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FILE – A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at an Alberta Health Services vaccination clinic in Didsbury, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. reports 742 new COVID cases, 1 death over August long weekend

A total of 81.4 per cent of people ages 12 and older have received their first dose

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England, Friday, June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin Lamarque, POOL

In call with Biden, Trudeau talks trade, border ‘collaboration’ and Olympic soccer

U.S. president basks in basket of Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches won when Tampa Bay won Stanley Cup

FILE - This Tuesday, July 28, 2020, file photo shows the icon for the Tinder dating app on a device in New York. The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Dating changed during the pandemic, apps are following suit

New tools will allow users to get to know people better online

FILE - This Tuesday, July 28, 2020, file photo shows the icon for the Tinder dating app on a device in New York. The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
People stand on rocks near a beach of Kavouri suburb, southwest of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The heat wave is expected to peak Monday, with temperatures inland ranging from 42 to 46 degrees Celsius (107.6 to 114.8 Fahrenheit). Temperatures will remain at 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) or above in much of Greece until at least Friday, meteorologists say. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires

Flames fuelled by heat wave that reached 45 C in the area

People stand on rocks near a beach of Kavouri suburb, southwest of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The heat wave is expected to peak Monday, with temperatures inland ranging from 42 to 46 degrees Celsius (107.6 to 114.8 Fahrenheit). Temperatures will remain at 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) or above in much of Greece until at least Friday, meteorologists say. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A swimmer swims in an unauthorized area at Comox Dam. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Public risking lives on BC Hydro facilities pursuing perfect selfies

Incidents range from climbing transmission towers to swimming in restricted areas at dam sites

A swimmer swims in an unauthorized area at Comox Dam. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vaccinated? You’re 10x less likely to catch and transmit COVID-19, but risk remains

Independent modelling group says that asymptomatic spread makes contact tracing more difficult

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Grand Forks man allegedly assaults paramedics, takes up sword in armed stand-off

Police say the man had been serving house arrest for a prior conviction at the time of the alleged assault

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Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)

B.C. man who survived 2 recent assassination attempts has a history of getting shot at

Kyle Gianis has survived four attempts on his life in B.C.

Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)
Firefighters attack the flames after a collision on Highway 1 in west Kamloops on Aug. 2, 2021, led to a fire and explosions. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

VIDEO: Explosions rock Kamloops after semi-truck catches fire on Highway 1

Kamloops Fire Rescue said the driver of the burning truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

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Firefighters attack the flames after a collision on Highway 1 in west Kamloops on Aug. 2, 2021, led to a fire and explosions. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
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Woman drowns in Christina Lake, say Grand Forks RCMP

The woman’s death marks the area’s first reported drowning in 2021

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That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted

Hissing hitchhiker: Snake discovered on B.C. company’s bus

The snake is now being cared for by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway in Kaslo

That’s no rubber snake. This one was found on a bus in Kaslo by Mountain Man Mike’s owner Michael Hathaway. Photo Submitted
FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

UPDATE: Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Multiple gunshots heard near the vicinity

FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

UPDATE: No fly-zone being amended in Kelowna, YLW operations to resume

More than two dozen arriving and departing flights on Tuesday were cancelled

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
A young boys smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Education Minister Tom Osborne and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, left to right, engage with children at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Trudeau Liberals maintain lead over rivals ahead of possible election call: poll

Leger poll suggests little movement as many observers anticipate an election call this month

A young boys smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Education Minister Tom Osborne and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, left to right, engage with children at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek

Canada shut out of medals again, but sprinters De Grasse, Brown provide hope

Country left without any hardware to celebrate for the second straight day

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petr David Josek
A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Winds, thunderstorms in the forecast for B.C. fire zone

Province holding its own, according to B.C.’s joint fire information management centre

A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

Fish and wildlife officers working to identify bear responsible following incident near Swan Hills

A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward