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St. Louis Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, back, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Matthew Highmore during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Faulk has 2 points as visiting St. Louis Blues trip short-handed Canucks 3-1

Vancouver club has 6 players and 2 assistant coaches in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

Gibbles, a four-year old goat rescued from a meat farm, is back to his playful self now that he has a wheelchair to get around the Happy Herd animal sanctuary in Aldergrove. (Shauna Gail/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Gibbles the 3-legged B.C. goat gets a wheelchair

Good-natured resident of Happy Herd animal sanctuary in Aldergrove is back to his old, playful self

Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.

20-year old N driver goes 200 km/h on B.C. highway, blows engine, gets mom’s car impounded

Driver given $788 in tickets, said he just ‘wanted to see how fast the car could go’

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckers

Website run by protest organizers says convoys of demonstrators are to hit the road in British Columbia

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Crowd of supporters greets anti-vaccine-mandate truck convoy as it leaves Vancouver for Ottawa

Protest against policy requiring truckers who cross the border to be vaccinated or face quarantine

Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

Education ministry assures students that postponement will not affect university admissions

FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)

B.C. emergency crews team up, use helicopter to rescue woman from South Cariboo mountain

South Cariboo search and rescue enlists help from North Shore to airlift injured snowmobiler

A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
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)
Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Working together’: Sicamous Eagles’ new coach brings structure, consistency

Nick Deschenes believes junior hockey is a special thing in small communities

Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
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

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Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Armed with experience, Vernon Winter Carnival ready for COVID-friendly festivities

Organizers have prepared a mostly outdoor slate of events for this year’s Winter Carnival

Vicki Proulx, executive director of the Vernon Winter Carnival Society, stands beneath a lights display the society lit up in Spirit Square Nov. 27, by way of announcing it will be taking over the 2021 downtown light-up event. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)