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Township of Langley Fire Department. (Langley Advance Times files)

Gas leak closes Langley’s 200th Street Friday afternoon

Traffic halted Friday, Aug. 19 and not expected to start again until evening

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Health Canada is authorizing a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children between five and 11 years old. Tam speaks during a technical briefing on the COVID pandemic in Canada, Friday, January 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Pfizer booster dose approved for kids between five and 11 years old

NACI: high-risk kids “should” be offered one and others “may” be offered one

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday, making her the first Indigenous person poised to sit on the country's highest bench. O'Bonsawin is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PMO

O’Bonsawin nominated to be Canada’s first Indigenous Supreme Court justice

‘Court has always been missing an individual to interpret Canadian laws through an Indigenous lens’

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a crash in 2020. Mounties responded to the scene of a stabbing in Cloverdale late Aug. 18 near 184th Street and Fraser Highway. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

One man is dead after being stabbed in Surrey

Victim succumbed to injuries in hospital

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a crash in 2020. Mounties responded to the scene of a stabbing in Cloverdale late Aug. 18 near 184th Street and Fraser Highway. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)

Last missing wolf recovered alive after escape from Aldergrove zoo

One wolf, Chia, was found dead on Thursday

A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
The B.C. Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner found that a VicPD officer committed actions of discreditable conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. officer conduct discreditable in drunken sexual encounter: OPCC ruling

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner hearing reviewed 2018 Vancouver incident

The B.C. Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner found that a VicPD officer committed actions of discreditable conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
A BC Liquor Store. (Wikimedia Commons)

BC Liquor Stores to start rationing alcohol amid ongoing strike

Government stores will limit customers to purchasing no more than three of any individual item per day

A BC Liquor Store. (Wikimedia Commons)
(Black Press file photo)

Thunderstorms possible in parts of B.C. as heat wave eases

14 single-day heat records were set on Aug. 18

(Black Press file photo)
David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parlmentarians, holds a new conference in Ottawa, on March 12, 2020. The committee of MPs and senators that oversees the security and intelligence community says it plans a review of how these agencies intercept communications during investigations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Canada’s spy watchdog panel to review how agencies intercept communications

Review seeks balance between privacy, investigations and evolving technology

David McGuinty, chair of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parlmentarians, holds a new conference in Ottawa, on March 12, 2020. The committee of MPs and senators that oversees the security and intelligence community says it plans a review of how these agencies intercept communications during investigations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
The Friesen case involved possession of brass knuckles. In this photo of an unrelated case, Red Deer RCMP seized handgun, a baton, a bat, brass knuckles, a hammer, and three knives. (Red Deer RCMP photo)

B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of Guns’ found guilty of possessing prohibited weapon, device

Defendant tried to “use subterfuge to avoid conviction” said judge in decision

The Friesen case involved possession of brass knuckles. In this photo of an unrelated case, Red Deer RCMP seized handgun, a baton, a bat, brass knuckles, a hammer, and three knives. (Red Deer RCMP photo)
Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)

‘Army on steroids’: Lake Country girl fighting cancer looking for support

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is supported by the Dream Lottery, tickets on sale now

Four-year-old Rylie Nicholls continues to battle stage four neuroblastoma (Toni Nicholls/Facebook)
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Spectre of oil tanker spill looms after fuel leak near Canada-U.S. marine border

Eco groups worry about potential impact in wake of diesel spill from fishing boat

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation modelled how an oil tanker spill off south Vancouver Island would impact different wildlife in the area. (Courtesy of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

One wolf found dead, one missing after break in at zoo in Langley

Young wolf Tempest still missing, Chia found dead by road

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

Team releases endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into B.C. wetlands

Frog plays an important role in its ecosystem, where it transfers nutrients between water and land

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has been working with other conservation groups, governments and zoos to breed, translocate and release endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into British Columbia’s wetlands. The endangered northern leopard frog is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier rises during Question Period, Monday, May 2, 2022 in Ottawa. The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" from having to learn both of Canada's official languages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Treasury Board rejects ‘blanket exemption’ idea for official language requirements

Bureaucrats flagged “growing tension” between Indigenous and official languages for some employees

Treasury Board President Mona Fortier rises during Question Period, Monday, May 2, 2022 in Ottawa. The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" from having to learn both of Canada's official languages. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)

Northwest B.C. MP calls for northern passport office

Taylor Bachrach says lack of passport services another example of unequal treatment of northerners

Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)
Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)

Seven years have passed since B.C. teen’s murder, still no answers

Body of Deedee Brown found floating off Vancouver Island three weeks after her disappearance in 2015

Two images of Deedee Brown with different hair colours. Her killer or killers still have not been brought to justice. (Photos submitted)
A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID cases undercounted 100-fold amid less PCR testing, modelling group says

The B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group did have some good news: the BA.5 wave appears to have peaked

A man wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past a billboard from the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Thursday, April 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. The top Court will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum…

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Ottawa. The top Court will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld