Ashley Wadhwani

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre vaccination site to promote walk-in Wednesdays, an effort by the province to encourage those needing a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a site tour in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

24 people in intensive care, all unvaccinated from COVID-19: B.C. officials

A lions share of the cases, 275, are located in Interior Health

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre vaccination site to promote walk-in Wednesdays, an effort by the province to encourage those needing a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a site tour in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)

Wildfire devastates community of Monte Lake; Kamloops on high alert as blaze edges closer

Hundreds of properties in communities to the east and west of Monte Lake were already under evacuation order

A structure is seen engulfed in flames in Monte Lake Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. (Facebook)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Homicide investigators in New Westminster after 1-year-old dies

Details are scarce from both New Westminster police and IHIT

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The Sardinia Radio Telescope, located in Sardinia, Italy. Credit: S. Fatigoni et al (2021)

B.C. scientists capture most-detailed radio image of the Milky Way’s sister galaxy

Scientists first to create a radio image of the Andromeda Galaxy at the microwave frequency of 6.6 GHz

The Sardinia Radio Telescope, located in Sardinia, Italy. Credit: S. Fatigoni et al (2021)
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Montreal Summer Olympics 1976: Weightlifting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files

PHOTOS: A look at Olympic Games of the past

Japan is one of 19 different countries to host the Games since 1896

Montreal Summer Olympics 1976: Weightlifting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files
White Rock Lake wildfire on July 25, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire worries continue: Fire risk remains high to extreme over most of southern B.C.

Above average temperatures for many parts of B.C. aren’t expected to ease soon

White Rock Lake wildfire on July 25, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. ranks drought levels from 0 to 5. Drought Level 5 is rated as the most severe, with adverse impacts to socioeconomic or ecosystem values being almost certain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Officials urge British Columbians to conserve water as regions face extreme drought

Streams and fish seeing biggest impact of drought, as wildfires burn

B.C. ranks drought levels from 0 to 5. Drought Level 5 is rated as the most severe, with adverse impacts to socioeconomic or ecosystem values being almost certain. (Black Press Media file photo)
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Chief Erwin Redsky and Manitoba Indigenous Affairs Minister Eileen Clarke speak to reporters at Winnipeg city hall on Monday Dec. 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert

Manitoba’s new Indigenous relations minister sparks backlash over residential school remarks

Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew walked up to Lagimodiere and interrupted the news conference

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Chief Erwin Redsky and Manitoba Indigenous Affairs Minister Eileen Clarke speak to reporters at Winnipeg city hall on Monday Dec. 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, centre, watches Dr. Vitaly Bard administer the coronavirus vaccine to nurse Mary Glenen-Calder as he tours a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Peel Region during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. records 1st COVID-related death in a week; 54 new cases

The person who died lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health area

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, centre, watches Dr. Vitaly Bard administer the coronavirus vaccine to nurse Mary Glenen-Calder as he tours a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Peel Region during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE – A woman holds up a sign bearing a photograph of Morgan Goodridge during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on Saturday, August 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

B.C. becomes 1st in Canada to launch province-wide prescribed safe drug supply access

Program to include prescription fentanyl patches, as well as injectable and tablet forms of hydromorphone

FILE – A woman holds up a sign bearing a photograph of Morgan Goodridge during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on Saturday, August 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

Lytton residents left homeless after fatal wildfire get 1st look at devastation

‘Tour’ through village comes as the Transporation Safety Board announces it will be investigating the fire

A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Deadman Falls after Sparks Lake wildffre on July 9, 2021. (Skeetchestn Natural Resources)

Iconic Deadman Falls stands out against scorched backdrop of devastating B.C. wildfire

Deadman Valley is an area well-known to locals in the surrounding region

Deadman Falls after Sparks Lake wildffre on July 9, 2021. (Skeetchestn Natural Resources)
BEtween July 1-4, 2021, the regions with the most violation tickets written for campfires were the South Coast and the Kootenays. (Pixabay.com)

22 tickets issued for unlawful campfires as B.C. crews fight hundreds of wildfires

The regions with the most violation tickets written were the South Coast and the Kootenays

BEtween July 1-4, 2021, the regions with the most violation tickets written for campfires were the South Coast and the Kootenays. (Pixabay.com)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2 Vancouver police officers stabbed during incident involving child in Chinatown

The officers allegedly entered the suite where a struggled ensued with a 59-year-old man

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Village of Lytton on fire on June 30, 2021. (Edith Loring Kuhanga/Facebook)

Forensic team, coroners outside Lytton ahead of probe into deadly wildfire

BC RCMP and BC Coroners Service have been unable to enter the village due to toxic smoke

Village of Lytton on fire on June 30, 2021. (Edith Loring Kuhanga/Facebook)
This satellite image provided by European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 data (processed by Spacetec) shows a wildfire burning 40 km (about 25 miles) northeast of Pink Mountain in British Columbia. (European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 data via AP)

PHOTOS: B.C. wildfires as seen from space

Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures fires and other large weather events from dozens of satellites

This satellite image provided by European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 data (processed by Spacetec) shows a wildfire burning 40 km (about 25 miles) northeast of Pink Mountain in British Columbia. (European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 data via AP)
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE LATEST: 174 wildfires burning in B.C.

There have been 177 new wildfires in the past two days

Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Preliminary reports of 2 deaths in Lytton wildfire; still unsafe for coroners to enter area

It’s unclear how many people remain unaccounted for

Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Lightning, heat ignite wildfire season in B.C.; 119 blazes burning

Lightning sparked several fires in Kamloops Thursday evening

Wildfire burning in Kamloops on July 2, 2021. (Kelsey Abraham/Contributed to Black Press Media)