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Man in hospital after Taser arrest in Kamloops, sparking police watchdog probe

After being handcuffed, the man went into medical distress and is in serious condition

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Technology

Regional marketing initiative to help attract tech companies to Vancouver Island

Promoting Vancouver Island as an area for tech-related investment and remote and…

Technology
The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)

Fallen giant: 500-year-old tree falls in B.C. park

‘The good news is that the tree has a sister just a few metres away — even larger — that lives on’

The Douglas fir tree, estimated to be around 500 years old, two metres in diameter, and 58 metres tall, fell on Dec. 8, 2020 due to natural causes. (Submitted photo)
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied

Comox Valley RCMP asking public to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied

RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
The Glacier View Lodge Christmas tree can be seen from far and wide. Photo supplied.

Courtenay’s Glacier View Lodge Legacy of Light campaign deadline extended to Feb. 14

The Glacier View Lodge (GVL) Legacy of Light campaign deadline has been…

The Glacier View Lodge Christmas tree can be seen from far and wide. Photo supplied.
A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo

Small tin in Kootenay man’s jacket pocket saved him from stabbing: RCMP

The man was uninjured thanks to a tin in his jacket

A Trail man has a lucky tin for a keepsake after it saved him from a stabbing last week. File photo
Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied

Island Voices welcomes new conductor

This spring will be a time of transition for Island Voices chamber…

Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied
Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Frontline workers owed ‘debt of gratitude,’ GG says in year-end message

In her year-end message, Payette pays tribute to front-line workers

Gov.Gen. Julie Payette gives a wave as she waits before delivering the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)

Richmond RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Woman killed in marked crosswalk shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26

Richmond RCMP are investigating a collision in which a female pedestrian was killed Boxing Day evening. (Black Press - file photo)
The seventh annual Spirit Bear Swim was held on Family Day in Royston. Scott Stanfield photo

2020 Year In Review: February

No cantilevers for Fifth Street Bridge; Overdose prevention service shutting down

The seventh annual Spirit Bear Swim was held on Family Day in Royston. Scott Stanfield photo
Aynsley and Antoine Van Oostdam are the proud parents to Pippa. Photo submitted

2020 Year In Review: January

Record-breaking snowfall; COVID arrives in B.C.

Aynsley and Antoine Van Oostdam are the proud parents to Pippa. Photo submitted
Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)

Wish to build Lilia, 3, as normal a life as possible includes dream playhouse

Eric, Kaitlyn and Lilia Wiebe, from Enderby, share their story for Grant A Wish Day

Lilia Wiebe (Contributed to Black Press Media)
Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.

Today is Grant A Wish Day, in support of Make-A-Wish

Join Black Press Media and BraveFace to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Hillary is show with her horse, Zoe. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca

Huband Park Elementary School closed due to flooding

School to remain closed all day Thursday for clean-up

Huband Park Elementary School. Photo via Comoxvalleyschools.ca
(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)

Black Press Media x BraveFace: Help Make-A-Wish change the lives of critically-ill children

Join us on Dec. 18 for a virtual day of granting wishes, one mask purchase at a time

(Photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation B.C. & Yukon)
Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)

Make-A-Wish: Rose, 4, has dream come true and visits the sea turtles with her twin

Join Black Press Media on Dec. 18, 2020, and help grant wishes and give hope to children and youth

Rose and Nina watch Schoona the sea turtle at the Florida and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre. (Submitted/Make-A-Wish British Columbia and Yukon)
Comox residents will have a substantial schedule change for curbside trash collection beginning in January 2021. (Ben Lypka/Black Press file)

Comox waste collection schedule released

Residents and businesses within the town of Comox will see changes to…

Comox residents will have a substantial schedule change for curbside trash collection beginning in January 2021. (Ben Lypka/Black Press file)
Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society posted these signs along Brooklyn Creek in late 2019 challenging local citizens to ‘capture’ a spawning coho salmon.

Video of salmon spawning in Brooklyn Creek a contest winner

A walk along Brooklyn Creek is an uplifting experience. To know salmon…

Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society posted these signs along Brooklyn Creek in late 2019 challenging local citizens to ‘capture’ a spawning coho salmon.