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Thousands of child care spaces coming to 35 B.C. communities

Province announces milestone in Childcare BC plan

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Nathan Cullen, former longtime NDP MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, is seen here in a video released Sept. 17 announcing his intention to seek the provincial NDP nomination for the Stikine riding. (Twitter video screenshot)
Nathan Cullen, former longtime NDP MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, is seen here in a video released Sept. 17 announcing his intention to seek the provincial NDP nomination for the Stikine riding. (Twitter video screenshot)
An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)

Prehistoric fish found near Sooke named after amateur collector

The fish lived about 25 million years ago, scientists say

An amateur fossil collector made the discovery of his life – a rare new Chimaeridae fish. “It’s always fun when this stuff contributes to science,” says Steve Suntok. (Steve Suntok photo)
B.C. First Nations call on privacy commissioner to release community COVID-19 data

B.C. First Nations call on privacy commissioner to release community COVID-19 data

An application has been made to the office of the information and privacy commissioner

B.C. First Nations call on privacy commissioner to release community COVID-19 data
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson was named the new leader of the Christian Heritage Party of BC at the party’s annual general meeting in Abbotsford on Monday. (Submitted)

Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson named new leader of Christian Heritage Party of BC

Television and online personality acclaimed as new leader at party AGM in Abbotsford on Monday

Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson was named the new leader of the Christian Heritage Party of BC at the party’s annual general meeting in Abbotsford on Monday. (Submitted)
COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

The Nuxalk Nation EOC has confirmed two self-reported cases in the community

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown
A truck with U.S. plates was vandalized on Thursday morning, causing several thousand dollars in damage to the vehicle. (Jonathan Vidalin/Twitter)

Texas truck vandalized in Victoria causing thousands of dollars in damages

The owner of the truck was visiting his son, who just had a baby

A truck with U.S. plates was vandalized on Thursday morning, causing several thousand dollars in damage to the vehicle. (Jonathan Vidalin/Twitter)
Aerial view of Bella Bella. (Tyson Whitney photo)
Aerial view of Bella Bella. (Tyson Whitney photo)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced plans to reinstate the At-Sea Observer Program in two phases. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced plans to reinstate the At-Sea Observer Program in two phases. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
A candlelight vigil was held near the Redstone Gas Bar on Wednesday, Sept. 2 for 17-year-old Nevada Billy. Tsideldel First Nation Chief Otis Guichon called her death a tragedy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Tsilhqot’in chief sounds alarm as community mourns loss of 3 youth in 6 weeks

“Covid-19 is going around but that’s not what’s killing us —it’s alcohol and drugs.”

A candlelight vigil was held near the Redstone Gas Bar on Wednesday, Sept. 2 for 17-year-old Nevada Billy. Tsideldel First Nation Chief Otis Guichon called her death a tragedy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)
School District 49 superintendent Steve Dishkin, accounting assistant and payroll Pete Kovanda and human resources assistant, executive assistant and accounts payable Tanya Moren are part of the district team preparing for a return to school this fall during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted

School District 49 prepares for back to school

“My hope is people will feel safe and comfortable when they come to our schools.”

School District 49 superintendent Steve Dishkin, accounting assistant and payroll Pete Kovanda and human resources assistant, executive assistant and accounts payable Tanya Moren are part of the district team preparing for a return to school this fall during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted
The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. (Nan Currie photo)

Hiker found after reported missing for several days in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

The man was discovered by searchers via helicopter where he was transported to a medical facility

The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. (Nan Currie photo)
Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education

Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education

Mecham knew a career in forestry was something he wanted to pursue at the age of 16

Nuxalk youth looking to give back to community after post-secondary education
Logo of the new B.C. EcoSocialist Party. (Facebook graphic)

New B.C. political party ‘further left than the NDP, greener than the Greens’

Skeena and Bulkley Valley EcoSocialist Party organizer Edward Quinlan explains the party’s philosophy

Logo of the new B.C. EcoSocialist Party. (Facebook graphic)
Missing 100 Mile area teen found safe in Kamloops

Missing 100 Mile area teen found safe in Kamloops

Haileigh Archie, 17, was found safe Tuesday at an extended family member’s home.

Missing 100 Mile area teen found safe in Kamloops
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Tl’uk, a rare, low-pigment transient orca was spotted in Alaska waters last week. (Courtesy of Stephanie Hayes.)
Tl’uk, a rare, low-pigment transient orca was spotted in Alaska waters last week. (Courtesy of Stephanie Hayes.)
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Namoks (John Ridsdale) speaks as Indigenous nations and supporters gather to show support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation before marching together in solidarity, in Smithers, B.C., on Wednesday January 16, 2019.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)                                Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Namoks (John Ridsdale) speaks as Indigenous nations and supporters gather to show support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation before marching together in solidarity, in Smithers, B.C., on Wednesday January 16, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Province, feds, Wet’suwet’en announce progress in MOU talks

Community engagement process launched to implement northern B.C. First Nation’s rights and title

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Namoks (John Ridsdale) speaks as Indigenous nations and supporters gather to show support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation before marching together in solidarity, in Smithers, B.C., on Wednesday January 16, 2019.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)                                Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Namoks (John Ridsdale) speaks as Indigenous nations and supporters gather to show support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation before marching together in solidarity, in Smithers, B.C., on Wednesday January 16, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)

COVID-19 tests come back negative in remote First Nation community

“There are no suspected cases in the community at this time.”

The Big House in Klemtu, British Columbia. (Wikipedia photo/public domain)