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The name of Prince Charles is removed from Creston’s high school in June 2021. The facility was renamed Kootenay River School. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Nelson and Creston-area schools to no longer be named after people

School District 8’s new policy removes people, living or dead, from consideration

The name of Prince Charles is removed from Creston’s high school in June 2021. The facility was renamed Kootenay River School. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Bioform’s Rami Younes (right) and Jordan MacKenzie (left) showing a sheet of the bioplastic. (Credit: Kai Jacobson/UBC Applied Science)

UBC scientists aim to put plastic in the past with 2 new inventions

Biodegradable product could replace plastic, unique coating could extend its life

Bioform’s Rami Younes (right) and Jordan MacKenzie (left) showing a sheet of the bioplastic. (Credit: Kai Jacobson/UBC Applied Science)
A bucket brigade on the Spokane River is releasing tagged salmon into the Columbia River system. (Lake Roosevelt Forum/Facebook

Spring salmon spotted for 1st time since 1930 in B.C.’s Columbia River

U.S. efforts to return salmon to Upper Columbia River gaining traction, some caught in BC waters

A bucket brigade on the Spokane River is releasing tagged salmon into the Columbia River system. (Lake Roosevelt Forum/Facebook
The pickers lay down on a flatbed trailer to harvest asparagus. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Ripe for the picking: Creston’s iconic asparagus has late start due to cold spring

Sutcliffe Farms is the largest asparagus producer in the province

The pickers lay down on a flatbed trailer to harvest asparagus. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Richie Todd, 19, was killed in Williams Lake on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo submitted)
Richie Todd, 19, was killed in Williams Lake on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo submitted)
Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Park the car and use active transportation instead May 30 to June 5

Spring Go By Bike Week encourages active transportation, raises awareness of need for infrastructure

Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The flames from the Olympic Caldron are framed through trees after being relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February, 12, 2020. The flame was relit as a part of a 10 year celebration of the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Sun Peaks mayor confirms resort may co-host events if Vancouver gets 2030 Olympics

Al Raine said events such as snowboarding and freestyle skiing could be staged at Sun Peaks

  • May 26, 2022
The flames from the Olympic Caldron are framed through trees after being relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February, 12, 2020. The flame was relit as a part of a 10 year celebration of the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ray Liotta, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ star, dies

Actor died in his sleep Wednesday night while in the Dominican Republic to film a new movie

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)

2 UBC grads launch pawsitively unique business: Dog beds for people

TikTok, Kickstarter helps launch Plufl,a dog bed that alleviates stress and anxiety in people

Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)
Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

Craig James found not guilty on counts related to retirement benefit and purchase of a wood splitter

Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislative assembly, arrives back at B.C. Supreme Court after a break from his trial, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Victim survives shooting in Maple Ridge

City had three shootings in the past two months, including two murders

Ridge Meadows RCMP are on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)
Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)
Deer are fawning now, within communities and in the wild. Give fawns a wide berth even if you don’t see the doe around says WildSafeBC. Bulletin file.

WildSafeBC offers common sense advice on animal encounters

We are outdoors more as the weather warms, here’s how to avoid wildlife encounters

Deer are fawning now, within communities and in the wild. Give fawns a wide berth even if you don’t see the doe around says WildSafeBC. Bulletin file.
Fire engulfed at least four vehicles at Aberdeen Mall on May 25, 2022. (Dave Eagles/KTW)

VIDEO: Multiple vehicles catch fire at Kamloops mall

Blaze began in cargo-laden truck outside Aberdeen Mall May 25

  • May 26, 2022
Fire engulfed at least four vehicles at Aberdeen Mall on May 25, 2022. (Dave Eagles/KTW)
Luxury boat (Pixabay.com)

Okanagan mayor wants boat luxury tax reconsidered

The federal levy applies to vessels valued at more than $250,000

  • May 26, 2022
Luxury boat (Pixabay.com)
Doug Clovechok at a community event in Golden in November 2019. He has been the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke since 2017 and just introduced a new Private Member’s Bill to help reclaim Indigenous names, inspired by a letter written to him by a Golden student. (Claire Palmer photo)

‘Emme’s bill’: Call to use Indigenous characters, symbols on B.C. IDs inspired by Golden student

Bill would allow Indigenous language characters on birth certificates, adoption papers and pieces of government identification in B.C.

Doug Clovechok at a community event in Golden in November 2019. He has been the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke since 2017 and just introduced a new Private Member’s Bill to help reclaim Indigenous names, inspired by a letter written to him by a Golden student. (Claire Palmer photo)
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

‘It gives people who don’t want to face reality a patsy, it gives them someone to blame’

Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada Soccer calls off planned friendly match with Iran in face of rising criticism

Soccer Canada gave no reason as it faced criticism tied to Iran’s shooting down of Flight 752 in 2020

Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tory leadership contenders cross swords on inflation, Quebec’s secularism law

The Conservative Party of Canada, which formed in 2003, has never elected more than 12 MPs in Quebec

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre gestures towards Jean Charest as Roman Baber, left, Scott Aitchison and Leslyn Lewis, right, look on during a debate at the Canada Strong and Free Network conference, in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld