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Michelle Stilwell

Stilwell takes 400m gold with record performance at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Stilwell, Paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA sets Paralympic record in women's 400-metre T52.

Michelle Stilwell
Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Voting open for People’s Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Photographers from across the province competed in amateur competition

Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition
GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

Soccer foes faced off and triathletes endured to claim gold at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday
Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
Canadian flag

CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.

Thousands ready for 2016 BC Summer Games

Less than one month until Abbotsford hosts the best young BC athletes

Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.
Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter
The aircraft crash site is near Trout Lake

Two killed in plane crash near Nakusp

Wreckage of Rockwell 112B found in a remote area near Galena Lodge

The aircraft crash site is near Trout Lake

PacificSport Fraser Valley joins viaSport Regional Alliance

Eleven multisport partners have joined forces to create the viaSport Regional Alliance,…

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette

UPDATE: Man charged with murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Terry Blanchette

The RCMP has laid First Degree murder charges on Derek James Saretzky, 22, who was taken into police custody on Tuesday.

Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.