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New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

 

A worker looks on as a police officer investigates a collapsed crane resting on the building it damaged in Kelowna, B.C., Monday, July 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alistair Waters

Specialized rescue team aims to recover man’s body after crane collapse in Kelowna

Missing man was working in the building adjacent to construction site

 

A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A helicopter pilot prepares to drop water on a wildfire burning in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People look on as the Norwegian Bliss en route from Alaska to Seattle makes it’s way towards Ogden Point, in Victoria, B.C., Friday, June 1, 2018. The CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority said he tried to alert Canadian and B.C. politicians to the ramifications of the change that would temporarily allow international cruise ships to bypass B.C. ports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

U.S. cruise law puts B.C. economic impacts at risk: Harbour authority

Legislation applies to cruise ships travelling between Washington state and Alaska

People look on as the Norwegian Bliss en route from Alaska to Seattle makes it’s way towards Ogden Point, in Victoria, B.C., Friday, June 1, 2018. The CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority said he tried to alert Canadian and B.C. politicians to the ramifications of the change that would temporarily allow international cruise ships to bypass B.C. ports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP

Death due to COVID-19 parties could lead to manslaughter charges: experts

Very difficult to prove where a person contracted the virus

This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
Asian giant hornets have been found in communities along both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and on Vancouver Island. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Asian giant hornets have been found in communities along both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and on Vancouver Island. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about phase two in B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan as Premier John Horgan and Minister Arian Dix look on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about phase two in B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan as Premier John Horgan and Minister Arian Dix look on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask at a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask at a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horgan says ‘acrimony’ between parties over the summer spurred call for snap election

Horgan says ‘acrimony’ between parties over the summer spurred call for snap election

Horgan says ‘acrimony’ between parties over the summer spurred call for snap election

Horgan says ‘acrimony’ between parties over the summer spurred call for snap election
B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan

B.C. adds $660M in tax incentives, reveals details of $1.5 billion recovery plan
B.C. report projects economic decline of 6.7 per cent, deficit near $13 billion

B.C. report projects economic decline of 6.7 per cent, deficit near $13 billion

B.C. report projects economic decline of 6.7 per cent, deficit near $13 billion

B.C. report projects economic decline of 6.7 per cent, deficit near $13 billion
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca had plans for a big wedding with family in Mexico, when COVID made that impossible. Nanaimo’s West Coast Helicopter stepped in and offered to marry them on a Vancouver Island mountaintop.

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

  • May 29, 2020
Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca had plans for a big wedding with family in Mexico, when COVID made that impossible. Nanaimo’s West Coast Helicopter stepped in and offered to marry them on a Vancouver Island mountaintop.
B.C. legislature Speaker threatens to resign; defends handling of suspensions

B.C. legislature Speaker threatens to resign; defends handling of suspensions

VICTORIA — The Speaker of British Columbia’s legislature has promised to resign…

B.C. legislature Speaker threatens to resign; defends handling of suspensions
Top two B.C. legislature officials deny wrongdoing, want to go back to work

Top two B.C. legislature officials deny wrongdoing, want to go back to work

VANCOUVER — The two top officials in British Columbia’s legislature say they’re…

Top two B.C. legislature officials deny wrongdoing, want to go back to work
Hot weather could cause more flood woes in parts of B.C. as damage assessed

Hot weather could cause more flood woes in parts of B.C. as damage assessed

VANCOUVER — An emergency operations official in southern British Columbia says a…

Hot weather could cause more flood woes in parts of B.C. as damage assessed
Animation of the capsizing of the whale-watching vessel Leviathan II off Vancouver Island in 2015 is played as Transportation Safety Board Manager of Marine Investigations Pierre Murray, from left to right, Chair Kathy Fox, and Investigator-in-Charge Clinton Rebeiro, watch during a news conference to release recommendations and findings of their investigation, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Large wave overturned whale-watching vessel, killing six: TSB report

VANCOUVER — The Transportation Safety Board says a large, breaking wave hit…

Animation of the capsizing of the whale-watching vessel Leviathan II off Vancouver Island in 2015 is played as Transportation Safety Board Manager of Marine Investigations Pierre Murray, from left to right, Chair Kathy Fox, and Investigator-in-Charge Clinton Rebeiro, watch during a news conference to release recommendations and findings of their investigation, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)