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President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair rises during Question Period, on April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced more than $400 million in disaster funding for British Columbia communities devastated by wildfires last year and millions more for Canada’s next wildfire seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

$416 million in disaster funding comes through for homes lost in B.C. wildfires

The feds earmarked $5 billion in Disaster Financial Assistance for B.C. after November’s flood

President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair rises during Question Period, on April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced more than $400 million in disaster funding for British Columbia communities devastated by wildfires last year and millions more for Canada’s next wildfire seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Farnworth says an automated alert system will be in place in June to notify residents of dangerously high temperatures like last year’s fatal heat dome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Amtrak Cascades goes through White Rock. (File photo)

Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., postponed another half-year

Approximately 159,000 people per year rode between Seattle and Vancouver before the pandemic

  • May 14, 2022
Amtrak Cascades goes through White Rock. (File photo)
A two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon has resulted in one driver being killed. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Man dies in Langley crash that ejects him from antique Roadster

Police are investigating a fatal collision that claimed one life Friday afternoon

  • May 13, 2022
A two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon has resulted in one driver being killed. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

New multi-million-dollar feed mill under construction in Chilliwack by Trouw Nutrition Canada

‘95 per cent of feed volume produced is consumed within a 50-km radius,’ says Trouw official

Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman charged in connection with multiple wildfires east of Kamloops

Joint investigation between RCMP and BC Wildfire Service leads to four counts of arson

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period, Monday, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada presses for G7 quick-reaction group on cybersecurity after Ukraine invasion

Proposed cybersecurity working group would help better prepare Canada and its allies

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne rises during Question Period, Monday, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta says 19 of 50 new ICU beds are available, but hospitals still under strain

New beds address Alberta’s status as having Canada’s lowest number of intensive care beds per capita

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney provides details on sustainable helicopter air ambulance funding in Calgary on Friday, March 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum gets $789-million overhaul

Museum to close in September for rebuild, expected opening in 2030

The Royal B.C. Museum will close in September in preparation for a rebuild. BC Archives will remain until 2025 with Imax Victoria staying open through early 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)
A woman who was injured in a car crash by her husband was awarded almost $800,000 on May 11 in B.C. Supreme Court. (Pexels)
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack on Friday, May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: New primary care centre in Chilliwack will provide faster, culturally safe health care

New centre will be known as Momíyelhtelaxwt in Halq’emeylem, which means ‘helping one another’

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack on Friday, May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness (right) and Chilliwack resident William Klassen at the Legislature in Victoria on May 12, 2022. (Kelli Paddon Facebook)

Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA attends anti-abortion rally in Victoria

Current MLA Kelli Paddon attends with pro-choice sign in opposition

Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness (right) and Chilliwack resident William Klassen at the Legislature in Victoria on May 12, 2022. (Kelli Paddon Facebook)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. doctor shortage sparks dispute over nurse practitioners

Dix says lack of family doctor access a long-term problem

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix takes questions in the legislature, Oct. 5, 2021. (Hansard TV)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May early Friday as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Chilly conditions break century-old temperature records in parts of southern B.C.

Environment Canada says 12 cold temperature records were tied or broken across the region

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Highways through southern British Columbia’s mountain passes looked more like mid-winter than mid-May early Friday as Environment Canada advised another five more centimetres of snow was expected before the latest unseasonable weather eased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A hiker sets up their camera and tripod at the edge of a wooded area along the Mast trail at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The capital budget for Canada’s national parks and historic sites is being slashed by more than two-thirds this year even as more than 30 per cent of the agency’s assets remain in poor or very poor condition.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Parks Canada capital budget falls as agency works on new plan for crumbling assets

Agency’s capital budget of $138 million, down from $448 million last year and $556 million in 2020-21

A hiker sets up their camera and tripod at the edge of a wooded area along the Mast trail at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The capital budget for Canada’s national parks and historic sites is being slashed by more than two-thirds this year even as more than 30 per cent of the agency’s assets remain in poor or very poor condition.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford couple’s killings are ‘shocking and unsettling,’ says mayor

Henry Braun says he knew Arnie and Joanne De Jong for more than 40 years

Investigators were on the scene Monday night (May 9) at a house on Arcadian Way in Abbotsford where the bodies of Arnie and Joanne De Jong were discovered earlier in the day. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A promotional commercial for ATCO was filmed showing two girls walking through the fire-ravaged streets of Lytton, though portions of the commercial were also filmed in Ashcroft. (ATCO/YouTube)

Not walking on sunshine: Commercial filmed in fire-ravaged Lytton sparks outrage

Only portions were filmed in Lytton, with many shots taking place in nearby Ashcroft

A promotional commercial for ATCO was filmed showing two girls walking through the fire-ravaged streets of Lytton, though portions of the commercial were also filmed in Ashcroft. (ATCO/YouTube)
BC Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s May 12 business leader luncheon. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries plans to go electric mired in government red tape: CEO

From shore charging to seismic upgrades, gaining approval often delays projects

BC Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s May 12 business leader luncheon. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)