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These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)

5 kittens found in garbage pile at East Kootenay landfill

One worker at the landfill luckily saw something moving in the pile

These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)
Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Everything old is new again after election returns virtually identical Parliament

Trudeau says election results represent a call for a progressive parliament

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP MLA Sheila Malcolmson says “we are transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld file

Report ‘confirms’ mental health care is improving in B.C.

But observers skeptical of provincial review of its Pathway to Hope program

NDP MLA Sheila Malcolmson says “we are transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld file
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals projected to win minority government in 2021 federal election

Trudeau will need support of at least one other party to maintain minority government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses' Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)

B.C. Nurses’ Union president Christine Sorenson resigns

Sorenson was appointed president in 2018

Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses' Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)
Advance polling numbers are up over the 2019 federal election in the South Surrey-White Rock riding. (Black Press photo)

Elections Canada reports disruptions at some polling stations as Canadians vote

Two polling locations in Alberta were late opening due to staff being unable to get into locked buildings

Advance polling numbers are up over the 2019 federal election in the South Surrey-White Rock riding. (Black Press photo)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)

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From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Use of N-word in University of Victoria literature class lecture sparks probe

English department to look at establishing best practices for teaching disturbing materials

The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.
B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)

B.C. records 1,692 more COVID-19 cases since Friday, 11 deaths

Six dead in Fraser Health region, two in Northern Health

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A court in Rwanda said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 that Rusesabagina, who boycotted the announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham", is guilty of terror-related offenses. (AP Photo, File)

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

human rights watchdogs describe trial as an act of retaliation

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A court in Rwanda said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 that Rusesabagina, who boycotted the announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham", is guilty of terror-related offenses. (AP Photo, File)
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
People gather to protest against the results of the Parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The results in the other six regions that were allowed to vote online have been detailed. In Moscow, approval of the ruling party has always been particularly low and protest voting has been widespread. Candidates from the Communist Party called for demonstrations later in the day. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Ballot-stuffing videos taint Russian election

Multiple videos and photos of incidents of ballot fraud have emerged since Friday

People gather to protest against the results of the Parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The results in the other six regions that were allowed to vote online have been detailed. In Moscow, approval of the ruling party has always been particularly low and protest voting has been widespread. Candidates from the Communist Party called for demonstrations later in the day. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

B.C. man faces charges related to 2020 fire in Prince George that killed three

Justin Aster is charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death

Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17. They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (File photo)

Protesters at Salmon Arm schools prompt political, public condemnation

City, teacher’s union grateful for outpouring of support for students and educators

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17. They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (File photo)
Engaged couple Rob Sensel, left, of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Kathryn Bell Lewis, of Richmond, B.C., spend time together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel has been extended another month, the U.S. announced Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

White House announces another extension of U.S. border closure with Canada

Closure will be extended until Oct. 21, non-essential travel has been restricted since March of 2020

Engaged couple Rob Sensel, left, of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Kathryn Bell Lewis, of Richmond, B.C., spend time together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel has been extended another month, the U.S. announced Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An Elections Canada voter information card is shown on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians are at the polls for the federal election today, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Party leaders cast their ballots in federal election

Elections Canada has warned it could take up to four days to finish counting

An Elections Canada voter information card is shown on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians are at the polls for the federal election today, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EV stations slated for Barriere

Construction expected to start next spring