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Nanaimo RCMP closed a section of Hammond Bay Road in March 6, 2019, after a pedestrian was hit at the Brigantine Drive intersection. (News Bulletin file photo)

Parents in B.C. awarded damages based on Korean tradition after son’s death

17-year-old was struck and killed by vehicle at crosswalk on Vancouver Island in 2019

Nanaimo RCMP closed a section of Hammond Bay Road in March 6, 2019, after a pedestrian was hit at the Brigantine Drive intersection. (News Bulletin file photo)
Flooding in Cache Creek as seen May 3, 2023. (Photo by Kevin Scharfenberg)

Bridge coming to soothe troubled Highway 97 waters in Cache Creek

New bridge replacing problematic culvert part of B.C. government restoration project

Flooding in Cache Creek as seen May 3, 2023. (Photo by Kevin Scharfenberg)
Drew Scott and Michael Bublé are part of the ownership group of the Vancouver Giants WHL team. (Vancouver Giants/Special to The News)

Property Brother Drew Scott joins WHL Giants ownership group

B.C. celebrity recruited by friend Michael Bublé

Drew Scott and Michael Bublé are part of the ownership group of the Vancouver Giants WHL team. (Vancouver Giants/Special to The News)
Missing a cat. This cat from Penticton hitched a ride over 1,000 km. (BC SPCA)

Cat hitches ride from Penticton to Dawson Creek

The cat wasn’t discovered until he was 1,000 km from home

Missing a cat. This cat from Penticton hitched a ride over 1,000 km. (BC SPCA)
Speaking at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference in Vancouver, Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon of BC United said a government under his leadership would increase the supply of housing, while cutting costs for families. (UBCM/Flickr)

BC United Leader Falcon says B.C. on ‘wrong track’ after 6 years of NDP

Official Opposition Leader tells UBCM he would get more housing built and cut costs

Speaking at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference in Vancouver, Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon of BC United said a government under his leadership would increase the supply of housing, while cutting costs for families. (UBCM/Flickr)
BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau said she considers recent comments by health minister Dix that a spike in emergency room activity may be the new normal as unacceptable. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. Green leader accuses health minister, NDP of quiet quitting

Furstenau says province isn’t leaning hard enough into solving the health care crisis

BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau said she considers recent comments by health minister Dix that a spike in emergency room activity may be the new normal as unacceptable. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Jonathan Kerr and Dr. Eberechi Adenle receiving her welcome gift. (Photo submitted)

Innovative project recruits 28 new doctors to Vancouver Island community

“Task Force” recruiting doctor efforts seem to be working

Jonathan Kerr and Dr. Eberechi Adenle receiving her welcome gift. (Photo submitted)
Investigators have released the image of a bedroom where an alleged sex assault took place in hopes of identifying the victim, a girl between six and 10 years old. (Photo submitted)

Police say child sex assault may have happened in Vancouver Island bedroom

Police release image of room in attempt to identify 6-10-year-old victim

Investigators have released the image of a bedroom where an alleged sex assault took place in hopes of identifying the victim, a girl between six and 10 years old. (Photo submitted)
(BC SPCA/Submitted)

30 Dachshunds seized from Okanagan breeder

The dogs were living in small, urine and feces soiled crates

(BC SPCA/Submitted)
The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA

National Rowing Championships return to Cowichan Valley Sept. 28 to Oct. 1

Black Press Media’s Cowichan Valley publications sponsor Canadian championships

The RCA National Rowing Championships come to the national training centre at picturesque Quamichan Lake in Duncan, B.C. from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Kevin Light Photo / Courtesy RCA
Children make their way up a closed Whistler Mountain to toboggan in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. A Vancouver man is suing the resort for the part he claims it played in him falling from a chairlift and fracturing his spine in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Snowboarder who broke spine falling from Whistler chairlift sues resort

Lawsuit claims 14-year-old slipped out of chair due to staff negligence

Children make their way up a closed Whistler Mountain to toboggan in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. A Vancouver man is suing the resort for the part he claims it played in him falling from a chairlift and fracturing his spine in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Extradition appeal tied to B.C. development rejected by Supreme Court

