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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs rally in Vancouver against the Coastal GasLink pipeline

Hereditary chiefs say they have not given free, prior and informed consent for the B.C. natural gas pipeline

Protesters and RCMP officers engage in a stand-off at an old-growth logging blockade near Fairy Creek on May 27, 2021. Groups want a review of the injunction enforcement actions taken by officers. (Facebook photo)

Vancouver Island groups want review of RCMP enforcement at Fairy Creek protests

Aug. 10 submission to civilian body alleges infringement of charter rights

A response vessel with a vacuum truck on board is shown off San Juan Island, Washington, in this recent handout photo. The United States Coast Guard says commercial divers are assessing a sunken fishing boat that went down Saturday in waters on the U.S. side of Haro Strait and is leaking fuel not far from southern Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - U.S. Coast Guard

Fear for B.C.’s endangered orcas after U.S. boat sinks with 10,000 litres of fuel near Victoria

There are only 74 southern resident killer whales remaining

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada’s public health agency is looking to make the most of Canada’s waste, and plans to sift through the sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox, polio, antimicrobial resistant organism and more. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian wastewater surveillance expanding to new public health threats: Tam

The monkeypox disease comes from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ottawa. Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada’s public health agency is looking to make the most of Canada’s waste, and plans to sift through the sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox, polio, antimicrobial resistant organism and more. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand speaks during a press conference in Toronto, on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

International support for miners rescue was ‘heartwarming,’ says company president

‘It was heartwarming to actually see that response’

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand speaks during a press conference in Toronto, on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted

Suspicious death of man, 51, in Castlegar being probed as a homicide

Police confirmed that they are officially conducting a homicide investigation

RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Castlegar that occurred on Aug. 11. Photo: Submitted
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

RCMP fatally shoot man near Kamloops following alleged abduction of child, woman

Another woman was found inside the suspect’s home

  • Aug 15, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lawyer suspended six weeks for professional misconduct

Donald Roy McLeod was also fined more than $16,000 for his actions

Victoria lawyer Donald Roy McLeod was suspended from practice for six weeks by the Law Society of B.C. for professional misconduct related to an adult guardianship case. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reservation system crashes as drivers face hours-long waits at BC Ferries

Island-bound traffic started backing up at 8 a.m.

Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP are looking for MJ Rowsell, 21, who was reported missing on Aug. 13. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for missing person MJ Rowsell

The 21-year-old may be travelling with a medium-sized black and tan dog

West Shore RCMP are looking for MJ Rowsell, 21, who was reported missing on Aug. 13. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Firearms, weapons and body armour were seized when Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team members executed a search warrant at a downtown suite on July 16. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Investigations continue in Victoria case involving firearms offences

Man, woman face charges after weapons found in supportive housing suite downtown

Firearms, weapons and body armour were seized when Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team members executed a search warrant at a downtown suite on July 16. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Anna Atleo dances with Rebecca Atleo, right, during an announcement ceremony on Aug. 10 in the Maaqtusiis School Gym. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First Nation women to guide framework for new Big House in Ahousaht territory near Tofino

“If I ever have grandchildren, one day they will be dancing in that Big House”

Anna Atleo dances with Rebecca Atleo, right, during an announcement ceremony on Aug. 10 in the Maaqtusiis School Gym. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian home sales fall for fifth month in a row, down 29% from last July: CREA

New listings in July totalled 73,436, down six per cent from last July

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
DFO were aware in November that Trans Mountain work in the Coquihalla River would permanently alter salmon and trout spawning grounds. (Submitted photo)

Trans Mountain construction was green-lit with permit, despite early salmon run near Hope

Advocacy group Protect the Planet discovered and raised the alarm about the dead salmon near Hope

DFO were aware in November that Trans Mountain work in the Coquihalla River would permanently alter salmon and trout spawning grounds. (Submitted photo)
Alistair MacGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, will host a town hall on Aug. 18 to discuss freighter anchorages and the creation of a new marine park in the southern Gulf Islands. (File photo)
Alistair MacGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, will host a town hall on Aug. 18 to discuss freighter anchorages and the creation of a new marine park in the southern Gulf Islands. (File photo)
Northbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford is expected to move slowly as the backup from a crash-related lane closure is relieved. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Malahat reopens after crash; motorists warned to expect delays

A truck and trailer went into the ditch north of West Shore Parkway on Trans-Canada Highway

Northbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford is expected to move slowly as the backup from a crash-related lane closure is relieved. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in head multiple times in downtown Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man stabbed multiple times in the head at bus exchange in downtown Nanaimo

51-year-old female suspect arrested for aggravated assault

A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in head multiple times in downtown Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)