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A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

All Canadians entering the U.S. must be vaccinated against COVID-19: DHS

Land border rules now align with those for air travel in the U.S.

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

Flashfood has kept more than 13.5 million kilograms of food out of landfills and saved users $90 million

FILE – A produce section is seen at a market in Montreal on Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m relieved’: Horses missing near 108 Mile Ranch found safe

The two nine-year-old Fjord crosses back home in Bridge Lake

Valaurie Wettstein's horses, Jack and Jill, were found Saturday, Jan. 22 after disappearing on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted)
There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

RCMP investigate suspicious death after responding to report of disturbance in Williams Lake

Police said upon attending the residence, an adult man was found deceased

There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Markswomen gather to officially launch Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club women’s division

Kickstart event held, open to first-time shooters and experienced markswomen alike

Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)

Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna to host a trio of Valentine’s Day events

There will be three events over four days running from Feb. 11-14

Grizzli Winery is hosting three Valentine’s Day events over four days. (Contributed)
A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. mother pens bill that would add adults to missing person alert systems

Alerts currently only issued for children under 18 and missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia

A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Unvaccinated truckers plan “Freedom Convoy” to protest cross-border vaccine mandate

Truckers plan to roll out from Vancouver to Ottawa on Sunday Jan. 23

(Black Press file photo)
The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Input sought on Vernon school district budget, which may include $1.7 million downfall

The public can virtually attend a presentation on School District 22 finances on Jan. 26

The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Splatsin community is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak as of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (File photo)

COVID-19 cases in Splatsin triple in less than a week

Fifteen test positive, 49 in self-isolation during current COVID-19 outbreak

The Splatsin community is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak as of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (File photo)
Xcaret resort. (Pixabay)

2 Canadians killed, 1 wounded in Mexico resort shooting

It is just the latest brazen act of violence along Mexico’s famed Mayan Riviera

Xcaret resort. (Pixabay)
The Regional District of Central Okanagan received $50,000 to complete its asset management plan for the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. (RDCO image)

Grant received for Westside wastewater treatment plant assessment plan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan received $50,000 for the project

The Regional District of Central Okanagan received $50,000 to complete its asset management plan for the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. (RDCO image)
Vandals threw stones through the windows of Black Petal Tattoo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. (Black Petal Tattoo Instagram)
Vandals threw stones through the windows of Black Petal Tattoo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. (Black Petal Tattoo Instagram)
Photo courtesy of J Summers.

B.C. disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate-resilient agriculture

“We should be building the infrastructure for the next 30 years, starting yesterday.”

Photo courtesy of J Summers.
Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Findings from an industry survey show that most in-house trucking fleets do not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite an impending inoculation requirement from the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate, experts say

26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular trips across the Canada-U.S. border sidelined

Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Findings from an industry survey show that most in-house trucking fleets do not have a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite an impending inoculation requirement from the federal government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
A sales clerk sanitizes appliances at a furniture store in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Retail sales climbed 0.7 per cent in November to $58.1B, Statistics Canada says

Uptick in retail sales of 0.7 per cent was down from the 1.6 per cent growth recorded in October

A sales clerk sanitizes appliances at a furniture store in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. on Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Queen Elizabeth. (The Royal Family)
Queen Elizabeth. (The Royal Family)
Highway 97A has been closed due to a vehicle crash south of Enderby Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97A reopened after serious crash south of Enderby

The crash took place between Stepney Cross and Canyon roads just before 6 p.m. Friday

Highway 97A has been closed due to a vehicle crash south of Enderby Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (DriveBC photo)
Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for a large portion of the southern Interior Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Foggy weekend ahead in Shuswap, Okanagan

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for most of the southern Interior Friday

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for a large portion of the southern Interior Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Daily COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, to Jan. 19, 2022. Seven-day moving average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. reports 2,364 more COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths Friday

Hospital, intensive care cases still rising

Daily COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, to Jan. 19, 2022. Seven-day moving average in white. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)