Cole Schisler

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Crews fighting Nohomin Creek fire near Lytton prepping for incoming hot stretch

The fire remains at an estimated 2,058 hectares

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
British Columbia's Attorney General David Eby speaks to reporters in Vancouver on June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
British Columbia's Attorney General David Eby speaks to reporters in Vancouver on June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Canada’s move to ban international dog adoption due to rabies threat ‘devastating’: B.C. group

Meanwhile, veterinary organizations support ban saying ‘science and safety trumps emotion’

FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
A wildfire burning 1.7 kilometers northwest of Lytton is the only wildfire of note currently burning in B.C. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Nohomin Creek wildfire moving away from Lytton, at least 6 homes burned

The fire remains out of control at 1,500 hectares in size

A wildfire burning 1.7 kilometers northwest of Lytton is the only wildfire of note currently burning in B.C. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. farmers can access new funds to prepare for extreme weather

Individuals can access up to $35,000 in cost-shared funding

A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A nurse is silhouetted behind a glass panel as she tends to a patient in the intensive care unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

B.C. COVID hospitalizations rise for third week in a row

As of July 14, there are 426 people in hospital with COVID, up 15 per cent from the week before

A nurse is silhouetted behind a glass panel as she tends to a patient in the intensive care unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
British Columbia’s overdose Mobile Response Team has provided critical incident support and training to more than 6000 individuals who are working on the front lines combating the province’s overdose crisis. (Black Press files)

195 toxic drug deaths recorded in May, highest ever for that month in B.C.

The latest figure is a 13 per cent increase over the 172 deaths recorded in May 2021

British Columbia’s overdose Mobile Response Team has provided critical incident support and training to more than 6000 individuals who are working on the front lines combating the province’s overdose crisis. (Black Press files)
Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver police say a 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in a park Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. man facing charges for collision that killed 23-month-old child

Charges relate to a collision in Vancouver on July 6, 2021

Vancouver Police Department headquarters is seen in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver police say a 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in a park Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A customer wearing a face mask waits to buy vegetables. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

B.C. experts predict COVID cases, hospital admissions will rise due to BA.5

Latest report from the B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group says cases will rise through July

A customer wearing a face mask waits to buy vegetables. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The anti-racism advocacy group Elimin8Hate has compiled a downloadable dictionary of Asian names that removes the red squiggly underline in Microsoft Office products that denotes a spelling mistake. (NameReclaim.ca)

‘You’re not a mistake’: B.C. group creates dictionary of Asian names to add to Microsoft Word

The free dictionary includes over 8,000 names and monikers from over a dozen Asian countries

The anti-racism advocacy group Elimin8Hate has compiled a downloadable dictionary of Asian names that removes the red squiggly underline in Microsoft Office products that denotes a spelling mistake. (NameReclaim.ca)
(Black Press file photo)

B.C. Superstore workers vote to accept new deal, avoid strike

58 per cent of union members voted to accept the offer from Loblaws

(Black Press file photo)
(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to media outside the Abbotsford courtroom on Thursday (July 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Two convicted for roles in Abbotsford hog farm protest

Nick Schafer and Amy Soranno were convicted of break-and-enter and mischief

(left to right) Roy Sasano, Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer speak to media outside the Abbotsford courtroom on Thursday (July 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A Fort St. John RCMP member took a selfie with the seized fawn. (Fort St. John RCMP photo)

Northern B.C. RCMP seize fawn during early morning traffic stop

The Fort St. John RCMP say the fawn ‘enjoyed some time’ with them before heading to wildlife rehab

A Fort St. John RCMP member took a selfie with the seized fawn. (Fort St. John RCMP photo)
A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hosting 2030 Winter Olympics in B.C. estimated to cost $1.2B in public funds

Events would be hosted in Whistler, Metro Vancouver and Sun Peaks

A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. has been actively defending provincial waterways from zebra mussels since 2015. (Dave Britton/USFWS)

B.C. bound barge with ‘largest ever’ zebra mussel contamination intercepted by conservation

Thousands of mussels were removed from the vessel over a two-day period

B.C. has been actively defending provincial waterways from zebra mussels since 2015. (Dave Britton/USFWS)
A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials is shown at the Junction Chemist pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. rolling out fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in the fall

Come September, all British Columbians aged 12 and up will have access to a fourth dose

A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials is shown at the Junction Chemist pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A disposable face mask is shown attached to a woman’s arm in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 18 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COVID hospitalizations jump by nearly 100 as B.C. experts warn of third Omicron wave

Health Minister Adrian Dix will provide an update on vaccination Friday at 1 p.m.

A disposable face mask is shown attached to a woman’s arm in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 18 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The wildfire season has been off to a slow start thanks to cooler, wetter June weather. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

B.C. wildfire season off to a slow start, more ignitions anticipated in July

As of July 4, there have only been 217 fire starts — about half of normal

The wildfire season has been off to a slow start thanks to cooler, wetter June weather. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Packages of large Hershey Co. Kisses candies are displayed for sale inside of the company’s Chocolate World visitor center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 28, 2017. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)

B.C. men one step closer to class-action against Hershey for alleged child slavery

Case hinges on “misrepresentation” by Hershey in B.C. that they oppose child labour

Packages of large Hershey Co. Kisses candies are displayed for sale inside of the company’s Chocolate World visitor center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 28, 2017. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.)
LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)

Job action possible for government workers as talks with province break down, BCGEU warns

Major sticking points include cost of living adjustment, enhanced occupational health and safety

LifeLabs workers represented by BCEGU strike outside LifeLabs administrative offices in Burnaby on Oct. 23. (Cole Schisler photo)
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