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RCMP arrive at the 44.5 kilometre point of the Morice West Forest Service Road on March 29 to execute a warrant obtained following an incident in which a Coastal GasLink worker was allegedly swarmed by a group of masked individuals on March 26. (Yintah Access video screen capture)

5 people arrested as police investigate alleged swarming of Coastal GasLink worker

Search warrant had ‘no clear relation to the Gidimt’en village site’: Yintah Access

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jesse Regnier

Biden, Trudeau pledge action on Columbia River Treaty, water quality concerns

Indigenous leaders continue to advocate for an investigation into Kootenay watereshed pollution

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jesse Regnier
Semiahmoo Secondary students (in blue) play Kwantlen Park Secondary at the Myles Winch Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in South Surrey Wednesday, held in honour of longtime teacher and coach Myles Winch, who died in 2016. 16 Lower Mainland school teams participated in the event, which raises funds for Winch’s Go Outside and Play bursary. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Frisbees fly in South Surrey for Myles Winch Ultimate tournament

Frisbee event honours teacher who introduced Ultimate to all 3 Peninsula high schools

Semiahmoo Secondary students (in blue) play Kwantlen Park Secondary at the Myles Winch Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in South Surrey Wednesday, held in honour of longtime teacher and coach Myles Winch, who died in 2016. 16 Lower Mainland school teams participated in the event, which raises funds for Winch’s Go Outside and Play bursary. (Tricia Weel photo)
From left: λugʷaləs, Janine and Raven Shaw share a happy moment. Their parents Crystal Smith and Raymond Shaw were successful in getting B.C.’s Vital Statistics Agency to put λugʷaləs’ proper name on his birth certificate. Shaw family photograph

Vancouver Island couple wins battle to get son’s Indigenous name on birth certificate

B.C. Vital Statistics Agency agrees to accept Indigenous language letters

From left: λugʷaləs, Janine and Raven Shaw share a happy moment. Their parents Crystal Smith and Raymond Shaw were successful in getting B.C.’s Vital Statistics Agency to put λugʷaləs’ proper name on his birth certificate. Shaw family photograph
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said government is looking into the issue of banning bear-spray. While legal, criminals have been using it in urban areas. (Contributed)

B.C. government looking into whether to ban bear-spray across province

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth acknowledged such a move could impact wilderness safety

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said government is looking into the issue of banning bear-spray. While legal, criminals have been using it in urban areas. (Contributed)
A woman pauses at a makeshift memorial for Paul Stanley Schmidt, 37, who died after being stabbed on Sunday outside a Starbucks in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Vancouver police say Inderdeep Singh Gosal, 32, has been charged with second-degree murder and investigators do not believe the suspect and victim knew each other. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fatal stabbing casts a pall over downtown Vancouver neighbourhood as court date set

‘The vibe is everyone is scared, because it was so close, and this can happen here at any time’

A woman pauses at a makeshift memorial for Paul Stanley Schmidt, 37, who died after being stabbed on Sunday outside a Starbucks in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Vancouver police say Inderdeep Singh Gosal, 32, has been charged with second-degree murder and investigators do not believe the suspect and victim knew each other. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mariam Ghaly	lost her life in October 2017 after a motorcyclist driving erratically caused her to swerve her vehicle and land in a water-filled ditch. Her family sued the motorcyclist and has been awarded almost $2.5 million in damages. (file photo)

Family awarded nearly $2.5 million for fatal B.C. crash caused by motorcyclist

Mariam Ghaly died in 2017 after her vehicle swerved off the road into a water-filled ditch

Mariam Ghaly	lost her life in October 2017 after a motorcyclist driving erratically caused her to swerve her vehicle and land in a water-filled ditch. Her family sued the motorcyclist and has been awarded almost $2.5 million in damages. (file photo)
Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean makes an announcement in Mission on Feb. 2. Dillon White Photo

B.C. announces increased rates for foster parents and kinship care providers

Extra $450 per child per month the second raise since 2017

Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean makes an announcement in Mission on Feb. 2. Dillon White Photo
A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir at the centre of the dispute, near the Montana-Idaho border and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. U.S. Indigenous leaders say they aren’t about to stop pushing Canada to agree to a bilateral investigation into toxing mining runoff from B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers

