Death

Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

 

Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters march from Centennial Square to the Ministry of Health building in Victoria on April 14, 2022, the sixth anniversary of B.C. declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Chief coroner prescribes ‘urgency’ as B.C. records 2,272 toxic drug deaths in 2022

Experts call for holistic action, call response so far a failure

 

Actress and teacher Viola Leger receives the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for Theatre shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston during a ceremony of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, May 31, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Actress and former senator Viola Léger, best known as La Sagouine, dies at 92

Léger was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989

 

This photo provided by the Nichols family shows Tyre Nichols, who had a passion for photography and was described by friends as joyful and lovable. Nichols was just minutes from his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 7, 2023, when he was pulled over by police and fatally beaten. Five Memphis police officers have since been charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. (Courtesy of the Nichols family via AP)

Tyre Nichols case revives calls for change in police culture

U.S. police have killed roughly 3 people per day consistently since 2020, experts say

This photo provided by the Nichols family shows Tyre Nichols, who had a passion for photography and was described by friends as joyful and lovable. Nichols was just minutes from his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 7, 2023, when he was pulled over by police and fatally beaten. Five Memphis police officers have since been charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. (Courtesy of the Nichols family via AP)
A photo from Avalanche Canada shows the snowpack conditions near Valemount, B.C. on Jan. 21, when two snowmobilers were caught in an avalanche. One of them died. (Avalanche Canada/Twitter)

1 snowmobiler dead in avalanche near Valemount, B.C.

Second snowmobiler managed to get away Saturday

A photo from Avalanche Canada shows the snowpack conditions near Valemount, B.C. on Jan. 21, when two snowmobilers were caught in an avalanche. One of them died. (Avalanche Canada/Twitter)
Former Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick gets up out of a wheelchair and waves to hundreds of fans that gathered to support him outside Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., on June 29, 2014. Odjick announced on the NHL hockey team’s website that he was diagnosed with AL (Primary) Amyloidosis, a condition that causes abnormal protein to be produced leading to the hardening of the heart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canucks’ fan favourite, Gino Odjick, dies at 52

Odjick was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, an organ-attacking disease, in 2014

Former Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Gino Odjick gets up out of a wheelchair and waves to hundreds of fans that gathered to support him outside Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., on June 29, 2014. Odjick announced on the NHL hockey team’s website that he was diagnosed with AL (Primary) Amyloidosis, a condition that causes abnormal protein to be produced leading to the hardening of the heart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Jagdish Baldevbhai, was found dead along with his wife and children on Jan. 19, 2022, near a border crossing between Manitoba and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil
Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel (left to right), son Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, wife and mother Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel and daughter Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel are shown in a handout photo. Jagdish Baldevbhai, was found dead along with his wife and children on Jan. 19, 2022, near a border crossing between Manitoba and the United States.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Amritbhai Vakil
A photo of Parisa Eghbalian and Reera Esmaeilion, from Richmond Hill, Ont., is displayed on a screen during a memorial organized by the Iranian-Canadian charity Tirgan for the victims of the Iranian air crash, in Toronto, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Senseless’: After 3 years, mourners of Flight PS752 victims still seek justice

176 people were killed, close to half of them Canadian citizens or permanent residents

A photo of Parisa Eghbalian and Reera Esmaeilion, from Richmond Hill, Ont., is displayed on a screen during a memorial organized by the Iranian-Canadian charity Tirgan for the victims of the Iranian air crash, in Toronto, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Addilyn Emelia Radomske Booth, 23 months old, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29. (GoFundMe)

‘She was doing fine’: Kelowna toddler dies suddenly just days after Christmas

Fundraiser started for family of Addy, who would have turned 2 in February

Addilyn Emelia Radomske Booth, 23 months old, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29. (GoFundMe)
Mourners carry the bodies of Samer Houshiyeh, 21, left, and Fouad Abed, 25, during their funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The two men were killed in the village of Kafr Dan near the northern city of Jenin. The Israeli military said it entered Kafr Dan late Sunday to demolish the houses of two Palestinian gunmen who killed an Israeli soldier during a firefight in September. The military said troops came under heavy fire and fired back at the shooters. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank confrontation

