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A man is presumed drowned after falling into the water at the downtown Kelowna marina Saturday evening. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Surrey man who drowned in Kelowna marina recovered using underwater camera

The young man fell into the water on the evening of Aug. 13

A man is presumed drowned after falling into the water at the downtown Kelowna marina Saturday evening. (Facebook)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be sacred space. The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on Langley City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay
RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay
Canada Border Services Agents found 33-kg of methamphetamine in a tractor-trailer entering Surrey from the U.S. The driver of the vehicle has now been charged with four years in prison. (BC RCMP handout photo)

Surrey trucker sentenced to 4 years in prison for smuggling meth across border

The driver of the vehicle was attempting to smuggle the drugs into Canada from the U.S.

Canada Border Services Agents found 33-kg of methamphetamine in a tractor-trailer entering Surrey from the U.S. The driver of the vehicle has now been charged with four years in prison. (BC RCMP handout photo)
Cultus Lake in 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

33-year-old man from Calgary dead following drowning at Cultus Lake

Incident happened at Entrance Bay on Aug. 13

Cultus Lake in 2007. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Shortage of common anti-depressant leaves Greater Victoria pharmacies scrambling

Langford pharmacist Harish Sharma recently saw limited supply sell out in hours

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)

Girls sell nana’s flowers in Greater Victoria to raise $375 for kids with cancer

Young philanthropists honour late cousin with streetside stand

Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)
The Nelson Police Department’s stats for 2021 show a significant drop in crime. File photo

Crime in Nelson drops to lowest rate in over 20 years

Statistics Canada shows the number of incidents and overall crime rating are at record lows

The Nelson Police Department’s stats for 2021 show a significant drop in crime. File photo
A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)

Joint response team working on oil spill spreading to B.C. waters

Vessel had 9,400 litres of diesel in its tank when it went down

A fishing boat with thousands of litres of fuel onboard sank between Greater Victoria and Washington state on Aug. 13. A sheen spanning more than three kilometres was reported to have entered Canadian waters by that evening. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific West Coast district/ Twitter)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek blaze stable over the weekend

Keremeos wildfire behaviour remains relatively stable

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)

B.C. man dies within sight of ambulance station with no paramedics available

Second time in less than a month no ambulance available in Ashcroft for person in medical distress

A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)
International Overdose Awareness Day is the last day of August, with advocates reminding the public on resources available to ensure safe-use of drugs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward photo)

Overdose awareness and resource events set for end of month in White Rock

Tides of Change Community Action Team in the city is hosting the events

International Overdose Awareness Day is the last day of August, with advocates reminding the public on resources available to ensure safe-use of drugs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward photo)
Toxic drug crisis is affecting B.C.’s population increasingly, leading to calls for safer supply, decriminalization and better support for those suffering. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media photo)

South Surrey counsellors, advocates bring attention to men in trades experiencing substance addiction

Tides of Change created a short film with men sharing their experience in the industry and drug use

Toxic drug crisis is affecting B.C.’s population increasingly, leading to calls for safer supply, decriminalization and better support for those suffering. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media photo)
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

B.C. light show ignited 140 new wildfires

Lightning touched ground over 17,000 times

  • Aug 14, 2022
Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
Liquid Zoo police presence (Submitted)
Liquid Zoo police presence (Submitted)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Author Salman Rushdie poses for a photo as he promotes the movie “Midnight’s Children” during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 8, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Author Salman Rushdie poses for a photo as he promotes the movie “Midnight’s Children” during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 8, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany stop to talk to the media as they take a stroll at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on June 27, 2022. The Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montreal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland. In a statement released Saturday, the PMO confirmed the Aug. 21-23 visit starts in Montreal, where meetings will be held with German and Canadian business leaders, and a tour is scheduled at an artificial intelligence institute. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany stop to talk to the media as they take a stroll at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on June 27, 2022. The Prime Minister’s Office says Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montreal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland. In a statement released Saturday, the PMO confirmed the Aug. 21-23 visit starts in Montreal, where meetings will be held with German and Canadian business leaders, and a tour is scheduled at an artificial intelligence institute. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson