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Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckers

Website run by protest organizers says convoys of demonstrators are to hit the road in British Columbia

FILE – This 2020 photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey shows the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. Starting Thursday, Jan. 6, 2021, a team of scientists are sailing to the massive but melting Thwaites glacier, the place in the world that’s the hardest to get to, so they can better figure out how much and how fast seas will rise because of global warming eating away at Antarctica’s ice. (David Vaughan/British Antarctic Survey via AP)

Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glacier, potential sea level rise

Team will measure temperatures, salinity and turbulence of waters that have crept underneath the glacier

Michael Gordon Jackson, 52, is accused of abducting his seven-year-old daughter, Sarah Jackson. (Saskatchewan RCMP)

RCMP lay charge, issue arrest warrant for Saskatchewan man accused of abducting his daughter

Michael Gordon Jackson is accused of abducting his daughter, 7

Michael Gordon Jackson, 52, is accused of abducting his seven-year-old daughter, Sarah Jackson. (Saskatchewan RCMP)
Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Crowd of supporters greets anti-vaccine-mandate truck convoy as it leaves Vancouver for Ottawa

Protest against policy requiring truckers who cross the border to be vaccinated or face quarantine

Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

Education ministry assures students that postponement will not affect university admissions

FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)

B.C. emergency crews team up, use helicopter to rescue woman from South Cariboo mountain

South Cariboo search and rescue enlists help from North Shore to airlift injured snowmobiler

A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. American investigators believe the deaths of four people, including a baby and a teen, whose bodies were found in Manitoba near the United States border are linked to a larger human smuggling operation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Indo Canadian group in Manitoba working to find relatives of frozen family

U.S. investigators said they believe the deaths are linked to a larger human smuggling operation

A border marker is shown just outside of Emerson, Man. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. American investigators believe the deaths of four people, including a baby and a teen, whose bodies were found in Manitoba near the United States border are linked to a larger human smuggling operation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

All Canadians entering the U.S. must be vaccinated against COVID-19: DHS

Land border rules now align with those for air travel in the U.S.

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

Flashfood has kept more than 13.5 million kilograms of food out of landfills and saved users $90 million

FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m relieved’: Horses missing near 108 Mile Ranch found safe

The two nine-year-old Fjord crosses back home in Bridge Lake

Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)
There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

RCMP investigate suspicious death after responding to report of disturbance in Williams Lake

Police said upon attending the residence, an adult man was found deceased

There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. mother pens bill that would add adults to missing person alert systems

Alerts currently only issued for children under 18 and missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia

A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Unvaccinated truckers plan “Freedom Convoy” to protest cross-border vaccine mandate

Truckers plan to roll out from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday Jan. 23

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Xcaret resort. (Pixabay)

2 Canadians killed, 1 wounded in Mexico resort shooting

It is just the latest brazen act of violence along Mexico’s famed Mayan Riviera

Xcaret resort. (Pixabay)
Photo courtesy of J Summers.

B.C. disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate-resilient agriculture

“We should be building the infrastructure for the next 30 years, starting yesterday.”

Photo courtesy of J Summers.
Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Findings from an industry survey show that most in-house trucking fleets do not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite an impending inoculation requirement from the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate, experts say

26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular trips across the Canada-U.S. border sidelined

Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Findings from an industry survey show that most in-house trucking fleets do not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite an impending inoculation requirement from the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
A sales clerk sanitizes appliances at a furniture store in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Retail sales climbed 0.7 per cent in November to $58.1B, Statistics Canada says

Uptick in retail sales of 0.7 per cent was down from the 1.6 per cent growth recorded in October

A sales clerk sanitizes appliances at a furniture store in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Queen Elizabeth. (The Royal Family)
Queen Elizabeth. (The Royal Family)
After two decades of dealing with chronic kidney disease, Jade Ariana Fair launched an online fundraiser to get a new kidney after learning she’d dropped to three per cent function. (Courtesy Jade Ariana Fair)

Victoria artist, holistic student targets new kidney for 2022

It’s OK to not be OK, woman with chronic illness reminds others

After two decades of dealing with chronic kidney disease, Jade Ariana Fair launched an online fundraiser to get a new kidney after learning she’d dropped to three per cent function. (Courtesy Jade Ariana Fair)