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On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Spectre of oil tanker spill looms after fuel leak near Canada-U.S. marine border

Eco groups worry about potential impact in wake of diesel spill from fishing boat

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

One wolf found dead, one missing after break-in at zoo in Langley

Young wolf Tempest still missing, Chia found dead by road

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

Team releases endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into B.C. wetlands

Frog plays an important role in its ecosystem, where it transfers nutrients between water and land

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier rises during Question Period, Monday, May 2, 2022 in Ottawa. The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" from having to learn both of Canada's official languages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Treasury Board rejects ‘blanket exemption’ idea for official language requirements

Bureaucrats flagged “growing tension” between Indigenous and official languages for some employees

Treasury Board President Mona Fortier rises during Question Period, Monday, May 2, 2022 in Ottawa. The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" from having to learn both of Canada's official languages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, fans arrive at Bridgestone Arena for Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL will holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006, the league announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)

NHL taking both awards show, draft to Nashville in June 2023

League has not held both events in the same city since 2006

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, fans arrive at Bridgestone Arena for Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL will holding its awards and draft in Music City in June 2023, the first time the league has held both in the same city since 2006, the league announced Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)
Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)

Northwest B.C. MP calls for northern passport office

Taylor Bachrach says lack of passport services another example of unequal treatment of northerners

Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)
Ivan Wells Jr. checks the waves from outside Mułaa headquarters. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Introducing Mułaa, Canada’s rising tide Indigenous surf team

Wavebreaking club designed to reconnect Vancouver Island’s First Nations youth with the water

Ivan Wells Jr. checks the waves from outside Mułaa headquarters. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

B.C. welcomes Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Parksville Dr. Emily Roback says a patient’s environment can help them heal

Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Master carver Tom LaFortune (left) and Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre inmate Brandon Castle work on the eagle atop the totem pole. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Inmates building community in B.C. prison through totem pole project

Led by Indigenous master carvers, the project aims to raise the pole in October

Master carver Tom LaFortune (left) and Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre inmate Brandon Castle work on the eagle atop the totem pole. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)

Seven years have passed since B.C. teen’s murder, still no answers

Body of Deedee Brown found floating off Vancouver Island three weeks after her disappearance in 2015

Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)
A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID cases undercounted 100-fold amid less PCR testing, modelling group says

The B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group did have some good news: the BA.5 wave appears to have peaked

A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. The top Court will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum…

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. The top Court will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Edmonton man, 19, arrested in Maple Ridge mall bear spray robbery

Police unsure if there are more suspects

Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pope Francis, left, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet arrive at the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022. Pope Francis says there is insufficient evidence to open a canonical investigation for sexual assault against Ouellet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Pope says not enough evidence to open sex assault probe against Quebec cardinal

Marc Ouellet, an adviser to the Pope, is accused of sexual misconduct in a class-action lawsuit

Pope Francis, left, and Cardinal Marc Ouellet arrive at the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022. Pope Francis says there is insufficient evidence to open a canonical investigation for sexual assault against Ouellet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia
BC Ferries reported first-quarter results this week, and noted that vehicle traffic was higher than ever for springtime this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries reports busiest-ever spring for vehicle traffic

Company released first-quarter results this week

BC Ferries reported first-quarter results this week, and noted that vehicle traffic was higher than ever for springtime this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue assisted a hiker who was stranded on a mountain in Golden Ears Park on Aug. 17, bringing him down with a longline rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)

Helicopter rescue saves hiker in Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge search team assists man stuck on a steep slope

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue assisted a hiker who was stranded on a mountain in Golden Ears Park on Aug. 17, bringing him down with a longline rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)

Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad booted from BC Liberal caucus for questioning climate change

Rustad said allegations he is a climate science denier are “just false.”

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)
TEAAM Aeromedical President Miles Randell demonstrates how to load and unload patients from a helicopter in Campbell River on Nov. 4, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Newly-launched Island-based air rescue team has few equivalents in North America

Rapid response to emergencies in hard-to-reach Vancouver Island, North Coast locations

TEAAM Aeromedical President Miles Randell demonstrates how to load and unload patients from a helicopter in Campbell River on Nov. 4, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror