News for Youse: Peachland fire burns, amber alert ends, and Ryan Reynolds marries Blake Lively
Peachland fire Hundreds of people have left their homes to stay clear of the 200-hectare Trepanier Creek fire, which is still not contained near the Okanagan community of Peachland. Four homes have reportedly burned.
Delta standoff Delta Police and the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team found 15-year-old Breeze Boden unharmed; her father, Shane Phelan, is in custody, ending the province's most recent amber alert.
Independent police investigations The Independent Investigations Office opens today under chief civilian director Richard Rosenthal, with a mandate to conduct criminal investigations into incidents involving police that result in death or serious harm.
Flu shot linked to H1N1 At the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Francisco, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's Dr. Danuta Skowronski has reported that ferrets given the 2008 flu shot were more likely to get sick when exposed to the H1N1 virus.
Netanyahu praises Harper In an interview on CBC News, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly thanks Stephen Harper after Canada announced the closure of its embassy in Iran.
Obama's boost Barack Obama has opened up a four-to-five point lead over Republican opponent Mitt Romney in polls following the Democratic National Convention last week in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Peliwo wins again After taking the Wimbledon boys title, North Vancouver's Filip Peliwo has won the junior U.S. Open tennis tournament.
Canadians triumph The Vancouver Canadians scored seven runs in the eighth inning to defeat Boise, taking two games out of three to win the Northwest League championship. Jeff Paterson's report is here.
Ryan Reynolds marries Vancouver-raised Ryan Reynolds, 35, tied the knot with Blake Lively, 25, last night in a secretive wedding in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. More details are available here. Reynolds was previously married to Scarlett Johansson.