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A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)

Man sheltering in West Kelowna dumpster nearly crushed in garbage truck

The driver heard banging noises coming from the truck’s compactor

National Security Advisor Jody Thomas appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission, Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Ottawa. The national security adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that senior officials are planning ahead for the possibility of another “Freedom Convoy” protest in early 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National security officials planning for 2023 ‘Freedom Convoy’ reboot: adviser to PM

‘Different action would be taken ahead of time to prevent the settling in to the extent that we saw’

A memorial totem pole is shown in this handout image provided by National Museums Scotland. The museum says it will return to the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia a memorial pole taken nearly a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Museums Scotland

B.C. Nisga’a totem on display at Scotland museum since 1930 is heading home

Delegation of Nisga’a leaders travelled to Edinburgh last August to ask that the pole be returned

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More snow and icy conditions coming for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

It will be ‘significantly less’ snow than last storm, 2 cm to 5 cm by Friday afternoon and overnight

A pedestrian navigates a snowy road in Chilliwack on Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada says important, unresolved issues exist in the pending expansion of medical assistance in dying for people with a mental disorder. (The Canadian Press)

Canada should pause MAID for people with mental disorders: psychiatrists

Clear standards, public education are unresolved issues: national association

The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada says important, unresolved issues exist in the pending expansion of medical assistance in dying for people with a mental disorder. (The Canadian Press)
A hiker passes through along a trail amidst a grove of poplar trees at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The federal environment minister is warning that Ottawa will not provide disaster compensation where a province deliberately allows housing to be built in areas prone to flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Feds won’t help provinces for disaster compensation if housing built in flood areas

Environment minister’s comments come after Ontario reveals plans to build in ‘Greenbelt’

A hiker passes through along a trail amidst a grove of poplar trees at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The federal environment minister is warning that Ottawa will not provide disaster compensation where a province deliberately allows housing to be built in areas prone to flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
This 2009 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a North Pacific right whale as it surfaces during the Priest Survey in the waters off Alaska. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brenda Rone-NOAA Fisheries via AP

Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

Analysts say about 340 North Atlantic right whales survive as of last year

This 2009 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a North Pacific right whale as it surfaces during the Priest Survey in the waters off Alaska. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brenda Rone-NOAA Fisheries via AP
FILE - This Oct. 7, 2003 file photo shows a closeup of a human brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease, on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. An experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slowed the brain disease’s inevitable worsening, researchers reported Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 - and the next question is how much difference that might make in people’s lives. Japanese drugmaker Eisai and its U.S. partner Biogen had announced earlier this fall that the drug lecanemab appeared to work, a badly needed bright spot after repeated disappointments in the quest for better Alzheimer’s treatments. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Drug slows Alzheimer’s but can it make a real difference?

Lecanemab delayed patients’ worsening by about five months over the course of the 18-month study

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2003 file photo shows a closeup of a human brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease, on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. An experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slowed the brain disease’s inevitable worsening, researchers reported Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 - and the next question is how much difference that might make in people’s lives. Japanese drugmaker Eisai and its U.S. partner Biogen had announced earlier this fall that the drug lecanemab appeared to work, a badly needed bright spot after repeated disappointments in the quest for better Alzheimer’s treatments. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
Robert Bateman Secondary students, including (left to right) Felix Houweling, Victoria Yip and Ty Edwards, show off the holiday cards they created that will be delivered to seniors later this month. (Submitted)

Robert Bateman Secondary art students create holiday cards for Abbotsford seniors

Grade 9 art students design, make and deliver seasonal cards for seniors at Oxford Senior Care home

Robert Bateman Secondary students, including (left to right) Felix Houweling, Victoria Yip and Ty Edwards, show off the holiday cards they created that will be delivered to seniors later this month. (Submitted)
Emergency crews were called to the westbound Lickman Road on-ramp for a semi-truck with a ruptured fuel tank on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Google Maps)

Emergency crews called to Hwy 1 on-ramp for semi-truck with ruptured fuel tank

It was reported the truck was carrying 800 litres of diesel

Emergency crews were called to the westbound Lickman Road on-ramp for a semi-truck with a ruptured fuel tank on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Google Maps)
William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)

Drugs, guns seized as 4 B.C. men with Hells Angels ties face ‘serious charges’

Multiple charges following ‘complex’ 4-year investigation on Vancouver Island

William Karl Paulsen, left, Sean Oliver Douglas Kendall and Kristopher Steven Smith are three of the four men charged after a joint forces operation related to drug trafficking on Vancouver Island. (Photos submitted)
A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

‘Reasonable grounds’ to consider charges in fatal B.C. police shooting: watchdog

Jared Lowndes shot dead in July 2021 in the parking lot of a Campbell River Tim Hortons

A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image

SARA for Women in immediate need of donations for holiday season

The nonprofit based in Mission and Abbotsford is facing a high demand for beds and services

SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

B.C. medical services agency files court injunction against Telus LifePlus program

Agency alleges program creates two-tier health-care system

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Elders for Ancient Trees performs at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria to advocate for old-growth protections. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

Old growth B.C. flash mob: ‘Stop in the name of love, before you cut those trees’

Shoppers surprised at three malls by flash mob dancers, singers advocating old-growth protection

Elders for Ancient Trees performs at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria to advocate for old-growth protections. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Stuart Richardson (right) watches a saxophone quartet play at ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Salvation Army not allowed in front of BC Liquor stores this Christmas

Liquor branch says it already has campaign for food banks, Share-a-Bear

Stuart Richardson (right) watches a saxophone quartet play at ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.

“Imperfect but reasonable”: Judge finds Kelowna constable not guilty of assault

Const. Siggy Pietrzak was caught on camera punching a suspect during an arrest downtown

Image from a video taken of the arrest on May 30 in downtown Kelowna.
Dr. Marian Berry, back in Nelson after attending a week at the COP27 U.N. climate summit in Egypt in November. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘It was transformative’: Nelson residents reflect on attending COP27

Gideon Berry and mother Marian Berry spent a week at the U.N. climate summit in November

Dr. Marian Berry, back in Nelson after attending a week at the COP27 U.N. climate summit in Egypt in November. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, centre, speaks to the sergeant-at-arms Véronique Michel, who prevented the three PQ elected members to enter the Blue Room at the legislature in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The three PQ members refused to swear an oath to the King. St-Pierre Plamondon is flanked by Pascal Berubé, left, and Joël Arseneau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Parti Québécois barred from Quebec legislature after refusing to take oath to King

PQ Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, two others, blocked from entering

Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, centre, speaks to the sergeant-at-arms Véronique Michel, who prevented the three PQ elected members to enter the Blue Room at the legislature in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The three PQ members refused to swear an oath to the King. St-Pierre Plamondon is flanked by Pascal Berubé, left, and Joël Arseneau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot