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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry visited the Interior Health region the week of June 22-to 25, 2021 to say thank you to all the frontline workers. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits Interior Health, says thank you to frontline workers

Interior Health has some pockets of low immunization rates, but is overall doing good

A 1956 photograph of the parish church in Marieval, Sask., is shown in this handout image provided by Société historique de Saint-Boniface. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘They made us believe we didn’t have souls:’ Marieval residential school survivor

‘The only crime we ever committed as children was being born Indigenous’

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. As scientific and medical discourse plays out in real time online and in the media during the COVID-19 pandemic, observers specializing in science and risk communication say Canadians must be even more discerning in choosing which expert voices they listen to and amplify. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadians must be savvy in navigating COVID-19 expertise: observers

Sheer volume of information can be confusing, particularly when it is changing so quickly

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay-Columbia MP votes against banning LGBTQ2S+ conversion therapy

Rob Morrison said he wanted to ensure ‘voluntary conversations’ wouldn’t be outlawed

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo: Submitted
B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries now offering online booking for foot passengers

Online booking for Tsawwassen–Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen–Duke Point and Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay

B.C. Ferries says online booking for foot passengers is now available for certain routes, including from Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
COVID-19 vaccines are the "ticket out of this pandemic" said Charmaine Enns, medical health officer (Ronan O'Doherty/Black Press Media)

East Kootenay COVID-19 case counts spike as provincial numbers fall

Case counts jump in the area as vaccination efforts continue

COVID-19 vaccines are the "ticket out of this pandemic" said Charmaine Enns, medical health officer (Ronan O'Doherty/Black Press Media)
British Columbia Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on April 25, 2019. McEvoy says he’s considering launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology by the federal Liberals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facial recognition use by Liberals raises issues, says B.C.’s privacy commissioner

B.C. privacy laws ensure the activities of political parties are subject to independent oversight

British Columbia Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on April 25, 2019. McEvoy says he’s considering launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology by the federal Liberals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

B.C. reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

Roughly 1 in 4 adults in the province is now fully vaccinated

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Supporters of Surrey Creep Catchers at a rally outside Surrey provincial court. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

Lifetime teaching ban for former B.C. teacher caught in Creep Catchers sting

Simon William Isbister had tried to meet up with a 12-year-old girl he met on Craigslist in 2017

Supporters of Surrey Creep Catchers at a rally outside Surrey provincial court. (Tom Zytaruk photo)
Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)

9 months for B.C. man who terrorized women with sexually explicit phone calls

Lyle Wayne Denny used victim’s personal information obtained through his former job at car dealership

Nanaimo Law Courts. (PQB News file photo)
Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)

Cermaq takes legal action against DFO to challenge licence denials

Company ‘disappointed and perplexed’ about decision

Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)
Bryan Slater has been using the DexcomG6 for around three years. The device helps him monitor his diabetes. British Columbia has now expanded BC PharmaCare coverage for this technology. (Contributed)

Extended glucose monitoring coverage saves Summerland man more than $5,000 a year

British Columbia is the first province to reimburse people with diabetes using monitoring system

Bryan Slater has been using the DexcomG6 for around three years. The device helps him monitor his diabetes. British Columbia has now expanded BC PharmaCare coverage for this technology. (Contributed)
Charlie Thompson speaks during a June 7 gathering at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Like many former students of the school, Thompson wants recognition of the children buried in the site, and answers as to why they never came home. (Eric Plummer/Ha-Shilth-Sa photo)

Work begins on researching unmarked burials at Alberni residential school site

Funding needed, but tips, ideas and a desire to do something strong

Charlie Thompson speaks during a June 7 gathering at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Like many former students of the school, Thompson wants recognition of the children buried in the site, and answers as to why they never came home. (Eric Plummer/Ha-Shilth-Sa photo)
Footage taken from across the gas station in Little Fort shows the traffic stopped on Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Pam Jim)

UPDATE: Person trapped, air ambulance responding after semi slams into car on Highway 5

Two people were air-lifted to hospital in Kamloops.

Footage taken from across the gas station in Little Fort shows the traffic stopped on Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Pam Jim)
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she waits to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa on March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she waits to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa on March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada speaks during a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals introduce bill to combat online hate speech as Commons adjourns for summer

Bill C-36 would die on the order paper should an election be called

David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada speaks during a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kimberley officials urge caution as deer attacks on people, dogs at all-time high

WildSafeBC, CO and Kimberley Mayor weigh in on aggressive doe issue

A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.
In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)

2 deaths, 8 hospitalizations spark safety warning for B.C. parents over open windows, balconies

‘The injuries we see from window falls are devastating for everyone,’ says Michelle Dodds of BC Children’s Hospital

In 2020, 11 children in the province fell from windows between May and September, according to the BC Trauma Registry. (Pixabay)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. A forensic report summary from the Canadian government says a “series of reckless acts and omissions” by Iranian authorities resulted in the downing of a passenger jet in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi

‘Reckless acts and omissions’ by Iran caused deadly Flight 752 crash: report

Prime Minister’s Office of Canada says Iran showed a ‘blatant disregard’ for air safety

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. A forensic report summary from the Canadian government says a “series of reckless acts and omissions” by Iranian authorities resulted in the downing of a passenger jet in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi
Hubert Pomerleau picks red delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. (File photo)

Don’t party too hard for St. Jean Baptiste Day, Interior Health warns

Interior Health sends letter to seasonal Quebec workers to celebrate in small groups

Hubert Pomerleau picks red delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. (File photo)