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Family offers $25,000 for information on missing Masset woman

The family of a missing Masset woman is offering a $25,000 reward for information on her whereabouts. Shaylanna Meaghan Lewis, 23, has been missing since March 21. Masset RCMP launched air and ground searches around Haida Gwaii in the days after Lewis was reporting missing. The searches proved fruitless and police say there have been…

Human rights complaints filed by indigenous grandfather arrested at Vancouver bank

Human rights complaints have been filed by an indigenous grandfather who was arrested at a Vancouver bank while trying to open an account for his granddaughter last year. On Monday, lawyers for Maxwell Johnson announced complaints had been filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, as well as with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in…

Adopt-A-School: School tries to help families through problem after problem

Royal Heights elementary is one of the smallest schools in the Surrey school district but the social challenges facing its 211 students are the toughest that principal Ruth Mrak has seen. “I’ve been in six elementary schools in Surrey but, in terms of the things families are struggling with, this school is certainly the most…

Electrical fire at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Lights of Hope very on brand for 2020

If the year 2020 was a Christmas tree, Dana Perlman’s star — complete with electrical fire — would be the one you put on top. A damaged extension cord sparked a small fire Saturday evening at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Lights of Hope display, prompting the person who sponsored the star where the blaze originated to…

COVID-19: Think-tank calls for national oversight of long-term care

Countries with strong regulation and centralized oversight of their long-term care have fared better overall in dealing with COVID-19, according to veteran, Canadian seniors care researchers. Fuelled by this, co-authors Pat Armstrong and Marcy Cohen are making recommendations to Ottawa in a discussion paper today by Vancouver-based Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank.…

Early intervention key to success for Surrey RCMP youth support team

A Surrey RCMP program that connects vulnerable youth with services has helped more than 100 kids and their families over the past 12 months. Early intervention is at the heart of the Surrey RCMP Family and Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST) , which works with students in Grades 4 to 7 who might be at…

Ski gear a hot commodity ahead of COVID-19 winter

British Columbians appear to be dealing with COVID-19 cabin fever by getting outside, regardless of the weather. Skiing and tubing tickets for the opening weekend at Cypress Mountain quickly sold out last week, while outdoor retailers are reporting strong demand for winter sports gear. “For sure, it’s busier than normal,” said Steve Mohr, owner of…

Family believes missing hiker could still be alive

On Friday, Oct. 9, Jordan Naterer talked over FaceTime with his sister Julia in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The 25-year-old was excited about a hike he’d planned for the weekend in Manning Park — his first overnighter. On camera, Naterer showed his sister his equipment, including his pack and bear spray. “He was prepared,” said Julia.…

Anti-COVID drug developed by Vancouver company gets emergency use approval in Canada

Health Canada has approved the use of an antibody drug developed by Vancouver company AbCellera Biologics to help treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The move comes as AbCellera — which has formed a partnership with U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to produce and distribute the drug — revealed last Friday that it planned…

COVID-19 update for Nov. 23: Federal rent subsidy for businesses opens today

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Nov. 23, 2020. We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as…