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Construction is well underway on some of the permanent infrastructure surrounding Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. Pictured above is an excavator working on the project, scaling the rock face at ���Cut 2��� overlooking the future Lynx viaduct in the western portion of the project zone. (MoTI photo)

Kicking Horse Canyon to re-open today east of Golden

The highway has been closed since April 19 for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Construction is well underway on some of the permanent infrastructure surrounding Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. Pictured above is an excavator working on the project, scaling the rock face at ���Cut 2��� overlooking the future Lynx viaduct in the western portion of the project zone. (MoTI photo)
A Tuesday afternoon crash closed Highway 7 in both directions. Agassiz RCMP confirmed one person has died. (File Photo)

One dead after Highway 7 crash outside Agassiz

Tow truck, dump truck involved in crash

A Tuesday afternoon crash closed Highway 7 in both directions. Agassiz RCMP confirmed one person has died. (File Photo)
A Fortis crew repairs the damaged gas line along Tolmie Avenue just east of Quadra Avenue on Wednesday morning. The line was damaged by a third party. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C. man ordered to pay for damaging gas line despite blueprints showing it was elsewhere

B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal ordered Fischer to pay $2,309 in damages plus fees

A Fortis crew repairs the damaged gas line along Tolmie Avenue just east of Quadra Avenue on Wednesday morning. The line was damaged by a third party. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Missing Abbotsford teen Tatyana Hill has been found safe after being spotted in West Vancouver with American man Daniel Ames, 47.

UPDATE: Missing Abbotsford teen found safe after being spotted with American man, 47

Tatyana Hill and Daniel Ames were seen in West Vancouver; Ames is in custody

Missing Abbotsford teen Tatyana Hill has been found safe after being spotted in West Vancouver with American man Daniel Ames, 47.
Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

77 young bears killed in 2021, sparking complaint from animal rights group

Group argues B.C. Conservation euthanized some bears when no clear threat to public existed

Two orphaned grizzly bear cubs run while playing at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on July 8, 2020. Records obtained by non-profit Fur-Bearers show 77 bears cubs and juveniles were euthanized in B.C. in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
A B.C. man was denied a $5,000 damage claim May 10, for an injury he sustained from a falling portable speaker at the Columbia SkyTrain station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Guide Eli Schellenberg, in red, leads climbers down from the summit of the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata near Banff, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadians hold their noses at gas prices as they hit the road, skies once again

Some tourism operators expected to double down on domestic markets

Guide Eli Schellenberg, in red, leads climbers down from the summit of the Mt. Norquay Via Ferrata near Banff, Alta., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Man faces cruelty charges after almost 700 reptiles, amphibians found in Edmonton home

‘A sad reminder of the suffering many exotic reptiles endure at the hands of breeders and importers’

An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta government alters bereavement leave legislation amid abortion debate

Amendment would allow for leave in any pregnancy that doesn’t end in a live birth

Alberta premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after being sworn into office in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reconciliation mural vandalized

Mural at Summerland Secondary School had a Truth and Reconciliation message

On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)

‘Pillars of Hope and Strength’ to honour Indigenous lives lost along Highway 16

Pillars made of local red cedar by Indigenous artists will be raised in Prince George and Prince Rupert

Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)
A judgement was expected today (Thursday) in South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone’s appeal of her sentence for second-degree murder in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)

Judgment expected Thursday in Batstone murder sentence appeal

Case of South Surrey mother who killed her daughter due to conclude in Vancouver court

A judgement was expected today (Thursday) in South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone’s appeal of her sentence for second-degree murder in connection with the December 2014 smothering death of her eight-year-old daughter Teagan. (File photos)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man who killed his mother in Gibsons in 2020 was found by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last week to be not criminally responsible for his actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. One person has died after a large tree fell across a busy road in Vancouver, crushing one car and damaging another. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Teens swarmed, assaulted, robbed amid recent spike in youth-related crimes: Vancouver police

Swarmings, beatings, robberies and violent hazing rituals among youth occurring in the city

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. One person has died after a large tree fell across a busy road in Vancouver, crushing one car and damaging another. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk's great Twitter turnabout, in which he disclosed his massive stake in the social media company, got a seat on its board, publicly floated drastic changes and then turned down the board role, all happened in a week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

Musk prefers temporary suspensions for content ‘destructive to the world’

FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk's great Twitter turnabout, in which he disclosed his massive stake in the social media company, got a seat on its board, publicly floated drastic changes and then turned down the board role, all happened in a week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Asylum seekers cross the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, Que., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Weather, eased COVID-19 restrictions fuel spike in irregular Canada-U.S. migration

Illegal and irregular migration is beginning to ramp back up towards pre-pandemic levels

Asylum seekers cross the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, Que., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Moderator Shachi Kurl, President of the Angus Reid Institute, front, joins Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, back left to right, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pose for an official photo before the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Clumsy format, too many moderators hampered 2021 federal election debates: report

Focus more on what leaders say, rather than what they are asked, review states

Moderator Shachi Kurl, President of the Angus Reid Institute, front, joins Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, back left to right, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pose for an official photo before the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)

B.C. eagle recovering after crashing through window

Rescuer hopes the eagle can be rehabilitated and released after recovering at wildlife rescue centre

The eagle that was rescued from inside the house in Port Hardy. (Jill Laviolette photo)