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Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast” and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Kamloops mother issues warning after attack on transgender teen

She believes the Sept. 11 assault was connected to the fact her son is a transgender youth

  • Sep 16, 2021
A Kamloops mother said her son was taunted, punched and kicked, made to walk like a dog and, most seriously, forced to cut his own arm with a knife he carries. She said the attack occurred this past Saturday at Overlander Beach. The Kamloops RCMP confirmed three youths were arrested and that the investigation is proceeding.
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Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)

Penticton beach attacker won’t spend extra time in jail after second trial of 2021

A joint submission was accepted in exchange for Kruger-Allen’s sentence being concurrent

  • Sep 14, 2021
B.C. Supreme Court chambers at the Penticton Law Courts on Main Street. (Western News file photo)
A memorial to honour murder victim Taig Savage stands outside Pen High Monday. (Clayton Whitelaw Western News)

Penticton murder victim remembered as kind and loyal

22-year-old Taig Savage was murdered in Penticton earlier this month

  • Sep 14, 2021
A memorial to honour murder victim Taig Savage stands outside Pen High Monday. (Clayton Whitelaw Western News)
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)

Slightly wetter weather not enough to ease drought concerns

All water users in affected areas are asked to reduce their water use

  • Sep 11, 2021
Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist in parts of the province. (Black Press file photo)
(Right) Junior Firefighter Jessica Mickelson, a Creston local, was awarded with a full scholarship for Fire Academy with Training Division. She will have the choice to attend in Surrey or Texas. (Photo by Dave Harcus of Maple Ridge Fire)

Vancouver-based camp ignites career passions in young women

Creston Fire Rescue would like to bring Camp Ignite to the Kootenays

  • Sep 10, 2021
(Right) Junior Firefighter Jessica Mickelson, a Creston local, was awarded with a full scholarship for Fire Academy with Training Division. She will have the choice to attend in Surrey or Texas. (Photo by Dave Harcus of Maple Ridge Fire)
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Health minister says Kamloops ER waiting room death will be reviewed

Dix said he couldn’t comment on the death specifically, but promised a ‘full and comprehensive’ review

  • Sep 9, 2021
Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference in the rotunda at legislature in Victoria on Wednesday May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Patient’s death in Kamloops ER sitting area came amid marathon wait for treatment

Another ER patient claims nurse informed those waiting there was a severe staff shortage

  • Sep 9, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Woman dies in ER waiting room at Kamloops hospital

The 70-year-old woman died while waiting for several hours to be seen by medical staff

  • Sep 8, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA

The Auto Sleuth: New Tundra and Mercedes C Class, GM re-designs and more

Hot-off-the-press news from the auto world

  • Sep 8, 2021
The redesigned Toyota Tundra will have styling influenced by the Hilux pickup, pictured, that’s not sold in North America. PHOTO: TOYOTA
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Your friend may not be OK: Signs of suicide to watch for

Christie Tawari is the Crisis Line Community Engagement Facilitator at KCR Community Services

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets

With the NHL season approaching, fans are going crazy in high anticipation…

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Pig farm in Sweden. Photo by: Clément Martz

The history behind the National Farm Animal Care Council and how it impacts B.C.

Primary function of the NFACC is development of codes of practice for how farm animals should be treated

  • Sep 6, 2021
Pig farm in Sweden. Photo by: Clément Martz
The redesigned Envision is wider and longer, but that seems to benefit passengers as the cargo space has been slightly reduced. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

Meet the 2021 Buick Envision

A midsize vehicle that gives Buick serious credibility as a builder of utility vehicles

  • Sep 6, 2021
The redesigned Envision is wider and longer, but that seems to benefit passengers as the cargo space has been slightly reduced. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, there were 249 COVID-19 cases reported in the Kamloops local health area. (BC CDC photo)

Salmon Arm, other Interior communities hit record weekly high of COVID-19 cases

From Aug. 22 to 28, Kamloops health area jumped from a record 193 new weekly cases to 249

  • Sep 4, 2021
From Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, there were 249 COVID-19 cases reported in the Kamloops local health area. (BC CDC photo)
Roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

LETTER: ‘We see you’ says Kelowna ICU nurse to hospital protesters

‘You have no idea what goes on within these walls. You don’t see us’

  • Sep 3, 2021
Roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)