Order to release Jung Myung Soo to authorities in his home country of South Korea stands

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider an appeal from a South Korean man who was fighting extradition to his home country where he is wanted for fraud related to a Metro Vancouver property development. A man walks past the Supreme Court of Canada, Friday, June 16, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Vancouver Police Department is providing free, 911-only cellphones for seniors on low or fixed incomes. (VPD)

B.C. police department to provide free, 911-only cellphones for seniors

It can be used to dial 911 in emergencies at no upfront cost or monthly payment plan

The Vancouver Police Department is providing free, 911-only cellphones for seniors on low or fixed incomes. (VPD)
An example of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver float plane. This is not the plane that was involved in the accident. Image Credit: A Wikimedia Commons

Small plane crash on Vancouver Island; TSB deployed

Privately-owned De Havilland Beaver invovled in Wednesday accident

An example of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver float plane. This is not the plane that was involved in the accident. Image Credit: A Wikimedia Commons
A transport truck hauling a large, square container slammed into an overpass in North Vancouver Tuesday night, snarling traffic on Highway 1 for hours. The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Licences yanked after transport truck plows into B.C. highway overpass

Firm’s entire fleet parked after traffic in North Vancouver snarled for hours, driver flees scene

A transport truck hauling a large, square container slammed into an overpass in North Vancouver Tuesday night, snarling traffic on Highway 1 for hours. The RCMP logo is seen outside the force’s ‘E’ division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This photo was taken at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 from the chicken farm on Fredrickson Road in Sorrento. Shuswap Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Ty Barrett said the Bush Creek East wildfire was coming down the mountain and through a dry grassy field, driven by aggressive winds. Firefighters stood their ground at a one-kilometre fire line and were able to keep the blaze from reaching any structures. (Ty Barrett photo)

VIEWPOINT: Shuswap deputy fire chief grateful for support during wildfire fight

‘We couldn’t have done it without them’

  • Sep 21, 2023
This photo was taken at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 from the chicken farm on Fredrickson Road in Sorrento. Shuswap Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Ty Barrett said the Bush Creek East wildfire was coming down the mountain and through a dry grassy field, driven by aggressive winds. Firefighters stood their ground at a one-kilometre fire line and were able to keep the blaze from reaching any structures. (Ty Barrett photo)
West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund speaks at the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge event at the United Nations, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in New York. The federal government is hoping Canada’s devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

West Kelowna fire chief’s harrowing tale opens eyes at United Nations

Canada’s wildfires take global centre stage at event aimed at putting a price on pollution

West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund speaks at the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge event at the United Nations, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in New York. The federal government is hoping Canada’s devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
After 37 days, the McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna is now being held. (BC Wildfire Service)

Nearly all residents have returned home following West Kelowna wildfire

The blaze is now unlikely to spread beyond predetermined boundaries

After 37 days, the McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna is now being held. (BC Wildfire Service)
UBCM President Jen Ford, Addictions Minister Jennifer Whiteside, Finance Minister Katrine Conroy and Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon headlined a townhall on housing at Vancouver’s UBCM conference. (UBCM/Flickr)

Housing policy centre stage as UBCM delegates grill trio of B.C. ministers

Finance Minister Katrine Conroy said government open to hear from communities who want vacancy tax

UBCM President Jen Ford, Addictions Minister Jennifer Whiteside, Finance Minister Katrine Conroy and Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon headlined a townhall on housing at Vancouver’s UBCM conference. (UBCM/Flickr)
The T-Rex being installed at a Penticton property on Tuesday, Sept. 19. (Kevin Stone photo)

PHOTOS: Alice the 17K pound T-Rex has landed in Penticton

The massive sculpture is on private property but can be viewed near the KVR Trail entrance

The T-Rex being installed at a Penticton property on Tuesday, Sept. 19. (Kevin Stone photo)