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Greyhound to resume Vancouver-Seattle service when U.S. border reopens on Nov. 8

Company largely pulled out of Canada in May 2021

Courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Man sentenced to 6 years for assaulting Vancouver Island sex trade workers

Stephen Bradley Ewing previously pleaded guilty to offences from 2018

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Drifting shipping containers leave Vancouver Island communities with many questions

Containers spotted as far north as Cape Scott, as of Wednesday, none had been retrieved

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. An independent group of researchers analyzing the course COVID-19 in British Columbia says cases are declining at about two per cent a day but children under 10 could now be more at risk of contracting the virus due to their unvaccinated status. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s highest test positivity rate in Northern region, lowest in Vancouver Coastal

10.3 per cent of the population remains unvaccinated, COVID-19 has killed 2,137

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. An independent group of researchers analyzing the course COVID-19 in British Columbia says cases are declining at about two per cent a day but children under 10 could now be more at risk of contracting the virus due to their unvaccinated status. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. B.C.’s public safety ministry has announced the appointment of two parliamentary secretaries who will work as recovery liaisons between the province and the village of Lytton following a wildfire earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Province appoints recovery liaisons to help in rebuild of fire-ravaged Lytton, B.C.

Pair previously worked to help the Grand Forks community rebuild following floods in 2018

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. B.C.’s public safety ministry has announced the appointment of two parliamentary secretaries who will work as recovery liaisons between the province and the village of Lytton following a wildfire earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, congratulates David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, during a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on October 26, 2021. Canada's attorney general says that with only days to go until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still has not decided whether or not to appeal a decision that would see the government pay out billions of dollars in compensation to Indigenous families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government still undecided on whether to fight Indigenous child-welfare rulings

With only two days until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, congratulates David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, during a cabinet swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on October 26, 2021. Canada's attorney general says that with only days to go until the court deadline, the Liberal cabinet still has not decided whether or not to appeal a decision that would see the government pay out billions of dollars in compensation to Indigenous families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers wrap up after dousing an alley fire Wednesday, Oct. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out alley fire

No damage, but Dep. Fire Chief says the flames could have spread

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers wrap up after dousing an alley fire Wednesday, Oct. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline across West Kootenay

The region saw 29 new cases from Oct. 17 to 23

This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.
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2 bodies found in Osoyoos, RCMP investigating

Police say the two victims were known to each other and there is no threat to the public

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Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bank of Canada ends quantitative easing, leaves interest rates untouched

The central bank signalled that interest rates could increase in 2022

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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B.C. storm season arrived earlier this year, Environment Canada says

Two atmospheric rivers and a ‘bomb cyclone’ have hit B.C. already

(Black Press file photo)
A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)

RCMP investigating Kelowna Halloween display depicting hanged man, Confederate flag

The display featured confederate flag imagery and a reported prop of a figure hanging from a tree

A flag with a skeleton cowboy in front of a flying confederate flag hangs from a Bay Avenue home on Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the Halloween decoration was reported by other Kelowna media to have included a prop of a figure hanging from a tree on public property in front of the home, sparking a public reaction. (Joshua Fischlin/Black Press Media)
Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Kyle Beach identified as John Doe 1 in Chicago Blackhawks sex assault investigation

Beach never played in the NHL but was practicing with the team on a regular basis

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kyle Beach, right, gets the puck past Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Martindale during the first period of an NHL pre-season hockey game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19. (B.C. government video)

COVID-19-related hospital cases continue to rise in B.C.

B.C. records 609 more COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, updates British Columbians about COVID-19. (B.C. government video)
Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Tk’emlups may ask Pope Francis to visit when he comes to Canada

Kamloops area band has previously requested an apology for the church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis blesses faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file

Murder charges laid in shootings that sparked lockdown in Faro, Yukon

Court documents say Ralph Shaw is charged as details start to emerge in shooting

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
B.C. minister of children and family development Mitzi Dean announced the new system on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Advocates raise concerns as B.C. moves to new support model for children with disabilities

Individualized funding for autism to be phased out by 2025 and replaced with community service hubs

B.C. minister of children and family development Mitzi Dean announced the new system on Wednesday, Oct. 27. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. NDP to make annual subsidy for political parties permanent

$1.75-per-vote payments to be indexed to inflation

Attorney General David Eby speaks in the B.C. legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Modelling group says COVID-19 cases declining in British Columbia

Communities 95 per cent vaccinated have 4.3 times fewer COVID-19 cases than those with 75 per cent

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
FILE - This May 25, 2021 file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)

United States issues its 1st passport with ‘X’ gender marker

U.S. official says decision brings the government documents in line with the ‘lived reality’

FILE - This May 25, 2021 file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)