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GasBuddy’s price tracking map shows the cost of gas at some pumps in Metro Vancouver Sept. 29 has hit a record high of $2.339 per litre. (GasBuddy/screenshot)

Gas hits unprecedented $2.399 per litre in parts of Metro Vancouver

Expert predicts price could hit $2.42 per litre by Friday

People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara

Canadians in Florida hunkering down as hurricane Ian lashes the state

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as…

A man walks past a damaged building after a Russian attack in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Kremlin gets ready to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — will be folded into Russia

The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)

Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking off Haida Gwaii

M.V. Island Bay went down on Sept. 10 in the shallow waters of a bay on Morseby Island

The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)
Aisa Smithanik organizer of the Prince Rupert Thanksgiving food drive on Sept. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar)

Thanksgiving food drive feeds families during the season of giving in Prince Rupert

More than 80 community volunteers worked to help stock the food bank

Aisa Smithanik organizer of the Prince Rupert Thanksgiving food drive on Sept. 24. (Photo: K-J Millar)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey tour the damage cause by post-tropical storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau visits N.L. town devastated by Fiona, says Ottawa ‘will be there’ to help

Distraught residents of a southwestern Newfoundland town shared stories of survival with…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey tour the damage cause by post-tropical storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon inspects members of the Guard of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Friday, May 20, 2022. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is to visit the Saskatchewan community today that is grieving the deaths and injuries of loved ones from a stabbing rampage earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Governor General places tobacco on graves of Saskatchewan stabbing victims

Governor general’s office said she was invited to the First Nation by Chief Wally Burns

Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon inspects members of the Guard of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Friday, May 20, 2022. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is to visit the Saskatchewan community today that is grieving the deaths and injuries of loved ones from a stabbing rampage earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Parliament passes law allowing jurors to disclose information to health providers

Criminal Code will be amended in cases of medical or psychiatric treatment, therapy or counselling

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
Crews from Nova Scotia Power work on reconnecting the power grid to the Glace Bay Hospital knocked out by Hurricane Fiona, in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. The premier of Nova Scotia has issued a stinging rebuke to the telecommunications companies that serve the province, saying too many Nova Scotians are still without cellphone service, four days after post-tropical storm Fiona roared across Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Fiona fallout: Nova Scotia premier blasts cellphone companies’ lack of co-operation

‘There is no question we need our telecommunications companies to step up and be more transparent’

Crews from Nova Scotia Power work on reconnecting the power grid to the Glace Bay Hospital knocked out by Hurricane Fiona, in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. The premier of Nova Scotia has issued a stinging rebuke to the telecommunications companies that serve the province, saying too many Nova Scotians are still without cellphone service, four days after post-tropical storm Fiona roared across Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a radiology technician looks at a chest X-ray of a child suffering from flu symptoms. Radiologists in B.C.. say hundreds of thousands of patients are waiting for medical imaging. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

‘Hundreds of thousands’ waiting for medical imaging in B.C., radiologists say

Delays could cause ‘tsunami of cancer cases,’ radiological society warns in letter to Dix

In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a radiology technician looks at a chest X-ray of a child suffering from flu symptoms. Radiologists in B.C.. say hundreds of thousands of patients are waiting for medical imaging. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Melanie Mark speaks to the media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the B.C. legislature, at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Mark has resigned her ministerial portfolios to go on medical leave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. cabinet minister Melanie Mark resigns and takes medical leave

Mark was the minister for tourism, arts, culture and sport

Melanie Mark speaks to the media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the B.C. legislature, at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Mark has resigned her ministerial portfolios to go on medical leave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Paramedics respond to a call as Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson attends a march on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on August 31, 2021. In August 2022, the BC Coroner Service says 169 British Columbians died to the toxic drug supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Paramedics respond to a call as Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson attends a march on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on August 31, 2021. In August 2022, the BC Coroner Service says 169 British Columbians died to the toxic drug supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On Sept. 22, Haida Gwaii School District announced that Leighann Rodger will be the new District Principal of Early Learning and Childcare. (Photo: supplied)

Haida Gwaii School District creates a new district principal role to take on childcare

Leighann Rodger will be leaving her current role as principal to fill the new position

On Sept. 22, Haida Gwaii School District announced that Leighann Rodger will be the new District Principal of Early Learning and Childcare. (Photo: supplied)
Leslie Johnson is running for mayor in Daajing Giids. The municipal election is Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo: submitted)

In their own words: Leslie Johnson

For Daajing Giids mayor

  • Sep 28, 2022
Leslie Johnson is running for mayor in Daajing Giids. The municipal election is Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo: submitted)
The Prince Rupert Lions Club has not hosted their Annual Thanksgiving Seniors Luncheon since 2019. (Photo: Prince Rupert Lions Club/Facebook)

Prince Rupert Lions Club’s Annual Thanksgiving Seniors Lunch is back after a 2-year hiatus

The meal will be at 12 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Loyal Order of the Moose Hall

The Prince Rupert Lions Club has not hosted their Annual Thanksgiving Seniors Luncheon since 2019. (Photo: Prince Rupert Lions Club/Facebook)
A bed in need of cleaning is moved in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. may move hospital patients to free up beds ahead of projected COVID, flu surge

Up to 1,800 current patients could be switched to community care or care homes, says province

A bed in need of cleaning is moved in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

NHL monitoring Aquilini’s family court proceeding, after allegations of child abuse

Vancouver Canuck owner ‘categorically denies’ allegations made by ex-wife in family court hearing

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini pauses for a moment during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Shakira to stand trial on tax fraud charges in Spain

Shakira has been ordered to stand trial on 2018 allegations the pop…

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FILE — The Biogen Inc., headquarters is shown March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
FILE — The Biogen Inc., headquarters is shown March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Sword-wielding robbery suspect arrested and charged in Abbotsford

Police say man swung weapon at employee during incident on Sept. 26

Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)