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A sign showing limits on consumer gasoline purchases is seen on a fuel pump at a gas station in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. extends gas rationing, state of emergency until Dec. 14 as Trans Mountain remains offline

Limit of 30 litres per gas station visit applies to southwest B.C.

A sign showing limits on consumer gasoline purchases is seen on a fuel pump at a gas station in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

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Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)

GoFundMe set up for victim of fiery truck collision on Highway 3

Rajanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died

Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)
In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, baby turkeys stand in a poult barn at Smotherman Farms near Waco, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero

Turkeys expected to be pricier, harder to find this Christmas

Industry experts say country’s turkey stocks are at 30-year-lows, issue compounded by supply chain

In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, baby turkeys stand in a poult barn at Smotherman Farms near Waco, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

Canada attends emergency G7 health meeting on Omicron variant

First cases of COVID-19 strain reported in Ontario and Quebec

COVID-19 virus (file photo).
B.C. NDP house leader Mike Farnworth takes a question in the B.C. legislature as Citizens’ Services Minister Lisa Beare listens, June 16, 2021. (Hansard TV)

B.C. sets $10 fee for non-personal public information requests

Down from $25 originally hinted, pushed through legislature

B.C. NDP house leader Mike Farnworth takes a question in the B.C. legislature as Citizens’ Services Minister Lisa Beare listens, June 16, 2021. (Hansard TV)
A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)

Russian interpreter found for Hedley fatal crash trial

The accused is charged with dangerous driving causing death for the 2019 crash

A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)
Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)

Students in North Okanagan-Shuswap donate games, books, stuffies for evacuees

Evacuees invited to stop by District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm for free like-new items

Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)
Lake Country RCMP are collecting toys and games for the Food Bank's Christmas Hamper program. (RCMP image)

Lake Country police driving for toys, games

RCMP involved with Food Bank’s Christmas Hamper program

Lake Country RCMP are collecting toys and games for the Food Bank's Christmas Hamper program. (RCMP image)
Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.
Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.
Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair (left), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet at the premier’s office in Victoria after touring flooding in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 26, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. local governments need help with flood control, Horgan says

Passing down responsibility for dike works ‘a bad call’

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair (left), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet at the premier’s office in Victoria after touring flooding in the Fraser Valley, Nov. 26, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate an incident in the 2800 block of 35th Street Saturday, Nov. 27, that resulted in a 38-year-old man suffering stab wounds. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon stabbing believed targeted act: RCMP

Man, 38, found suffering stab wound traced to 2800 block of 35th Street; arrests made, no charges laid

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate an incident in the 2800 block of 35th Street Saturday, Nov. 27, that resulted in a 38-year-old man suffering stab wounds. (Morning Star - file photo)
The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Three die in fiery truck collision on Highway 3 near Princeton

Icy roads may have contributed to the crash, says BC Highway Patrol

The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)

Resident questions Salmon Arm council after Merritt’s sewage treatment plant floods

City staff express confidence in plans and proposed location for Salmon Arm plant expansion

City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)
Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

‘Tiger Dam’ being built on Highway 1 in Abbotsford to hold back floodwaters

Ministry of Transportation begins work Sunday night; freeway closed to all traffic

Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says

Weather Network: B.C., Prairies should see more rain, colder than average temperatures

Western Canada should expect more cold and more precipitation this winter, but also wild swings in weather conditions, according to the Weather Network. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Anna-Belle, a therapy dog belonging to Colleen Dell, waits in a vaccination clinic in Saskatoon, Sask., in this recent handout photo. Children aren't the only new arrivals at Canada's COVID-19 vaccination clinics now that a growing number of provinces are allowing therapy dogs inside to help calm those who may be nervous about getting their shots. Children and adults with a fear of needles, or who worry about getting a protective jab against COVID-19, are petting dogs to reduce anxiety at some vaccination centres in Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Colleen Dell

Dogs trained to comfort nervous people, help kids get COVID-19 vaccines

St. John Ambulance has taken their therapy dogs into Covid-19 vaccine clinics in Penticton and Trail

Anna-Belle, a therapy dog belonging to Colleen Dell, waits in a vaccination clinic in Saskatoon, Sask., in this recent handout photo. Children aren't the only new arrivals at Canada's COVID-19 vaccination clinics now that a growing number of provinces are allowing therapy dogs inside to help calm those who may be nervous about getting their shots. Children and adults with a fear of needles, or who worry about getting a protective jab against COVID-19, are petting dogs to reduce anxiety at some vaccination centres in Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Colleen Dell
Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to use the system during a Sunday briefing

Tractors are seen in a flooded field in Abbotsford, B.C., Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

More Abbotsford evacuations as crews try to hold back Sumas River floodwaters

Rain eased but snowmelt flowing into runoff, causing rivers to rise and increasing risk of flooding

Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Regional district issues flood warning for Tulameen River Sunday night

Tulameen and Similkameen riverbanks are full, warns BC River Forecast Centre

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook