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Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mapping where overdoses are more likely to kill in B.C.

Fatality rates far higher in rural areas than urban ones

  • Dec 6, 2022
Paramedics work to revive a person from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack. (Black Press Media file photo)
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.

Live hand grenade turned into Grand Forks RCMP

On December 1, a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want.

  • Dec 6, 2022
On December 1 at 4:40 p.m., a person came by the RCMP Detachment in Grand Forks to turn in some firearms and ammunition that they did not want. Also present was a realistic looking grenade. This grenade was immediately seized and safely secured and stored.
Black Press Media understands that our audience receives information through multiple touch points every day, including print, digital and social channels, so the company has created a multi-channel approach to ensure provide public notice information across our print, digital and social platforms.

Accessible, transparent, archivable: How – and why – the community deserves to be informed

Printed public notices a key information-sharing tool for local governments

  • Dec 6, 2022
Black Press Media understands that our audience receives information through multiple touch points every day, including print, digital and social channels, so the company has created a multi-channel approach to ensure provide public notice information across our print, digital and social platforms.
Members of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue attended a vehicle fire just south of the community on Highway 97 Monday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Members of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue attended a vehicle fire just south of the community on Highway 97 Monday afternoon. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mike Franklin, manager of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin stands in front of the welcoming new facility for youth in the region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin opens its doors to young people

Facility aims to address mental health, addictions and other issues impacting youth in region

  • Dec 5, 2022
Mike Franklin, manager of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin stands in front of the welcoming new facility for youth in the region. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)

Asking long-term care residents their views

Comprehensive survey from Seniors’ Advocate seeks volunteers to connect with residents

  • Dec 5, 2022
Claire of Burnaby took part in the survey conducted by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate in 2016-17. She found the experience very rewarding, as she connected with Cantonese-speaking seniors in their own language. (Special to The Star)
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)

The new faces of B.C.’s labour movement

BC Federation of Labour pushing for more unions, better protections under new president

  • Dec 5, 2022
New BC Federation of Labour president Sussanne Skidmore (right) and secretary-treasurer Singh Kailley were elected on Nov. 24, 2022. (Credit: BC Federation of Labour/Facebook)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inside the unionization battle at SFU and UBC

University workers pushing for adequate pay in increasingly expensive regions

  • Dec 5, 2022
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Environment Canada has issued an Arctic Outflow Warning for the Central Coast inland sections. (DriveBC web cam image at Highway 20 between Bella Coola and Hagensbord looking west Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022)

Arctic outflow warning issued for central coast inland sections

Temperatures and wind chill values near -20 C anticipated until Saturday morning

  • Dec 1, 2022
Environment Canada has issued an Arctic Outflow Warning for the Central Coast inland sections. (DriveBC web cam image at Highway 20 between Bella Coola and Hagensbord looking west Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022)
A B.C. police officer quit a task force on resource extraction projects over concerns about how police were interacting with protesters at Fairy Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police officer quits task force over concerns about RCMP tactics at Fairy Creek

Officer said he couldn’t stand behind police smashing protesters’ car windows, taking their belongings

  • Dec 1, 2022
A B.C. police officer quit a task force on resource extraction projects over concerns about how police were interacting with protesters at Fairy Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. documentary series explores couple’s journey to decolonize wellness

Couple experiments with cutting out phones and TV, meditating in nature and making hand drums

  • Dec 1, 2022
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI

Hyundai’s cool Ioniq 5, Volvo + Lexus share EV news and more

Hot off the press news from the auto world

  • Nov 30, 2022
Hyundai will create a performance-oriented version of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, called the N. The Sleuth expects it will get the 576-horsepower system from the related Kia EV6 GT. PHOTO: HYUNDAI
Amanda Homeniuk - Lia Crowe photographer

Life, style etc.

Amanda Homeniuk, owner Kaleco Clothing and Antlr Menswear

  • Nov 30, 2022
Amanda Homeniuk - Lia Crowe photographer
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.

The DOs and DON’Ts associated with zero-emission vehicles

By Blair Qualey Today, more than 80,000 zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) travel…

  • Nov 29, 2022
British Columbia leads the country and North America in per capita sales of ZEVs, with over 14 per cent of the light vehicle market represented during the first half of 2022.
The off-road community seems to love retro vehicles, whether it’s the Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco. The Toyota 4Runner, having been around since the 2010 model year is, in a sense, already retro. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2022 Toyota 4Runner: Liking the off-roader for what it is, not what it will be next

With off-road capable vehicles currently in vogue, it might be easy to…

  • Nov 28, 2022
The off-road community seems to love retro vehicles, whether it’s the Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco. The Toyota 4Runner, having been around since the 2010 model year is, in a sense, already retro. PHOTO: TOYOTA
Jaime Morgan - Photography by Lia Crowe

Working it

Jaime Morgan and The Gottman Method for nurturing relationships

  • Nov 28, 2022
Jaime Morgan - Photography by Lia Crowe
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A fast track to addiction treatment is coming to Vancouver’s downtown hospital

St. Paul’s sees a high volume of patients suffering from mental health crises and drug poisonings

  • Nov 28, 2022
St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will soon be the site of a fast-tracked addiction treatment program, Premier David Eby announced Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Therisa Peimer is the author of a new Sci-Fi Romance titled Taming Flame. She will be doing a book reading and signing on Dec. 3 at the Bella Coola Valley Art Gallery. (Photo submitted)

Bella Coola Valley Art Gallery hosting Sci-Fi romance book launch

Author Therisa Peimer will do a book reading, signing

  • Nov 27, 2022
Therisa Peimer is the author of a new Sci-Fi Romance titled Taming Flame. She will be doing a book reading and signing on Dec. 3 at the Bella Coola Valley Art Gallery. (Photo submitted)