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Police investigating after 2 replica pipe bombs found at safe injection site in Vancouver

Police say that while these bombs were not real, the public should remain vigilant

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The Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms is shown in an undated handout image. The Newfoundland and Labrador government is moving ahead with plans to drop the word “savages” from the official description of the Indigenous people depicted on the province’s 400-year-old coat of arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador to drop the word ‘savages’ from provincial coat of arms

‘Savages’ to be replaced with ‘Beothuk,’ the name of Indigenous people who inhabited the region

The Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms is shown in an undated handout image. The Newfoundland and Labrador government is moving ahead with plans to drop the word “savages” from the official description of the Indigenous people depicted on the province’s 400-year-old coat of arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Wood Stove Exchange Program helps people replace old smoky woodstoves. (Stock photo)

As cooler weather sets in, B.C. residents urged to be safe against carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide exposure symptoms include dizziness, nausea and even unconsciousness

The Wood Stove Exchange Program helps people replace old smoky woodstoves. (Stock photo)
Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.

Teen promotes Narcan kits after seeing near-fatal overdose in Abbotsford

Fiona Doerksen performed CPR outside dollar store on Oct. 8

Fiona Doerksen of Chilliwack performed CPR on a man suffering an overdose in Abbotsford on Oct. 8. She is now urging others to carry naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of an overdose.
Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Raucous ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
Fireworks lit up the night sky above The ACT at Celebrate the Night in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Fireworks illegal in Maple Ridge without permit

Professional fireworks display taking place this Friday, Oct. 22

Fireworks lit up the night sky above The ACT at Celebrate the Night in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
FILE – LifeLabs signage is seen outside of one of the lab’s Toronto locations, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

BCGEU says fair wages are on the line as LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice

Some locations will remain open as LifeLabs is an essential service

FILE – LifeLabs signage is seen outside of one of the lab’s Toronto locations, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)

Federal court hearing on B.C.’s Discovery Island fish farm phase-out underway

Opposing arguments from aquaculture companies and environmental organizations being heard

Mowi Canada West salmon farm in B.C. waters. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada)
Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)

UPDATE: Hope restaurant closed on morning of injunction hearing

Fraser Health stepping up enforcement of closure after restaurant refused to ask for passports

Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)
White Rock Tides of Change member Ryan Nielsen, 27, is sharing his story of the circle of addiction, and what helped him to recovery. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)
White Rock Tides of Change member Ryan Nielsen, 27, is sharing his story of the circle of addiction, and what helped him to recovery. (Photo: Aaron Hinks)
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Suspect pleads guilty to killing 17 in 2018 Florida school massacre

Nikolas Cruz 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz sits at the defense table with defense attorney David Wheeler before pleading guilty, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on all four criminal counts stemming from his attack on a Broward County jail guard in November 2018, Cruz's lawyers said Friday that he plans to plead guilty to the 2018 massacre at a Parkland high school. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)
The House of Commons chamber is seen empty, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Ottawa. When Parliament resumes on Nov. 22, no one will be allowed into the House of Commons precinct unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed in House of Commons precinct

Policy affects MPs, staff, journalists, parliamentary business visitors, contractors and consultants

The House of Commons chamber is seen empty, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Ottawa. When Parliament resumes on Nov. 22, no one will be allowed into the House of Commons precinct unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Health authority takes over Vancouver care home, site of deadly COVID-19 outbreak

41 deaths and many more COVID-19 illnesses were reported last winter at Little Mountain Place

People wait to be screened before entering Little Mountain Place, a long-term care home, in Vancouver, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Winnipeg teacher placed on leave after racial slur used in classroom

Students allege the teacher used the slur multiple times

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A Chilliwack resident posted this image of what she thought was a meteor near Mt. Cheam Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021) right around the time of a reported plane crash in the area. (Katlyn Carter Facebook)

Reports of possible plane crash east of Chilliwack sparks air search over mountains

Search and Rescue was in the area looking for possible downed aircraft Tuesday evening

A Chilliwack resident posted this image of what she thought was a meteor near Mt. Cheam Tuesday (Oct. 19, 2021) right around the time of a reported plane crash in the area. (Katlyn Carter Facebook)
A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still
A man walked into a Campbell River store and threw eggs at employees and displays. Quinsam Communications security cam still
A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)

Microplastics found in stomachs of belugas highlight extent of pollution, researcher says

Lead author Rhiannon Moore says individual actions can reduce plastic pollution

A pod of beluga whales. (NOAA/NMFS/National Marine Mammal Laboratory photo)
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)

Most Canadian kids experience racialized bullying at school: study

Fifty-eight percent of youth aged 12-18 say they’ve witnessed race-based bullying

UBC study finds 57 per cent of kids have witnessed race-based bullying in schools. (File photo)