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Volunteers rush to help beached whale

Volunteers rush to help beached whale

Dozens raced to a Nova Scotia beach on New Year’s Day to help return a stranded pilot whale back to sea

Volunteers rush to help beached whale
Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox, July 2017. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox, July 2017. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
‘It hurts my heart:’ B.C. social worker pushing for Alex Alerts for at-risk children

‘It hurts my heart:’ B.C. social worker pushing for Alex Alerts for at-risk children

Says death of Alexandru Radita, 15, who weighed just 37 pounds when he died, was preventable

‘It hurts my heart:’ B.C. social worker pushing for Alex Alerts for at-risk children
The activist opposition NDP has long called for B.C. Ferries to be made “part of the highway system” rather than a Crown corporation. That’s been ruled out, and there are more changes coming. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan

The activist opposition NDP has long called for B.C. Ferries to be made “part of the highway system” rather than a Crown corporation. That’s been ruled out, and there are more changes coming. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic co-operation

South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic co-operation

South Korea offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics

South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic co-operation
Canada takes on Switzerland in quarterfinal matchup

Canada takes on Switzerland in quarterfinal matchup

Healthy roster, mind games and Steenbergen all things to look for v. Switzerland

Canada takes on Switzerland in quarterfinal matchup
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Witnesses help track driver of NYE hit and run in Victoria

Quick thinking led to suspect after 62-year-old woman left in middle of crosswalk

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Alberta’s carbon tax jumps

Alberta’s carbon tax jumps

Alberta’s carbon tax jumped on New Year’s Day, but the province’s NDP government maintains the tax played a vital role in Alberta’s improving economic outlook

Alberta’s carbon tax jumps
Contributed file photo of B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

2018: Battleground year for B.C. chiefs

2018 is being called a battleground in a New Year’s Day Statement from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Contributed file photo of B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
First Canadian New Year’s babies delivered at the stroke of midnight

First Canadian New Year’s babies delivered at the stroke of midnight

‘It’s a tie!’: Toronto welcomes two New Year’s babies born at midnight

First Canadian New Year’s babies delivered at the stroke of midnight
File photo. Facebook/Sydney Seaplanes

Canadian pilot killed in seaplane crash

A prominent UK CEO and Canadian pilot were victims of Australia seaplane crash

File photo. Facebook/Sydney Seaplanes
Sunshine and the freezing rain aftermath provided some magical scenes on New Year’s Eve in Abbotsford. Image credit: Carmen Weld/Black Press

UPDATE: Power still out to 200 following ice storms in Fraser Valley

BC Hydro still working to restore electricity to 200 following ice storms

Sunshine and the freezing rain aftermath provided some magical scenes on New Year’s Eve in Abbotsford. Image credit: Carmen Weld/Black Press
12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

10 U.S. citizens including families from Florida, NY die in Costa Rica plane crash

12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash
Daisy Orser, owner of Root Cellar Village Green Grocer, says the 2017 campaign for the Rainbow Kitchen based in Esquimalt raised a total of $13,801.56 dollars. Black Press File

Saanich store raises almost $14,000 for Rainbow Kitchen

A Saanich grocery store helped raise almost $14,000 for a community kitchen.…

Daisy Orser, owner of Root Cellar Village Green Grocer, says the 2017 campaign for the Rainbow Kitchen based in Esquimalt raised a total of $13,801.56 dollars. Black Press File
Parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby to be born in B.C. in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)

B.C.’s New Year’s Baby born in Surrey

It’s a girl! The BC Government announces B.C.’s first baby of 2018 was born in Surrey

Parents Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and Hardeep Singh Shergill pose with their daughter, the first baby to be born in B.C. in 2018. (Grace Kennedy photo)
A killer whale pops up above the water off B.C.’s coast. (West Coast Expeditions photo)

Regulations to protect killer whales working

Study finds U.S. regulations to protect killer whales near B.C. coast effective

A killer whale pops up above the water off B.C.’s coast. (West Coast Expeditions photo)
File photo. Facebook.

Halifax takes the plunge despite bitter cold

Halifax kicks off New Year’s Day polar bear dips in spite of extreme cold

File photo. Facebook.
North Korea warns U.S. of its nuclear force

North Korea warns U.S. of its nuclear force

Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

North Korea warns U.S. of its nuclear force
A woman leaves a grocery store Friday, May 15, 2015 in Montreal. FILE PHOTO.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal’s citywide plastic bag ban starts now

Montreal’s citywide ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effect Jan. 1, 2018

A woman leaves a grocery store Friday, May 15, 2015 in Montreal. FILE PHOTO.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Authorities investigating what led to deadly Colorado shooting

Authorities investigating what led to deadly Colorado shooting

Four deputies were wounded and one killed in Colorado attack

Authorities investigating what led to deadly Colorado shooting