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Ekamjit Ghuman, who has cerebral palsy, says it can be difficult for disabled individuals to find jobs. With September being Disability Employment Month in B.C., and October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Canada, she wants others to know about the barriers she – and others – still experience in finding gainful employment. (Mandeep Gill/Kello Inclusive)

B .C. woman says employers need to focus on disability employment awareness

‘Searching for employment with a disability is demoralizing and demeaning’

Ekamjit Ghuman, who has cerebral palsy, says it can be difficult for disabled individuals to find jobs. With September being Disability Employment Month in B.C., and October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Canada, she wants others to know about the barriers she – and others – still experience in finding gainful employment. (Mandeep Gill/Kello Inclusive)
The ʔaq̓am community marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 with a sombre ceremony to remember and reflect on loved ones lost and impacted by the toxic drug crisis. Trevor Crawley photo.

Drug poisonings claim 14 lives in Cranbrook this year: BC Coroners Service

Cranbrook on pace to set grim and tragic record as drug poisonings are on the rise this year

The ʔaq̓am community marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 with a sombre ceremony to remember and reflect on loved ones lost and impacted by the toxic drug crisis. Trevor Crawley photo.
A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for much of British Columbia’s coast ahead of a storm expected Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drought makes B.C. more vulnerable than usual to first fall storm

Wind and rain hitting the coast, drier conditions continue in wildfire-stricken north

A pedestrian carries an umbrella as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for much of British Columbia’s coast ahead of a storm expected Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Premier David Eby in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Housing, flooding, wildfires on the table as B.C. premier visits Ottawa

David Eby and 6 ministers discuss the clean-energy sector and critical infrastructure needs

B.C. Premier David Eby in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Small Eyes, an animal ambassador, is one of the Northern Spotted Owls that is part of the breeding program in Langley. As of July 25, three owls — two males and one female — are living in the wild in Fraser Canyon/Spuzzum First Nation territory. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
Small Eyes, an animal ambassador, is one of the Northern Spotted Owls that is part of the breeding program in Langley. As of July 25, three owls — two males and one female — are living in the wild in Fraser Canyon/Spuzzum First Nation territory. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
A CN Rail train moves cargo containers at the Centerm Container Terminal at port in Vancouver, on Friday, July 14, 2023.The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says container shipments are falling fast, as consumer demand weakens amid a sputtering economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Container shipments drop at Port of Vancouver along with the economy

Shipment volume in the first half of the year fell 14% compared to same period in previous year

A CN Rail train moves cargo containers at the Centerm Container Terminal at port in Vancouver, on Friday, July 14, 2023.The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says container shipments are falling fast, as consumer demand weakens amid a sputtering economy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau, (left to right) BC United MLA Michael Lee, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin, MLA Joan Phillips and MLA Raj Chouhan raise the Survivors’ Flag to honour the hundreds of children who never returned home from residential schools, during a ceremony at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. raises Survivors’ Flag to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Speaker says Survivors’ Flag welcome at a building that has been a physical symbol of colonialism

BC Green party Leader Sonia Furstenau, (left to right) BC United MLA Michael Lee, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin, MLA Joan Phillips and MLA Raj Chouhan raise the Survivors’ Flag to honour the hundreds of children who never returned home from residential schools, during a ceremony at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A huge concrete pour for the Bighorn Bridge east transition pier, at Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4. (MOTI photo)

Highway 1 east of Golden closed for 11 days

The closure is part of the Kicking Horse Canyon phase 4 project

A huge concrete pour for the Bighorn Bridge east transition pier, at Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4. (MOTI photo)
A trunk main north of Cranbrook began leaking water on Sept. 22, leaving residents in the north end of town without water for 24 hours. Lee Tengum captured the water leak on video, which is pictured in the screenshot above. A boil water advisory is still in effect for residents in the north of the city (Courtesy of Lee Tengum)

City of Cranbrook rescinds boil water advisory

Advisory officially rescinded Sept. 28, almost one week after water main break was discovered

A trunk main north of Cranbrook began leaking water on Sept. 22, leaving residents in the north end of town without water for 24 hours. Lee Tengum captured the water leak on video, which is pictured in the screenshot above. A boil water advisory is still in effect for residents in the north of the city (Courtesy of Lee Tengum)
Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters gather on the sixth anniversary of the toxic drug supply public health emergency in Victoria on April 14, 2022. Numbers released by the BC Coroners Service show 174 people died from the toxic supply in August 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

174 people died from toxic drug supply in August, B.C. coroner finds

Unregulated drug toxicity is leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 10 to 59

Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters gather on the sixth anniversary of the toxic drug supply public health emergency in Victoria on April 14, 2022. Numbers released by the BC Coroners Service show 174 people died from the toxic supply in August 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

PODCAST: One-on-one interview with BC United Leader Kevin Falcon

TODAY IN B.C.: Opposition Leader talks housing, carbon tax, ferries and more

B.C. Official Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
RCMP have opened a file on a racist sign discovered by 2627 Shaugnessy Street in Port Coquitlam over the weekend. (Instagram/Black Vancouver)

RCMP investigating ‘whites-only’ play group signs discovered in Tri-Cities

Mayors condemn poster, calling it ‘disgusting’ and ‘vile garbage’

RCMP have opened a file on a racist sign discovered by 2627 Shaugnessy Street in Port Coquitlam over the weekend. (Instagram/Black Vancouver)
Nelson’s street outreach team, L-R: Jeremy Kelly, Lyann Hunter and Ryall Giuliano. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Our rapport is our power’: outreach workers discuss Nelson’s street population

‘It’s more than just an overdose crisis and a housing crisis’

Nelson’s street outreach team, L-R: Jeremy Kelly, Lyann Hunter and Ryall Giuliano. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nanaimo has banned natural gas as the primary heat source in new buildings. (News Bulletin file photo)

Fossil fuels industry targets B.C. city after move to block natural gas

Canadian Energy Centre pushing campaign to restore possibility of Fortis hookups in new builds

Nanaimo has banned natural gas as the primary heat source in new buildings. (News Bulletin file photo)
After a bear wandered into visitor parking at a downtown Langley residential building, it was captured by conservation officers who tranquilized it and put it in a metal trailer for relocation. (Allie Wilkinson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bear stroll through downtown Langley ends with capture

Was relocated once before, officers at scene indicated

After a bear wandered into visitor parking at a downtown Langley residential building, it was captured by conservation officers who tranquilized it and put it in a metal trailer for relocation. (Allie Wilkinson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A post on social media showed officers from other Lower Mainland police forces handled patrols in Maple Ridge while the members of the RCMP detachment mourned the murder of Const. Rick O’Brien. (X/Twitter)

Other police forces handled Ridge Meadows patrols after officer was murdered

‘We stand together in unity and as a family, no matter the shoulder patch’

A post on social media showed officers from other Lower Mainland police forces handled patrols in Maple Ridge while the members of the RCMP detachment mourned the murder of Const. Rick O’Brien. (X/Twitter)
A police road block is seen on Glen Drive after a shooting involving RCMP officers in Coquitlam B.C. on Friday, September 22, 2023. The death of a Metro Vancouver RCMP officer who was shot dead while executing a search warrant is reverberating with law enforcement officials across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

Death of B.C. Mountie casts pall over law enforcement across Canada

Const. Rick O’Brien leaves behind his wife and children

A police road block is seen on Glen Drive after a shooting involving RCMP officers in Coquitlam B.C. on Friday, September 22, 2023. The death of a Metro Vancouver RCMP officer who was shot dead while executing a search warrant is reverberating with law enforcement officials across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns
University of British Columbia master’s student Megan Winand holds a frog in this undated handout photo. Winand is one of the first to study the impacts of mitigation translocation, or the movement of animals from one location to “the next available habitat that is of the same or better value than where they came from.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Madeline Woodley

B.C. frog relocation project aims to better understand conservation practice

Frogs are an indicator species, meaning they’re often the first to reveal when something is amiss

University of British Columbia master’s student Megan Winand holds a frog in this undated handout photo. Winand is one of the first to study the impacts of mitigation translocation, or the movement of animals from one location to “the next available habitat that is of the same or better value than where they came from.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Madeline Woodley
Jaxon Billyboy, seen here at his Grade 12 graduation June 2023, was one of four firefighters killed in a highway crash near Cache Creek. (Photo submitted)

B.C. wildfire fighter killed in crash remembered as loving and resilient

Jaxon Billyboy-Bowe, from the Tsilhqot’in Nation, was 19 years old

Jaxon Billyboy, seen here at his Grade 12 graduation June 2023, was one of four firefighters killed in a highway crash near Cache Creek. (Photo submitted)
A young mule deer buck walks across a lawn in 100 Mile House. In B.C.’s Southern Interior, poop samples taken from mule deer show their stress levels increased during wildfires. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
A young mule deer buck walks across a lawn in 100 Mile House. In B.C.’s Southern Interior, poop samples taken from mule deer show their stress levels increased during wildfires. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)