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Competitive eater Joey Chestnut poses for photos with 76 hot dogs at a weigh-in before the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Friday, July 1, 2022, in New York. Chestnut is seeking to set a new world record this year.(AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again, downing 63 hot dogs in July 4 contest

15-time winner also puts protester in brief chokehold

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan B.C. killed by police outside a Greater Victoria bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

Vancouver Island bank heist brothers sampled Canadian military, never served: CAF

Mathew Auchterlonie applied but failed aptitude test, Isaac did Soldier for a Day

Castlegar courthouse

Trail man chooses trial by judge in youth sex assault case

William Trowell appeared in Castlegar court June 29

Kootenay Lake seen from Gyro Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kootenay Lake seen from Gyro Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo

Prominent Vancouver Island family collateral victims of Victoria bank robbery

Auchterlonie family issues statement regarding online harassment

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie and his family have been inundated with enquiries and online harassment since it was revealed they share the same surname as the suspects in the botched June 28 Victoria bank robbery. File photo
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada signs $20B compensation agreement on First Nations child welfare

Indigenous Services Canada calls it the largest such deal in Canadian history

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The Canadian government, Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits have signed a $20-billion final settlement agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare and the government’s narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An excavator places rock along a bend in the Coquihalla River in Hope, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. The River Forecast Centre has issued another flood watch as heavy rains swell a waterway that winds through parts of Kelowna, B.C. The centre says flows on Mission Creek increased rapidly overnight and will continue to rise through Tuesday with additional rainfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flood watch near Kelowna, as rain, thunderstorms persist in south, southeast

High streamflow advisories remain in place for many other rivers and streams across southern B.C

An excavator places rock along a bend in the Coquihalla River in Hope, B.C., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. The River Forecast Centre has issued another flood watch as heavy rains swell a waterway that winds through parts of Kelowna, B.C. The centre says flows on Mission Creek increased rapidly overnight and will continue to rise through Tuesday with additional rainfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Heat warnings and special weather statements cover much of Yukon from the northwest to the southeast and Environment Canada says residents in the territory can’t expect much relief until at least mid-week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unseasonable heat prompts warnings, adds to growing wildfire risk in Yukon

About 6,000 lightning strikes are peppering the territory daily

Leanne Opuyes uses a spray bottle to mist her face while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Heat warnings and special weather statements cover much of Yukon from the northwest to the southeast and Environment Canada says residents in the territory can’t expect much relief until at least mid-week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Six members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team sustained gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery at the Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street in Saanich on June 28. The two suspects died at the scene. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

More than $140,000 raised for officers affected by Saanich bank shooting

Greater Victoria police officers facing life-altering injuries after deadly shootout

Six members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team sustained gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery at the Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street in Saanich on June 28. The two suspects died at the scene. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Police searching for a suspect who apparently fired on the festivities from a rooftop

Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park's Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety, Monday, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Ill. (Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Surrey man convicted of beheading roommate, desecrating body loses appeal of murder conviction

Ernest Allan Hosack was sentenced in 2018 to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 15 years for the murder of Richard Falardeau, 54.

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver law courts. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Roses blooming at the back of a property on Fraser Street in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘Our story has to stay out there or we’ll be forgotten’: Lytton resident

One year after fire nearly wiped out Fraser Canyon town, progress has been slow and painful

Roses blooming at the back of a property on Fraser Street in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Poilievre continues to lead polls 2 months out from Conservative leadership race vote

British Columbians less in favour than other Canadians, latest Leger poll shows

Candidates, left to right, Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, Jean Charest, Scott Aitchison, Patrick Brown, and Pierre Poilievre pose on stage following the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, on May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
RCMP are still on scene Monday morning (July 4) after a shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds Sunday injured two. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Innocent bystander injured in targeted Williams Lake Stampede shooting; 1 arrested

The women was in a lineup getting food when she was hit

RCMP are still on scene Monday morning (July 4) after a shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds Sunday injured two. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Craig James trial: Crown seeks prison time while defence says public shaming enough

Craig James was found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in May

Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Councillor Everett Baker and area D/rural Grand Forks director Danna O'Donnell pose for a picture with the newly acquired fire engine. (Photo submitted by Everett Baker)

RDKB acquires new fire truck for North Fork fire hall in Grand Forks

The new vehicle has been added to the Grand Forks fleet of emergency response vehicles

Councillor Everett Baker and area D/rural Grand Forks director Danna O'Donnell pose for a picture with the newly acquired fire engine. (Photo submitted by Everett Baker)
The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors' Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society

Grand Forks city council receives update from Boundary Museum

The museum reopened in May after several years of closures

The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors' Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society
Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

B.C. firefighters rescue dog trapped in drain pipe after ‘yelp for help’

Firefighters fasten blanket to fire hose to create ‘Q-tip’ to pull out panicked pooch

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were able to rescue a beagle from a drain pipe Friday, July 1. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
A J-pod southern resident killer whale pictured in 2018 versus this year. Twelve J- and K-pod whales were deemed vulnerable by Washington state on June 30. (Courtesy of SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research/Washington state)

12 southern resident killer whales designated as ‘vulnerable’

The whales have been identified as pregnant or in poor condition

A J-pod southern resident killer whale pictured in 2018 versus this year. Twelve J- and K-pod whales were deemed vulnerable by Washington state on June 30. (Courtesy of SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research/Washington state)