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The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)

500 cattle died in Fraser Valley flooding, but thousands more evacuated: BC Dairy

Approximately 23,000 cattle in the region prior to the disaster

The BC Dairy Association estimates that 500 cattle died in the flooding in Abbotsford and Yarrow. (File photo)
The first vial of paediatric COVID-19 vaccine used in Toronto. Children who are part of the Hospital for Sick Children family between the ages of 5 and 11 years of age are some of the first to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Russell, POOL

COVID-19 shots arriving Monday for B.C. 5- to 11-year-olds

About 91,000 of 350,000 eligible children have been registered for vaccination so far

The first vial of paediatric COVID-19 vaccine used in Toronto. Children who are part of the Hospital for Sick Children family between the ages of 5 and 11 years of age are some of the first to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Russell, POOL
Shannon White has been missing since Nov. 1. (Kamloops RCMP)

Search and rescue suspend probe into disappearance of Kamloops woman last seen Nov. 1

Shannon White, 32, was last seen when she left her home to drive to work

  • Nov 24, 2021
Shannon White has been missing since Nov. 1. (Kamloops RCMP)
A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

Hybrid proposal that will allow virtual representation being tabled today

A page makes preparations in The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Supt. Kara Triance, detachment commander for the Kelowna RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
This piece of forest equipment was heavily damaged in a fire on Nov. 11. (RCMP photo)

RCMP investigating after $500,000 logging machine burns outside Lake Cowichan

Log-buncher rendered inoperable in blaze outside Dididaht village

  • Nov 24, 2021
This piece of forest equipment was heavily damaged in a fire on Nov. 11. (RCMP photo)
Recovery efforts continue in the Cowichan Valley after last weeks flooding. Pictured are people being rescued along Canada Ave. during the heavy rains on Nov. 15. (File photo)

2 roads still closed, but Cowichan Valley recovering from floods

But heavy rain is expected again by week’s end

  • Nov 24, 2021
Recovery efforts continue in the Cowichan Valley after last weeks flooding. Pictured are people being rescued along Canada Ave. during the heavy rains on Nov. 15. (File photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. records 324 more COVID-19 cases, one death Tuesday

Outbreaks in hospitals, senior care homes declining

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 16, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Financial aid coming to flood evacuees as B.C. officials warn of rainy, ‘challenging’ days ahead

$2,000 will go to each home put on evacuation order due to flooding between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16

A farm is surrounded by flood waster as seen from a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)

Canada must strengthen critical infrastructure for future extreme weather: Blair

Emergency Preparedness Minister says Canada needs to build back better than before

A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CN rail traffic in southern B.C. to resume Wednesday after mudslides

The country’s two largest railway services were cut by torrential rain and landslides

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides is shown in this aerial photo along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Monday, November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

COVID-19 recovery top priority in throne speech, but GG provides little detail

Government vows to work on myriad health-care issues highlighted or exacerbated by health crisis

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the Throne Speech in the Senate in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island braces for 3 more storms in 7 days

Government weather agency tracking multiple atmospheric rivers heading for B.C.

Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Pat Murphy, an 82-year-old volunteer with the Vancouver Island Military Museum in downtown Nanaimo, was punched and spat on when he asked a group of people blocking a set of stairs to move. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Elderly volunteer punched and spat on in downtown Nanaimo

Military museum volunteer assaulted while asking alleged drug users to vacate stairs

Pat Murphy, an 82-year-old volunteer with the Vancouver Island Military Museum in downtown Nanaimo, was punched and spat on when he asked a group of people blocking a set of stairs to move. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The City of Duncan is considering a proposal for another 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless, like the ones pictured at St. Julien Street, to be placed at as temporary site at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)

Another temporary cabin site for homeless proposed for Trunk Road

Site would consist of 40 sleeping cabins and wrap-aroujnd services

The City of Duncan is considering a proposal for another 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless, like the ones pictured at St. Julien Street, to be placed at as temporary site at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)
Justin James Dodd made his second appearance in provincial court in Duncan via videolink on second degree murder charges. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man charged in Crofton murders of dad and son still maintains he’ll represent himself in court

Crown to turn over evidence to Justin Dodd for perusal before next court appearance

Justin James Dodd made his second appearance in provincial court in Duncan via videolink on second degree murder charges. (Photo by Don Bodger)
More than three million children in the U.S. aged five to 11 have been immunized with the child dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine so far, and B.C.’s program starts next week. Here Gage Peterson, 11, holds six-year-old Duke Peterson’s hand as he gets his vaccination in Everett, Washington on November 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)

B.C. kids 5-11 should have appointments for COVID-19 vaccination

Thousands of parents registering for shots that begin on Nov. 29

More than three million children in the U.S. aged five to 11 have been immunized with the child dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine so far, and B.C.’s program starts next week. Here Gage Peterson, 11, holds six-year-old Duke Peterson’s hand as he gets his vaccination in Everett, Washington on November 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark/Everett Herald)
Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)

Fundraiser launched for B.C. couple whose home was swept down Nicola River

Kim Cardinal and Lorn Thibodeau’s entire property along Highway 8 is gone

Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)

Lawyer: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito

FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, The FBI on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. (The Moab Police Department via AP)
A WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is seen parked at a gate at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. CDC stops posting COVID flight exposures ahead of vaccine mandate for travellers

All travellers on planes and trains in B.C. must be fully vaccinated

A WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is seen parked at a gate at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck