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Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)

200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation

Union says many contracted workers left out of wage hikes last month

Nanaimo RCMP share tips that can help prevent children from being abducted or help police find them if they go missing. (File photo)

B.C. RCMP: child abductions rare but they happen, here’s how to protect yourself

Police issue public service announcement for parents and guardians

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

After ‘Freedom Convoy,’ Canadian flag has taken on new meaning for some this year

‘It’s getting a connotation of: People who are the loudest are always the ones waving the flag’

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘It saves lives’: Medical study says established heart drug good for strokes, too

Tenecteplase shown to be an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke

Dr. Bijoy Menon, a professor at the University of Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, describes his part in the largest stroke clinical trial ever run in Canada, in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 22, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland woman credits Salmon Arm couple with saving her life

Katie Potts was a passenger in a car that veered off the Coquihalla in 2021

Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)
Surrey RCMP, pictured in June, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Child falls out of Surrey townhouse window, sparking reminder from police

Surrey RCMP reminding people to make sure children aren’t left unattended by open windows

Surrey RCMP, pictured in June, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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2 dead, 1 injured after crash on Highway 5 south of Blue River

Another was taken to hospital with serious injuries

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announces new food labelling in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to require nutrition warnings on front of some packaged food

Ground meat will be exempt from the labels, after ranchers groups objected

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announces new food labelling in Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lynn Constantine leads a group of protestors along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, Washington, to protest the possible US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 50 year old Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed women the right to abortion. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

TikTok invitations to abortion-seekers well-intentioned but misguided, say advocates

Canadians posting online invites to their homes, welcoming abortion-seekers from U.S. states

Lynn Constantine leads a group of protestors along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, Washington, to protest the possible US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 50 year old Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed women the right to abortion. Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reimagining Canada Day: Celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous people

Celebrations of Canadian pride balanced with country’s difficult history with Indigenous people

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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

Canadians urged to catch up on vaccinations, prepare for fall boosters

Canada’s chief public health officer stressing importance of up-to-date vaccination status

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
The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)

‘What am I charged with?’ B.C. couple seeks RCMP apology after suspected swatting call

“They marched through my house with guns drawn going ‘clear’, top floor clear.’”

The Nouissers stand outside their Peachland, B.C. home which was the scene of an armed police response that may have been predicted by a swatting call on Apr. 16, 2022 (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a British Columbia man convicted of trafficking 11 female victims, including underage girls, for sex. Reza Moazami, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison, had sought leave to appeal a September decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Supreme Court will not hear appeal by convicted B.C. sex trafficker Reza Moazami

Reza Moazami, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison, had sought leave to appeal a September decision

Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a British Columbia man convicted of trafficking 11 female victims, including underage girls, for sex. Reza Moazami, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison, had sought leave to appeal a September decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Police officers forming outside the protest camp on the forestry road. (RCMP handout)

Vancouver Island Mounties dismantle Fairy Creek old growth protest camp, arrest 5

RCMP say that of the five arrested, two were repeat offenders

Police officers forming outside the protest camp on the forestry road. (RCMP handout)
Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth presented the cheque to Kildala Elementary School from Cheese4Change. (Kitimat Northern Sentinel/Christian Apostolovski)

Kitimat Elementary School recognized nationally for sustainable rhubarb shortcake recipe

Kildala Elementary School was one of only four schools across recognized for their sustainable recipe

Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth presented the cheque to Kildala Elementary School from Cheese4Change. (Kitimat Northern Sentinel/Christian Apostolovski)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)

Vancouver man arrested after throwing glass bottle at a baby in a stroller

Police are asking the family to come forward so they can advance the investigation

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo)
Troy Aleck (at centre with pole), accompanied by Tim Sam (beside Aleck on right), is running from Ashcroft to Lytton on the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed 90 per cent of that town on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Student running from Ashcroft to Lytton on one-year anniversary of fire

Troy Aleck is raising money to build a new basketball court in the town

Troy Aleck (at centre with pole), accompanied by Tim Sam (beside Aleck on right), is running from Ashcroft to Lytton on the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed 90 per cent of that town on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Fire rips through East Vancouver Value Village

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, 50 firefighters responded to the blaze on East Hastings

Vancouver firefighters responded to a fire at Value Village at 1820 East Hastings around 10 p.m. on Wednesday June 29. (Shane MacKichan photo)
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E-Comm warns of critical staff shortages going into Canada Day long weekend

911 dispatchers may have to work forced overtime to meet minimum staffing levels

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