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An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former B.C. principal stole $170K from Vancouver elementary school, lawsuit claims

Tricia Low accused of stealing gift cards from families in need, using school funds for herself

An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Blueberry River First Nations, located 70 kilometres north of Fort St. John, and the provincial government have signed what both sides call an historic agreement after a 2021 court decision. (BRFN photo)

B.C. government, Blueberry River First Nations reach land management agreement

Agreement includes restoration fund of $200 million by 2025

Blueberry River First Nations, located 70 kilometres north of Fort St. John, and the provincial government have signed what both sides call an historic agreement after a 2021 court decision. (BRFN photo)
Photo: Trail.ca

Trail Mountie under internal investigation over anti-Trudeau website

Trail’s top cop and deputy mayor speak out about since-deleted website

Photo: Trail.ca
Rana Faris holds the phone while talking to her sister Yasmin, her husband Bashar and their son Mohamed who are in a refugee camp in Jordan. On the left is Rana’s husband Ali Al-hamadi and to the right is Rhoda Taylor who helped sponsor the Faris family to come to Canada, and is now helping to bring Yasmin’s family to the Cowichan Valley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Syrian refugees desperate to trade Jordan for Cowichan Valley

A total of $60,000 must be raised; 2 fundraisers planned

Rana Faris holds the phone while talking to her sister Yasmin, her husband Bashar and their son Mohamed who are in a refugee camp in Jordan. On the left is Rana’s husband Ali Al-hamadi and to the right is Rhoda Taylor who helped sponsor the Faris family to come to Canada, and is now helping to bring Yasmin’s family to the Cowichan Valley. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
DFO rescuing a young humpback whale from a dangerous entanglement. (DFO video screenshot)

VIDEO: Hogtied humpback rescued from dangerous entanglement off Vancouver Island

Exhausted whale freed near Port Hardy from gear wrapped around its tail and through its mouth

DFO rescuing a young humpback whale from a dangerous entanglement. (DFO video screenshot)
The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. First Nation says unique deal gives it veto power over proposed coal mine

Yaq’it?a·knuqi ‘it to regulate and review the Crown Mountain coking coal project near Sparwood

The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Many racialized populations had levels of education well above the national average

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Ukraine asks for battle tanks as Canada sends 200 more armoured vehicles

Vehicles being purchased from Ontario company for about $90 million

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Court of Appeal of Quebec is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Quebec’s Court of Appeal agrees with a lower court that a Montreal hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a child who has been in a coma since June despite his parents objections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Child’s breathing tube can be removed despite parents’ protest: Quebec appeal court

Child has been in a coma since June, court says hospital may proceed with procedure

The Court of Appeal of Quebec is seen in Montreal, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Quebec’s Court of Appeal agrees with a lower court that a Montreal hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a child who has been in a coma since June despite his parents objections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

B.C. Mounties investigate criminal claims against tribal police officer

Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service serves 10 tribes near Lilloet

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Vernon chiropractor Murray Stephen Kievit is facing two charges of sexual assault from incidents alleged to have occurred in December 2021 in Vernon. (whitehousewellness.ca photo)

B.C. chiropractor charged with 2 counts of sexual assault

The charges against Murray Stephen Kievit stem from alleged incidents in December 2021

Vernon chiropractor Murray Stephen Kievit is facing two charges of sexual assault from incidents alleged to have occurred in December 2021 in Vernon. (whitehousewellness.ca photo)
Chinook painting, Valerie Rogers.

It’s official: Created in Salmon Arm painting to adorn salmon conservation stamp

Pacific Salmon Foundation expresses accolades for local artist’s winning painting

Chinook painting, Valerie Rogers.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Meadow Moonflower Mullaney. (GoFundMe/screenshot)

Fundraiser for child survivor of crash near Castlegar tops $50,000 in one day

The toddler’s parents and newborn brother were killed in the two-vehicle collision

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Meadow Moonflower Mullaney. (GoFundMe/screenshot)
Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)

Court rules Sooke business violated local bylaws

In contravention of aw, Driver Enterprises undertook development without proper authorization

Shawn Driver, the owner of Driver Enterprises, has been found in violation of District of Sooke bylaws by the BC Supreme Court. (Sooke News Mirror files)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s death remains unsolved 2 years later; IHIT renews appeal for public’s help

Murdered woman’s brother says family experiencing ‘never-ending waves of grief, anguish and trauma’

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, from 2021, was located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, was a reminder to passers-by. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Double Duncan murder investigation quiet, 3 years later

Fran Shurie and Nellie Williams were killed on Christmas Eve, 2019

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing into the deaths of Nellie Williams and Fran Shurie on Christmas Eve, 2019. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the crime. This memorial, from 2021, was located near Trunk Road and Canada Avenue where the crime occurred, was a reminder to passers-by. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Victoria Police department will seek a 9.55 per cent increase to its budget in 2023, which would be a bump of just over $6 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police board proposes 9.55% budget hike

Staff salaries, benefits make up majority of draft budget increase

The Victoria Police department will seek a 9.55 per cent increase to its budget in 2023, which would be a bump of just over $6 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)

Wheels for Wellness pulls out of Vancouver Island’s west coast

Medical appointment passenger service not financially feasible, says executive director

Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca)

Thin blue line cannot be worn by on-duty Vancouver police officers, department decides

Report prompted by complaint of officer wearing controversial patch at land back rally in 2021

A thin blue line Canada patch. (Thinbluelinecanada.ca)
Comox Valley RCMP. File photo

Assault sends driver to hospital following minor Comox car crash

A man allegedly assaulted the driver of a vehicle involved in a minor crash

Comox Valley RCMP. File photo