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Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

 

COVID-19 virus (file photo).

B.C. sees 497 new cases of COVID-19

Interior Health has highest number of new cases at 146

 

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophie Middleton)

295 millimetres of rain: Abbotsford, Hope set precipitation records

In a span of two days, Hope saw just as much rain as Penticton would in one year

 

Properties inundated by flood waters are seen in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Farmers in B.C. are coming together to save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province’s dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Properties inundated by flood waters are seen in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Farmers in B.C. are coming together to save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province’s dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)

‘Tis the Season: Canada Post unveils latest holiday-themed stamps

The holiday stamps feature three recognizable characters — Santa, a reindeer and an elf

Canada Post continues its tradition of releasing new holiday-themed stamps in 2021. (Photo by Canada Post)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
Wild caribou roam the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. subsidizes energy drilling on caribou habitat it promised to protect, study says

Research shows 3,114 active oil and gas wells within critical caribou habitat

Wild caribou roam the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The last time B.C. had this many new residents was 1993. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck )

More people moved to B.C. than elsewhere in Canada in the last year: StatCan

The province recorded numbers last seen in the ’90s

The last time B.C. had this many new residents was 1993. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck )
A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, which caused the evacuation order at Three Valley Gap, on July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)

Revelstoke summer tourism numbers drop due to wildfires and travel restrictions

A number of resorts reported a decrease in tourism numbers for the months of May-August, 2021

A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, which caused the evacuation order at Three Valley Gap, on July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)
A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, which caused the evacuation order at Three Valley Gap, on July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)

Revelstoke summer tourism numbers drop due to wildfires and travel restrictions

A number of resorts reported a decrease in tourism numbers for the months of May-August, 2021

A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, which caused the evacuation order at Three Valley Gap, on July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)
A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

B.C. extends order capping fees charged by food delivery services at 15%

All other fees are capped at an additional five per cent

A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. parents crowdsourcing COVID-19 school exposures in lieu of provincial information

Health ministry choosing to only publicly report outbreaks, clusters

A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tent pads constructed on Mount Begbie. (contributed)

Trailblazing: Revelstoke organization committed to improving Columbia Mountain trails

The Alpine Club of Canada has been a focal point for Canadian mountaineering since 1906

Tent pads constructed on Mount Begbie. (contributed)
Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

City of Revelstoke announces new chief administrative officer

James Thackray comes to Revelstoke with 25 years of experience

Revelstoke city hall. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The Kootenay-Columbia candidates. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Highlights from the Kootenay-Columbia all-candidates online public forum

Candidates fielded questions from the riding’s voters on Sept. 10

The Kootenay-Columbia candidates. (Contributed)
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Winner of most impactful category in the Living Lakes Canada photo contest: Slocan Lake in B.C. (Tim Hicks photo)

British Columbia lakes stand out in Canada-wide contest

The Lake Diversity Photo Challenge draws attention to lakes affected by climate change

Winner of most impactful category in the Living Lakes Canada photo contest: Slocan Lake in B.C. (Tim Hicks photo)
In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Price of single-family homes in Revelstoke increased by over 30% in August

Realtors in Central Okanagan region cite lack of inventory as reason for increase

In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Price of single-family homes in Revelstoke increased by over 30% in August

Realtors in Central Okanagan region cite lack of inventory as reason for increase

In the month of August, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the Revelstoke/Shuswap area increased by 32.1 per cent to $615,100, mostly due to a decrease in number of available homes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A handful of counter-protestors were also in attendance, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

‘Go the hell home’: B.C. leaders condemn anti-vaccine passport protests

Protests were held in several B.C. communities outside of hospitals and government buildings

A handful of counter-protestors were also in attendance, as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the hospital on Sept. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)