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Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroners’ inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)

Inquiry hears details on Vancouver Const. Nicole Chan’s final day from eyes of her boyfriend

Chan’s former boyfriend testified at the coroners’ inquest Wednesday

Vancouver police constable Nicole Chan died by suicide on Jan. 27, 2019. A coroners’ inquest into her death is seeking to determine the facts around what happened. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chan)
A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Probe into Alberta residential school links unpasteurized milk to children’s deaths

Estimates say up to 400 children died while attending Blue Quills residential school

A sign commemorating victims of residential schools is attached to a fence line in front of homes east of Calgary near Gliechen, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A new report from a group looking into children that died and went missing at an Alberta residential school says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Canadian border crossing is seen in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Border agencies in Canada, U.S. detail how new Nexus trusted-traveller plan will work

Change to take effect in the spring could involve U.S. interviews in certain Canadian airports

The Canadian border crossing is seen in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Log trucks are unloaded in the Tolko log yard Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Environment Canada warns cold weather on the way for B.C.’s Interior

Temperatures will plummet by the weekend

  • Jan 26, 2023
Log trucks are unloaded in the Tolko log yard Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As the Bank of Canada hits pause on hiking rates, all eyes are on the labour market

Labour groups have voiced concerns about the Bank of Canada’s rate hikes in recent months

Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, holds a press conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The Bank of Canada is taking a pause from raising interest rates to assess how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, with one key indicator to watch being the labour market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A provincial government report finds different levels of internet cell service for urban and rural regions of BC with rural residents paying more for worse services. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rural British Columbians pay more for worse internet, cell phone service: report

Nearly 30 per cent of provincial highways also lack cell coverage

A provincial government report finds different levels of internet cell service for urban and rural regions of BC with rural residents paying more for worse services. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stewart Prest of Quest University gives the New Democratic governemnt under David Eby an ‘incomplete’ some 50 days into its mandate, but praises specific aspects. (Photo courtesy of Stewart Prest)

Eby’s 100-day action plan gets mixed grade ahead of B.C. budget

Stewart Prest gives NDP government an ‘incomplete’ so far but praises specific aspects

Stewart Prest of Quest University gives the New Democratic governemnt under David Eby an ‘incomplete’ some 50 days into its mandate, but praises specific aspects. (Photo courtesy of Stewart Prest)
Ten pilot projects across B.C. promise to improve access to period products

10 period projects get funding across B.C. for those in need of menstruation products

Government says the projects will help develop better ways of delivering period products

Ten pilot projects across B.C. promise to improve access to period products
Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach in northwest B.C.

Fine is the third for the pipeline project that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat

Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April amid weak market; new facility under consideration

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision by Canfor board

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Goal is for Germany and its allies to provide Ukraine with 88 German-made Leopards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
A real estate sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

What the Bank of Canada’s latest rate hike means for mortgage holders

4.5 per cent likely to remain until Canada’s high inflation rate falls to its two per cent target

A real estate sign is displayed in front of a house in the Riverdale area of Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
This photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, showing the booking photo of Pascale Ferrier. A Quebec woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and agreed to a prison sentence of nearly 22 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, via AP

Poison pen: Quebec woman pleads guilty to sending Trump, others ricin-laced letters

Pascale Ferrier agreed to a sentence of nearly 22 years behind bars.

This photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, showing the booking photo of Pascale Ferrier. A Quebec woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump has pleaded guilty and agreed to a prison sentence of nearly 22 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, via AP
Comet Catalina (green glow at centre) burning brightly in the night sky. Hopefully comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will shine as bright. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)

Bright visitor returns after 50,000-year absence from our skies

Comet will be at its closest point to Earth on Feb. 2

  • Jan 25, 2023
Comet Catalina (green glow at centre) burning brightly in the night sky. Hopefully comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will shine as bright. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)
Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)

Sea Cadet Corps swings back into action after pandemic hiatus

The members of Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, are gearing up for a busy year

Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)
Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)

Interior Health issues alert after multiple drug poisonings in Cranbrook

Interior Health has issued a drug poisoning alert after multiple overdoses over…

Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has partnered with the BIG Little Science Centre in Kamloops to provide passes to the centre which can be checked out for free by all library patrons. (Photo credit: BIG Little Science Centre)

Local libraries now offer free passes for BIG Little Science Centre

Partnership allows patrons to explore science in a fun, hands-on way

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has partnered with the BIG Little Science Centre in Kamloops to provide passes to the centre which can be checked out for free by all library patrons. (Photo credit: BIG Little Science Centre)
A semi-trailer runs into difficulties on Highway 5A between Merritt and Kamloops in January 2023. (Photo credit: Facebook)

New technology will monitor commercial traffic on Highway 5A

Residents have raised safety concerns about truck traffic along the route from Merritt to Kamloops

A semi-trailer runs into difficulties on Highway 5A between Merritt and Kamloops in January 2023. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Increased virtual doctor availability at Ashcroft health site

Pilot program at Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre connects patients with physicians virtually

Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Backcountry skiers are dwarfed by the mountains as they make their way along a mountain ridge near McGillivray Pass Lodge located in the southern Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Five people have been killed in British Columbia avalanches this month. Forecasters have compared this season’s snowpack with the conditions of 2003, one of the worst years on record for fatalities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A timeline of the avalanche hazard in B.C., where five people are dead

Forecasters are saying 2023 has the most dangerous conditions since 2003

Backcountry skiers are dwarfed by the mountains as they make their way along a mountain ridge near McGillivray Pass Lodge located in the southern Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Five people have been killed in British Columbia avalanches this month. Forecasters have compared this season’s snowpack with the conditions of 2003, one of the worst years on record for fatalities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward