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Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status. More than three million vaccine cards have been distributed in B.C. (Apple app store images)

B.C. reports 832 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 5 more deaths

Pressure on hospitals remains high, 27 deaths in a week

This photo shows a Narcan nasal device. (AP File Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Horgan promises B.C. will fund naloxone kits for police

Pledge comes in the wake of revelation funding and supplies had dried up in multiple locations

An attendee walks past hydraulic fracking equipment at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Homes near fracking sites in B.C. have higher levels of some pollutants, says study

Researchers found higher levels of chemicals used in fracking in selected Peace River residences

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Twitter requires Maxime Bernier to delete tweet sharing reporters’ emails

Bernier called three journalists from mainstream news outlets ‘idiots’

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Feds to provide Red Cross, Armed Forces help as COVID-19 swamps Alberta’s hospitals

Alberta has 310 patients in intensive care, the vast majority of whom have COVID-19.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The SNC-Lavalin headquarters is seen in Montreal on February 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

SNC-Lavalin hit with fresh charges related to Montreal bridge contract

Two former company executives facing multiple fraud-related charges

The SNC-Lavalin headquarters is seen in Montreal on February 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. premier pleads for COVID-19 help as Trudeau government resumes

Nurse shortage not new, Horgan says after chairing national meeting

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)
Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Wildsight hosts webinar highlighting logging’s impact on climate change risk

Gov’s Strategic Climate Risk Assessment lacks impact of logging industry: expert

Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)

Students in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo ‘elect’ NDP Bill Sundhu

The Student Vote Canada program sees NDP candidate take riding over Conservative Frank Caputo by 165 votes

Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)
A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)

Police response near UBC Okanagan caused by man allegedly wielding gun

The length of the closure is not yet known at this time

A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
54 per cent of Canadians say they go to work while feeling unwell at least one day per week. (Pixabay.com)

More than half of Canadians go to work while feeling unwell: survey

64 per cent of parents work while unwell compared to 36 per cent of non-parents

54 per cent of Canadians say they go to work while feeling unwell at least one day per week. (Pixabay.com)
The Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the appeal of an elderly man whose Canadian citizenship was revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Nazi death-squad member Helmut Oberlander dead at 97

Oberlander had been the subject of a lengthy deportation battle

The Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the appeal of an elderly man whose Canadian citizenship was revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a press conference at the provincial Legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Prince George bylaw targeting homeless people ‘scapegoats’ the poor, says expert

Municipality criticized for using harsh regulations to force street people from public spaces

Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a press conference at the provincial Legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday August 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Report says B.C. has to shore up communications before, during and after wildfires

Thompson Rivers University report says changes could save lives and property

The Shovel Lake wildfire burns near the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser, B.C., on Thursday August 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Workers unload a shipment of the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine at the FedEx hub at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canada paused COVID-19 vaccine deliveries as supply far exceeds demand

Country sitting on a stockpile of 18.7 million doses, doesn’t need any more to fully vaccinate

Workers unload a shipment of the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine at the FedEx hub at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Province cuts funding for police naloxone kits amid B.C. opioid pandemic

Three Greater Victoria departments say their funding has dried up, unclear if other forces affected

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
B.C.’s top health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announces vaccine card access for restaurants, gyms and other non-essential indoor activities, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. COVID-19 infections keep rising, 759 for Wednesday

10 deaths in past 24 hours as hospital pressure continues

B.C.’s top health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announces vaccine card access for restaurants, gyms and other non-essential indoor activities, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Jesse McCormick is the Liberal Candiate for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo for the 2021 federal election. (Photo submitted)

Jesse McCormick led Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates in Facebook spending

After ballots were counted on election night, McCormick was in third place after NDP’s Bill Sundhu and the Conservative’s Frank Caputo

Jesse McCormick is the Liberal Candiate for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo for the 2021 federal election. (Photo submitted)