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Afghan parents carry their children, as they leave the malnutrition ward floor, at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Blood drive to mark Women’s Day halted, Afghan activists say

Organizers say the event was viewed as a protest by Taliban authorities

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New app will help B.C. drivers

The BCHighways app makes use of information from the Ministry of Transportation to keep drivers informed about the roads.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter

Time change can wreak havoc on drivers

And that isn't the only reason accidents on B.C. roads spike right after the clocks fall back.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter
CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents

Public asked to help name rescued otters

The Vancouver Aquarium has taken charge of two rescued otter pups, who are enjoying their new home but need names.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents
The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.
Ashcroft RCMP are looking for this pick-up truck

Jeep, truck, trailer with Oregon plates stolen in Cache Creek

Vehicles spotted in central, northeast B.C. since being stolen Tuesday

  • Aug 5, 2016
Ashcroft RCMP are looking for this pick-up truck
Mission RCMP have released a reminder that catching some “creatures” will net drivers a hefty fine.

Pokémon stop: be careful out there while playing

The wildly popular new game is a lot of fun; but there are real-life hazards attached to it.

Mission RCMP have released a reminder that catching some “creatures” will net drivers a hefty fine.
The speed limit on a 55 km stretch of Hwy. 1 from Hope to Boston Bar will be decreasing to 90 km/h from its present limit of 100 km/h.

Speed limit to be decreased from Hope to Boston Bar

Driver speed and crashes have both increased since the speed limit along the stretch of highway was raised in 2014.

The speed limit on a 55 km stretch of Hwy. 1 from Hope to Boston Bar will be decreasing to 90 km/h from its present limit of 100 km/h.
A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.

New toll-free number to report elder abuse

Interior Health is the first health authority in the province to introduce a region-wide number to report abuse.

A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.