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Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

77 young bears killed in 2021, sparking complaint from animal rights group

Group argues B.C. Conservation euthanized some bears when no clear threat to public existed

Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The boulder blocking the highway. (Kootenay National Park photo)

Massive boulder causes traffic trouble on Highway 93 near Radium

DriveBC really undersold it by describing it as ‘rocks on road’

The boulder blocking the highway. (Kootenay National Park photo)
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Guide Eli Schellenberg, in red, leads climbers down from the summit of the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata near Banff, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadians hold their noses at gas prices as they hit the road, skies once again

Some tourism operators expected to double down on domestic markets

Guide Eli Schellenberg, in red, leads climbers down from the summit of the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata near Banff, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Man faces cruelty charges after almost 700 reptiles, amphibians found in Edmonton home

‘A sad reminder of the suffering many exotic reptiles endure at the hands of breeders and importers’

An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government alters bereavement leave legislation amid abortion debate

Amendment would allow for leave in any pregnancy that doesn’t end in a live birth

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reconciliation mural vandalized

Mural at Summerland Secondary School had a Truth and Reconciliation message

On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash

Trail and Salmo RCMP team up to nab alleged car thief from Kelowna

Michael Shimaro-Campbell remains in custody charged with criminal offences in Trail and Salmo.

A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash
Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)

‘Pillars of Hope and Strength’ to honour Indigenous lives lost along Highway 16

Pillars made of local red cedar by Indigenous artists will be raised in Prince George and Prince Rupert

Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson, RDCK receive poverty-reduction grants

Affordable housing, financial literacy and job readiness projects will be funded

Hall Street Place, one of Nelson’s affordable housing developments. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has received a provincial grant to develop an affordable housing plan. Photo: Tyler Harper
FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk's great Twitter turnabout, in which he disclosed his massive stake in the social media company, got a seat on its board, publicly floated drastic changes and then turned down the board role, all happened in a week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

Musk prefers temporary suspensions for content ‘destructive to the world’

FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk's great Twitter turnabout, in which he disclosed his massive stake in the social media company, got a seat on its board, publicly floated drastic changes and then turned down the board role, all happened in a week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Asylum seekers cross the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, Que., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Weather, eased COVID-19 restrictions fuel spike in irregular Canada-U.S. migration

Illegal and irregular migration is beginning to ramp back up towards pre-pandemic levels

Asylum seekers cross the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, Que., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Moderator Shachi Kurl, President of the Angus Reid Institute, front, joins Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, back left to right, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pose for an official photo before the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Clumsy format, too many moderators hampered 2021 federal election debates: report

Focus more on what leaders say, rather than what they are asked, review states

Moderator Shachi Kurl, President of the Angus Reid Institute, front, joins Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, back left to right, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pose for an official photo before the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
Fraser Valley Bandits mascot Berry entertains kids at the Maple Ridge COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Maple Ridge, Jan. 18, 2022. (Colleen Flanagan/Maple Ridge News)

Doctors, dieticians most vaccinated among B.C. health professions

Overall COVID-19 coverage 94%, regulating colleges say

Fraser Valley Bandits mascot Berry entertains kids at the Maple Ridge COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Maple Ridge, Jan. 18, 2022. (Colleen Flanagan/Maple Ridge News)
Burnaby RCMP say they are assessing all factors after a teenage girl was killed in a collision with a dump truck on May 5. (Black Press file photo)

Security footage shows dog scared Burnaby teen before fatal dump truck collision

Construction companies Ledingham McAllister and Marcon Construction provided the footage

Burnaby RCMP say they are assessing all factors after a teenage girl was killed in a collision with a dump truck on May 5. (Black Press file photo)
Dr. Shelina Musaji of West Kootenay People for Racial Justice. Photo: Mike Graeme

Nelson group ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Police Act recommendations

The West Kootenay People for Racial Justice, Nelson’s police chief and mayor respond to the report

Dr. Shelina Musaji of West Kootenay People for Racial Justice. Photo: Mike Graeme
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. In a new mandate letter issued to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Mendicino instructs the national police force to proactively disclose documents, help uncover truths and allow for alternative forms of investigation as communities “seek justice at their own pace.”	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Help heal Indigenous residential school trauma, public safety minister tells RCMP

Force told to proactively disclose documents and allow for alternative forms of investigation

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday October 21, 2020. In a new mandate letter issued to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Mendicino instructs the national police force to proactively disclose documents, help uncover truths and allow for alternative forms of investigation as communities “seek justice at their own pace.”	THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld