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RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)

Driver found sleeping in nearby bushes after crashing car on B.C. highway

Incident happened at the Aulds Road intersection at midnight on Monday, Sept. 19

RCMP ticketed a driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he was found sleeping in the bushes after crashing a vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway. (News Bulletin file photo)
FILE - Britain’s King Charles III gestures during a visit to the Metropolitan Police Service Special Operations Room (SOR) to thank Emergency Service workers for their work and support, ahead of the funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II, at the Lambeth headquarters in London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is immense. (Carl de Souza/Pool via AP, File)

With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces his biggest task

Queen’s personal popularity had stifled talk about monarchy’s future

FILE - Britain’s King Charles III gestures during a visit to the Metropolitan Police Service Special Operations Room (SOR) to thank Emergency Service workers for their work and support, ahead of the funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II, at the Lambeth headquarters in London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is immense. (Carl de Souza/Pool via AP, File)
Barricades block pedestrian and automobile traffic near United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in ‘great peril’

Nearly 150 heads of state and government are on the latest speakers’ list as UN ‘Great Debate’ underway

Barricades block pedestrian and automobile traffic near United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FILE - The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Drought in Western US heats up as a political hot potato

American politicians struggle to plot new course as drying Colorado River suggests urgent action

FILE - The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. University of Calgary associate economics professor Lindsay Tedds warns the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Expert flags potential for dental-care clawbacks as result of federal program

Government plans to offer cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families

A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. University of Calgary associate economics professor Lindsay Tedds warns the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
The mobile home where Suzanne Fortin saved a man from burning to death was completely destroyed. (Citizen file photo)

Island woman gets Carnegie Medal for racing into burning home to save neighbour

Former Duncan resident Suzanne Fortin just one of 17 recipients from across North America

The mobile home where Suzanne Fortin saved a man from burning to death was completely destroyed. (Citizen file photo)
People bring floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, the day after her funeral in London’s Green Park, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The Queen, who died aged 96 on Sept. 8, was buried at Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

At least 250,000 people lined up to see queen’s coffin

Royal family observing another week of mourning, not expected to carry out official engagements

People bring floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, the day after her funeral in London’s Green Park, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The Queen, who died aged 96 on Sept. 8, was buried at Windsor alongside her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words “Stay Strong” in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sentencing hearing delayed for harasser of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

B.C. jury convicted Aydin Coban last month on multiple charges

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words “Stay Strong” in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jean-Yves Duclos responds to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The health minister is expected to table dental-care legislation today that would let the government send cheques to low- and-middle income families to help them pay for their kids’ oral health services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dental-care legislation one of the first bills on the docket as parliament resumes

Plan a key element of the Liberal party’s supply and confidence agreement with the NDP

Jean-Yves Duclos responds to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The health minister is expected to table dental-care legislation today that would let the government send cheques to low- and-middle income families to help them pay for their kids’ oral health services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic Champion Swimmer speaks with the Canadian media before attending the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Former swimmer Tewksbury calls queen’s funeral ‘personal,’ proud to represent Canada

3-time Olympic medallist and member of the Order of Canada, among a list of dignitaries attending

Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic Champion Swimmer speaks with the Canadian media before attending the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Trudeau, Chrétien share memories of Queen Elizabeth II in London

Current and former prime ministers are part of official Canadian delegation to London

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An amber alert was issued for a missing three-year-old boy last seen at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in Sept. 19, 2022. He has since been found safe in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Boy, 3, and mother found in Calgary after Amber Alert issued in Vancouver

Alert issued late Sept. 19 after boy went missing from BC Children’s Hospital

An amber alert was issued for a missing three-year-old boy last seen at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in Sept. 19, 2022. He has since been found safe in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Suspect allegedly fires BB gun multiple times at police in Nanaimo

BB pellets strike officer, damage windshield of RCMP vehicle

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Former Vancouver chiropractor Trevor Hooper Kilian, 47, was charged with the attempted homicide of two children in Naples, Fla. on Sept. 14, 2022. This photo has been altered to protect the identity of others in it. A mugshot of Kilian was not available from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at the time of publication. (Trevor Kilian/Facebook)

Ex-B.C. chiropractor now in Florida charged with attempted homicide of 2 children

Trevor Hooper Kilian, 47, ran a chiropractor business in Vancouver for about 15 years

Former Vancouver chiropractor Trevor Hooper Kilian, 47, was charged with the attempted homicide of two children in Naples, Fla. on Sept. 14, 2022. This photo has been altered to protect the identity of others in it. A mugshot of Kilian was not available from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at the time of publication. (Trevor Kilian/Facebook)
Patrick Hall leading the procession at the Queen Elizabeth II memorial ceremony in Terrace, northwest B.C. followed by Mary Ann Misfeldt, Legion and RCMP members. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Royal Canadian Legion’s first female president mourns Queen Elizabeth II

“She was a very gracious lady,” said Mary Ann Misfeldt of Terrace, B.C.

Patrick Hall leading the procession at the Queen Elizabeth II memorial ceremony in Terrace, northwest B.C. followed by Mary Ann Misfeldt, Legion and RCMP members. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)

Judge sticks B.C. environmental activist with ban on possessing glue in public

Extinction Rebellion protester gets binding conditions of probation

Nanaimo RCMP officers speak with Vic Brice during a protest at RBC on April 7, when he glued his hand to the handle of the bank branch’s entrance. (News Bulletin file photo)
More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Legion members hold service for Queen Elizabeth

‘Very sad’ to see her go, one mourner said

More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East prior to a hearing on Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore. Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to vacate Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial”. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

‘Serial’ case: Adnan Syed released, conviction tossed

Now-41-year-old who has spent more than two decades behind bars

FILE - Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East prior to a hearing on Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore. Baltimore prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to vacate Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial”. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)

Man who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded $15.5 million

‘Every aspect of Mr. Alvarado’s daily life has been adversely impacted by his injuries,’ judge said

WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)