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A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s a nightmare’: 300 wildfires blaze, another evacuation order issued in B.C.

Emergency Management B.C. said in a statement the RCMP are working with the regional district on the request

A helicopter flies past the Tremont Creek wildfire burning on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price looks up at the replay following a goal by the Vegas Golden Knights during second period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup semifinal on June 18, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

‘Better job’ needed in teaching Canadians about residential schools: Carey Price

Lynda Price, Carey’s mother, is chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation in northern B.C.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price looks up at the replay following a goal by the Vegas Golden Knights during second period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup semifinal on June 18, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Walnut Grove resident Tricia Hill is hoping telling the story of how her dog Frankie, a two-and-a-half year-old Chihuahua was mauled to death by two pit bulls, will toughen dangerous dog regulations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. woman launches online campaign for tougher laws after dog killed by 2 pit bulls

‘Justice For Frankie’ website aims to beef up dangerous dog laws

Walnut Grove resident Tricia Hill is hoping telling the story of how her dog Frankie, a two-and-a-half year-old Chihuahua was mauled to death by two pit bulls, will toughen dangerous dog regulations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canadian and U.S. flags fly above the Peace Arch at the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C. Canada has announced U.S. residents can visit without border testing starting Aug. 9 if they are fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Another 156 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C. since Friday

Two more deaths, one senior care home outbreak

Canadian and U.S. flags fly above the Peace Arch at the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C. Canada has announced U.S. residents can visit without border testing starting Aug. 9 if they are fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The United States border crossing is seen on March 18, 2020 in Lacolle, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9, rest of world Sept. 7

The move comes two weeks after the Canada Border Services Agency began waiving quarantine rules

The United States border crossing is seen on March 18, 2020 in Lacolle, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
An Indigenous dancer performs in the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Miss the drumbeat’: Return of powwow season welcomed by First Nations

‘Everybody just wanted to powwow (to) renew their spirits and lift themselves up’

An Indigenous dancer performs in the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Salmon and other sea life affected by recent heat waves, experts say

Surface waters are warmer than they have been historically

The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul listens to a reporter’s question at a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Green party execs cancel non-confidence vote against leader Annamie Paul: sources

Party executives have called off a non-confidence vote that was slated for Tuesday

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul listens to a reporter’s question at a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A Muslim student wearing a mask with the colors of the pro-independence East Turkistan flag, holds a poster during a rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. About a dozen of students staged the rally calling to an end to alleged oppression against Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in China’s region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

‘I have to do my part’: Canadians across the country walking for a cause and to heal

Malik is one of several Canadians who are currently walking hundreds of kilometres uphill and downhill

A Muslim student wearing a mask with the colors of the pro-independence East Turkistan flag, holds a poster during a rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. About a dozen of students staged the rally calling to an end to alleged oppression against Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in China’s region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Maxime Bernier’s ‘Mad Max’ tour rolls through Lower Mainland

‘You know that our freedoms are under attack,’ says People’s Party of Canada leader to Chilliwack supporters

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Victoria Arocho

Harvard student, Queen’s prof, collaborating to rapidly identify Lyme-infected ticks

If successful, the test will open the door to better and faster treatment for the rapidly expanding disease

This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Victoria Arocho
Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

Canadian veterans in particular have been sounding the alarm with growing concern

Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster
Researchers at the University of Calgary say a pilot project testing the city’s water is providing a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19. (Canadian Press screenshot)

VIDEO: ‘Genetic fingerprint’ from wastewater key to tracking COVID-19 outbreaks

‘So we’re not looking for the virus itself — we’re looking for the genetic fingerprint that it leaves behind’

Researchers at the University of Calgary say a pilot project testing the city’s water is providing a valuable tool in the fight against COVID-19. (Canadian Press screenshot)
A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)

Woman dead, children in critical condition in Coquihalla crash

A woman in her 70s died at the scene and two children with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash on the Coquihalla July 17 claimed the life of one woman and left several, including children in critical condition. (File photo)
Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Starving bobcat cub rescued by B.C. animal rehab centre

Tucker is being nursed back to health after he was found near Grand Forks

Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
(Black Press Media files)

Chilliwack RCMP race to report of male with firearm, find young boy with toy gun

RCMP remind folks it’s ‘not a smart idea’ to dress in camouflage, play with toy guns outside

(Black Press Media files)
Neighbors stand on a roof in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

First vaccinations given in Haiti since start of pandemic

Health care workers and senior citizens were the first people vaccinated on Friday

Neighbors stand on a roof in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, July 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
President Joe Biden walks past reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinformation, says Biden

U.S. officials advised that deaths from the virus are almost entirely preventable because of vaccines

President Joe Biden walks past reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
SNC Lavalin engineers use equipment to conduct a search of the grounds at the site of a former Residential School in Delmas, Sask., Saturday, July 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Saskatchewan First Nations searching for more graves

Survivor Jenny Spyglass says the Delmas/Thunderchild Indian Residential School is where she was stripped of her culture

SNC Lavalin engineers use equipment to conduct a search of the grounds at the site of a former Residential School in Delmas, Sask., Saturday, July 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards