REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here's a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week:

Chilliwack: Frontiersman rendezvous for annual meet

With muzzle loading rifles in hand, the Fraser Valley Frontiersman had their winter rendezvous in Chilliwack recently, for its Black Powder Trade Show and Shoot. (VIDEO: Chilliwack Progress) See More >

Tofino: Cleaning up the beach

Visitors to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve took in a rare sight on Wednesday afternoon as a helicopter lifted a 7,700-kilogram navigation buoy off Florencia Bay’s beach and onto a waiting Canadian Coast Guard vessel. (VIDEO: Andrew Bailey/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News) See More >

Victoria: Advocates call for more harm reduction

Demonstrators rallied outside a parking lot in Victoria, calling on the Vancouver Island Health Authority to open a supervised injection site. The call came on Tuesday – National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis. A number of allies protested across the country. (VIDEO: Kendra Wong/Victoria News) See More >

B.C.: Pink Shirt Day addresses bullying

B.C. youth and adults alike sported pink this week for annual Pink Shirt Day – an awareness campaign with a goal to end bullying. (VIDEO: Carmen Weld/Black Press) See More >

Canada: Cassette tape sales on the rise

While physical and digital music sales dwindled last year in Canada, cassette tape sales rose 79 per cent. Juno nominees including Billy Talent shared thoughts the resurgence of the retro format. (The Canadian Press) See More >

 


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