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Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)
Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)
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B.C. rent banks increase housing stability, prevent homelessness: survey

61% of those who accessed rent bank support said the service prevented them from homelessness

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James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Daughters suing prison system over B.C. man’s death following prison break

Civil suit alleges Correctional Service of Canada staff failed repeatedly in death of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was raped and murdered in 2010 by classmates Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Man who killed Greater Victoria teen in 2010 denied parole

One of 2 men who raped, killed classmate still high risk for sexual violence: decision

Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was raped and murdered in 2010 by classmates Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
The location of the Aleutian Isle fishing boat that sank on Aug. 13, causing a fuel spill off the west coast San Juan Island near Greater Victoria. (Washington state Department of Ecology)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat sinks deeper, complicating response near Victoria

Endangered orcas still headed in opposite direction of spill

The location of the Aleutian Isle fishing boat that sank on Aug. 13, causing a fuel spill off the west coast San Juan Island near Greater Victoria. (Washington state Department of Ecology)
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Canadian department store Zellers hopes to make a comeback next year, a decade after the discount chain shuttered most of its locations. A Zeller’s store is shown Thursday, January 13, 2011 in St.Eustache, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The return of Zellers: Hudson’s Bay to resurrect Canadian discount retail chain

It also comes amid an ongoing lawsuit over a Quebec family’s use of the Zellers brand

Canadian department store Zellers hopes to make a comeback next year, a decade after the discount chain shuttered most of its locations. A Zeller’s store is shown Thursday, January 13, 2011 in St.Eustache, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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Body found in North Thompson River confirmed to be missing Alberta man

Jacob Wall and his truck were recovered from the river by RCMP

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People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Airbnb is rolling out new screening tools to stop parties

System produced a 35% drop in unauthorized parties when tested in Australia

FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on the border of Wood Buffalo National Park is shown on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. A United Nations body that monitors some of the world’s greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country’s largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

Move considered ‘likely’ after Mikisew Cree First Nation first brought concerns to UNESCO’s attention

An aerial view of Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on the border of Wood Buffalo National Park is shown on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. A United Nations body that monitors some of the world’s greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country’s largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)

Bouchard bounced quickly in return to singles tennis action

Former world #5 competing for first time in 17 months due to surgery and rehab

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard hits a return to Sara Sorribes Tormo, of Spain, during the women's final in the Abierto of Zapopan tennis tournament in Zapopan, Mexico, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)
Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)
The BC Wildfire map on the morning of Aug. 17, 2022 shows a new wildfire, listed as person-caused, about 15 kilometres north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake. (BC Wildfire map)

UPDATE: Wildfire in North Shuswap grows to 7 hectares, evacuation alert issued

Fire estimated at 0.6 hectares north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake

The BC Wildfire map on the morning of Aug. 17, 2022 shows a new wildfire, listed as person-caused, about 15 kilometres north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake. (BC Wildfire map)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)

Beached baby porpoise rescued from tidal pool on Vancouver Island

Porpoise calf found thrashing in sand and rocks in Nanoose Bay

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and members of the public in Nanoose Bay rescued a beached porpoise Aug. 14. (Submitted photo)
Jennifer Cole of West Kelowna won $31M on the Lotto Max draw through her PlayNow.com account. (Photo/BCLC)

31 million reasons to celebrate: West Kelowna resident wins big

‘I heard that the jackpot was won on PlayNow.com, so I logged on to my account’

Jennifer Cole of West Kelowna won $31M on the Lotto Max draw through her PlayNow.com account. (Photo/BCLC)
The province has named Shane Berg as the new chief forester and the assistant deputy minister for the Office of the Chief Forester (photo by David Gordon Koch).

B.C. announces new chief forester

Shane Berg, B.C.’s deputy chief forester since 2017, will take on the role

The province has named Shane Berg as the new chief forester and the assistant deputy minister for the Office of the Chief Forester (photo by David Gordon Koch).
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Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil hits the court in Vancouver

His first round match is at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16

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Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)

Vernon’s Hill forced to end ultra race early

Shanda was taking part in a ‘deca’ ultratriathlon

Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)