Cole Schisler

Britain’s King Charles III, back to camera, greets well-wishers as he walks by the gates of Buckingham Palace following Thursday’s death of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role, planned to meet with the prime minister and address a nation grieving the only British monarch most of the world had known. He takes the throne in an era of uncertainty for both his country and the monarchy itself. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)

B.C. First Nations leaders call on King Charles III to renounce Doctrine of Discovery

First Nations Leadership Council says renouncing the Doctrine should be Charles’ first official act

Britain’s King Charles III, back to camera, greets well-wishers as he walks by the gates of Buckingham Palace following Thursday’s death of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. King Charles III, who spent much of his 73 years preparing for the role, planned to meet with the prime minister and address a nation grieving the only British monarch most of the world had known. He takes the throne in an era of uncertainty for both his country and the monarchy itself. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
A former UBCO RA is calling for changes to the school’s sexual misconduct policy. (File)

B.C. woman’s ‘traumatizing’ sexual assault probe at UBCO leads to human rights complaint

UBCO says it is ‘deeply committed’ to creating a culture of consent on campus

A former UBCO RA is calling for changes to the school’s sexual misconduct policy. (File)
Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)

Donkey running to be mayor of Grand Forks becomes ‘voice of the people’

Lobo the donkey has gained support across the country in his bid to become mayor

Lobo the donkey might just be B.C.’s most popular political figure in the upcoming municipal elections. (Kayla Mellville photo)
B.C.’s Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk wrote a seven-page letter defending the province’s criminal justice system. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet )

B.C.’s Assistant Deputy Attorney General defends justice system amid criticism

Peter Juk wrote a seven-page letter outlining what he says are “real facts” about B.C.’s justice system

B.C.’s Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk wrote a seven-page letter defending the province’s criminal justice system. (Image courtesy Creative Outlet )
Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

75% of B.C. autism service providers say care will be compromised under new hub model

SFU survey finds professionals have doubts and concerns about B.C.’s new care model

Participants at an event outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 9 that called for the province to end its planned phase-out of individualized autism funding. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Dustin Rivers or Khelsilem, stands on the land below and next to the Burrard Street Bridge is pictured where the Squamish Nation is proposing a massive housing project in the city of Vancouver, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Squamish First Nation breaks ground on large-scale Vancouver rental housing development

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government is supporting the project with a $1.4 billion loan

Dustin Rivers or Khelsilem, stands on the land below and next to the Burrard Street Bridge is pictured where the Squamish Nation is proposing a massive housing project in the city of Vancouver, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Husband and father, Simon Tozer, 52, was shot and killed by a stray bullet while dirt biking on Mt. Hayes on Family Day, 2022. His family is now calling for changes to regulations around recreational shooting in backcountry areas. (Sandra Tozer photo)

‘This will happen again’: Family pleas for action after man fatally shot while dirt biking

Bylaws can currently restrict firearms in municipal boundaries and regional district parks

Husband and father, Simon Tozer, 52, was shot and killed by a stray bullet while dirt biking on Mt. Hayes on Family Day, 2022. His family is now calling for changes to regulations around recreational shooting in backcountry areas. (Sandra Tozer photo)
Chris Amyotte died after being shot by a bean bag round fired by a Vancouver Police officer. His family is now seeking answers from the VPD about the circumstances surrounding his death. (Submitted photo)

Family of Indigenous man killed after police shooting in Vancouver demand public inquest

Chris Amyotte died after police shot him with a bean bag round as he suffered from being maced

Chris Amyotte died after being shot by a bean bag round fired by a Vancouver Police officer. His family is now seeking answers from the VPD about the circumstances surrounding his death. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Auditor General Michael Pickup issued a qualified opinion indicating that parts of government’s financial statements are not accurate. (Office of the Auditor General photo)

Parts of B.C.’s financial statements are inaccurate, auditor general says

Michael Pickup issued ‘unusual’ qualified opinion on three areas of the financial statements

B.C. Auditor General Michael Pickup issued a qualified opinion indicating that parts of government’s financial statements are not accurate. (Office of the Auditor General photo)
A warning is in effect for East and Inland Vancouver Island, Howe Sound, Fraser Canyon and the Sunshine Coast from Wednesday (Aug. 30) to Friday. (Chris Bush/Black Press Media)

B.C. sets 13 single-day temperature records as heat wave comes for south coast

Short-lived heat wave expected to last from Wednesday (Aug. 30) through to Friday

A warning is in effect for East and Inland Vancouver Island, Howe Sound, Fraser Canyon and the Sunshine Coast from Wednesday (Aug. 30) to Friday. (Chris Bush/Black Press Media)
Josie Osborne is the MLA for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding, which includes Cumberland, as well as the southern part of the Comox Valley. Photo submitted

Commissioner finds MLA Josie Osborne had no conflict of interest in MakeWay grant

B.C. Liberal MLA Lorne Doerkson brought the allegation over a $15 million grant

Josie Osborne is the MLA for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding, which includes Cumberland, as well as the southern part of the Comox Valley. Photo submitted
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BCGEU stands down strike action amid ongoing contract negotiations as ‘sign of good faith’

The overtime ban has ended and plans are underway to resume work at liquor distribution warehouses

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The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The union representing Seaspan’s tugboat workers has commenced strike action, prohibiting members from accepting work on all 30 of the company’s tugs operating in B.C. (Seaspan photo)

Seaspan tugboat workers strike after ‘impasse’ in negotiations

The company says its ferry service, as well as its shipyards and drydocks are not directly impacted

The union representing Seaspan’s tugboat workers has commenced strike action, prohibiting members from accepting work on all 30 of the company’s tugs operating in B.C. (Seaspan photo)
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No mask mandate for B.C. schools as province urges vaccination to curb COVID

Vaccination, regular health checks, and staying home when sick are the province’s recommendations

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B.C. private clinics received $393M in government contracts over the last 6 years: report

Heath Minister Adrian Dix said the reports findings were ‘inaccurate’

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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix at a COVID-19 briefing from the cabinet offices in Vancouver, Jan. 18, 2022. (B.C. government photo)

$118M announced for B.C. family doctors amid new payment model transition

Province and Doctors of B.C. working on “long-term” solutions to the family doctor shortage

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix at a COVID-19 briefing from the cabinet offices in Vancouver, Jan. 18, 2022. (B.C. government photo)
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B.C. man arrested after assaulting young women, biting passengers on SkyTrain

Police are recommending multiple assault charges against the 33-year-old New Westminster man

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A Canadian Forces 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from Comox was activated to perform a nighttime hoist operation after a hiker fell 100 feet off a cliff in a B.C. provincial park. (Nick Zupan photo)

B.C. hiker transported to hospital after falling 100 feet off a cliff

Coquitlam Search and Rescue responded to the call for help around 8 p.m. Monday (Aug. 22)

A Canadian Forces 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from Comox was activated to perform a nighttime hoist operation after a hiker fell 100 feet off a cliff in a B.C. provincial park. (Nick Zupan photo)
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Indecent exposure, and mishandling of drug evidence top latest misconduct by B.C. RCMP officers

RCMP misconduct decisions released for at least 10 B.C. officers

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