UPDATED: Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says

Emergency crews responded to the arena after reports came in about an alleged ammonia leak

Trial date set for former Olympian charged with fraud

Harold Backer is accused of bilking investors out of thousands of dollars.

Judge awards largest punitive damage award in B.C. pedestrian crash: lawyer

A woman was awarded $100,000 for punitive damages in addition to more than $2M for general damages

Joint search & rescue exercise introduces new safety techniques
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Downed power lines close Highway 19 northbound near Parksville


    Apple pressing in Coombs


      Views in the News, Oct. 17


        Nails endangering sea lions on Ucluelet float spark DFO investigation

        “In addition to being cruel and inhumane, it’s completely ineffective.”

        Heavy rain causes flooding in small B.C. First Nation community

        The tiny hamlet of Kingcome Inlet is underwater after Monday night’s storm

        Prisoners in Canada among alleged leaders in massive opioid ring: US authorities

        It’s being called the most prolific fentanyl-trafficking and money-laundering operations

        Clearer path to surgery needed for transgender people: UBC study

        Authors recommend training more surgeons and doctors

        Former camper claims sexual abuse at Cowichan River Bible Camp

        Surrey pastor accused of sexual assault is former board member of Vancouver Island camp

        Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues recall for some B.C. oysters

        CFIA issued the recall due to the potential presence of a marine biotoxin in the oysters.

        Suspects in Nanaimo steal car, pirate costumes and a piece of cake

        Incident happened between 1-6 a.m. on Oct. 10 at a basement suite in the 900 block of Howard Avenue

        Port Alberni woman recovering after being stabbed by boyfriend

        The woman sustained numerous stab wounds inside her home

        • Oct 17th, 2017

        Humpback whale washes up near Ucluelet

        A necropsy performed on the large mammal revealed it had a broken jaw, which indicates significant trauma.

        Highway 19 reopened in Parksville after nearly six-hour closure

        Northbound lanes closed after fallen tree drops hydro lines over roadway

        A mother recounts the torment of her daughter’s kidnapping

        “One Day Closer,” published by Simon and Schuster, goes beyond the inner turmoil of a mother’s despair

        Californians brace for emotional toll of wildfires

        “Many people who call are sad and worried, the shock has worn off and the sadness, depression and loss is setting in.”

        Shares of Bombardier soar following new deal

        Shares of Bombardier up more than 20 per cent after singing CSeries deal with Airbus

        B.C. man fights to prove he’s alive

        A Kamloops man has to prove he’s alive after bureaucratic error declares him dead

        Calgary mayor wins another term

        Incumbents take the day throughout Alberta in municipal elections