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Ottawa spending $24.5M to research health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

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Noah Dalla Lana poses with his award-winning 13-pound pike. Submitted photo

Young B.C. angler wins top award for catching fish two-thirds his own height

Nine-year-old Noah Dalla Lana was honoured at this year’s BC Wildlife Federation Gala

Noah Dalla Lana poses with his award-winning 13-pound pike. Submitted photo
Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes

Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes

The three-year-old polar bear enjoys a nice ice bath

Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes
McDonald’s Canada announced the new Fish & Chips Meal will be offered across Canada for a limited time, starting May 14. (CNW Group/McDonald’s Canada)

Feeling peckish? McDonald’s launches fish and chips meal across Canada

Menu item was tested in Atlantic Canada for three weeks

McDonald’s Canada announced the new Fish & Chips Meal will be offered across Canada for a limited time, starting May 14. (CNW Group/McDonald’s Canada)
SPCA reminds public to travel safely with pets this summer. (Photo contributed)

B.C. SPCA reminds public to travel safely with pets this summer

“We recommend that pets are kept inside the vehicle in a secured crate or restrained with a dog seatbelt.”

SPCA reminds public to travel safely with pets this summer. (Photo contributed)
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Volunteer, First Nations fire departments get $5M for training, gear

Money was part of the province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

(Black Press Media files)
59 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in latest probe by B.C.’s anti-gang unit

59 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in latest probe by B.C.’s anti-gang unit

Officers with Abbotsford Police and Surrey RCMP were also apart of project Para Bellum

59 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in latest probe by B.C.’s anti-gang unit
United Way grants $8,000 to B.C. society to help combat the opioid crisis

United Way grants $8,000 to B.C. society to help combat the opioid crisis

Umbrella Society to offer another session of their Understanding Addiction workshops this fall

United Way grants $8,000 to B.C. society to help combat the opioid crisis
Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day

Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day

$1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafe drink will go to charity

Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Journalists launch ‘Spotlight: Child Welfare’ series into B.C.’s foster system

Journalists launch ‘Spotlight: Child Welfare’ series into B.C.’s foster system

Black Press Media is part of a collaboration diving into Ministry of Children and Family Development

Journalists launch ‘Spotlight: Child Welfare’ series into B.C.’s foster system
FILE – Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. (Erin Haluschak/Black Press Media)

Hero’s quick action saves drowning kayaker in Peachland, B.C.

According to RCMP, the man’s kayak had overturned, and he was not wearing a life jacket

FILE – Eleven RCMP divers and one instructor from across the province are in the Comox Valley to practice swift water rescue and recovery techniques. (Erin Haluschak/Black Press Media)
RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

Caitlin Midori Bradley, a 29-year-old dancer at a Kelowna bar, was originally from Surrey

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach
Dean Foster’s caricature spray-painted on a field east of Innisfail, Alta. (Contributed photo)

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Dean Foster’s caricature spray-painted on a field east of Innisfail, Alta. (Contributed photo)
A person was shot while standing in a yard in Penticton. - Image: Kristi Patton

Here’s what we know: 4 dead, 1 in custody after Penticton shootings

A 68-year-old man has been taken into custody as RCMP continue to investigate

A person was shot while standing in a yard in Penticton. - Image: Kristi Patton
A person was shot while standing in a yard in Penticton. - Image: Kristi Patton

VIDEO: Four people shot dead in Penticton, one man in custody

The City of Penticton was put on lockdown after a man went on a shooting rampage killing four people

A person was shot while standing in a yard in Penticton. - Image: Kristi Patton
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Police issue warning after drinks tampered with at Nanaimo nightclub

Two women report incident that happened this past weekend at an undisclosed establishment

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A wildfire near Pemberton. (Google Maps)

Wildfire breaks out near Pemberton

The blaze is 50 hectares

A wildfire near Pemberton. (Google Maps)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Abbotsford in October with the Rock the Rink show.

Olympic champions Virtue and Moir announce rock-themed ice show

Cross-Canada figure skating show Rock the Rink starts at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 5

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Abbotsford in October with the Rock the Rink show.
(Left to right) Coun. Sue Heaton-Sherstibitoff, Coun. Maria McFadden, Coun. Florio Vassilikakis, CAO Chris Barlow, mayor Bruno Tassone, corporate services Tracy Butler, Coun. Cherryl Macleod, Coun. Dan Rye, Coun. Bergen Price.

Castlegar councillor apologizes for man’s anti-gay comments at public meeting

A resident had asked council not to repaint the rainbow crosswalk when repainting a major road

(Left to right) Coun. Sue Heaton-Sherstibitoff, Coun. Maria McFadden, Coun. Florio Vassilikakis, CAO Chris Barlow, mayor Bruno Tassone, corporate services Tracy Butler, Coun. Cherryl Macleod, Coun. Dan Rye, Coun. Bergen Price.