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Rare right whale seen off coast of Haida Gwaii

NANAIMO — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says biologists have spotted a rare, endangered whale in British Columbia waters for the first time in more than 60 years. North Pacific right whales were abundant between B.C.

Vancouver teacher reprimanded for duct-taping kids’ mouths

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver teacher who duct taped some of her students’ mouths for talking in class has been reprimanded by the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch.
Mom of son in wheelchair happy with ‘gorgeous’ photo retake

Mom of son in wheelchair happy with ‘gorgeous’ photo retake

Anne Belanger shed many tears this week, overwhelmed by the public support she got after speaking out about an insensitive class photo that showed her young son in his wheelchair separated from his classmates.
Island MLAs named to NDP shadow cabinet

Island MLAs named to NDP shadow cabinet

Victoria MLAs landed key critic jobs Friday as NDP Leader Adrian Dix shuffled his shadow cabinet following the party’s defeat in the B.C. election.
The photo that broke a mother’s heart

The photo that broke a mother’s heart

When Anne Belanger received her son’s grade two class photo last month, she immediately stuffed the image back into its envelope in disgust. In the photo, the students and teacher line up neatly in three rows.
Hungry bear injured by shotgun has Surrey neighbourhood on edge

Hungry bear injured by shotgun has Surrey neighbourhood on edge

SURREY — Neighbours in Surrey kept an eye to the woods Sunday for a hungry black bear that was shot and wounded during a killing spree on Friday night.
Good Samaritan helps bocce player slashed by knife-wielding attacker in Vancouver

Good Samaritan helps bocce player slashed by knife-wielding attacker in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A man is in police custody and another is being hailed as a hero after a violent attack by a knife-wielding man in an East Vancouver park during a bocce ball game. The attack happened at Victoria Park about 7:30 p.m.
Trudeau urges municipal politicians to help shape federal Liberal agenda

Trudeau urges municipal politicians to help shape federal Liberal agenda

VANCOUVER — Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called on progressive cities to help form the party’s next agenda during remarks at the annual convention of Canadian municipalities.
Navy adopts German design for two supply ships to be built in B.C.

Navy adopts German design for two supply ships to be built in B.C.

VANCOUVER — The federal government is a step closer to completing a $2.6-billion deal to build two naval supply ships in B.C.
Labour, liability issues trash volunteer efforts to clean up Campbell River parks

Labour, liability issues trash volunteer efforts to clean up Campbell River parks

CAMPBELL RIVER — Campbell River’s Adopt-a-Block volunteers have been told by the city to stop picking up litter in city parks because of union and liability issues.