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B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. (Screen shot)

Government to allow ‘more residential flexibility’ in agricultural lands, says B.C. minister

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was guest speaker Friday during Surrey Board of Trade-hosted Zoom meeting

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. (Screen shot)
Island Health’s celebratory pin marks one million COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in the health authority region. (Courtesy of Island Health)

Island Health surpasses 1 million COVID-19 immunizations

Campaign has seen 78% of population immunized; 48% have received 2 doses

Island Health’s celebratory pin marks one million COVID-19 vaccination doses administered in the health authority region. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)

Unprepared ship, bad communication factors in B.C. ship crash: TSB

A report examines the 2019 crash of bulk carriers Caravos Harmony and Pan Acacia

Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)
(Vancouver Police Department)

Stun grenade deployed in Vancouver takedown of suspect allegedly seen holding rifle

Const. Tania Visintin said the man arrested wasn’t an active shooter

(Vancouver Police Department)
A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
Bradley Furman, 30, broke into tears as BC Supreme Court Justice Clarke Burnett sentenced him to a total of 38 months in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (File Photo)
Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)

Vancouver Island man arrested for arson as RCMP investigate rash of wildfires

Charges ‘not necessarily’ connected to human-caused fires in forested areas

A firefighter with Port Alberni Fire Department mops up a fire in Dry Creek Park early Tuesday, July 13, 2021. It was the second fire crews attended in a few hours in Dry Creek. (PHOTO COURTESY PAFD)
Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

With meat-processing site numbers dwindling, Vancouver Island farmer seeks abattoir

Ben Glassen has ALC application for small-scale facility in Nanaimo

Ben Glassen working with turkeys on a farm in the Westwood Road area of Nanaimo. Glassen wants to establish a poultry abattoir on a site on Jingle Pot Road. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo

Quadra Island’s gas station loses only employee, closes – and nearest pump is a ferry away

Last employee calls it quits after couple weeks working the till by himself

Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo
Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)
Wildfire rescues pets in Lytton. (GoFundMe)
Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)
Two fundraisers have identified the youth killed in a Monday crash in Mill Bay as 11-year-old Avery Oye. (GoFundMe photo)
View of the Malahat Skywalk’s Welcome Centre & Gathering Place, which has ticket sales, a cafe and a gift shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Unique Malahat SkyWalk wows opening day visitors

Tourist facility combines nature-based tourism with a cultural tourism experience

View of the Malahat Skywalk’s Welcome Centre & Gathering Place, which has ticket sales, a cafe and a gift shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Will B.C. see a 4th wave? Researcher says it’s a battle of vaccines versus the variants

Sarah Otto recommends that even fully vaccinated individuals wear masks in crowded indoor areas

Gagandeep Grewal, front right, and his wife Harpreet Grewal, left, each receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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 U.S. and Canadian flags fly atop the Peace Arch at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the border with Canada in Blaine, Wash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Elaine Thompson

80% of British Columbians believe border with U.S. should remain closed: survey

A majority would also like also to see travellers arriving in Canada placed into mandatory quarantine

The U.S. and Canadian flags fly atop the Peace Arch at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the border with Canada in Blaine, Wash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Elaine Thompson
Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)

BC Ferries: Soaring price of gas means reduction in fuel rebates for customers

Cost increase of 30 cents for vehicles on Metro Vancouver-Island routes as of Aug. 1

Rising fuel prices will see ferry customers receive a reduced fuel rebate beginning Aug. 1, BC Ferries says. (Black Press file photo)
Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Federal government announces return of Canadian cruise ship industry

Prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters to end Nov. 1 if operators comply with health requirements

Federal Minister of Transportation Omar Alghabra announces the resumption of international cruise ships in Canadian waters for Nov. 1. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A screenshot of a video that shows Kelowna man Bruce Orydzuk uttering racist insults to a security guard outside of the Trinity Church COVID-19 immunization clinic on July 13.
A screenshot of a video that shows Kelowna man Bruce Orydzuk uttering racist insults to a security guard outside of the Trinity Church COVID-19 immunization clinic on July 13.