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Teen girl, 15, dead after being struck by motorcycle in Kelowna

Motorcycle struck two teenaged pedestrians after colliding with a car, 15-year-old died in hospital

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Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. Visit restrictions have been eased effective July 19, 2021. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

COVID-19: Loved ones line up for reopening of B.C. senior home visits

Staff may keep mask rules in place to reduce infection risk

Theresa Hamilton plays tic tac toe on a window with a senior in Mt. Cartier Court as the pandemic limited in-person visitors into senior care homes. Visit restrictions have been eased effective July 19, 2021. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A plume of smoke rise from a forest fire burning northeast of the city in Prince Albert, Sask., Monday, May 17, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Kayle Neis)

Western Canada desperately needs rain but it’s not in the forecast: climatologist

300 wildfires were burning across British Columbia Monday, evacuation orders were issued for several regions

A plume of smoke rise from a forest fire burning northeast of the city in Prince Albert, Sask., Monday, May 17, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Kayle Neis)
Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Air Canada announces dozens of U.S. routes as border restrictions ease

55 routes to 34 destinations will add up to 220 daily Air Canada flights between the two countries

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.

Update: Inkaneep Creek fire near Osoyoos growing, evacuation order issued for band land

Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen declares State of Local Emergency

This picture was taken from Vintners on the Creek in Osoyoos at 4 p.m.
Walnut Grove resident Tricia Hill is hoping telling the story of how her dog Frankie, a two-and-a-half year-old Chihuahua was mauled to death by two pit bulls, will toughen dangerous dog regulations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. woman launches online campaign for tougher laws after dog killed by 2 pit bulls

‘Justice For Frankie’ website aims to beef up dangerous dog laws

Walnut Grove resident Tricia Hill is hoping telling the story of how her dog Frankie, a two-and-a-half year-old Chihuahua was mauled to death by two pit bulls, will toughen dangerous dog regulations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canadian and U.S. flags fly above the Peace Arch at the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C. Canada has announced U.S. residents can visit without border testing starting Aug. 9 if they are fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Another 156 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C. since Friday

Two more deaths, one senior care home outbreak

Canadian and U.S. flags fly above the Peace Arch at the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C. Canada has announced U.S. residents can visit without border testing starting Aug. 9 if they are fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Akokli Creek fire on the east shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: West Kootenay fires grow, with evacuation alerts and two evacuation orders

Details on Trozzo Creek, Akokli Creek, Octopus Creek and Michaud Creek, plus six others

The Akokli Creek fire on the east shore of the south arm of Kootenay Lake on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw grows to 742 hectares

The fire has entered the South Lemon Creek drainage

The Trozzo Creek fire on July 17. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Maxime Bernier’s ‘Mad Max’ tour rolls through Lower Mainland

‘You know that our freedoms are under attack,’ says People’s Party of Canada leader to Chilliwack supporters

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)

Woman dead, children in critical condition in Coquihalla crash

A woman in her 70s died at the scene and two children with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)
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Chilliwack RCMP race to report of male with firearm, find young boy with toy gun

RCMP remind folks it’s ‘not a smart idea’ to dress in camouflage, play with toy guns outside

(Black Press Media files)
President Joe Biden walks past reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinformation, says Biden

U.S. officials advised that deaths from the virus are almost entirely preventable because of vaccines

President Joe Biden walks past reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
SNC Lavalin engineers use equipment to conduct a search of the grounds at the site of a former Residential School in Delmas, Sask., Saturday, July 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Saskatchewan First Nations searching for more graves

Survivor Jenny Spyglass says the Delmas/Thunderchild Indian Residential School is where she was stripped of her culture

SNC Lavalin engineers use equipment to conduct a search of the grounds at the site of a former Residential School in Delmas, Sask., Saturday, July 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
A 13-year-old boy has died after he was found unconscious at a Montreal public pool. (Contributed/Black Press Media)

13-year-old boy dead after found unconscious in Montreal public pool

Police pulled the teenager out of the water in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood

A 13-year-old boy has died after he was found unconscious at a Montreal public pool. (Contributed/Black Press Media)
The site of the vigil, prior to its commencement. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather for vigil for Kelowna crane collapse victims

Several people took to the podium to honour and pay their respects to the five men

The site of the vigil, prior to its commencement. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Police officer, wife launching complaint for ‘driving while Black’ stop by RCMP

The couple was on their way to buy groceries in the community of Preston, Halifax

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The evacuation alert for the Cultus Creek fire runs along the west shore of Kootenay Lake across from Kuskanook and Sanca. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service

Evacuation alerts for Boswell area on Kootenay Lake

Alerts are for the Akokli Creek and Cultus Creek fires

The evacuation alert for the Cultus Creek fire runs along the west shore of Kootenay Lake across from Kuskanook and Sanca. Map: B.C. Wildfire Service
The Mexican firefighters wearing their Canada toques. (BC Wildfire Service)

Firefighters from Mexico en route to aid B.C. wildfire fight

100 Mexican firefighters are joining the effort, alongside additional crews from across Canada

The Mexican firefighters wearing their Canada toques. (BC Wildfire Service)