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Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status. More than three million vaccine cards have been distributed in B.C. (Apple app store images)

B.C. reports 832 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 5 more deaths

Pressure on hospitals remains high, 27 deaths in a week

This photo shows a Narcan nasal device. (AP File Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Horgan promises B.C. will fund naloxone kits for police

Pledge comes in the wake of revelation funding and supplies had dried up in multiple locations

An attendee walks past hydraulic fracking equipment at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Homes near fracking sites in B.C. have higher levels of some pollutants, says study

Researchers found higher levels of chemicals used in fracking in selected Peace River residences

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Twitter requires Maxime Bernier to delete tweet sharing reporters’ emails

Bernier called three journalists from mainstream news outlets ‘idiots’

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Feds to provide Red Cross, Armed Forces help as COVID-19 swamps Alberta’s hospitals

Alberta has 310 patients in intensive care, the vast majority of whom have COVID-19.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The SNC-Lavalin headquarters is seen in Montreal on February 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

SNC-Lavalin hit with fresh charges related to Montreal bridge contract

Two former company executives facing multiple fraud-related charges

The SNC-Lavalin headquarters is seen in Montreal on February 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Hope Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo

Mayor served legal papers over Hope Station House

Robb won’t be speaking about or entertaining any comments about heritage building

Hope Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo
Grade 7 Chilliwack middle school student Cassidy Haglund voting in the 2017 Student Vote program paralleling the provincial election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

NDP wins federal election in Chilliwack-Hope, according to students

Student Vote Canada results chose NDP candidate DJ Pohl with Conservative Mark Strahl in second

Grade 7 Chilliwack middle school student Cassidy Haglund voting in the 2017 Student Vote program paralleling the provincial election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. premier pleads for COVID-19 help as Trudeau government resumes

Nurse shortage not new, Horgan says after chairing national meeting

B.C. Premier John Horgan takes part in a video conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers, March 4, 2021. Horgan has taken over as chair of the Council of the Federation, which met Sept. 23 without Trudeau. (B.C. government photo)
A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Harrison Hot Springs restaurant staff harassed as would-be customer protests vaccine passport

Woman reportedly destroyed the signage on the door of the Harrison Corner Cafe

A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Wildsight hosts webinar highlighting logging’s impact on climate change risk

Gov’s Strategic Climate Risk Assessment lacks impact of logging industry: expert

Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)

Police response near UBC Okanagan caused by man allegedly wielding gun

The length of the closure is not yet known at this time

A parked Kelowna RCMP cruiser on Alumni Way on Sept. 23. Mounties have asked the public to avoid the area of Academy Way due to an ongoing police incident. (Twila Amato/Capital News)
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
54 per cent of Canadians say they go to work while feeling unwell at least one day per week. (Pixabay.com)

More than half of Canadians go to work while feeling unwell: survey

64 per cent of parents work while unwell compared to 36 per cent of non-parents

54 per cent of Canadians say they go to work while feeling unwell at least one day per week. (Pixabay.com)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue boats arrive on the scene where a body was reported found on the Fraser River off Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Body of missing 22-year-old angler found Wednesday in the Fraser River

Jess Austin Nadin went fishing and was reported missing at 11:30 a.m on Sept. 13

Chilliwack Search and Rescue boats arrive on the scene where a body was reported found on the Fraser River off Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Average daily case rate of new cases per 100,000 population, by local health area and community health service area, Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, 2021. BCCDC map.

BCCDC: Case rates increasing across the eastern Fraser Valley, Agassiz highest rate in Lower Mainland

Unvaccinated persons account for 77% of new cases, and 87% of hospitalizations

Average daily case rate of new cases per 100,000 population, by local health area and community health service area, Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, 2021. BCCDC map.
Jennifer Lynn Pietsch was last seen on Sept. 20, 2021 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. (RCMP handout)

Missing Fraser Valley woman, 20, last seen near Chilliwack hospital

Jennifer Lynn Pietsch of Chilliwack believed to be in Kelowna, says RCMP

Jennifer Lynn Pietsch was last seen on Sept. 20, 2021 in the 45000-block of Menholm Road. (RCMP handout)
Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: 20 staff, students test positive for COVID at Chilliwack elementary school

Promontory Heights closed for 1.5 weeks, students move to remote learning

Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)
The Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the appeal of an elderly man whose Canadian citizenship was revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former Nazi death-squad member Helmut Oberlander dead at 97

Oberlander had been the subject of a lengthy deportation battle

The Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear the appeal of an elderly man whose Canadian citizenship was revoked for lying about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a press conference at the provincial Legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Prince George bylaw targeting homeless people ‘scapegoats’ the poor, says expert

Municipality criticized for using harsh regulations to force street people from public spaces

Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation during a press conference at the provincial Legislature in Victoria on October 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito