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FILE – LifeLabs signage is seen outside of one of the lab’s Toronto locations, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

BCGEU says fair wages are on the line as LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice

Some locations will remain open as LifeLabs is an essential service

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Federal Court hearing on Discovery Island fish farm phase-out underway

Opposing arguments from aquaculture companies and environmental organizations being heard

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is requiring that all staff, volunteers and contractors be vaccinated. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort requiring staff to be vaccinated

The policy will apply to volunteers and contractors as well

Three people have put their name forward on opening day of nominations to run for a vacant seat on Vernon council. (File photo)

Three individuals put names forward for Vernon byelection

Flora Evans, Arthur Gourley and Stephanie Hendy came forward on the opening day of nomination period

Three people have put their name forward on opening day of nominations to run for a vacant seat on Vernon council. (File photo)
Celine Rytz made an ink print of the cub’s paw. (Contributed-Celine Rytz)

Bear cub dies after being hit by car in Revelstoke

A woman walking found the bear dying but help was too late

Celine Rytz made an ink print of the cub’s paw. (Contributed-Celine Rytz)
Penticton’s Courthouse. (File)

Summerland brothers’ neighbour dispute with fungus farm ends in 9 months probation

Conflict with neighbouring mushroom farm dates to at least 2019

Penticton’s Courthouse. (File)
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Suspect pleads guilty to killing 17 in 2018 Florida school massacre

Nikolas Cruz 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
The House of Commons chamber is seen empty, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Ottawa. When Parliament resumes on Nov. 22, no one will be allowed into the House of Commons precinct unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed in House of Commons precinct

Policy affects MPs, staff, journalists, parliamentary business visitors, contractors and consultants

The House of Commons chamber is seen empty, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Ottawa. When Parliament resumes on Nov. 22, no one will be allowed into the House of Commons precinct unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Health authority takes over Vancouver care home, site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak

41 deaths and many more COVID-19 illnesses were reported last winter at Little Mountain Place

People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Winnipeg teacher placed on leave after racial slur used in classroom

Students allege the teacher used the slur multiple times

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Black, Indigenous and students of colour are often forced to create their own safe spaces on campus, according to a campus diversity report published in 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Diversity still lacking at UBC Okanagan, say some racialized students

UBCO said it is working to diversify and decolonize the campus

Black, Indigenous and students of colour are often forced to create their own safe spaces on campus, according to a campus diversity report published in 2018. (Black Press file photo)
Cilla Budda addresses Salmon Arm council on Oct. 12 regarding a performing arts centre for the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Performing arts centre proponents looking for City of Salmon Arm parcel

Council asked if former Mino’s restaurant property available or land behind Downtown Activity Centre

Cilla Budda addresses Salmon Arm council on Oct. 12 regarding a performing arts centre for the community. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A Chilliwack resident posted this image of what she thought was a meteor near Mt. Cheam Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021) right around the time of a reported plane crash in the area. (Katlyn Carter Facebook)

Reports of possible plane crash east of Chilliwack sparks air search over mountains

Search and Rescue was in the area looking for possible downed aircraft Tuesday evening

A Chilliwack resident posted this image of what she thought was a meteor near Mt. Cheam Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021) right around the time of a reported plane crash in the area. (Katlyn Carter Facebook)
A converted shipping container will soon store the Sicamous Eagles’ wet gear after away games. The shipping container will be placed beside the ‘Eagles’ Nest’ dormitory, behind the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Safety order prohibits Sicamous Eagles from storing gear after hours at rec centre

Anonymous donor steps up with funding for drying and storage alternative

A converted shipping container will soon store the Sicamous Eagles’ wet gear after away games. The shipping container will be placed beside the ‘Eagles’ Nest’ dormitory, behind the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File photo)
A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still
A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still
A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)

Microplastics found in stomachs of belugas highlight extent of pollution, researcher says

Lead author Rhiannon Moore says individual actions can reduce plastic pollution

A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)
Shortreed Elementary special education assistant Ms. Morrisey is one of the many Aldergrove educators going virtual to engage with students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

In-person school conferences upset Vernon teachers

Parents encouraged to opt for online conference only

Shortreed Elementary special education assistant Ms. Morrisey is one of the many Aldergrove educators going virtual to engage with students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Chase RCMP respond to reports of reckless driving on Oct. 10 which they say led them to the site of a collision on Highway 1. (File photo)

Erratic driving may have caused collison, roll-over on Highway 1 west of Chase

Chase RCMP received reports of vehicle being driven recklessly before they reached site of crash

Chase RCMP respond to reports of reckless driving on Oct. 10 which they say led them to the site of a collision on Highway 1. (File photo)
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Most Canadian kids experience racialized bullying at school: study

Fifty-eight percent of youth aged 12-18 say they’ve witnessed race-based bullying

UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)