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A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)

B.C. man dies within sight of ambulance station with no ambulance available

Second time in less than a month no ambulance available in Ashcroft for person in medical distress

Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

B.C. light show ignited 140 new wildfires

Lightning touched ground over 17,000 times

  • Aug 14, 2022
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

B.C. Lions chase down Calgary Stampeders with 41-40 comeback win

Whyte boots game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left in 4th quarter

BC Lions kicker Sean Whyte, left, celebrates his winning field goal with defensive end Obum Gwacham (98) near game end CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday Aug. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Liquid Zoo police presence (Submitted)
Liquid Zoo police presence (Submitted)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

The number of people who donate blood regularly dropped by 31,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Black Press File photo
Black Press File photo
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B.C. man ordered to pay $13K for smoking in his strata unit

Fine originally $800, but after an unsuccessful fight in small claims court, the total reached $13K

(File photo)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Photographers capture images at Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show, on Aug. 17, 2014. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 is World Photography Day and Aviation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 14 to 20

World Photography Day, Gay Uncles Day, Tattoo Removal Day all coming up this week

Photographers capture images at Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show, on Aug. 17, 2014. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 is World Photography Day and Aviation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A person's belongings are placed on the street to be moved to storage after his tent was cleared from the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. ‘clear’ there’s not enough housing as Vancouver encampment ordered dismantled

Minister responsible for housing said City of Vancouver knew there was nowhere for residents to go

A person's belongings are placed on the street to be moved to storage after his tent was cleared from the sidewalk at a sprawling homeless encampment on East Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Smoke from fires along Sheep Creek is shown in an Aug.7, 2022 handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Evacuation orders rescinded as wildfire burns along B.C. Highway 3

There was no imminent threat or concern it would jump to the other side of the highway

Smoke from fires along Sheep Creek is shown in an Aug.7, 2022 handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

33,000 B.C. government employees issue 72-hour strike notice

The most recent collective agreement between the union and Public Service agency expired on April 1

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

The DFO is forecasting up to 10 million sockeye could return to the Fraser River this summer

Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. Fry says mistakes made decades ago when the gay and bisexual communities were “afraid and ashamed to come out” because of misconceptions about HIV-AIDS must not be repeated with monkeypox. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. Fry says mistakes made decades ago when the gay and bisexual communities were “afraid and ashamed to come out” because of misconceptions about HIV-AIDS must not be repeated with monkeypox. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Toddler’s fall from third-storey window should be a warning to other parents, father says

Langley’s Taryn Lim has a broken leg, but her parents worried it could have been much worse

Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jasmine Davis, 34, of Chetwynd was reported missing on Aug. 9 and may be in the Kelowna area (RCMP)

Missing Chetwynd woman who may have been in Kelowna found safe

Jasmine Davis was last seen on July 30

  • Aug 11, 2022
Jasmine Davis, 34, of Chetwynd was reported missing on Aug. 9 and may be in the Kelowna area (RCMP)
Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elvis impersonator says he is on deathbed in hallway at a B.C. hospital

‘No dignity in it whatsoever,’ says Randy Friskie, who has liver disease

Randy “Elvis” Friskie, shown here perfoming in 2018, says he is on his deathbed on a cot in a hallway at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)

Rare white orca from California spotted taking a big family trip to B.C.

Frosty and his family ventured over 2,000 kilometres north of home

Frosty, the rare white orca from California, was spotted near Telegraph Cove B.C. recently. (Scott Turton photo)