Israeli rights group B’Tselem says 2022 was the deadliest year for Palestinians since 2004

Mourners carry the bodies of Samer Houshiyeh, 21, left, and Fouad Abed, 25, during their funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The two men were killed in the village of Kafr Dan near the northern city of Jenin. The Israeli military said it entered Kafr Dan late Sunday to demolish the houses of two Palestinian gunmen who killed an Israeli soldier during a firefight in September. The military said troops came under heavy fire and fired back at the shooters. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Local residents carry their belongings as they leave their home ruined in the Saturday Russian rocket attack in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

Russia says Ukrainian rocket strike kills 63 Russian troops

Deaths latest in exchange of drone and missile attacks between the two countries

Local residents carry their belongings as they leave their home ruined in the Saturday Russian rocket attack in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
In this image provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, an elderly woman sits on a chair while being carried by coast guard personnel wading through floodwaters in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental province in the southern Philippines, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Heavy rains and floods devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing

Over 4,500 houses were damaged by the floods, along with roads and bridges

In this image provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, an elderly woman sits on a chair while being carried by coast guard personnel wading through floodwaters in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental province in the southern Philippines, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Heavy rains and floods devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
FILE - This photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Amber McLaughlin. Unless Missouri Gov. Mike Parson grants clemency, McLaughlin will become the first transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday, Jan 3, 2022, for stabbing to death a former girlfriend, Beverly Guenther, in 2003. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)

U.S. may execute its first openly transgender woman

Amber McLaughlin, 49, killed her former girlfriend in 2003

FILE - This photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Amber McLaughlin. Unless Missouri Gov. Mike Parson grants clemency, McLaughlin will become the first transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday, Jan 3, 2022, for stabbing to death a former girlfriend, Beverly Guenther, in 2003. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Richard Nelson, who belonged to the Nisga’a Eagle Clan, will be remembered as a loving brother by his family and as a father figure by the Terrace homeless community. (Submitted photo/Diana Guno)

His last words were ‘I love you’: Sister mourns brother found dead in northern B.C. tent

Richard Nelson, a Tsimshian and Nisga’a man living on the streets of Terrace, found dead in -20 weather

Richard Nelson, who belonged to the Nisga’a Eagle Clan, will be remembered as a loving brother by his family and as a father figure by the Terrace homeless community. (Submitted photo/Diana Guno)
Ian Tyson is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Monday, Oct.18, 2010. Canadian folk legend Tyson, best known for the hit single “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

B.C.-born folk legend Ian Tyson, known for ‘Four Strong Winds’, dies

Tyson’s life was a whirlwind ride from B.C. private school to Alberta ranch living

Ian Tyson is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Monday, Oct.18, 2010. Canadian folk legend Tyson, best known for the hit single “Four Strong Winds” as one half of Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
RCMP officers in red serge march alongside a hearse carrying RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang’s casket to her regimental funeral, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. The 31-year-old officer was stabbed to death two weeks ago while she helped a City of Burnaby employee issue an eviction notice to a man living in a tent at a local park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
RCMP officers in red serge march alongside a hearse carrying RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang’s casket to her regimental funeral, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. The 31-year-old officer was stabbed to death two weeks ago while she helped a City of Burnaby employee issue an eviction notice to a man living in a tent at a local park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
King Charles III and the Queen Consort follow the coffin during the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Ben Birchall/Pool via AP)

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Long list includes Queen Elizabeth II, politicians, entertainers and artists

King Charles III and the Queen Consort follow the coffin during the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Ben Birchall/Pool via AP)
Ontario Provincial Police Constable Grzegorz Pierzchala is shown in this undated handout photo. Ontario Provincial Police say two suspects have been arrested after Constable Pierzchala was shot and killed while on duty near Hagersville, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, OPP

Ontario Provincial Police officer shot dead had just passed probation

Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala was shot while responding to a vehicle in a ditch

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Grzegorz Pierzchala is shown in this undated handout photo. Ontario Provincial Police say two suspects have been arrested after Constable Pierzchala was shot and killed while on duty near Hagersville, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, OPP
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)