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The Camp Choice team including Phil Moore, Corisa Bell, John Patricelli, Dawn Bourque, Colette Gerber, Sam Hermez, Mikhail Moore and Tom Hermez. (Special to The News)

Camp Choice returns to Zajac Ranch after COVID interruption

Lower Mainland kids benefit from unique camp on Stave Lake

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4-hectare wildfire north of Mission suspected to be human-caused

Tingle Creek wildfire rated ‘out of control,’ but in isolated area

WestJet has added a new direct route between Penticton and Vancouver. (Western News file)

WestJet adding direct flights between Vancouver and Penticton

The new flights will be six days a week

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

B.C. wildfires: 55 blazes burning, 8 of particular concern

Steep, rocky terrain and hot, dry conditions posing challenges for crews

BC Wildfire Service crews are using planned ignitions to control where wildfires are burning. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
BC Coroners Service and Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV crash near Williams Lake Aug. 7, 2022. (RCMP logo)
BC Coroners Service and Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a fatal ATV crash near Williams Lake Aug. 7, 2022. (RCMP logo)
An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Topography and the way winds travel over it add complications to firefighting efforts

An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
Surrey RCMP say an elderly pedestrian is in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Newton Monday evening (Aug. 8) on 76 Avenue, near 151A Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Elderly pedestrian has ‘life-threatening injuries’ after being hit by car: Surrey RCMP

Police say the driver remained on scene, is cooperating with Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP say an elderly pedestrian is in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Newton Monday evening (Aug. 8) on 76 Avenue, near 151A Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

‘Elaborate ruse’: U.S. prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

48-year-old Dawn Marie Walker is being detained as a flight risk in Oregon

Saskatoon Police Deputy Chief Randy Huisman speaks at a media event, regarding the case of reported missing woman Dawn Walker and her son, in Saskatoon, Monday, August 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
People watch the sunrise, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida man filming sunrise killed when sand dune collapses

Incident happened on Hutchinson Island, north of West Palm Beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast

People watch the sunrise, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

Biologist: ’It was just the most unusual thing I’ve ever seen’

This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)
Smoke particles invisible to the naked eye can be inhaled deep into the lungs. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo).

Experts offer tips to stay safe amid wildfire smoke across B.C.

Be aware of potential danger as winds push smoke across province

Smoke particles invisible to the naked eye can be inhaled deep into the lungs. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo).
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Crime down in Surrey, White Rock last year compared to ‘20: Stats Canada

Stats Can releases its Crime Severity Index numbers earlier this month

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Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)

$25K raised after young B.C. mother of infant daughter dies of cancer

Maple Ridge resident Kaylanna Lipinski has succumbed to her cancer after beating it as a child

Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call after responding to an unknown incident in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man faces three charges, including aggravated assault, after Vancouver machete attack

Suspect allegedly set fire to his suite and then attacked four people in the building

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call after responding to an unknown incident in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Feds have until end of the year to provide some kind of coverage for children under the age of 12

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO’s Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canada’s navy struggling with a shrinking fleet of aging ships and a lack of trained sailors

Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO’s Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 5, 2022. Photo contributed

Hedley teen killed in Highway 3 crash remembered for charity and kindness

Family watches over fire, lit after learning of Mary Allison’s death

Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 5, 2022. Photo contributed