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Caroline Collier teaches a Wildflower student how to plant wildflower seeds. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston students learn about pollinator gardens

Caroline Collier is planting flowers on behalf of the bees

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

RCMP say this boat ran aground Thursday in Kootenay Lake, leading to the death of a Boswell man. Photo: Submitted

Man dies after boat collision on Kootenay Lake shore

The boat collided with the shore near Boswell on Thursday

People walk by the steam clock in Gas Town in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, December, 31, 2019. Environment Canada warns prolonged rains will drench parts of northern B.C. over the weekend, raising the potential for localized flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Environment Canada warns of heavy rain for parts of northern B.C., flood watch posted

Rainfall warnings issued for North and South Peace River regions

People walk by the steam clock in Gas Town in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, December, 31, 2019. Environment Canada warns prolonged rains will drench parts of northern B.C. over the weekend, raising the potential for localized flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday May 18, 2022. Kenney has stepped down as leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney received 51.4 per cent support from the party in a leadership vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Alberta ends legislature spring sitting with balanced budget, premier’s long goodbye

Alberta’s legislature has wrapped up a tumultuous spring sitting highlighted by a…

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on Wednesday May 18, 2022. Kenney has stepped down as leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney received 51.4 per cent support from the party in a leadership vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
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West Kelowna RCMP detonate explosive device found on roadside

The item was found on Bartley Road on Thursday, May 26

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Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a press conference held outside Robb Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Police waited 45 minutes to breach classroom in Uvalde, believing kids not at risk

Nineteen students and two teachers died in the carnage in a Texas school Tuesday

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a press conference held outside Robb Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Livestock looks for shade in Djibo, Burkina Faso, Thursday May 26, 2022. African leaders have gathered for a summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent extremism, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders on Friday called for increased mobilization to resolve a humanitarian crisis that has left millions displaced and more than 280 million suffering from malnourishment. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

‘We don’t have food’: African leaders meet as crises grow

Millions displaced and more than 280 million suffering from malnourishment

Livestock looks for shade in Djibo, Burkina Faso, Thursday May 26, 2022. African leaders have gathered for a summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs on the continent, which is also facing increased violent extremism, climate change challenges and a run of military coups. Leaders on Friday called for increased mobilization to resolve a humanitarian crisis that has left millions displaced and more than 280 million suffering from malnourishment. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters before Question Period, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada raids emergency stockpile to send medical equipment to Ukraine

Help includes trauma kits, medicines, surgical instruments, gloves, masks and gowns

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks with reporters before Question Period, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Due to cold temperatures and persistent snowpack, avalanche hazards persist throughout the mountain national parks, such as in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay, with access roads and camp grounds having delayed openings to start the season. (Claire Palmer file photo)

Hikers beware: Avalanche hazards persist in mountain national parks

Due to an above average snowpack and a cold spring, be safe and aware when heading to the mountains

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Due to cold temperatures and persistent snowpack, avalanche hazards persist throughout the mountain national parks, such as in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay, with access roads and camp grounds having delayed openings to start the season. (Claire Palmer file photo)
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Columbia River Treaty modernization talks remain ongoing

Canada, U.S. delegations held informal talks this spring to further clarify positions and proposals

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
A puppy named Nugget remains missing after its owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (ROAM/Facebook)

Nugget the puppy missing after truck and camper stolen on Vancouver Island

Camper taken from Langford later found in Shawnigan Lake but 3-month Pomeranian still missing

A puppy named Nugget remains missing after its owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (ROAM/Facebook)
A new task force will look for long-term solutions to period poverty in B.C. (Black Press file)

B.C. launches task force to end ‘period poverty’ and nix menstruation stigma

The province announced $750K in funding for the task force and supplying free menstrual products

A new task force will look for long-term solutions to period poverty in B.C. (Black Press file)
New regulations will impact moose hunting in the Peace region, among other changes. (File photo)

Regulation changes drastically impact moose hunting in B.C.’s northeast

Changes will support reconciliation and improve habitat conservation, says ministry

New regulations will impact moose hunting in the Peace region, among other changes. (File photo)
A new calf was discovered in J-pod on March 1. Researchers have since determined it’s a girl. (Courtesy Center for Whale Research)

J-pod’s newest member is a girl

Whale research centre identifies sex of orca calf

A new calf was discovered in J-pod on March 1. Researchers have since determined it’s a girl. (Courtesy Center for Whale Research)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author found guilty of killing her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy’s attorney says Portland Oregon author plans to appeal

FILE - Prosecutor Shawn Overstreet presents his opening statement at the murder trial of romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)

B.C., western premiers plead for federal help in health care crisis

July meeting in Victoria has to make progress, Horgan says

B.C. Premier John Horgan meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal officials in Vancouver for an announcement on hosting the 2025 Invictus Games, May 24, 2022. Horgan and other premiers have been calling for a larger federal share of health care funding. (B.C. government photo)
Shirley Ann Soosay, from Samson Cree Nation, Alta., is seen in an undated handout photo. Soosay's remains were buried in a California cemetery in 1980. On Friday, they are expected to return to her community about 43 years after she was last heard from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Violet Soosay, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Always hope’: Remains of Cree woman sent home to Alberta decades after disappearance

‘Now there’s closure, there’s healing that can start happening’

Shirley Ann Soosay, from Samson Cree Nation, Alta., is seen in an undated handout photo. Soosay's remains were buried in a California cemetery in 1980. On Friday, they are expected to return to her community about 43 years after she was last heard from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Violet Soosay, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Mosque shooter Bissonnette can apply for parole after 25 years, Supreme Court rules

High court rules as cruel and unusual denying someone the possibility of parole before they die

Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson