Ashley Wadhwani

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

33,000 B.C. government employees issue 72-hour strike notice

The most recent collective agreement between the union and Public Service agency expired on April 1

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
Denis Ivziku, wanted as of Aug. 11, 2022, in a national investigation into global drug and firearm trafficking. (RCMP handout)
Denis Ivziku, wanted as of Aug. 11, 2022, in a national investigation into global drug and firearm trafficking. (RCMP handout)

BC RCMP still looking for Denis Ivziku, wanted in international drug, firearm trafficking case

Ivziku was one of 22 people charged in relation to Project Divergent, last person at large

Denis Ivziku, wanted as of Aug. 11, 2022, in a national investigation into global drug and firearm trafficking. (RCMP handout)
Denis Ivziku, wanted as of Aug. 11, 2022, in a national investigation into global drug and firearm trafficking. (RCMP handout)
“During the summer we always have a huge influx of kittens needing homes, but this year we have so many other animals awaiting their forever homes, as well,” BC SPCA communications manager Lori Chortyk says. (BC SPCA handout photo)

BC SPCA sees ‘abrupt slowdown’ in adoptions after 2 years of spike from pandemic pets

The animal welfare organization would have as many as 100 applications in a 24-hour window for a single puppy

“During the summer we always have a huge influx of kittens needing homes, but this year we have so many other animals awaiting their forever homes, as well,” BC SPCA communications manager Lori Chortyk says. (BC SPCA handout photo)
A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Tourists are among those lining up to get monkeypox vaccines in Montreal, as the World Health Organization declares the virus a global health emergency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. announces vaccines for monkeypox; confirmed cases low in province

There have been 61 confirmed cases of infection in B.C. as of this week

A health-care worker prepares monkeypox vaccine in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Tourists are among those lining up to get monkeypox vaccines in Montreal, as the World Health Organization declares the virus a global health emergency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Pope Francis apologizes, asks for forgiveness for residential school abuse

Residential school survivors and their families are in Alberta community of Maskwacis Monday

Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Suspects fled from police in Kelowna, with vehicle being later found in Midway, B.C. (Google Maps)

2 suspects at large after stealing vehicle in Kelowna, fleeing police en route to Midway

The suspects are described as white men in their 40s who were wearing all black

Suspects fled from police in Kelowna, with vehicle being later found in Midway, B.C. (Google Maps)
A suspect in a stranger assault in June 21 in Vancouver, B.C., is described as 30 to 50 years of age, 6-feet tall, with a slim build and short black hair. He was seen wearing a light brown pullover, dark coloured pants and black runners. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen punching woman on Vancouver bus in stranger attack

Another assault on a stranger in Vancouver under investigation

A suspect in a stranger assault in June 21 in Vancouver, B.C., is described as 30 to 50 years of age, 6-feet tall, with a slim build and short black hair. He was seen wearing a light brown pullover, dark coloured pants and black runners. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Mackenzie RCMP issue warning after man armed with rifle last seen walking into trail

Mounties asking residents to stay away from Morfee Lake Road and trail system

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

Vancouver chosen to host FIFA World Cup in 2026 as part of North American bid

Vancouver will get five pre-games, but FIFA has yet to confirm the total number of games

Cheers broke out at B.C. Place on Thursday (June 16, 2022) as Vancouver was selected as a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city as part of a North American joint bid. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
Police tape is shown on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

19 police officers in B.C., some in Surrey Police Service, are under investigation for misconduct

Details of the misconduct not detailed, but described as ‘serious and concerning’

Police tape is shown on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Police tape is shown on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

19 B.C. municipal officers under investigation for misconduct during undercover training

Details of the misconduct not detailed, but described as ‘serious and concerning’

Police tape is shown on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Massachusetts has reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently had traveled to Canada, and investigators are looking into whether it is connected to recent cases in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

1st case of monkeypox confirmed in B.C.; risk to public remains low, says BC CDC

This marks the first case of the disease in the province, adding to the 77 confirmed cases across the country

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Massachusetts has reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently had traveled to Canada, and investigators are looking into whether it is connected to recent cases in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
Trina Hunt. (IHIT handout photo)

Man arrested in connection to 2021 homicide of Port Moody woman Trina Hunt

Hunt, who was 48 years old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen on Jan. 18, 2021

Trina Hunt. (IHIT handout photo)
Firefighters from Port Moody and Gibsons participate in wildland firefighting training organized by the Burnaby Fire Department, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Engine Boss course that includes training on tactics to protect homes in the event of a wildfire, is designed to ensure municipal fire departments meet the requirements for provincial wildfire deployments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Cooler weather brings slow start to B.C.’s wildfire season, but July expected to heat up

Since April there have been 137 wildfires in the province

Firefighters from Port Moody and Gibsons participate in wildland firefighting training organized by the Burnaby Fire Department, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Engine Boss course that includes training on tactics to protect homes in the event of a wildfire, is designed to ensure municipal fire departments meet the requirements for provincial wildfire deployments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man has been arrested after a chaotic series of events Wednesday (June 1, 2022) that ended with one man being stabbed in a Vancouver gas station. (Screenshot from Reddit)

VIDEO: Suspect charged in chaotic stabbing attack at Vancouver gas station

4 charges laid against 61-year-old Leslie Dale Chudek

A man has been arrested after a chaotic series of events Wednesday (June 1, 2022) that ended with one man being stabbed in a Vancouver gas station. (Screenshot from Reddit)
Stephen Tom, of Esquimalt, won $100,000 on a recent Scratch and Win and plans to take his family somewhere tropical. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Esquimalt man eyes tropical vacation after $100K Scratch & Win

‘My family has always wanted to go to Hawaii or New Zealand…’

Stephen Tom, of Esquimalt, won $100,000 on a recent Scratch and Win and plans to take his family somewhere tropical. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
West Shore RCMP released photos, taken from seucrity camera footage, of the suspects who dumped the manure outside the premier’s Langford office. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Suspect in manure-dumping at Horgan’s Langford office turns himself in to RCMP

Initially, Richard Demontigny went to the Premier’s Langford office, but no one was there

West Shore RCMP released photos, taken from seucrity camera footage, of the suspects who dumped the manure outside the premier’s Langford office. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)

Not a cougar, cheetah or 200-pound jaguar: Unique domestic cat spotted in Vancouver

BC COS said that the officers were able to safely reunite the pet with its owner

Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Girl, 14, killed after being hit by dump truck in Burnaby: police

Driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)