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L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

35% of Metro Vancouver businesses report being worse off now than in 2019

As inflation rises, businesses expect to raise costs but lose profits

FILE - A seaplane passes the downtown skyline while on approach to land on the harbour in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).

Housing, homelessness and poverty are top concerns in B.C. municipal election: survey

Survey shows housing, homelessness and poverty as top voter concern for civic fall election

House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).
Photo of child working on a worksheet (Pixabay image).

B.C. researchers find possible solution to pollution’s impact on children’s brain development

New study shows in home air filters can improve child brain development by reducing air toxins

Photo of child working on a worksheet (Pixabay image).
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Body of missing Calgary man found in Okanagan Lake

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji found 1.5 kilometres from where he went missing

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin celebrate on from the bench. Photo: Twitter

Sedins, Luongo, Alfredsson headline Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2022 class

Women’s player Riikka Sallinen, builder Herb Carnegie also in the new Hockey Hall of Fame’s class

Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin celebrate on from the bench. Photo: Twitter
PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)

UPDATE: Ponoka Stampede president says death of volunteer a tragic accident

Woman, 30, dead after falling off horse before being trampled at Ponoka Stampede grounds

PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)
Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C., Yukon but cooler conditions in the forecast

Forecasters say inland temperatures reaching 34 C are possible across the Lower Mainland

Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa residents, police brace for protests on Canada Day

“Freedom Convoy” occupied the downtown core for three weeks in January and February

Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling “Rolling Thunder”, in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests. People wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, June 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response compares well with other countries, study finds

Persistent public health measures, successful vaccination campaign worked: study

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests. People wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, June 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

Resort plans to open Tuesday for summer skiing and riding and hopes to remain open until Sunday

Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the “Slush Cup” at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

B.C. MLA says illicit drug decriminalization sends wrong message

Northwest MLA Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

B.C.’s weekend heat wave may have set records, if it wasn’t for the 2021 heat dome

Daytime highs were well above average June 25 and 26, but nowhere near those seen last year

FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)

B.C. urban mayors ask feds to expand housing affordability, transportation funding

Caucus co-chair Lisa Helps of Victoria outlines list of B.C. requests in letter

The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)
Burned trees are seen in the aftermath of the July 2021 White Rock Lake wildfire, in this aerial view southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever

Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects

Burned trees are seen in the aftermath of the July 2021 White Rock Lake wildfire, in this aerial view southeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

G7 leaders hear from Ukrainian President, Russia-allied India at summit

United Kingdom announced new sanctions against Russia which would ban the import of Russian gold

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton

Rodeo group in Alberta sorry for float that critics say was racist

Organizers of a rodeo in southern Alberta are apologizing for a parade…

Organizers of a rodeo in Sundre, Alta., are apologizing for a parade float, seen here in a Saturday, June 25, 2022, handout photo, with a turban-wearing man in a fake beard seated on a manure spreader with the words “The Liberal” painted on the side. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Crampton
Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, center, talks with reporters during media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Avalanche GM joins Denver Broncos icon as a playing legend who repeated as champion in management

Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic, center, talks with reporters during media day before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)