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Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.

Thousands ready for 2016 BC Summer Games

Less than one month until Abbotsford hosts the best young BC athletes

Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.
Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter
Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.

Search continues for two snowmobilers at river near Prince George

'It was just risky behaviour. It’s tragic,' says RCMP

Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.
A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.

Green Men plan 10-city farewell tour at hockey games across B.C.

Stretchy spandex shtick by Vancouver Canucks uber-fans will be charity for cancer research

The Green Men are signing off with a charity goodbye tour of B.C. cities.
VIDEO: How B.C. intends to build the Site C dam

VIDEO: How B.C. intends to build the Site C dam

Video animation released by BC Hydro shows how new hydroelectric dam in the Peace region would be built

VIDEO: How B.C. intends to build the Site C dam
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond