Cole Schisler

Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)

Highway 99 reopens to essential traffic following Dec. 1 mudslide

Drivers are warned the road can close if conditions change

Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)
Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The precautionary shut down of the Trans Mountain pipeline continues, but British Columbia’s gasoline supply is secure for now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trans Mountain pipeline set to restart after weeks shutdown

The pipeline was shut down by the Nov. 14 atmospheric river

Construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is pictured near Hope, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The precautionary shut down of the Trans Mountain pipeline continues, but British Columbia’s gasoline supply is secure for now. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

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Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)
Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)

Newly-weds tie the knot at West Kelowna Warriors BCHL game

Jim Peck and Radka Malyk joined together in holy matrimony at centre ice during the Nov. 27 game

Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)
Ryan Reynolds reacts to a five minute video and song by Steven Page honouring his contributions to Canada. (Ryan Reynolds/Twitter).

‘Canada loves you back’: Ryan Reynolds honoured with Governor General’s Award

The Vancouver born actor says he’s ‘beyond touched’ by the award

Ryan Reynolds reacts to a five minute video and song by Steven Page honouring his contributions to Canada. (Ryan Reynolds/Twitter).
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

B.C. ski resorts prepare for holiday cancellations due to highway closures

Big White ski resort said over 70 holiday bookings have already been cancelled

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
Emil Anderson Maintenance and Kiewit crews working to remove the damaged jump span on the Coquihalla’s Jessica Bridge. (BC Transportation photo)

Heavily damaged Coquihalla expected to re-open in late January

Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said roughly 130km of the highway need repairs

Emil Anderson Maintenance and Kiewit crews working to remove the damaged jump span on the Coquihalla’s Jessica Bridge. (BC Transportation photo)
Floodwaters in Princeton. (Andrea DeMeer photo)

‘Stay out of any floodwater’: Experts offer safety advice for remediation work

Hazards and contaminants remain after floodwaters subside

Floodwaters in Princeton. (Andrea DeMeer photo)
Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

‘Hollow’ apology: Kelowna RCMP investigated for refusing to probe sex assault

The woman says she doesn’t trust police anymore

Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Environment Canada issued warnings and special weather statements for B.C.’s north coast. (Environment Canada photo)

Another atmospheric river set to drench B.C.’s north coast

Storm could exacerbate flood conditions in the Fraser Valley as it moves south

Environment Canada issued warnings and special weather statements for B.C.’s north coast. (Environment Canada photo)
Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)

Highway 99 reopens to smaller vehicles, essential travel only

Cars, SUVs, vans and trucks under 14,500 kilograms are able to travel on this corridor

Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)
Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)

RCMP recover bodies of 3 men from mudslide near Lillooet, 1 man still missing

Search efforts have been suspended as RCMP determine the best way to proceed

Crews work to clear a mudslide between Lil’wat Place and Texas Creek Road near Lillooet on Hwy. 99. (BC Transportation)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Coquihalla Highway will take months to rebuild from mud and rockslide damage

The most effective route connecting Okanagan and Lower Mainland faced extensive damage from flood

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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555 new COVID cases, 11 deaths recorded in B.C.

From Nov. 2-8, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 63.1 per cent of cases

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A tree planter at the Waterside Ventures’ planting location. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

More than 1 billion trees planted in B.C. since 2018

Province plans to plant 265 million more trees in 2022.

A tree planter at the Waterside Ventures’ planting location. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Elena Lawson’s six-year-old son has benefited greatly from individualized funding for autism. Lawson worries changes to the funding model could leave him without support. (Elena Lawson photo)

‘No faith’: B.C. autism community says they can’t support funding changes without consultation

The province is looking to phase out individualized funding for children with autism by 2025

Elena Lawson’s six-year-old son has benefited greatly from individualized funding for autism. Lawson worries changes to the funding model could leave him without support. (Elena Lawson photo)
An employee folds yoga pants as the types of pants are animated and displayed on digital screens instead of mannequins at a Lululemon Athletica store in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Flexible Vancouver thief re-arrested days after pilfering 47 pairs of yoga pants

32 people were arrested and nearly $18,000 in stolen property was recovered in weekend crackdown

An employee folds yoga pants as the types of pants are animated and displayed on digital screens instead of mannequins at a Lululemon Athletica store in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Power outages are often caused by trees blown over during storms (Sarah Artis photo)

13% of Lower Mainlanders prefer phones, Netflix over partner during storm outages: poll

B.C. Hydro report finds Lower Mainlanders ‘overconfident and underprepared’ for storm outages

Power outages are often caused by trees blown over during storms (Sarah Artis photo)
The cover of the program for the 25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival. (VAFF photo)
The cover of the program for the 25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival. (VAFF photo)