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Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rain, cooler temperatures give B.C. wildfire fighters a brief reprieve

Upcoming hot stretch expected to exacerbate fire conditions

Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)

Hockey player injured by skate blade to the face; Burnaby RCMP investigating

Adult Safe Hockey League said the player has been suspended indefinitely

Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)
(Facebook/E-Comm911)

5-minute 911 wait times now the ‘new normal’ call takers union says

The union representing call takers at E-Comm says the organization needs a new funding model

(Facebook/E-Comm911)
A person holding condoms. (Pexels photo)

Advocacy groups celebrate Supreme Court decision on condoms as condition of consent

West Coast LEAF —an intervenor in the case — said the ruling acknowledged harms from condom removal

A person holding condoms. (Pexels photo)
Children play in a sprinkler to cool off in Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)

B.C. sets 8 more single-day temperature records as heat wave nears its end

Lytton was once again the hottest spot in B.C., reaching 42.2 C

Children play in a sprinkler to cool off in Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man shot in Vancouver after police say he assaulted an officer

Both the man and the officer are being treated for their injuries

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A northwest-facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Nohomin Creek wildfire grows to nearly 3,000 hectares

Crews have been battling the blaze near Lytton amid sweltering heat for several days

A northwest-facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
(File photo)

B.C. heat wave breaks 13 more single-day temperature records

Osoyoos was the hottest in the province at 42.1 C

(File photo)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a flight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

B.C. COVID cases, hospital admissions down this week

There are 29 new deaths for the week of July 17 - 23

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a flight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Police lights (File photo)

Undercover training program for B.C. municipal police now under criminal investigation

Investigation will look into ‘disturbing’ conduct of officers during training sessions

Police lights (File photo)
A crashed helicopter is seen near Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island on Friday March 5, 2021. Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition after the crash. (Irene Paulus/contributed)
A crashed helicopter is seen near Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island on Friday March 5, 2021. Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition after the crash. (Irene Paulus/contributed)
A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New single-day temperature records set across B.C. amid heat wave

Lytton saw the highest temperature at 42 C

A boy and girl dunk their heads in a water fountain during a heat wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(Black Press Media File)

B.C. will no longer jail immigrants on behalf of Canada Border Services

B.C. Corrections will give 12 months written notice to the CBSA that the agreement is over

(Black Press Media File)
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B.C. COVID hospitalizations down for the first time in weeks, new cases continue to rise

There are 406 people currently in hospital with COVID-19

(Metro creative stock photo)
COVID-19 caused serious interruptions to Coca-Cola plants across Canada, including two deaths at a facility in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Perlman

Arbitrator upholds COVID-19 vaccination policy for B.C. Coca-Cola workers

Neither side called an expert witness to testify on the policy’s efficacy

COVID-19 caused serious interruptions to Coca-Cola plants across Canada, including two deaths at a facility in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Seth Perlman
The province has enacted a new policy giving homebuyers a three-day period before finalizing a sale. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

REAL ESTATE: B.C. launches new 3-day period to combat high-pressure sales

Policy includes a cancellation fee of 0.25% or $250 per every $100,000 of the sale price

The province has enacted a new policy giving homebuyers a three-day period before finalizing a sale. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Crews fighting Nohomin Creek fire near Lytton prepping for incoming hot stretch

The fire remains at an estimated 2,058 hectares

Crew member scouts for possible contingency lines ahead of the north flank of the fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
British Columbia's Attorney General David Eby speaks to reporters in Vancouver on June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
British Columbia's Attorney General David Eby speaks to reporters in Vancouver on June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Canada’s move to ban international dog adoption due to rabies threat ‘devastating’: B.C. group

Meanwhile, veterinary organizations support ban saying ‘science and safety trumps emotion’

FILE - A shelter dog looks out from a crate after having been unloaded from a cargo plane, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)