Fight against toxic mining runoff from Canada persists, say U.S. Indigenous leaders

Friday’s announcement of a US/Canada deal a sign of progress, but not what lobbyists want

A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir at the centre of the dispute, near the Montana-Idaho border and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. U.S. Indigenous leaders say they aren’t about to stop pushing Canada to agree to a bilateral investigation into toxing mining runoff from B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The federal Liberals’ latest budget announced new spending primarily on the clean economy and health care, but even with the tighter focus, the federal government is projected to continue running deficits over the next five years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

With no end to federal deficits in sight, budget spells dismay for some economists

Fiscal projections in the budget show the deficit has been revised upward since the fall

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The federal Liberals’ latest budget announced new spending primarily on the clean economy and health care, but even with the tighter focus, the federal government is projected to continue running deficits over the next five years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Minnesota State’s Akito Hirose (2) and St. Cloud State’s Kevin Fitzgerald (28) watch the puck during the third period of an NCAA men’s Frozen Four hockey semifinal in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Vancouver Canucks have signed free-agent defenceman Hirose to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keith Srakocic

Canucks sign college standout Akito Hirose to entry-level contract

College free agent defenceman inks a one-year deal

Minnesota State’s Akito Hirose (2) and St. Cloud State’s Kevin Fitzgerald (28) watch the puck during the third period of an NCAA men’s Frozen Four hockey semifinal in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Vancouver Canucks have signed free-agent defenceman Hirose to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keith Srakocic
The Vancouver Police Department arrested 217 people in a three-week anti-shoplifting project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police arrest 217 people in 3-week crackdown on shoplifting

Close to $80,000 in stolen merchandise returned to businesses

The Vancouver Police Department arrested 217 people in a three-week anti-shoplifting project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A 24-year-old man has been identified as the person who died when a train hit a car near the 200th Street crossing in Langley City Sunday morning, March 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A 24-year-old man has been identified as the person who died when a train hit a car near the 200th Street crossing in Langley City Sunday morning, March 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kelowna native and Humboldt Broncos goaltender Jared Picklyk has been suspended for the rest of the SJHL season. (@hockeyaddicts/Twitter)

Kelowna goalie suspended for rest of SJHL season after refusing breath screening

Hours earlier, Jared Picklyk helped the Humboldt Broncos advance to the SJHL semifinals

Kelowna native and Humboldt Broncos goaltender Jared Picklyk has been suspended for the rest of the SJHL season. (@hockeyaddicts/Twitter)
Bank impersonation is on the rise, and people should not be fooled if a caller knows the details of their banking information. Photo: Pexels

B.C. woman loses thousands after bank account hacked

Veronica Azuray wants her story to be a warning to vulnerable seniors

Bank impersonation is on the rise, and people should not be fooled if a caller knows the details of their banking information. Photo: Pexels
Barrier fences stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the eve of the visit of King Charles III at the German capital, in Berlin, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Britain’s King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will make an official visit to Germany from March 29 to 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

King Charles III makes world debut as tour starts in Germany

Trip part of an effort to rebuild relations with the bloc after six years of arguments over Brexit

Barrier fences stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the eve of the visit of King Charles III at the German capital, in Berlin, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Britain’s King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will make an official visit to Germany from March 29 to 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Jo-Anne Donovan, 57, who was found deceased near her Kamloops home at the Warren’s Trailer Court on March 22. An autopsy has declared her death a homicide. (Jo-Anne Donovan/Facebook)

Autopsy confirms missing Kamloops woman’s death was a homicide

The body of 57-year-old Jo-Anne Donovan was found near her home on March 22

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Jo-Anne Donovan, 57, who was found deceased near her Kamloops home at the Warren’s Trailer Court on March 22. An autopsy has declared her death a homicide. (Jo-Anne Donovan/Facebook)
Discarded cups in a garbage container seen Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Vancouver city council votes to repeal 25-cent single-use cup fee, effective May 1

Businesses are still encouraged to accept customer’s reusable drinking cups

Discarded cups in a garbage container seen Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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