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TRAFFIC: 2 Langley crashes slowing westbound Highway 1 commuters

Volume heavy starting from Mt. Lehman Rd. in Abbotsford to 264th St. in Langley

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

Pledge of criminal sanctions for anyone blocking access to health or harassing health-care workers

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Daily new COVID-19 infections to Sept. 8, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. New infections have begun to level off since late August after a surge in spread of the delta variant. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. COVID-19 cases decline, 823 Saturday, 641 Sunday, 520 Monday

Hospital pressure continues, nine more deaths over weekend

Daily new COVID-19 infections to Sept. 8, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. New infections have begun to level off since late August after a surge in spread of the delta variant. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
FILE – A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Monday, March 30, 2020. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

All health care workers in B.C. must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 26: Henry

Announcement expands on previous mandate for long-term care and assisted living workers

FILE – A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver Monday, March 30, 2020. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is shown at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Jan. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. to offer 3rd COVID-19 vaccine doses to severely immunocompromised people

Dr. Henry says part of this group likely did not mount a full immune response to first two doses

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is shown at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Jan. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A small group of anti-vaccine card protesters gathered outside Vancouver City Hall on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The B.C. vaccine card comes into effect Monday, barring access to ticketed indoor events, gyms and restaurants to people without at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dose. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

Controversial anti-vaccine card protest draws smaller numbers to Vancouver streets

Protest moved from Vancouver General Hospital after public backlash

A small group of anti-vaccine card protesters gathered outside Vancouver City Hall on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The B.C. vaccine card comes into effect Monday, barring access to ticketed indoor events, gyms and restaurants to people without at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dose. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
A counter-protester wearing a dinosaur suit holds a sign expressing their displeasure with people gathered outside the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and health measures, in Ottawa, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘It’s terrifying’: Police on hand as pandemic protesters picket hospitals

A group called Canadian Frontline Nurses posted notices of “silent vigils” in multiple communities

A counter-protester wearing a dinosaur suit holds a sign expressing their displeasure with people gathered outside the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and health measures, in Ottawa, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he visits the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Biden stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden points to wildfires, weather to push for big $3.5 trillion rebuild

U.S. president wants investment to ensure communities can withstand catastrophic weather

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he visits the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Biden stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Health agency wants jail time for Calgary pastor and brother for breaking COVID rules

The court is also being asked to fine Artur Pawlowski $2,000 and impose $15,000 in costs

A man wears a mask as he enters the Calgary Courts Centre on Oct. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Group of nine Alberta universities, colleges to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge among the institutions

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RCMP have released an image of missing woman Naomi Onotera’s vehicle, a white 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with a Greater Vancouver Zoo sticker in the front window on the passenger side. (RCMP)

RCMP work on timeline in missing Langley woman case, release photo of Naomi Onotera’s vehicle

40-year-old mother was last seen leaving her Langley City home on the evening of Aug, 28

RCMP have released an image of missing woman Naomi Onotera’s vehicle, a white 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with a Greater Vancouver Zoo sticker in the front window on the passenger side. (RCMP)
A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)

Students back in B.C. classroom after mask exemption dispute resolved

New teacher in place in Sointula, maskless teacher takes temporary position elsewhere with district

A.J. Elliott Elementary School in Sointula. (SD85.bc.ca photo)
A security guard was at the scene of a Langley City advance polling station on Monday, Sept. 13, following a report that poll workers were being harassed over a mask requirement. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City advance polling station adds security guard

A social media post said poll workers in Cloverdale-Langley City were being harassed over masks

A security guard was at the scene of a Langley City advance polling station on Monday, Sept. 13, following a report that poll workers were being harassed over a mask requirement. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Donation drive aims to raise 600,000 pounds of food this year

B.C. Food Drive supports Lower Mainland food banks

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
FILE – A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue was the scene of a police incident at the border between Victoria and Saanich Sept. 12 where a man was shot dead by police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Armed man in crisis shot dead by Victoria police

Police responded to a man making threats near Victoria’s Mayfair mall Sept. 12

The intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue was the scene of a police incident at the border between Victoria and Saanich Sept. 12 where a man was shot dead by police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. COVID-19 vaccine card system takes effect, one dose required in many settings

Card not required at grocery and liquor stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and more

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Politicians issue warnings ahead of hospital protests expected across Canada

Ontario medical professionals issue joint statement “strongly condemning” the planned disruptions

An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Multiple police units responded to a report of a gunshot at a residence in the 11400 block of 207th Street early Saturday, Sept. 11. (file)
Multiple police units responded to a report of a gunshot at a residence in the 11400 block of 207th Street early Saturday, Sept. 11. (file)