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The West Block of Parliament Hill is pictured through the window of the Sir John A Macdonald building in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Hundreds of scientists and researchers are expected to gather on Parliament Hill today to call for a raise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘The future of science in Canada is at risk’: Researchers call for pay raise

The group says many scholarships amount to less than minimum wage

The West Block of Parliament Hill is pictured through the window of the Sir John A Macdonald building in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Hundreds of scientists and researchers are expected to gather on Parliament Hill today to call for a raise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)

Flames from vehicle fire quickly spread off Highway 3 east of Keremeos

There is a detour available via Highway 3A, but a variable speed corridor is in effect

Flames from a vehicle fire on Highway 3 spread up hill. (Facebook)
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Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

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View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters gain upper hand on 2-hectare wildfire south of Fairmont, B.C.

The fire is burning on Crown land on the west side of Highway 93/95 near the Columbia Lake viewpoint

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Canadian jazz piano impresario Oscar Peterson sits at a piano in a television studio in a January 26, 1963, handout photo. Peterson is the subject of the documentary “Oscar Peterson: Black + White,” which premieres Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives Radio-Canada, Andre Le Coz,

Pianist Oscar Peterson becomes first Black Canadian featured on a circulation coin

Mint issuing 3 million coins depicting Peterson, known as “the man with four hands,” playing the piano

Canadian jazz piano impresario Oscar Peterson sits at a piano in a television studio in a January 26, 1963, handout photo. Peterson is the subject of the documentary “Oscar Peterson: Black + White,” which premieres Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives Radio-Canada, Andre Le Coz,
In this still image taken from WKEF/WRGT video, members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work outside the FBI building in Kenwood, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio on Thursday, then fled and was injured in an exchange of gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said. (Courtesy WKEF/WRGT via AP)

Man who tried to breach FBI’s Cincinnati office killed after standoff

Confrontation came as officials warned of increase in threats against federal agents

In this still image taken from WKEF/WRGT video, members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work outside the FBI building in Kenwood, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio on Thursday, then fled and was injured in an exchange of gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said. (Courtesy WKEF/WRGT via AP)
(Kamloops RCMP)

Missing woman from Kamloops, last seen in Merritt

Jayde-Lyne Heard was reported missing on Aug. 9.

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UPDATE: Body found in Thompson River in Kamloops confirmed to be Vernon man

Police and coroner working to identify; Vernon doctor drowned 12 days earlier

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The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Bob Skelly is shown in a British Columbia NDP handout photo. Former British Columbia New Democratic Party leader Bob Skelly has died. In a message posted on social media, Premier John Horgan says he is saddened to hear of Skelly’s death and thanks him for his years of service to B.C. and Canada. (BC NDP photo)

Former B.C. New Democrat leader and B.C. member of Parliament Bob Skelly dies

Skelly served five terms in the B.C. legislature representing the Vancouver Island riding of Alberni

Bob Skelly is shown in a British Columbia NDP handout photo. Former British Columbia New Democratic Party leader Bob Skelly has died. In a message posted on social media, Premier John Horgan says he is saddened to hear of Skelly’s death and thanks him for his years of service to B.C. and Canada. (BC NDP photo)
Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

As of June 22, there were approximately 190,000 Ukrainians with pending applications to come to Canada

Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Pope Francis leaves the Citadelle in his popemobile following a reconciliation ceremony during his papal visit across Canada in Quebec City on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Most Canadians view Pope’s apology as step toward reconciliation: poll

Francis spent six days visiting Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut for what he called a ‘penitential pilgrimage’

Pope Francis leaves the Citadelle in his popemobile following a reconciliation ceremony during his papal visit across Canada in Quebec City on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the “substantial public interest in this matter” in announcing the request. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick

Unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search, AG Garland asks

It’s unclear at this point how much information would be included in the documents, if made public

The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the “substantial public interest in this matter” in announcing the request. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
Former B.C. premier Christy Clark speaks to media in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 31, 2017. Clark says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau divided Canadians over his handling of the truckers’ convoy, and that the federal Conservatives are running to the extremes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Federal Tories running to the ‘extremes,’ says former B.C. premier Christy Clark

Clark was speaking to Conservatives at a conference in Edmonton hosted by a group that advocates for the federal Tories

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark speaks to media in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 31, 2017. Clark says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau divided Canadians over his handling of the truckers’ convoy, and that the federal Conservatives are running to the extremes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Ben Stelter with Connor McDavid. (Twitter photo)
Ben Stelter with Connor McDavid. (Twitter photo)
Cindy Martin, missing since 2018, has been found deceased. (Facebook photo)

Remains of Northwest B.C. woman missing since 2018 found

Cindy Martin was last seen in New Hazelton on Dec. 23, 2018, remains found May 1, 2022

Cindy Martin, missing since 2018, has been found deceased. (Facebook photo)
An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. Toddler falls from third-storey window

Child taken to hospital by Air Ambulance

An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)
Laskeek Bay Conservation Society monitors black oystercatchers on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

Scientists on Haida Gwaii find oldest black oystercatcher on record

At 27 years she’s not a spring chicken but still in good shape

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society monitors black oystercatchers on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
This photograph that was posted with a rental ad for an apartment in Pitt Meadows was also used in an ad for a rental in Puerto Rico. (Special to The News)

New B.C. deputy fire chief stumbles on apartment scam

After Google search of local apartment for rent, finds same photos for place in Puerto Rico

This photograph that was posted with a rental ad for an apartment in Pitt Meadows was also used in an ad for a rental in Puerto Rico. (Special to The News)