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Some of the officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on Friday. (SPS photo)

Forty-six cops sworn in to Surrey Police Service

Friday marked fledgling force’s first swearing-in ceremony as it embarks on biggest police-force transition in Canadian history

Some of the officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on Friday. (SPS photo)
B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
Chambers of commerce from across B.C. have endorsed a plan to tackle key social and economic factors impacting cities, which they say will also support businesses attempting to recover from the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Build Back Victoria)

B.C. chambers endorse pandemic-recovery blueprint for cities

Plan calls for addressing mental health, housing and public transit issues

Chambers of commerce from across B.C. have endorsed a plan to tackle key social and economic factors impacting cities, which they say will also support businesses attempting to recover from the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Build Back Victoria)
Witness gathering at the B.C. legislature in response to 215 unmarked graves located at Kamloops residential school, June 8, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Witness gathering at the B.C. legislature in response to 215 unmarked graves located at Kamloops residential school, June 8, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

Surrey church congregation heartbroken by devastating fire

‘We need to address this situation very quickly,’ Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says

Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)

Court finds dismissal of White Rock nurse’s harassment complaint ‘patently unreasonable’

Former hospital employee alleges rebuff of sexual advances led to disciplinary investigation

Peace Arch Hospital (File photo)
A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population runs, climbs and clings across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Faydra Aldridge, CEO of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, speaks at a funding announcement July 20, 2021. (B.C. government video)

B.C. psychosis intervention to expand with 100 care providers

Regional mental health programs to include rural outreach

Faydra Aldridge, CEO of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, speaks at a funding announcement July 20, 2021. (B.C. government video)
Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)

Hundreds of campers and Spirit Ridge Resort evacuated due to Nk’Mip wildfire

Osoyoos asking for more resources as Inkaneep fire jumps to 1,100 ha

Adega’s winery on 45th in Osoyoos has closed until further notice due to the fast moving Inkaneep Creek wildfire. (Adega’s Facebook)
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Challenges at southern border may be drag on efforts to reopen Canada-U.S. frontier

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions on visitors from the U.S. have always been more stringent

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Liberals add $1.4 billion to climate change mitigation fund: McKenna

The new $1.4 billion fund will be spent over 12-year period

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Muslims pray inside a mosque during an Eid al-Adha prayer in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and the government has banned large gatherings and toughened travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

This year’s hajj has been limited to 60,000 vaccinated Saudi citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia

Muslims pray inside a mosque during an Eid al-Adha prayer in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and the government has banned large gatherings and toughened travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, left, hold a jersey for President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the president honored the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their Super Bowl LV victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tom Brady, champion Buccaneers visit Biden at White House

Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion, put on quite the comedy routine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer, left, hold a jersey for President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the president honored the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their Super Bowl LV victory. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

At least 70% of vehicle sales must be ZEVs to achieve Ottawa’s emissions plan: report

The plan projects a reduction of 213 megatonnes (MT) of greenhouse gas emission

New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Inc. due to elevated levels of benzene. July 17, 2021. (Source: Health Canada)

2 Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens recalled due to elevated levels of benzene

Health Canada warns that frequent exposure to elevated levels of benzene has been linked to cancer

Neutrogena Beach Defense and Ultra Sheer sunscreens have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Inc. due to elevated levels of benzene. July 17, 2021. (Source: Health Canada)
White Rock RCMP recorded 463 traffic police-motorist ‘interactions’ in June 2021, representing a 13 per cent increase over May, when 408 were logged. (White Rock RCMP twitter photos)
White Rock RCMP recorded 463 traffic police-motorist ‘interactions’ in June 2021, representing a 13 per cent increase over May, when 408 were logged. (White Rock RCMP twitter photos)
A fallen camp stove was to blame for a small fire that ignited near Kamloops. RCMP said a man was arrested and charged under the Wildfire Act. (FreePhotos/Pixabay)

B.C. man charged after camp stove causes fire near Kamloops

Investigators found camp stove had fallen from a post onto grass

  • Jul 20, 2021
A fallen camp stove was to blame for a small fire that ignited near Kamloops. RCMP said a man was arrested and charged under the Wildfire Act. (FreePhotos/Pixabay)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Teen girl, 15, dead after being struck by motorcycle in Kelowna

Motorcycle struck two teenaged pedestrians after colliding with a car, 15-year-old died in hospital

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
COVID-19. (CDC)

COVID outbreak declared at Maple Ridge long-term care home

Fraser Health announces three patients test positive at Holyrood Manor

COVID-19. (CDC)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)