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Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, front left, responds to questions as Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino listens during a news conference to announce Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Agriculture commodity groups are applauding the Liberal government’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy and hoping it will lead to more, and better, free trade deals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian agriculture groups hope new Indo-Pacific strategy leads to trade deals

$244.1 million earmarked for improving trade between Canada and countries in the region

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, front left, responds to questions as Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino listens during a news conference to announce Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Agriculture commodity groups are applauding the Liberal government’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy and hoping it will lead to more, and better, free trade deals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A protester holds up a banner commemorating the victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire with the words "the death knell tolls for you" in Central in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s anti-virus controls after crowds in mainland cities called for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. (AP Photo/Zen Soo)

China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

Trudeau expresses support for Chinese protesters as show of dissent roils Beijing

A protester holds up a banner commemorating the victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire with the words "the death knell tolls for you" in Central in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s anti-virus controls after crowds in mainland cities called for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. (AP Photo/Zen Soo)
No invasive mussels detected in Columbia Shuswap water. (CSISS)
No invasive mussels detected in Columbia Shuswap water. (CSISS)
A semi truck in a ditch on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke. (Skilled Truckers Canada)

Delays on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke while semi truck is recovered

DriveBC are expected to update the situation later this morning (Nov. 29)

A semi truck in a ditch on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke. (Skilled Truckers Canada)
Doug White, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, will join the premier’s office at Special Counsel on Indigenous Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coast Salish lawyer Doug White joining B.C. premier’s office to speed reconciliation

White will work on issues held up between multiple government ministries

Doug White, chairman of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council, will join the premier’s office at Special Counsel on Indigenous Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)
A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)

Dog that was dragged behind pickup receiving care from B.C. SPCA

Three-year-old German shepherd healing in Nanaimo after suffering ‘devastating injuries’

A three-year-old German shepherd suffered significant injuries after falling off the back of a truck it was tethered to. (Submitted photo)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
Rapid Ascent, Salmon Arm artist Valerie Rogers’ painting of a chinook salmon ascending rapids on its journey to spawn, is the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s prestigious Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition for 2023-24. (Photo contributed)

Renowned Salmon Arm wildlife artist puts her stamp on prestigious contest

Painting of spawning chinook wins Pacific Salmon Foundation competition

Rapid Ascent, Salmon Arm artist Valerie Rogers’ painting of a chinook salmon ascending rapids on its journey to spawn, is the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s prestigious Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition for 2023-24. (Photo contributed)
Santa Claus (Chris Emery) has been hearing Christmas wishes at the Centenoka Park Mall for more than 14 years. (Brian Bannister photo)

Shuswap Santa puts his Facebook hacker on the naughty list

Chris Emery humbled by calls of support after attempts by hacker to swindle friends

Santa Claus (Chris Emery) has been hearing Christmas wishes at the Centenoka Park Mall for more than 14 years. (Brian Bannister photo)
A man rides his bike down the street in Fort Erie, Ont., during an early winter storm that delivered high winds and large amounts of snow across southern Ontario and western New York, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Canadians enjoying a brief relief from the onset of winter-like conditions may want to enjoy the temperatures while they can because The Weather Network is forecasting a colder than normal start to winter across most of the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
A man rides his bike down the street in Fort Erie, Ont., during an early winter storm that delivered high winds and large amounts of snow across southern Ontario and western New York, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Canadians enjoying a brief relief from the onset of winter-like conditions may want to enjoy the temperatures while they can because The Weather Network is forecasting a colder than normal start to winter across most of the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, announces the ban of single-use plastics, at a beach, on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Quebec City. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, behind, looks on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

New stats suggest Canadians already kicking some plastic habits as national ban looms

By Dec. 20, it will no longer be legal to manufacture or import most plastic shopping bags or straws

Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, announces the ban of single-use plastics, at a beach, on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Quebec City. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, behind, looks on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
A flag flies at half mast in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit a First Nation in Saskatchewan that was rocked by a deadly stabbing rampage nearly three months ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

‘Horrific attack’: Trudeau visits Saskatchewan First Nation rocked by mass killing

PM made the sign of the cross at each of the graves and took a moment of silence

A flag flies at half mast in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit a First Nation in Saskatchewan that was rocked by a deadly stabbing rampage nearly three months ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Iulian Fota, the presidential counselor of the President of Romania, welcomes Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he arrives at the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport in Romania, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, ahead of a NATO meeting. (Daniel Mihailescu/Pool Photo via AP)

NATO commits to future Ukraine membership, drums up aid

Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership in April, concerned Russia might target them next

Iulian Fota, the presidential counselor of the President of Romania, welcomes Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he arrives at the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport in Romania, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, ahead of a NATO meeting. (Daniel Mihailescu/Pool Photo via AP)
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance on October 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals did not show fiscal restraint in fall update: parliamentary budget officer

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux says the federal government did not show…

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before appearing at the Senate Committee on National Finance on October 25, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP, addresses Surrey city council on Monday, Nov. 28. (Screen shot)

Claims Surrey RCMP not locally accountable are ‘unfounded’ and ‘laughable,’ Edwards tells council

Plan to keep RCMP in Surrey, if approved Dec. 12, will go to solicitor general Dec. 15

Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP, addresses Surrey city council on Monday, Nov. 28. (Screen shot)
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)

Talks ongoing about national park in South Okanagan Similkameen

If approved the park would cover 270 square kilometres and protect dozens of species at risk

A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)
Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)

Nearly two dozen new RCMP officers to call Kelowna home

City council heard crime stats from 2022 Q2 and Q3 at its Nov. 28 meeting

Kelowna RCMP Supt. Kara Triance. (Capital News/File photo)
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RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)

The battle over school liaison officers continues in Penticton

Concerns raised by marginalized American students is the reason for the B.C. commissioner’s response

RCMP officer's vest. (file photo)