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BC Ferries offers new southern Gulf Island schedules as two ships set to arrive

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 12:00pm

VANCOUVER — BC Ferries says travel to the southern Gulf Islands will be much easier starting in May 2017.

The Crown corporation has released next year’s schedules for the routes from Vancouver Island and the Mainland to Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna islands.

Arson, 2nd-degree murder charges laid in fire that killed mother of six

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 10:06am Updated: July 11, 2016 - 6:26pm

PORT MOODY, B.C. — Charges have been laid in a fire that killed a mother of six in Port Moody, B.C.

A tweet from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the accused is facing one count of second-degree murder and two counts of arson causing bodily harm.

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Life not a bowl of cherries for Okanagan residents or rain-soaked farmers

By The Canadian Press
July 8, 2016 - 1:24pm

KELOWNA, B.C. — As June rains continue into July, cherry growers in the Okanagan are putting in some extra work in, but it might be costing area residents some extra sleep.

Once ripe, cherries can’t tolerate any extra water or their outer skins will split, destroying their value.