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Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)

Rare white orca from California spotted taking a big family trip to B.C.

Frosty and his family ventured over 2,000 kilometres north of home

Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)
Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)

45 new wildfires spark after lightning hits dry areas of B.C.

There are 89 wildfires actively burning in B.C., six of them are wildfires of note

Unit Crew mopping up a spot on the Keremeos Creek Wildfire (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)

Look up! Perseid meteor shower and supermoon a double-whammy in B.C. skies

Thursday Aug. 11 will be a full moon and the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)
UBC students watch as the robot “Ultraviolet” navigates a complex course in the 22nd annual Treasure Robot showdown. (Kemone Moodley photo)

Treasure hunting robot showdown tests UBC students’ technical prowess

Students in the physics and engineering program developed the bots from scratch

UBC students watch as the robot “Ultraviolet” navigates a complex course in the 22nd annual Treasure Robot showdown. (Kemone Moodley photo)
Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)

B.C. climate activist Anjali Appadurai enters NDP leadership race

Appadurai is the only challenger to David Eby

Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)
(Black Press file photo)

British Columbians all over are feeling the pinch as rent prices jump in July

Canada’s most expensive rental markets are almost all in B.C. and Ontario

(Black Press file photo)
Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rain, cooler temperatures give B.C. wildfire fighters a brief reprieve

Upcoming hot stretch expected to exacerbate fire conditions

Maria Creek wildfire burning 6 kilometres northeast of Pavailion. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)

Hockey player injured by skate blade to the face; Burnaby RCMP investigating

Adult Safe Hockey League said the player has been suspended indefinitely

Video captured on live-stream shows one player kicking another in the face with the blade of his skate. (LiveBarn video)
A woman laid a wreath of flowers at a Tuesday night (July 26) vigil for the victims of the Langley shootings at Innes Corners Plaza in Langley City. Around 100people turned out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

‘They deserve it’: Homeless should be protected under B.C. Human Rights Code, commissioner says

Comments come after recent deadly violence against homeless people in B.C.

A woman laid a wreath of flowers at a Tuesday night (July 26) vigil for the victims of the Langley shootings at Innes Corners Plaza in Langley City. Around 100people turned out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
(The Canadian Press files)

ICBC says all 2.8M rebate cheques are in the mail months after announcement

The one-time cheques will be $110 for most people and $165 for commercial drivers

(The Canadian Press files)
Claudia, Andres and her daughter stand together at a press conference in New Westminster on August 3, 2022. (Loretta Laurin photo)

Family from Mexico facing deportation from B.C. receives outpouring of support

Over 900 people have written letters supporting the family’s push to remain in Canada

Claudia, Andres and her daughter stand together at a press conference in New Westminster on August 3, 2022. (Loretta Laurin photo)
Recently released data from Stats Canada shows police-reported hate crimes have risen across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Hate crimes across Canada increased 27% in 2021: Stats Canada

Vancouver had the highest number of police-reported hate crimes in B.C. at 429

Recently released data from Stats Canada shows police-reported hate crimes have risen across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
(Facebook/E-Comm911)

5-minute 911 wait times now the ‘new normal’ call takers union says

The union representing call takers at E-Comm says the organization needs a new funding model

(Facebook/E-Comm911)
A person holding condoms. (Pexels photo)

Advocacy groups celebrate Supreme Court decision on condoms as condition of consent

West Coast LEAF —an intervenor in the case — said the ruling acknowledged harms from condom removal

A person holding condoms. (Pexels photo)
Children play in a sprinkler to cool off in Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)

B.C. sets 8 more single-day temperature records as heat wave nears its end

Lytton was once again the hottest spot in B.C., reaching 42.2 C

Children play in a sprinkler to cool off in Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man shot in Vancouver after police say he assaulted an officer

Both the man and the officer are being treated for their injuries

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A northwest-facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Nohomin Creek wildfire grows to nearly 3,000 hectares

Crews have been battling the blaze near Lytton amid sweltering heat for several days

A northwest-facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
(File photo)

B.C. heat wave breaks 13 more single-day temperature records

Osoyoos was the hottest in the province at 42.1 C

(File photo)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a flight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

B.C. COVID cases, hospital admissions down this week

There are 29 new deaths for the week of July 17 - 23

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a flight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)