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Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)

B.C. business uses team of bloodhounds to search for lost pets

Pet Searchers Canada boss started the enterprise when his own dog was lost

Parker Maclellan, left, Arianna Mills and Al Maclellan with their bloodhounds, Hunter, left, Cricket and Tracker. ( Anna Burns photo)
University of B.C. PhD student Bailey Eagan and her dog Rupert demonstrate the new Human-Animal Interaction Lab at UBC. (Photo credit: Lexis Ly/UBC)

UBC seeking puppy participants for new research on dog cognition

Human-Animal Interaction Lab studying how different types of dogs think, act

University of B.C. PhD student Bailey Eagan and her dog Rupert demonstrate the new Human-Animal Interaction Lab at UBC. (Photo credit: Lexis Ly/UBC)
A kayaker paddles on the Capilano River during the whitewater kayaking portion of the Red Bull Divide and Conquer endurance race in North Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday June 8, 2013. The race included an 1,800-metre ascent run to the top of Grouse Mountain, a bike ride down the mountain to the Cleveland Dam and a 10-km whitewater kayak along the Capilano River to Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Woman who survived deadly torrent released from B.C. dam sues regional district

Lawsuit says woman suffered physical injuries as well as post-traumatic stress disorder

A kayaker paddles on the Capilano River during the whitewater kayaking portion of the Red Bull Divide and Conquer endurance race in North Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday June 8, 2013. The race included an 1,800-metre ascent run to the top of Grouse Mountain, a bike ride down the mountain to the Cleveland Dam and a 10-km whitewater kayak along the Capilano River to Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tents are seen at a homeless encampment at Crab Park as the downtown skyline rises behind them in Vancouver, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Housing anxiety in British Columbia encompasses young professionals who can’t raise enough cash for down payments, students and low-income families unable to afford rent and people in tents fearful they will die homeless, says Canada’s federal housing advocate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. posts highest rate of unaffordable housing as ownership declines across Canada

Canada’s homeownership rate fell to 66.5 per cent in 2021 from its peak at 69 per cent in 2011

Tents are seen at a homeless encampment at Crab Park as the downtown skyline rises behind them in Vancouver, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Housing anxiety in British Columbia encompasses young professionals who can’t raise enough cash for down payments, students and low-income families unable to afford rent and people in tents fearful they will die homeless, says Canada’s federal housing advocate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Passengers from the Moscow-Belgrade flight, operated by Air Serbia, pass through the airport building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Russians rush for flights out amid partial reservist call-up

Flights filled up quickly and the prices of tickets for remaining connections sky-rocketed

Passengers from the Moscow-Belgrade flight, operated by Air Serbia, pass through the airport building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
A memorial for the fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 near Tisdale, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has set aside a temporary injunction preventing a lawsuit filed by a some of the parents of those who died in the crash from going ahead.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Saskatchewan Appeal Court removes injunction, allows Broncos lawsuit to proceed

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has set aside a temporary injunction that…

A memorial for the fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 near Tisdale, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has set aside a temporary injunction preventing a lawsuit filed by a some of the parents of those who died in the crash from going ahead.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin takes stand at criminal trial, denies sexual assault

Fortin’s defence lawyer has argued that the complainant incorrectly identified Fortin

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)
A still from the video taken of a violent arrest on May 30, 2020 in downtown Kelowna. (File)
Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: A chat with longtime Spirit of the West drummer turned author Vince Ditrich

TODAY IN B.C.: Second book ‘The Vicar’s Knickers’ released in the Tony Vicar trilogy

Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)
Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: The new officer in charge of the RCMP in B.C. is formally sworn in

At Langley event, Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald says Surrey switch from RCMP will take years

Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Three people were discovered dead. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his sibling, Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother, Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband, Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)

Lower Mainland triple murder trial opens with playback of call to police

Evidence in Kia Ebrahimian case described as ‘fairly distressing’ by prosecutor

RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Three people were discovered dead. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his sibling, Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother, Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband, Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal Liberals weighing whether to lift remaining COVID-19 travel measures

Measures currently in place set to expire at the end of September

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The federal Liberal cabinet is considering whether to renew COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mandatory random testing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Peace Tower is seen through leaves in a tree on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2019. The Liberals are signalling their fall priority will be on help for Canada’s most vulnerable as the House of Commons resumes sitting today. But all eyes are going to be looking to see if sparks fly between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals move bills on GST benefits, dental care as Parliament resumes

Pierre Poilievre makes his debut in the Opposition leader’s chair

The Peace Tower is seen through leaves in a tree on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2019. The Liberals are signalling their fall priority will be on help for Canada’s most vulnerable as the House of Commons resumes sitting today. But all eyes are going to be looking to see if sparks fly between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Island Health officials encourage vaccine boosters as fall looms

Omicron-targeting vaccine appointments open up at Island Health clinics

The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
From left: the Thunderbird (Pentlatch Tribe), Sun (E’iksan Tribe), Whale (Sasitla), Bear (Sathloot) and the sísiúɫ (double headed sea serpent), which represents balance.

Artwork intended to help Comox Valley reflect on reconciliation

A window art display by K’ómoks artist Jessie Everson is an important…

  • Sep 20, 2022
From left: the Thunderbird (Pentlatch Tribe), Sun (E’iksan Tribe), Whale (Sasitla), Bear (Sathloot) and the sísiúɫ (double headed sea serpent), which represents balance.
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
(Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Okanagan search and rescue teams find man lost overnight in Kelowna backcountry

A mountain biker got lost on the Angel Springs trails and had to spend a cold, wet night in the forest

(Ed Henczel/COSAR)
The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)

B.C. woman’s car window smashed 3 times in 3 weeks

‘I feel violated. It feels like an attack. It feels targeted actually’

The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)
The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)

B.C. woman pushing stroller seriously injured after being struck in intersection

The woman’s injuries are serious but not critical, the two children in the stroller were not injured

The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)