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US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society

Man tasered in home invasion

Police are looking for three armed, masked suspects

No easy solution for ice jams

Communities downriver of Princeton are concerned about ice jams that could cause flooding

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup

Breitling Jet Team promises "a meticulously co-ordinated ballet" with seven L-39C Albatros

The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
A document prepared by Fortis Inc. that shows the site of a proposed dam on the Similkameen River about 15 kilometres from Princeton.

Fortis pulls plug on Similkameen River dam

Project deemed "not financially viable" right now, but utility company may re-evaluate in the future

A document prepared by Fortis Inc. that shows the site of a proposed dam on the Similkameen River about 15 kilometres from Princeton.
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Vaccinations are not just for children

Vaccines are very safe, safer than therapeutic medicines and far safer than the consequences of the diseases that they protect against.

Expanding the ban on smoking

Will expanding the ban on smoking force some folks to seriously consider changing their habits?

The time to discuss dam project is now

Placating the public this early in the process is not a useful way to stimulate the conservation.