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A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.

Coastal Fire Centre to rescind open burning prohibitions

Local burning restrictions may still be in place

  • Sep 15, 2021
Starting Sept. 16 at noon, the burning of campfires, Category 2 and 3 open fires, and Resource Management Burning will be allowed throughout the Coastal Fire Region, in areas without local restrictions. File photo.
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive collecting in Chilliwack Sep. 25

Between wildfires and the pandemic, local food banks have seen heavy use. It’s time to re-supply!

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Come on in! Tour Chilliwack’s newest show homes

Step inside the gorgeous show homes at Cedarbrook and start dreaming of a fresh start!

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)

Slightly wetter weather not enough to ease drought concerns

All water users in affected areas are asked to reduce their water use

  • Sep 11, 2021
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)
Volunteers make Langley Good Times Cruise-In possible. (Special to The Star)

Helping hands keep coming back to drive Langley Good Times Cruise-In

Sports groups and volunteers will sell 50/50 tickets, take out the trash, and guide drivers at show

  • Sep 11, 2021
Volunteers make Langley Good Times Cruise-In possible. (Special to The Star)

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  • Sep 11, 2021
An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The protest began outside Vancouver General Hospital and police estimated the crowd gathered to be as many as 5,000 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The protest began outside Vancouver General Hospital and police estimated the crowd gathered to be as many as 5,000 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Young lives ruined by child pornography

‘Any child that has been abused will tell you the terror they were put through’

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Yale Road West on Nov. 20, 2020, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Variable speed signs are a waste of money

‘What a waste of our tax dollars’

  • Sep 10, 2021
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Yale Road West on Nov. 20, 2020, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Vaccine passports for the greater good

‘Vaccinations are the only way out of this pandemic’

  • Sep 10, 2021
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LETTER: Free meal a lovely treat for senior couple

‘We hope there is a bright future ahead of you’

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Health minister says Kamloops ER waiting room death will be reviewed

Dix said he couldn’t comment on the death specifically, but promised a ‘full and comprehensive’ review

  • Sep 9, 2021
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Patient’s death in Kamloops ER sitting area came amid marathon wait for treatment

Another ER patient claims nurse informed those waiting there was a severe staff shortage

  • Sep 9, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Woman dies in ER waiting room at Kamloops hospital

The 70-year-old woman died while waiting for several hours to be seen by medical staff

  • Sep 8, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: New Tundra and Mercedes C Class, GM re-designs and more

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

  • Sep 8, 2021
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Smile Cookie campaign is back at Chilliwack and Hope Tim Hortons

Last year’s fundraiser earned $17,000 for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

  • Sep 8, 2021
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)