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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette

UPDATE: Man charged with murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Terry Blanchette

The RCMP has laid First Degree murder charges on Derek James Saretzky, 22, who was taken into police custody on Tuesday.

Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society
The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.

Green Men plan 10-city farewell tour at hockey games across B.C.

Stretchy spandex shtick by Vancouver Canucks uber-fans will be charity for cancer research

The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC regional head coach David Broadhurst will be in Nelson from August 10 to 18 to lead the evaluations for the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Prospects Academy.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce fall Kootenay Academy plans

Vancouver Whitecaps FC regional head coach David Broadhurst will be in Nelson from August 10 to 18

Vancouver Whitecaps FC regional head coach David Broadhurst will be in Nelson from August 10 to 18 to lead the evaluations for the Whitecaps FC Kootenay Prospects Academy.
Justine Bruvold

Penticton police ask for help finding missing teen

15-year-old girl left with older, male acquaintance and has been spotted in Cranbrook and Kamloops
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Justine Bruvold