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Fire officials and locals carry an injured person to hospital after an explosion, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens. Officials say the explosion occurred in a busy commercial area of Dhaka. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh building explosion kills at least 14 scores hurt

An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday…

Fire officials and locals carry an injured person to hospital after an explosion, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens. Officials say the explosion occurred in a busy commercial area of Dhaka. (AP Photo)
Mexican army soldiers prepare a search mission for four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, March 6, 2023. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the four Americans were going to buy medicine and were caught in the crossfire between two armed groups after they had entered Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. (AP Photo)

2 kidnapped Americans found dead in Mexico, 2 others alive

Two U.S. citizens missing since their violent abduction last week in the…

Mexican army soldiers prepare a search mission for four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, March 6, 2023. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the four Americans were going to buy medicine and were caught in the crossfire between two armed groups after they had entered Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, on Friday. (AP Photo)
Kiff Mowatt. (HAVAN photo)

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Kiff Mowatt. (HAVAN photo)
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay (14) is pressured by Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence (21) during first half CFL Football division semifinal game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, November 11, 2018. (CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

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B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay (14) is pressured by Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence (21) during first half CFL Football division semifinal game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, November 11, 2018. (CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating the dead body located in the parking lot next to Maple Ridge Secondary School. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Deceased middle-aged man found near Maple Ridge school

Ridge Meadows RCMP and IHIT are currently investigating ‘suspicious’ death

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating the dead body located in the parking lot next to Maple Ridge Secondary School. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A dump truck crashed and spilled over along the Nanaimo Parkway at the East Wellington Road overpass on Friday, March 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Dump truck crashes and spills load of garbage along Island Highway in Nanaimo

Southbound lanes of highway closed at East Wellington Road overpass

A dump truck crashed and spilled over along the Nanaimo Parkway at the East Wellington Road overpass on Friday, March 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Coquihalla Highway continues to be closed due to severe winter weather. (Jessica Okert/Facebook)

Coquihalla remains closed overnight

The highway has had a snowfall warning since Wednesday afternoon

The Coquihalla Highway continues to be closed due to severe winter weather. (Jessica Okert/Facebook)
Alex Murdaugh is led to the Colleton County Courthouse by sheriff's deputies for sentencing Friday, March 3, 2023 in Walterboro, S.C., after being convicted of two counts of murder in the June 7, 2021, shooting deaths of Murdaugh's wife and son. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Alex Murdaugh gets life in prison in murder of wife, son

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison without…

Alex Murdaugh is led to the Colleton County Courthouse by sheriff's deputies for sentencing Friday, March 3, 2023 in Walterboro, S.C., after being convicted of two counts of murder in the June 7, 2021, shooting deaths of Murdaugh's wife and son. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
This WestJet airplane had to make an emergency landing at YLW on March 2 after an engine fire. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
This WestJet airplane had to make an emergency landing at YLW on March 2 after an engine fire. (Gary Barnes/Capital News)
Evelyn Clark, the Executive Director of the Central Island Division of Family Practice, and Dr. Mark Morris, a family physician and board member. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Physicians discuss access to healthcare in central Vancouver Island

Host Peter McCully chats with executive director of the Central Island Division of Family Practice

Evelyn Clark, the Executive Director of the Central Island Division of Family Practice, and Dr. Mark Morris, a family physician and board member. (Peter McCully photo)
Crash on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. (Skilled Truckers/ Facebook)

3 people killed, others injured in major fiery crash on Highway 5

DriveBC is reporting the highway is closed from Round Top Rd and Petrol Rd

Crash on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. (Skilled Truckers/ Facebook)
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announces B.C.’s $150-million investment to fund upgrades to province’s 911 emergency communication system during a press conference at a fire hall in the Vancouver Island community of Saanich. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. eyes $150M spend for 911 upgrades, including texting

Upgrades to provide new options for British Columbians to reach emergency services

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announces B.C.’s $150-million investment to fund upgrades to province’s 911 emergency communication system during a press conference at a fire hall in the Vancouver Island community of Saanich. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Nelson Police Department members are being investigated for allegedly sharing racist messages over a private group chat. File photo

6 current, former Nelson police officers face discipline in racism case

An investigation into racist messages shared over a group chat has substantiated allegations

Nelson Police Department members are being investigated for allegedly sharing racist messages over a private group chat. File photo
Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with any witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car on the old Island Highway at Mostar and Rutherford roads earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)

Woman suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car on the highway in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP looking for witnesses to late-night collision at Mostar-Rutherford intersection

Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with any witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car on the old Island Highway at Mostar and Rutherford roads earlier this week. (News Bulletin file photo)
Chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey of Pluvio Restaurant in Ucluelet. (Chelsea Gray photo)

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Chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey of Pluvio Restaurant in Ucluelet. (Chelsea Gray photo)
Participant registration is now open for the Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games.

Participant registration now open for Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games

Event set to occur from Aug. 22 to 26, over 3,500 participants expected to compete

Participant registration is now open for the Abbotsford 55-Plus BC Games.
Reaction to the 2023-24 budget delivered by Finance Minister Katrine Conroy ranged from mixed to cautiously optimistic to disappointed.

Hope and fear: 2023-2024 B.C. budget draws range of reactions

A leading business voice fears the financial direction of B.C. while others see hope on housing

Reaction to the 2023-24 budget delivered by Finance Minister Katrine Conroy ranged from mixed to cautiously optimistic to disappointed.
A rental sign is seen outside a building in Ottawa, Thursday, April 30, 2020. B.C.’s NDP government followed through on a long-promised renters’ rebate on Feb. 28, 2023, in its provincial budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Long-awaited renters’ rebate among credits promised in B.C.’s 2023 budget

Other increases coming for families, lower-income earners

A rental sign is seen outside a building in Ottawa, Thursday, April 30, 2020. B.C.’s NDP government followed through on a long-promised renters’ rebate on Feb. 28, 2023, in its provincial budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A new 16-bed mental health evaluation and treatment facility has three double- and 10 single-bed rooms. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

‘Quite remarkable’: B.C. commits close to $1 billion for mental health, addictions

Investment standout piece from $6.4-billion health-care spending promise

A new 16-bed mental health evaluation and treatment facility has three double- and 10 single-bed rooms. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror
B.C. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy speaks during a news conference as students enjoy a hot lunch at Ruth King Elementary in Langford, B.C., Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Health care, housing and grants top B.C.’s 2023-24 Budget Day promises

Snow blanketed the provincial capital in the morning hours of B.C.’s budget…

B.C. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy speaks during a news conference as students enjoy a hot lunch at Ruth King Elementary in Langford, B.C., Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
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