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The leadership of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc hopes to identify and locate missing children believed to be buried in unmarked graves near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) with the help of previously undisclosed documents set for release by the federal government.

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Statistics Canada tallied more than 700,000 Canadian air passenger arrivals returning home from abroad in December despite Omicron's spread and Canada's advisory against international travel abroad.

TRUCKERS RALLY

The rally, organized by the West Coast Trucking Association, made its way from Surrey to Vancouver Saturday afternoon, in hopes of bringing awareness to the icy and dangerous road conditions truckers say they've had to deal with this winter season.

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The association that represents 14,000 physicians, residents and medical students in British Columbia is once again asking employers to do away with any requirements for sick notes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus on Jan. 21, 2022

Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria say they're following public health guidance as they plan to return to classes on Monday. Many students and faculty aren't so sure it's safe.

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Due to record-high hospitalizations, COVID-positive patients in hospitals are being placed in the same room with double-vaccinated people who do not have the virus, British Columbia health officials said.

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

The hidden history of gay maritime workers is being brought to light in a project organized by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia.

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North Vancouver-based artist David MacLean started the initiative after donating his own paintings to friends and family that were frontline workers.

The Witness Blanket replica in Kelowna Art Gallery

Over the next year, people living in B.C.'s Interior and north will be able to view the reproduction of a large-scale art installation currently touring museums across B.C. that commemorates the legacy of Indian residential schools.

FLOODING FRASER VALLEY

Wildfires, sweltering heat and extensive flooding in British Columbia last year have underscored the importance of strengthening the agricultural sector's resilience to the effects of climate change and extreme weather, experts say.

How to get the most protection wearing an N95 mask

More people are wearing N95 or KN95 masks after the surge of the Omicron variant. Experts say it's important to create a fitted seal and wear them consistently.

COVID-19 TENNIS COURTS

Recent success on international courts from players like Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Fernandez is helping inspire young players. But Tennis B.C.'s CEO says the COVID-19 pandemic has also put a spotlight on the sport.

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Author Matthew Heneghan, a former Canadian Armed Forces medic, received an unexpected gift at Christmas: an old Edmonton Oilers T-shirt left behind by his best friend and fellow veteran Pte. Colin Wilmot, who was killed in service in Afghanistan in 2008.

MEXICO-VIOLENCE/CANADA

Two Canadians were killed Friday and one more wounded in a shooting at a hotel along Mexico's Caribbean coast, state authorities said.

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Provincial assessments scheduled to start Monday for students in grades 10 and 12 have been postponed due to staffing shortages, according to the Ministry of Education. 

ANTI-VACCINE CARD RALLY VANCOUVER

The pandemic has triggered a new debate over what used to be a settled principle of bioethics — that you don't treat patients differently based on past behaviour that may have contributed to their condition.

RAPID TEST

B.C. health officials reported 924 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Friday, including 130 in intensive care, as the province recorded nine more deaths from the disease and 2,364 new cases.

Backcountry Skiing National Parks

This week's warning for southern B.C. and western Alberta, including Glacier, Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, has been extended to the South Rockies and Lizard Range regions.

BC COVID UPDATE OCT 5 2021

B.C. health officials say contact tracing is no longer effective against the COVID-19 variant and British Columbians need to shift their focus to self-management of symptoms.

Green Party of Canada interim leader and astrophysicist Amita Kuttner in UBC Hospital on Jan. 19 202

The Green Party of Canada's interim leader is among more than 800 patients in B.C. who have had their surgeries postponed this month.