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Commercial fishers, wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters

Commercial fishers, wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters

Aug 10, 2022 / 7:00 am

The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a bumper season for both pink and sockeye salmon in British Columbia rivers, with one veteran Indigenous fisherman...

Nohomin Creek no longer wildfire of note; remaining activity in inoperable terrain

Nohomin Creek no longer wildfire of note; remaining activity in inoperable terrain

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Nohomin Creek wildfire burning northwest of Lytton will no longer be considered a wildfire of note as the fire perimeter is largely inactive, save for an...

Woman arrested after pregnant mom, daughter assaulted with brick in Nanaimo

Woman arrested after pregnant mom, daughter assaulted with brick in Nanaimo

Aug 9, 2022 / 6:02 pm

A pregnant Nanaimo woman was hit in the stomach with a brick while trying to shield her young daughter from an unprovoked attack in downtown Nanaimo on Monday....

'I have no other place to go': the unhoused of the East Hastings strip pack their belongings

'I have no other place to go': the unhoused of the East Hastings strip pack their belongings

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:55 pm

Franchesca Leo spent part of her Tuesday loading dirty laundry and other personal belongings into a large plastic garbage container outside her tarp-heavy...

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:19 pm

It appears investigators have "established" the route of the van used to help break an accused killer out of the North Fraser Pretrial Centre almost...

British Columbians pampering pets with AC, says BC Hydro

British Columbians pampering pets with AC, says BC Hydro

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:18 pm

BC Hydro says pets may be one reason why residential air conditioning use is on the rise in the province. A survey conducted by the government-regulated power...

Cabbie caught in the crossfire of suspected targetted daylight shooting in a busy Surrey strip mall parking lot that left passenger dead

Cabbie caught in the crossfire of suspected targetted daylight shooting in a busy Surrey strip mall parking lot that left passenger dead

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:07 pm

An area around a strip mall in the Guildford neighbourhood of Surrey is cordoned off after a deadly daylight shooting. Surrey RCMP says that at approximately...

Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn near Sparwood

Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn near Sparwood

Aug 9, 2022 / 4:42 pm

The Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn aggressively about five kilometres west of Sparwood. According to the BC Wildfire Service, the 44-hectare fire was...

Trucker ticketed after colliding with $600K McLaren on Coquihalla

Trucker ticketed after colliding with $600K McLaren on Coquihalla

Aug 9, 2022 / 2:50 pm

Police are reminding drivers to check their blind spots after a weekend wreck on the Coquihalla Highway caused six-figure damage to a $600,000 supercar. BC...

Former BC teacher gets lifetime suspension after child pornography conviction

Former BC teacher gets lifetime suspension after child pornography conviction

Aug 9, 2022 / 2:17 pm

A former elementary school teacher in the Greater Victoria School District sentenced for possession of child pornography last year has been given a lifetime ban...

Recent B.C. heat wave claimed 16 lives, according to preliminary data

Recent B.C. heat wave claimed 16 lives, according to preliminary data

Aug 9, 2022 / 2:16 pm

Sixteen people died from heat-related illness in British Columbia during the summer of 2022’s longest heat wave so far, according to preliminary figures...

'The gap is large': B.C.'s small towns illuminate urban-rural divide in EV infrastructure

'The gap is large': B.C.'s small towns illuminate urban-rural divide in EV infrastructure

Aug 9, 2022 / 1:23 pm

About four years ago, mechanic Todd Penney received his first phone call from a Tesla owner planning to travel through Fort Nelson, B.C. on his way to Alaska....

Pandemic car-buying spree threatens B.C. climate targets

Pandemic car-buying spree threatens B.C. climate targets

Aug 9, 2022 / 1:17 pm

Over a quarter million vehicles were added to British Columbia’s roads over the last six years. But over half of those hit the pavement in 2021 — a...

Kelowna woman spends night in cells in Trail

Kelowna woman spends night in cells in Trail

Aug 9, 2022 / 1:13 pm

A Kelowna woman spent the night in cells over the weekend in the Kootenays. In a news release titled “who sent the cardboard mounties?,” the Trail...

How a B.C. program is challenging teacher 'Come and Go' syndrome in Indigenous communities

How a B.C. program is challenging teacher 'Come and Go' syndrome in Indigenous communities

Aug 9, 2022 / 12:49 pm

One of the challenges of education for Indigenous communities in rural and remote areas is the high turnover rate of teachers. "So you might have a...

Farmers' Almanac predicts brisk B.C. winter starting in November

Farmers' Almanac predicts brisk B.C. winter starting in November

Aug 9, 2022 / 11:49 am

Load the skis into the car and buckle up for a brisk B.C. winter this year. The Farmers' Almanac just released its winter forecast for British Columbia and...

B.C.'s $10-million plastics fund aims to spur business to cut pollution, says Heyman

B.C.'s $10-million plastics fund aims to spur business to cut pollution, says Heyman

Aug 9, 2022 / 11:30 am

British Columbia is increasing funding incentives for businesses to $10 million to develop products to reduce plastic pollution. Environment Minister George...

Golfer killed by falling tree in the Kootenays

Golfer killed by falling tree in the Kootenays

Aug 9, 2022 / 11:25 am

A man is dead after a large tree fell on him while he was golfing in the Kootenays. Police say they were called on August 7 at 3:18 p.m. for a report of a...

Victoria to ban use of fossil fuels in new buildings by 2025

Victoria to ban use of fossil fuels in new buildings by 2025

Aug 9, 2022 / 10:29 am

Almost all new construction in Victoria – from single-family homes to office and residential towers – will be required to be “zero...

Woman's murder, killer's day parole prompt call for change

Woman's murder, killer's day parole prompt call for change

Aug 9, 2022 / 10:25 am

Why would victims of gender-based violence feel safe to speak out or seek help if that ends up putting them at a much higher risk of being killed? That is what...

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