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GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

Soccer foes faced off and triathletes endured to claim gold at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday
The winners of the Miss BC pageant were announced over the weekend. The pageant has raised $288

Miss BC winners crowned

Contestants from around B.C. named at annual event. The pageant has raised $288,000 to date for Cops for Cancer.

The winners of the Miss BC pageant were announced over the weekend. The pageant has raised $288
Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Recent survey. about 190 elk counted in the Bulkley Valley

Bulkley Valley farmers have provided the results of an elk count to the Ministry in the hope it will be used to develop a management plan.

Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.

Search continues for two snowmobilers at river near Prince George

'It was just risky behaviour. It’s tragic,' says RCMP

Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.
A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
Houston Leisure Facility has acquired a lift to help those with poor mobility get in and out of the pool.

New lift available for pool access

Swimming will soon get easier if you have mobility issues.

Houston Leisure Facility has acquired a lift to help those with poor mobility get in and out of the pool.
Wheat Lam serving Lakelyn Lawless a smokie at a free BBQ sponsored by Canfor Saturday afternoon at Steelhead Park. Lee’s Garden staff catered the BBQ lunch

Canfor barbecue

Wheat Lam serving Lakelyn Lawless a smokie at a free BBQ sponsored by Canfor Saturday afternoon at Steelhead Park.

Wheat Lam serving Lakelyn Lawless a smokie at a free BBQ sponsored by Canfor Saturday afternoon at Steelhead Park. Lee’s Garden staff catered the BBQ lunch
Volunteer Mike Murphy regularly helps out at the Salvation Army thrift store in Houston.

Salvation Army short on food donations

Storage closets at the Houston food bank are running low.

Volunteer Mike Murphy regularly helps out at the Salvation Army thrift store in Houston.
Steep hill at the end of Tweedie Avenue poses threat to those who travel it.

Council considers staircase option

Town council is stepping up to the challenge of finding a way for residents to climb or descend the Tweedie Avenue hill.

Steep hill at the end of Tweedie Avenue poses threat to those who travel it.
Janine Dougall and Bill Miller at the Knockholt Regional Landfill Site.

Regional district takes over landfill

Away with the contractors; for the first time, the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will manage the Knockholt Landfill.

Janine Dougall and Bill Miller at the Knockholt Regional Landfill Site.

$2.34m water supply upgrade

Houston will see an injection of $2.34 million into its infrastructure in the coming year.

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.