.N. health agency said 1.5 million people worldwide died of the bacterial disease last year

Health workers screen people for tuberculosis and leprosy in Dharavi, one of Asia’s biggest slums, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
All the remains of a Williams Lake couple’s beehives at their property on Dog Creek Road thanks to a visiting bear. (Don Piller photo)

Williams Lake couple’s beehives destroyed by a bear

Don Piller said the bear was willing to break through through electric fencing

All the remains of a Williams Lake couple’s beehives at their property on Dog Creek Road thanks to a visiting bear. (Don Piller photo)
Daily COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, up to Oct. 11, 2021. White line is seven-day moving average. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. counts 605 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, 4 deaths

Hospitalized patients up to 374, most new cases in Fraser

Daily COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, up to Oct. 11, 2021. White line is seven-day moving average. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
The Co-op Refinery is shown in Regina on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

Canada the first and only country in the world to commit to pair of prominent emissions targets

The Co-op Refinery is shown in Regina on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

O’Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

Train and air travel restrictions include federal politicians travelling to Ottawa

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A member of Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue looks on as Nuxalk River Guardians are out on a boat in the estuary near Bella Coola, B.C. on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Photo submitted)

Human remains recovered in Bella Coola estuary may be missing tourist or fishing guide

Remains could possibly be indentified as person missing after fishing guide boat capsized: RCMP

  • Oct 13, 2021
A member of Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue looks on as Nuxalk River Guardians are out on a boat in the estuary near Bella Coola, B.C. on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Photo submitted)
A message of support on the closed front door of the Whistle Stop Café during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror, Alberta on Saturday May 8, 2021. Christopher Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Café in the hamlet of Mirror, northeast of Red Deer, will pay $20,000 in fines and get 18 months probation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

Judge says Pawlowskis would like nothing better than to become martyrs in jail.

A message of support on the closed front door of the Whistle Stop Café during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mirror, Alberta on Saturday May 8, 2021. Christopher Scott, owner of the Whistle Stop Café in the hamlet of Mirror, northeast of Red Deer, will pay $20,000 in fines and get 18 months probation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Senior in care home in Langley. (Langley Advance Times)

B.C. senior care staff now 96% vaccinated against COVID-19

Most of unvaccinated are casual, not scheduled, minister says

Senior in care home in Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)

Quesnel ‘Set for Life’ winners to purchase first home with $675,000 win

Ticket purchased at Quesnel gas bar by Carmen and Clinton Crossman

Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)
The sign quotes a verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The sign quotes a verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Photo: Laurie Tritschler