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Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man wins a $1-million Maxmillions prize

A Courtenay man is a million dollars richer, after buying a lottery…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Goat hobbyist Robert de Haas won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the June 15, 2021 draw. Photo supplied
With lockdowns and social distancing, babies in B.C. have had less exposure to viruses, germs and bacteria from others. (PeakPx)

Babies born in COVID lockdown facing new health risk post-pandemic

‘Babies who were kept away from others are likely less protected from viruses such as the common cold’

  • Jul 26, 2021
With lockdowns and social distancing, babies in B.C. have had less exposure to viruses, germs and bacteria from others. (PeakPx)
Financial wealth manager Dale Lamb. Photography by Lia Crowe

Financial planning pro Dale Lamb

A passion for education clients in wealth management

  • Jul 26, 2021
Financial wealth manager Dale Lamb. Photography by Lia Crowe
Hummer had already announced an electric pickup and now there’s a utility vehicle in the works for spring of 2023. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

The Auto Sleuth: Electric options for Kia + Hummer, Outback gets a boost, and more

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • Jul 23, 2021
Hummer had already announced an electric pickup and now there’s a utility vehicle in the works for spring of 2023. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus NX 300h: Crisp fashion-show styling, economical operation and affordable price

This compact utility vehicle sports style, technology and fuel-efficiency

  • Jul 22, 2021
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h’S 2.5-litre gasoline engine is assisted by two electric motors. A third motor drives the rear wheels. Output is 194 horsepower, while the non-hybrid 300 is rated at 235 horsepower. PHOTO: LEXUS
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

5 young children sent to Victoria hospital after accidentally eating cannabis gummies

Victoria police remind those who use cannabis edibles to store them well away from children

  • Jul 21, 2021
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, left rear, after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jeff Bezos’s comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

After he thanked Amazon employees, customers ‘because you guys paid for all this,’ he stirred up social media backlash

  • Jul 21, 2021
Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, left rear, after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
A fallen camp stove was to blame for a small fire that ignited near Kamloops. RCMP said a man was arrested and charged under the Wildfire Act. (FreePhotos/Pixabay)

B.C. man charged after camp stove causes fire near Kamloops

Investigators found camp stove had fallen from a post onto grass

  • Jul 20, 2021
A fallen camp stove was to blame for a small fire that ignited near Kamloops. RCMP said a man was arrested and charged under the Wildfire Act. (FreePhotos/Pixabay)
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix ends sporting drought in B.C. community

The event attracts some of the province’s premiere UCI / Cycling BC licensed athletes

  • Jul 20, 2021
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Master of the creative

Sculptor and designer Russell Papp

  • Jul 19, 2021
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Frank Gerald DeFrane

April 1, 1928 - July 17, 2021It is with great sadness that…

  • Jul 17, 2021
Temperatures soared into the 40s this summer as the province of B.C., Canada baked in a ‘heat dome.’ (Caitlin Clow/Vernon Morning Star)

Extreme heat waves are putting lakes and rivers in hot water this summer

Many people may perceive lakes and rivers to be refuges from unprecedented heat, but freshwater systems are no less sensitive

  • Jul 16, 2021
Temperatures soared into the 40s this summer as the province of B.C., Canada baked in a ‘heat dome.’ (Caitlin Clow/Vernon Morning Star)
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE

Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops remains largest in B.C.

An update on wildfires in the Kamloops region

  • Jul 15, 2021
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press news from the auto world

Maverick wait is nearly over, a new electric truck, an Audi rival to the Escalade + more

  • Jul 14, 2021
The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD
Brad Leith at Impeccable Jewellery in Duncan. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and lives with Brad Leith

Jeweller travels the world to find his gemstones

  • Jul 14, 2021
Brad Leith at Impeccable Jewellery in Duncan. Don Denton photograph
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe

Wild Ride

Silver Arrow Cars: 20 years of selling the classics

  • Jul 12, 2021
Tim Quocksister of Silver Arrow Cars.  Photograph by Lia Crowe
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

Wildfire forces evacuation alert for Sun Peaks

Embleton Mountain wildfire has grown to 290 hectares

  • Jul 11, 2021
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. (Photo submitted)

Local literacy program funding boost to help people get the skills they need

Free services provided by Literacy Now Cowichan benefits the entire region

  • Jul 11, 2021
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. (Photo submitted)
Craig Chevalier - Photography by Lia Crowe

Life and Style with Craig Chevalier

Clean, simple and classic fashion for home designer

  • Jul 9, 2021
Craig Chevalier - Photography by Lia Crowe