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Survivor's voice surprises rescuer at Okanagan plane crash site

PEACHLAND — Warrant Officer Dan Lamoureux of Vancouver Island was shocked to find survivors in a tangled mess of metal amid a patch of broken tears in the Okanagan Valley.

Editorial: Time for action on transit issues

The review panel’s report on B.C. Transit states much that has long been obvious, but it is most welcome nonetheless.

B.C. Transit ignoring municipal voices: panel

The provincial government will consider a new transit authority for Greater Victoria, based on a report from an independent review panel that calls for regional governments across B.C. to have more control over local transit decisions.

Province to unveil Pat Bay highway upgrade

B.C.'s transportation minister will unveil safety upgrades to the Patricia Bay Highway and Sayward Road intersection this afternoon.

Province to unveil upgrade for Pat Bay Highway and Sayward Road

B.C.’s Transportation Minister will unveil safety upgrades to the Patricia Bay Highway and Sayward Road intersection Wednesday afternoon.

Racist attacks on the rise in Greece, migrants group says

ATHENS — Racist attacks against immigrants are on the rise in Greece, leaving hundreds of victims injured and at least one dead, the head of an organization representing Pakistanis in Greece said Tuesday, urging authorities to stop ignoring the pheno

Five-year-old's 911 call brings help for mom

RCMP audio of the Rebekah Simpson's 911 call A five-year-old West Shore girl is being hailed as a hero after she called 911 Wednesday morning when her mother suffered an epileptic seizure.

Whale group hopes for hand-knit help

Wearing a whale on your hands is the best way to get the warm fuzzies this winter, says Susan Berta of Orca Network, and she's looking for whale-loving knitters.

Commentary: In the long run, Arab Spring might help Israel

By Frida GhitisA few months ago, as I was speaking to a non-profit group about how developments in the Arab world would affect Israel, I noticed the faces in the crowd looking back at me with deep skepticism. I understood the reason.

Man pleads not guilty to slashing officer

A man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend in Alberta and stabbing a fellow inmate during a jailhouse Scrabble game has pleaded not guilty in a third case, in which a police officer was slashed during an undercover operation near Kamloops.