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Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)

Man who assaulted central Vancouver Island sex trade workers going to jail

Stephen Bradley Ewing pleads guilty to all charges, headed to jail as he awaits sentence

A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for a pop-up clinic in Williams Lake, Sept. 23, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. COVID-19 infections levelling off, 652 more reported Tuesday

Hospitalized and critical care patient numbers still rising

A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.�� THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

B.C. Supreme Court denies application to extend Fairy Creek injunction

The injunction expired at 4:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 28

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)

Man ‘swarmed’ and beaten by teenagers in Nanaimo

Victim injured in assault on Fourth Street early Monday morning, Sept. 27

Police hope witnesses will come forward with information after a 39-year-old man was assaulted while walking on Fourth Street in Nanaimo on Monday, Sept. 27. (File photo)
B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)

New COVID restrictions imposed on eastern Fraser Valley to encourage vaccination

Full vaccine series will be need to access indoor ticketed events, host larger gatherings

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)
A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

VIDEO: Joyce Echaquan’s loved ones urge action on racism on anniversary of her death

Mother of seven was mocked by staff as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital

A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. seeks forfeiture of $2.8M condo owned by alleged COVID-19 violator

Civil claim seeks all proceeds from sale of the condo, once a mortgage of about $2 million is repaid

Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
If you want to save money, don’t enter your credit card info as you’re wading through an emotional flood. (pixabay photo)

Millennial Money: Do you want that sweater, or are you sad?

Expert offers tips on how to stop emotional spending

If you want to save money, don’t enter your credit card info as you’re wading through an emotional flood. (pixabay photo)
Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)

CP hopes to spark truth, reconciliation conversation with orange locomotive

Orange Shirt Society excited about the commitment

Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)
George Kalogridis, president of segment development and enrichment for Disney Parks, stands in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kalogridis was one of 6,000 employees that was working at the theme park on opening day in 1971. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Two-dozen first day employers still working at theme park as it celebrates its anniversary Friday

George Kalogridis, president of segment development and enrichment for Disney Parks, stands in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kalogridis was one of 6,000 employees that was working at the theme park on opening day in 1971. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all, Cowichan farmer Josh Mellor has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 39. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)

COVID-19 Delta variant claims young Vancouver Island farmer Josh Mellor

Father of 2 young daughters, Mellor’s fight against the virus inspired many to get vaccinated

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all, Cowichan farmer Josh Mellor has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 39. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)
Island Health says tents are a far cry from a proper isolation space. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases confirmed inside Greater Victoria supportive housing community

Island Health officials call for the return of proper isolation spaces in hotels and shelters

Island Health says tents are a far cry from a proper isolation space. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)

Family continues fight to block killer’s release from Vancouver Island prison

James Shortreed at William Head In Metchosin, parole hearing scheduled for Oct. 6

The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)
High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. COVID-19 cases rising quickly in younger school-aged children

Booster doses coming for seniors in care with flu shots

High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. resumes online posting of COVID ‘potential exposure events’ in schools

Health ministry back pedals after parents expressed worry about no online notifications

Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)

Acclaimed B.C. artist’s new image honours children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)
Air-to-air heat pump system installation at an Alaska home using oil for heating. B.C. Hydro is increasing subsidies to make the switch from oil and natural gas to electric heat pumps. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)

B.C. Hydro adds $260 million in 5-year electric conversion plan

Electric car charging stations, heat pumps, hydrogen trucks

Air-to-air heat pump system installation at an Alaska home using oil for heating. B.C. Hydro is increasing subsidies to make the switch from oil and natural gas to electric heat pumps. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau pledges to ‘foot the bill’ for provincial vaccine passports, create federal version

New government will be sworn in next month, House of Commons recalled in the fall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New welcome totem pole installed at downtown Nanaimo park

15-metre pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown features a matriarch, orca, bear and eagle

A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)