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Three bunnies (BC SPCA photo).

32 bunnies seized from home by BC SPCA

About 140 bunnies are in SPCA now, resulting in an increased need for volunteers and adopters

  • Aug 29, 2022
Three bunnies (BC SPCA photo).
Study shows that Canadians prefer here over the US on a variety of topics (photo from Google)

American Dream? Poll takes temperature on whether US or Canada is better country to live in

A recent poll that surveyed 1500 adults across the Canada looks at whether they prefer here or the US

  • Aug 29, 2022
Study shows that Canadians prefer here over the US on a variety of topics (photo from Google)
The boreal rainforest north of Prince George (photo provided by Conservation North).

Northern B.C. group demands action on 2020 biodiversity recommendations in Prince George

Conservation North says government has done “nothing” for biodiversity at high risk due to logging

  • Aug 29, 2022
The boreal rainforest north of Prince George (photo provided by Conservation North).
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.

Optimism deflating among B.C. small business owners amid inflation, labour shortages

Indexes are 23 per cent below their 2010-2019 average signaling challenging economic conditions

  • Aug 29, 2022
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Support for TMX pipeline rises in B.C. but drops slightly in Alberta

Fifty-one per cent of people in B.C. agree with re-approval of the project, up six points since Oct survey

  • Aug 29, 2022
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project construction in the back field at Vedder Middle School in Chilliwack on July 29, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The province is installing emergency call boxes at put-out locations along Highway 97 (the Alaskan Highway) in northeastern B.C. (Photo: Google Maps).

B.C. to install five 911 emergency call boxes in northeast along Alaska Highway

Parliamentary secretary: project supports upcoming plan to combat gender-based violence

  • Aug 29, 2022
The province is installing emergency call boxes at put-out locations along Highway 97 (the Alaskan Highway) in northeastern B.C. (Photo: Google Maps).
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe

Brands for Better

Uniting for meaningful change

  • Aug 29, 2022
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)

Longtime love of birds leads to creation of Shuswap Bird of Prey

Mandy McDiarmid provides falconry based wildlife management services

  • Aug 29, 2022
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Births of red panda cubs important step

Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo part of a much larger species survival plan

  • Aug 28, 2022
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022
Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography
June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.

Delectable. Accessible

L’Apéro Wine & Cheese Bistro makes wine and cheese simple

  • Aug 24, 2022
June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.
The Heiltsuk Airport Road Realignment project will go ahead at Bella Bella. (Government of B.C. photo)

B.C., feds share costs of $5 million airport road realignment project at Bella Bella

A new two-km road will link community and airport, convert old road to pedestrian, bike path

  • Aug 23, 2022
The Heiltsuk Airport Road Realignment project will go ahead at Bella Bella. (Government of B.C. photo)
Philosophy MD spa. Lia Crowe photography

Oasis in the storm

Calming medical spa opens amid pandemic to great success

  • Aug 22, 2022
Philosophy MD spa. Lia Crowe photography
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)

Ukrainians coming to B.C. face rising human trafficking risks

Connecting with Canadian hosts online can leave refugee families open to exploitation

  • Aug 22, 2022
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)
This is an image taken Sunday, Aug. 21 at a wildfire near Canoe Lake (C41588) (BC Wildfire Service photo )

Crews make good progress on lightning-caused fires in Cariboo Fire Centre

Since Friday (Aug. 19) crews responded to 29 lightning-caused wildfires

  • Aug 21, 2022
This is an image taken Sunday, Aug. 21 at a wildfire near Canoe Lake (C41588) (BC Wildfire Service photo )
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).

Watch for bats moving about as young start to fly

Bats may show up in unusual places this time of year, some things to know

  • Aug 21, 2022
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).
A yellow warbler. (Photo submitted)

Migration season arrives at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory

Banders returned at the beginning of August

  • Aug 20, 2022
A yellow warbler. (Photo submitted)
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe

Blow the whistle!

Maynard Johnny Jr.’s Pacific FC jersey design is an instant success

  • Aug 19, 2022
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Patrick Wilmeth Cohen

January 28, 1980 - August 18, 2022In loving memory ~ Born January…

  • Aug 18, 2022