Black Press Media Staff

A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

UPDATE: Island Health opening more monkeypox vaccine appointments Friday

Island Health asking residents to check back as more vaccine supply is received

A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
A nurse looks out the window in the ICU at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto. A B.C. nurse was handed a two-week suspension Aug. 3 for neglecting a resident. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. nurse suspended for ignoring call bell of resident who subsequently died

Fort St. John woman will also undergoing ethics training

A nurse looks out the window in the ICU at the Humber River Hospital in Toronto. A B.C. nurse was handed a two-week suspension Aug. 3 for neglecting a resident. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
The Giyuxw Lake. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC Facebook photo)

Kwakiutl work together with partners and governments to protect the Giyuxw watershed

First Nation is looking at next steps to further protect the Giyuxw watershed

The Giyuxw Lake. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC Facebook photo)
The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted file photo)

Chips happening on northern Vancouver Island

‘The acquisition of Atli Chip Plant is a huge win for Atli Resources LP and the North Island’

The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted file photo)
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
(File Photo)

Province warns of increased fire risk ahead of B.C. Day long weekend

Sustained high temperatures through the week are increasing the potential for wildfires

(File Photo)
Marine debris. (NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Project/contributed photo.)

B.C. funds new coastal cleanup projects to remove ocean plastic, derelict vessels

$3.8M in funds will create 440 jobs and clean up to 1,000 kilometres of shoreline

Marine debris. (NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Project/contributed photo.)
Kwakiutl Forestry logo

Kwakiutl First Nation partners with North Island Community Forest

The North Island Community Forest LP was formed in 2011

Kwakiutl Forestry logo
A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)

Police make $8M drug bust, 2 arrests related to B.C. gang activity

73 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine seized

A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)
The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Woman set on fire while sitting on sidewalk in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Police say attack targeted a vulnerable member of the community

The intersection of Dunlevy Avenue and Powell Street, near where a woman was set on fire early July 25. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
A woman holds a smudge stick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Yader Guzman

B.C. launches new online mental health program for Indigenous families and youth

The free program is grounded in Indigenous perspectives

A woman holds a smudge stick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Yader Guzman
Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: New Playland attraction is fastest single-rider ride in Canada

The Skybender spins amusement park goers in circles at 65 km/h

Playland’s newest ride Skybender opened in the park July 21. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
A young boy plays at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Feds increase child benefit up to nearly $7K due to inflation

Benefit payments are completely tax-free

A young boy plays at a daycare, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Port Hardy Municipal Hall signage. (Gazette file photo)

Port Hardy council votes to help strengthen Indigenous relationships

Council voted in favour of creating a cultural sensitivity training policy

Port Hardy Municipal Hall signage. (Gazette file photo)
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
E-Comm has launched an educational campaign warning people of the dangers of accidental 911 calls. (E-Comm 911 photo)

E-Comm says 20% of B.C. 911 calls are accidental

If you accidentally phone 911 do not hang up, stay on the line and confirm there’s no emergency

E-Comm has launched an educational campaign warning people of the dangers of accidental 911 calls. (E-Comm 911 photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 2022 Port Hardy Reigns Girls Club Volleyball Team. (Sandy Grenier photo)

Port Hardy Reigns Girls Volleyball team makes enthusiastic return to the court

The Port Hardy Reigns were able to travel to several tournaments to compete

The 2022 Port Hardy Reigns Girls Club Volleyball Team. (Sandy Grenier photo)