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BCHL Today: Powell River Kings fire coach/GM Kent Lewis

BCHL Today: Powell River Kings fire coach/GM Kent Lewis

BCHL Today is a (near) daily feature providing news and notes from around the junior A world.

BCHL Today: Powell River Kings fire coach/GM Kent Lewis
Halifax council debates immediate removal of Edward Cornwallis statue

Halifax council debates immediate removal of Edward Cornwallis statue

Days after Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs called for the statue to be taken down, councillors debate city’s controversial founder

Halifax council debates immediate removal of Edward Cornwallis statue
A viewing bench alongside the Englishman River off Plummer Road in Parksville is swamped by high water Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

PHOTOS: Residents rescued from flooded Parksville RV park

The rescue operation began Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning

A viewing bench alongside the Englishman River off Plummer Road in Parksville is swamped by high water Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo
Do women need to ‘step up’? Grammy leader’s comment sparks debate on gender

Do women need to ‘step up’? Grammy leader’s comment sparks debate on gender

Some have stood behind the Grammys, saying women haven’t been entirely left out

Do women need to ‘step up’? Grammy leader’s comment sparks debate on gender
North Shore Rescue members were deployed to help with the search (North Shore Rescue)

Body of missing kayaker found in B.C. river; recovery to resume Tuesday

Authorities have issued a warning to people to use ‘extreme caution’ due to high water levels

North Shore Rescue members were deployed to help with the search (North Shore Rescue)
Dale McCabe and Michael Sproule show off the Saanich Braves annual Pink in the Rink sweaters for the Friday, Feb. 2 match at Pearkes arena vs. the Westshore Wolves. The pink sweaters will be auctioned off and the proceeds go to Victoria Hospice, which offers end-of-life care in Victoria and has a 17-bed in-patient unit.                                 Travis Paterson/News Staff

Red-hot Braves set to host Pink in the Rink

Braves are 7-1-1 in January, ready for Storm Wednesday night

Dale McCabe and Michael Sproule show off the Saanich Braves annual Pink in the Rink sweaters for the Friday, Feb. 2 match at Pearkes arena vs. the Westshore Wolves. The pink sweaters will be auctioned off and the proceeds go to Victoria Hospice, which offers end-of-life care in Victoria and has a 17-bed in-patient unit.                                 Travis Paterson/News Staff
Ron Nicholson, vice-preisdent of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society, joins singer Maureen Washington at a Black History Month event last year. Facebook

Black History Month in Victoria and around B.C. a celebration of contributions

Chapters in proivince’s Black history continue to be written by work of local role models

Ron Nicholson, vice-preisdent of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society, joins singer Maureen Washington at a Black History Month event last year. Facebook
Complaints against former RCMP doctors accused of sexual misconduct hit 80

Complaints against former RCMP doctors accused of sexual misconduct hit 80

Toronto doctor was allegedly particularly focused on women’s nipples during medical examinations

Complaints against former RCMP doctors accused of sexual misconduct hit 80
Team B.C. alternate Rachelle Kallechy starts sweeping as skip Kesa Van Osch releases a rock in the first end of their Monday match against Team Quebec. Steve Kidd/Western News

Team B.C. brings record back to even at Scotties

Nanaimo rink back to 2-2 after defeating Quebec

Team B.C. alternate Rachelle Kallechy starts sweeping as skip Kesa Van Osch releases a rock in the first end of their Monday match against Team Quebec. Steve Kidd/Western News
More than 1,000 people gather for anniversary of mosque shooting

More than 1,000 people gather for anniversary of mosque shooting

A large crowd gathered in Quebec City one year from the deadly mosque shooting

More than 1,000 people gather for anniversary of mosque shooting
RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors

RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors

RCMP explain arrest and seizure of cannabis at Cawston marijuana dispensary

RCMP allege Okanagan pot shop sold to minors
Wounded Warriors runner Jacqueline Zweng, left, running with Andrew Harward, right in 2017. Photo by Lauren Collins, (Black Press).

Wounded Warrior Run BC coming back to Vancouver Island

A kick-off event will be held Thursday in Colwood to raise awareness of the fundraiser

Wounded Warriors runner Jacqueline Zweng, left, running with Andrew Harward, right in 2017. Photo by Lauren Collins, (Black Press).
Musher Jody Verge sleds behind her team of eight during the 2018 Sled Dog Mail Run from Quesnel to Barkerville Jan. 26-28. Karen Powell photo

Sled dog teams carry mail through Cariboo for annual Gold Rush Trail event

Fourteen teams carried 1,700 envelopes in historic event

Musher Jody Verge sleds behind her team of eight during the 2018 Sled Dog Mail Run from Quesnel to Barkerville Jan. 26-28. Karen Powell photo
The Elephant Hill wildfire was one of several this summer that contributed to the worst fire season ever recorded in B.C. (KTW file photo).

Police continue to investigate Elephant Hill wildfire

The Elephant Hill wildfire is being determined as human caused and police are investigating

  • Jan 29, 2018
The Elephant Hill wildfire was one of several this summer that contributed to the worst fire season ever recorded in B.C. (KTW file photo).
Victoria Royals forward Tanner Kaspick, playing the point on the power play, looks for a teammate to pass to during Sunday’s Western Hockey League game against Calgary at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals beat the Hitmen 7-3 in this game, after downing Calgary 4-1 here the night before. Spencer Pickles/Black Press
Victoria Royals forward Tanner Kaspick, playing the point on the power play, looks for a teammate to pass to during Sunday’s Western Hockey League game against Calgary at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The Royals beat the Hitmen 7-3 in this game, after downing Calgary 4-1 here the night before. Spencer Pickles/Black Press
Image: Facebook/Vancouver Canucks                                Image: Facebook/Vancouver Canucks

Canucks help fight stigma of addiction in new public awareness campaign

The Vancouver Canucks hockey team and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions are joining together to combat stigma around substance use

Image: Facebook/Vancouver Canucks                                Image: Facebook/Vancouver Canucks
Alleged Toronto serial killer buried dismembered victims’ remains in planter boxes: Cops

Alleged Toronto serial killer buried dismembered victims’ remains in planter boxes: Cops

Toronto police say Bruce McArthur, a man they are calling an alleged serial killer, is now facing five first-degree murder charges

Alleged Toronto serial killer buried dismembered victims’ remains in planter boxes: Cops
NAFTA survives key round: U.S. grumbles

NAFTA survives key round: U.S. grumbles

With just eight weeks left in the current schedule of NAFTA talks, eyes today will be on U.S. trade czar, Robert Lighthizer.

NAFTA survives key round: U.S. grumbles
Jennifer Jones doles out high-fives to her Manitoba teammates at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Jones remains undefeated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Two teams in Pool A are 3-0 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Jennifer Jones doles out high-fives to her Manitoba teammates at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton.                                Mark Brett/Western News
A pod of orcas was captured on video near Sechelt Jan. 27, 2018 and posted to Facebook by Martin Michael. (Facebook/Martin Michael)

WATCH: B.C. man captures images of large orca pod near Sechelt

Martin Michael got up close with photos and video of a pod of orcas this past weekend

A pod of orcas was captured on video near Sechelt Jan. 27, 2018 and posted to Facebook by Martin Michael. (Facebook/Martin Michael)
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