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A disciplinary hearing for a former B.C. practical nurse accused of financial exploitation has been scheduled for December 2022. (Credit: Pixabay)

Former B.C. nurse accused of $25,000 in financial exploitation

Disciplinary hearing for Mateaki Hammond to begin Dec. 8

About 100 people gathered Sunday, Oct. 2 outside the Williams Lake RCMP detachment to mourn the loss of 21-year-old Surrance Myers who died Oct. 1 while in police custody. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Police watchdog investigating in-custody death of young Williams Lake Indigenous man

The IIO is appealing to the public for any information relevant to the investigation

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson waits as a polling station worker checks a list before being sent to a different ballot box to cast his vote for the provincial election in Vancouver on Saturday, October 24, 2020. British Columbia’s Electoral Boundaries Commission has released a preliminary report that recommends the creation of six new electoral districts, which would bring the total number of seats in the legislature to 93. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission proposes to add six new ridings

Growing Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Surrey, Kelowna, Langford areas targeted

Natasha Harrison, second right, is comforted during a vigil for her daughter Tatyanna Harrison, 20, and for Noelle O’Soup, 13, and Chelsea Poorman, 24, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Family members of Indigenous women killed across B.C. say there needs to be more accountability and improved communication between police jurisdictions during investigations of missing people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women seek change ahead of Oct. 4 vigils

Canada-wide Sisters in Spirit vigils Oct. 4 honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Natasha Harrison, second right, is comforted during a vigil for her daughter Tatyanna Harrison, 20, and for Noelle O’Soup, 13, and Chelsea Poorman, 24, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Family members of Indigenous women killed across B.C. say there needs to be more accountability and improved communication between police jurisdictions during investigations of missing people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault makes his victory speech to supporters at the party's election night headquarters, in Quebec City, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Re-elected Quebec Premier Legault looks to form new cabinet after landslide win

Coalition Avenir Québec won in 90 of Quebec’s 125 ridings

Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault makes his victory speech to supporters at the party's election night headquarters, in Quebec City, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Highlands Volunteer Fire Department reports battling a brush blaze in Gowlland Tod Park in the early hours of Oct. 4. (Google Maps)
Highlands Volunteer Fire Department reports battling a brush blaze in Gowlland Tod Park in the early hours of Oct. 4. (Google Maps)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation

TODAY IN B.C.: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’ debuts

The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)
The newest member of the British Columbia legislature, Elenore Sturko (right), elected last month in Surrey South byelection, is sworn in by clerk Kate Ryan-Lord at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Oct.3, 2022. The clerk says Sturko is the first politician pledging allegiance to King Charles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

Canada’s first pledge ceremony to King Charles opens fall agenda at B.C. legislature

House leader Mike Farnworth said government expects to introduce up to 20 bills this fall

The newest member of the British Columbia legislature, Elenore Sturko (right), elected last month in Surrey South byelection, is sworn in by clerk Kate Ryan-Lord at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Oct.3, 2022. The clerk says Sturko is the first politician pledging allegiance to King Charles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner
A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Conservative members of Parliament are arguing the Liberal's dental-care and rental-housing relief legislation will increase inflation rather than provide relief from the rising cost of living.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Rent support, dental cheques would be ‘eviscerated’ by inflation: Conservatives

Legislation would give annual dental benefit to some families, one-time payment to some renters

A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Conservative members of Parliament are arguing the Liberal's dental-care and rental-housing relief legislation will increase inflation rather than provide relief from the rising cost of living.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Auschwitz - Birkenau Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Film icon Schwarzenegger visited the site of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Wednesday to send a message against hatred. The “Terminator” actor was given a tour of the site, viewing the barracks watchtowers and the remains of gas chambers that endure as evidence of the German extermination of Jews, Roma and others during World War II. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Poland demands $1.3 trillion in war damages from Germany

Warsaw says reparations would close painful chapters, Germany says were closed decades ago

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Auschwitz - Birkenau Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Film icon Schwarzenegger visited the site of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz on Wednesday to send a message against hatred. The “Terminator” actor was given a tour of the site, viewing the barracks watchtowers and the remains of gas chambers that endure as evidence of the German extermination of Jews, Roma and others during World War II. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
A truck went off the side of the Island Highway and crashed into a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Semi truck goes off Island Highway and crashes into house

Occupants of Nanoose Bay house OK as crews worked to extract driver from vehicle

A truck went off the side of the Island Highway and crashed into a house in Nanoose Bay on Monday, Oct. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

See B.C.’s salmon run in action this fall with a new interactive online map

Spotting map includes over 70 family-friendly locations across province

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)

Colwood approves Royal Beach change days after passionate public opposition heard

The changes make small adjustments to future road layout in development

Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)
View from above of progress on a portion of the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

PHOTOS: LNG Canada ramps up construction at Kitimat natural gas facility

Liquefied natural gas terminal enters peak construction phase next year

View from above of progress on a portion of the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province invests $80K in Victoria harm-reduction organization

Solid Outreach Society will use the funds to support its low-barrier drop-in centre

The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Local food programs reap rewards of historic Royal Roads garden

The old walled kitchen garden has been redubbed the ‘Giving Garden’

Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A demonstrator who showed up outside the B.C. legislature on Oct. 3, the first day of the fall session, to call for an end to old-growth logging. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Old-growth forest supporters greet MLAs at B.C. legislature ahead of fall session

Groups calling for an end to all logging in the old-growth ecosystems

A demonstrator who showed up outside the B.C. legislature on Oct. 3, the first day of the fall session, to call for an end to old-growth logging. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A hiker who suffered injuries while on Mount Arrowsmith’s Judge’s Route trail is rescued due to the combined efforts of Alberni Valley and Arrowsmith volunteer rescuers. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY RESCUE SQUAD)

Volunteers rescue hiker in medical distress from steep slopes of Mount Arrowsmith

Multiple agencies involved in complicated retrieval from Judges Route on Island peak

A hiker who suffered injuries while on Mount Arrowsmith’s Judge’s Route trail is rescued due to the combined efforts of Alberni Valley and Arrowsmith volunteer rescuers. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY RESCUE SQUAD)
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branch in Campbell River. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
A locked gate prevents access to a logging road on Mosaic Forests land in 2017. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island pilot project hopes to increase public use of forest lands

Mosaic Forest Management partners with user groups on access plans

A locked gate prevents access to a logging road on Mosaic Forests land in 2017. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)