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A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

The number of people who donate blood regularly dropped by 31,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Cory William Thomas, 33, has been identified as the man shot and killed in Maple Ridge on Friday. (IHIT/Special to The News)

Police identify man shot and killed in Maple Ridge

IHIT says murder of Cory William Thomas was connected with drug trade

Cory William Thomas, 33, has been identified as the man shot and killed in Maple Ridge on Friday. (IHIT/Special to The News)
Black Press File photo
Black Press File photo
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B.C. man ordered to pay $13K for smoking in his strata unit

Fine originally $800, but after an unsuccessful fight in small claims court, the total reached $13K

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The Surrey South byelection has been called for Sept. 10. (Elections BC)

Voters go to the polls Sept. 10 for the Surrey South byelection

Province announced the byelection four months after Stephanie Cadieux resigned

The Surrey South byelection has been called for Sept. 10. (Elections BC)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

N.W.T. RCMP deploy controversial roadside cannabis screening devices

Lawyers say the tests aren’t sophisticated enough and can lead to innocent people being arrested

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person's belongings are placed on the street to be moved to storage after his tent was cleared from the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. ‘clear’ there’s not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

Minister responsible for housing said City of Vancouver knew there was nowhere for residents to go

A person's belongings are placed on the street to be moved to storage after his tent was cleared from the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke from fires along Sheep Creek is shown in an Aug.7, 2022 handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

There was no imminent threat or concern it would jump to the other side of the highway

Smoke from fires along Sheep Creek is shown in an Aug.7, 2022 handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**
An unidentified man worried about the salmon run in the Coquihalla River confronts TMX workers (kaska_cat/Tiktok)

Man worried about nearby fish confronts Trans Mountain construction workers at Coquihalla River

Tiktok shows unidentified man confronting Trans Mountain workers over salmon run in Hope, B.C.

An unidentified man worried about the salmon run in the Coquihalla River confronts TMX workers (kaska_cat/Tiktok)
Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service in Chilliwack on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Trial begins for 3 Chilliwack church pastors fighting COVID gathering restriction tickets

Defence lawyer to argue the prohibition was ‘an egregious interference with the freedom of religion’

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service in Chilliwack on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck
In happier days – Democracy Direct 2018 candidates (left to right) Christopher Trevelyan, Erika Johanson, Darryl Walker, Anthony Manning and Scott Kristjanson. (Carolyn Latzen photo)

White Rock municipal election landscape different for 2022

Former Democracy Direct candidates now running as independents

In happier days – Democracy Direct 2018 candidates (left to right) Christopher Trevelyan, Erika Johanson, Darryl Walker, Anthony Manning and Scott Kristjanson. (Carolyn Latzen photo)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

33,000 B.C. government employees issue 72-hour strike notice

The most recent collective agreement between the union and Public Service agency expired on April 1

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
David and Sara Lindberg with their daughter Ellee, 2. (Special to The News)
David and Sara Lindberg with their daughter Ellee, 2. (Special to The News)
There is a heavy police presence along 216th Street in Maple Ridge for the investigation of a fatal shooting. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Man, 33, fatally shot in Lower Mainland Friday morning

Victim died at the scene, and police have 216th Street south of Dewdney Trunk Road cordoned off

There is a heavy police presence along 216th Street in Maple Ridge for the investigation of a fatal shooting. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

International partners had concern about Canada’s ‘ability to handle’ convoy protests

The warning is contained in heavily redacted summaries of government meetings

A protester yells “freedom” towards a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister for Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to a question during a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid on June 29, 2022. The impact on Canadian jobs and global inflation were factored into Ottawa’s decision to return a turbine being repaired in Montreal to a Russian energy giant, a position paper for Ministers produced in a court case shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada considered jobs, inflation in decision to return Russian turbine: document

Ukrainian World Congress has launched legal challenge of the turbine decision

Minister for Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to a question during a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid on June 29, 2022. The impact on Canadian jobs and global inflation were factored into Ottawa’s decision to return a turbine being repaired in Montreal to a Russian energy giant, a position paper for Ministers produced in a court case shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

The DFO is forecasting up to 10 million sockeye could return to the Fraser River this summer

Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. Fry says mistakes made decades ago when the gay and bisexual communities were “afraid and ashamed to come out” because of misconceptions about HIV-AIDS must not be repeated with monkeypox. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. Fry says mistakes made decades ago when the gay and bisexual communities were “afraid and ashamed to come out” because of misconceptions about HIV-AIDS must not be repeated with monkeypox. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld