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Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Flood of adoption requests for kittens who survived Port Alberni wildfire: SPCA

Injured kittens were found by firefighters extinguishing a wildfire at Rogers Creek gully in Port Alberni.
UVic geologist wins $850K Kyoto Prize for research on Earth's history

UVic geologist wins $850K Kyoto Prize for research on Earth's history

Considered the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Kyoto Prize is presented internationally to individuals who have made significant contributions in science, technology, arts and philosophy
B.C. port employer requests 'urgent strike intervention' by the CIRB

B.C. port employer requests 'urgent strike intervention' by the CIRB

VANCOUVER — The BC Maritime Employers Association says it is requesting urgent intervention by the Canada Industrial Relations Board to divert a looming strike by a union representing ship and dock foremen.
B.C. heat wave may increase wildfire activity but reduce lightning starts: BCWS

B.C. heat wave may increase wildfire activity but reduce lightning starts: BCWS

VANCOUVER — As sweltering heat sets in over much of British Columbia, the province's wildfire authority is warning that dry conditions will increase the potential for wildfire activity.
Police investigate early-morning drowning in Okanagan Lake

Police investigate early-morning drowning in Okanagan Lake

KELOWNA, B.C. — Mounties in Kelowna say they are working to recover the body of a man who drowned in Okanagan Lake early Saturday morning.
Inquest jury recommends increased funding for mental-health teams in RCMP

Inquest jury recommends increased funding for mental-health teams in RCMP

Christopher Bloomfield was killed by police trying to arrest him on Nov. 10, 2018 at the trailer home he shared with his mother in Mill Bay
B.C. ship and dock foremen issue 72-hour strike notice to employer

B.C. ship and dock foremen issue 72-hour strike notice to employer

VANCOUVER — A union representing ship and dock foremen in British Columbia has issued 72-hour strike notice against their employer.
Downtown Eastside social housing project expands to four lots, with health services

Downtown Eastside social housing project expands to four lots, with health services

VANCOUVER — A housing project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is being expanded from one city lot to four and will include community health and social services. B.C.
Heat wave settling over B.C., temperatures set to rise over the weekend

Heat wave settling over B.C., temperatures set to rise over the weekend

A heat wave is settling over parts of British Columbia with Environment Canada warning of very high temperatures stretching into next week.
Police seize 20 guns, 20,000 rounds of ammo in raid on Bear Mountain home

Police seize 20 guns, 20,000 rounds of ammo in raid on Bear Mountain home

One person was arrested after the June 25 raid at the residence in the 800-block of Pintail Place but has since been released.