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An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Vulnerable populations in B.C. more at risk to flooding: study

Flood mitigation plans must take demographics into account

  • Aug 29, 2022
An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Three bunnies (BC SPCA photo).

32 bunnies seized from home by BC SPCA

About 140 bunnies are in SPCA now, resulting in an increased need for volunteers and adopters

  • Aug 29, 2022
Three bunnies (BC SPCA photo).
Study shows that Canadians prefer here over the US on a variety of topics (photo from Google)

American Dream? Poll takes temperature on whether US or Canada is better country to live in

A recent poll that surveyed 1500 adults across the Canada looks at whether they prefer here or the US

  • Aug 29, 2022
Study shows that Canadians prefer here over the US on a variety of topics (photo from Google)
Christine Mallier with a RAPS cat during “RAPS Takeover Day”, Aug. 2 (RAPS photo).

Giving Away to Give Back: Fundraiser benefits homeless cats and dogs

Month long giveaway fundraiser launched Aug. 15 provides opportunity to win one of four prizepacks

  • Aug 29, 2022
Christine Mallier with a RAPS cat during “RAPS Takeover Day”, Aug. 2 (RAPS photo).
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.

Optimism deflating among B.C. small business owners amid inflation, labour shortages

Indexes are 23 per cent below their 2010-2019 average signaling challenging economic conditions

  • Aug 29, 2022
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Support for TMX pipeline rises in B.C. but drops slightly in Alberta

Fifty-one per cent of people in B.C. agree with re-approval of the project, up six points since Oct survey

  • Aug 29, 2022
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The province is installing emergency call boxes at put-out locations along Highway 97 (the Alaskan Highway) in northeastern B.C. (Photo: Google Maps).

B.C. to install five 911 emergency call boxes in northeast along Alaska Highway

Parliamentary secretary: project supports upcoming plan to combat gender-based violence

  • Aug 29, 2022
The province is installing emergency call boxes at put-out locations along Highway 97 (the Alaskan Highway) in northeastern B.C. (Photo: Google Maps).
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe

Brands for Better

Uniting for meaningful change

  • Aug 29, 2022
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)

Longtime love of birds leads to creation of Shuswap Bird of Prey

Mandy McDiarmid provides falconry based wildlife management services

  • Aug 29, 2022
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Births of red panda cubs important step

Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo part of a much larger species survival plan

  • Aug 28, 2022
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

Dolores Firkins

March 16, 1936 - August 27, 2022It is with much sadness that…

  • Aug 27, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography
June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.

Delectable. Accessible

L’Apéro Wine & Cheese Bistro makes wine and cheese simple

  • Aug 24, 2022
June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.
Philosophy MD spa. Lia Crowe photography

Oasis in the storm

Calming medical spa opens amid pandemic to great success

  • Aug 22, 2022
Philosophy MD spa. Lia Crowe photography
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)

Ukrainians coming to B.C. face rising human trafficking risks

Connecting with Canadian hosts online can leave refugee families open to exploitation

  • Aug 22, 2022
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe

Blow the whistle!

Maynard Johnny Jr.’s Pacific FC jersey design is an instant success

  • Aug 19, 2022
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe

Hamish Ronald Sharp

September 26, 1939 - August 19, 2022Ron peacefully passed away at the…

  • Aug 19, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Dale Gordon Olsen

August 10, 1935 - August 18, 2022Dale Olsen was born in Cabri,…

  • Aug 18, 2022
July 13, 2022 - Indigenous artist Maynard Johnny Jr. poses with one of his prints in his Duncan studio. Don Denton photo.

Spirit of reconciliation

The art of Maynard Johnny Jr.

  • Aug 17, 2022
July 13, 2022 - Indigenous artist Maynard Johnny Jr. poses with one of his prints in his Duncan studio. Don Denton photo.
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