Staff Writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

#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.

Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup

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

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.

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

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

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

Fortis pulls plug on Similkameen River dam

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

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

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

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

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.

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.