Karissa Gall

Lower Mainland-based real estate developer Century Group started offering Tesla Model 3 vehicles Sept. 14 as incentives to clear out remaining Viridian townhomes in South Surrey. (Wikimedia Commons)

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Lower Mainland-based real estate developer Century Group started offering Tesla Model 3 vehicles Sept. 14 as incentives to clear out remaining Viridian townhomes in South Surrey. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is in the remote community of Bamfield, accessible only by logging road, boat or air. (Google Maps)

UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

Authorities said the two victims were a man and a woman, both aged 18

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is in the remote community of Bamfield, accessible only by logging road, boat or air. (Google Maps)
A black bear was locked inside a vehicle on Sept. 13 in Port Moody until police and conservation officers responded. (Port Moody Police)

‘How does it even happen?’: Bear locks itself inside vehicle in Port Moody

It was apparent the suspect had gained entry with his ‘bear’ hands

A black bear was locked inside a vehicle on Sept. 13 in Port Moody until police and conservation officers responded. (Port Moody Police)
(Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

(Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, announced to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Sept. 12 that the Vancouver International Airport Improvement Fee is increasing. (Vancouver Airport Authority photo)

Another $5 jump in airport fee to fly out of B.C. at YVR

Airlines will start charging the new rate on Dec. 12 for travel Jan. 1, 2020 onward

Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, announced to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Sept. 12 that the Vancouver International Airport Improvement Fee is increasing. (Vancouver Airport Authority photo)
(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)

Vancouver police officer charged after hitting suspect on bike

The charge relates to a pursuit that took place on Sept. 12, 2018

(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)
The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)
Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Ministry of Health assures patients and visitors parking rates have and will not increase

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal
Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Watch for scams when donating to Hurricane Dorian relief, group warns

More than 140 new crowdfunding campaigns related to the storm are already established

Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation) sharing her Hul’q’umi’num’ language with UVic anthropologist Brian Thom (not in frame) for the “Celebrating Indigenous Languages” Google Earth Voyager project. (Brian Thom/Mandy Jones/Submitted)

Google Earth features B.C. Indigenous language in new audio series

The feature plays sound clips of Indigenous speakers, including voice of Snuneymuxw elder

yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation) sharing her Hul’q’umi’num’ language with UVic anthropologist Brian Thom (not in frame) for the “Celebrating Indigenous Languages” Google Earth Voyager project. (Brian Thom/Mandy Jones/Submitted)
A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)

‘This is ironic’: Cat demonstrates dog paddle skills during B.C. Day dip

A swimming cat gave bystanders ‘paws’ at Glen Lake on Aug. 5

A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)
‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer

Llama, alpaca overtake the trusty steed or mare in nuptials

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer
RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

Logan Lake RCMP borrowed a dog crate from a cell guard to make the roadside rescue

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road
Metalocalypstick returns to Lone Butte with metal, rock music, and hot sauce

Metalocalypstick returns to Lone Butte with metal, rock music, and hot sauce

The women-focused music festival will take place on June 29 and 30

Metalocalypstick returns to Lone Butte with metal, rock music, and hot sauce
Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)

Interior Health and First Nations renew Partnership Accord

The accord, originally signed in 2012, has been renewed until 2024 with several updates

Interior Region First Nation, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority executives renewed their Partnership Accord on June 5. (Submitted photo)
Plein Air Paint-out people’s choice award winner Julie Cutting painted faces on hoodoos outside Ashcroft on June 1. Submitted photo

PHOTOS: Plein Air people’s choice winner paints faces on hoodoos outside Ashcroft

The artist’s choice winner on June 2 painted the B.C. Express heritage building

Plein Air Paint-out people’s choice award winner Julie Cutting painted faces on hoodoos outside Ashcroft on June 1. Submitted photo
Sixteen-year-old local runner Austin Husa turned the ninth annual Skip’s Run into a triathlon on June 1, chopping wood and riding his bike from 16 Mile House to Ashcroft before winning the 10K youth challenge. Karissa Gall photo

Runner wins Skip’s 10K after biking from 16 Mile House

Sixteen-year-old Austin Husa won the Skip’s Run youth 10K challenge on June 1

Sixteen-year-old local runner Austin Husa turned the ninth annual Skip’s Run into a triathlon on June 1, chopping wood and riding his bike from 16 Mile House to Ashcroft before winning the 10K youth challenge. Karissa Gall photo
Retired NHL star Eric Brewer returned to his hometown of Ashcroft on May 29, for the first time in about 15 years, to give advice to students at the Desert Sands Community School. Photo: Karissa Gall

NHL star Eric Brewer remembers childhood in Ashcroft, gives advice to students

People of Pukaist hosted the retired defenceman at Desert Sands Community School on May 29

Retired NHL star Eric Brewer returned to his hometown of Ashcroft on May 29, for the first time in about 15 years, to give advice to students at the Desert Sands Community School. Photo: Karissa Gall
Students in the Grade 11/12 physics class launched water bottle rockets into the sky during the 2018-19 learning exhibition at Desert Sands Community School on May 30. Karissa Gall photo

VIDEO: Desert Sands students launch water bottle rockets into sky

The school learning exhibition reached great heights with student eagle experts, rockets and more

Students in the Grade 11/12 physics class launched water bottle rockets into the sky during the 2018-19 learning exhibition at Desert Sands Community School on May 30. Karissa Gall photo
District: Thompson-Nicola residents may be noticing more weeds after Elephant Hill wildfire

District: Thompson-Nicola residents may be noticing more weeds after Elephant Hill wildfire

District Wildfire Invasive Plant Program will host open houses in June to share information

District: Thompson-Nicola residents may be noticing more weeds after Elephant Hill wildfire