Today’s location: Three Valley Gap, British Columbia

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Three Valley Gap is an unincorporated settlement on the Trans-Canada Highway adjacent to the lake of the same name. It is located southwest of Revelstoke, just west of the summit of Eagle Pass. The three valleys of the name include the eastern and western egresses from the pass and a southward opening into the upper reaches of Wap Creek, which is a northern tributary of the Shuswap River. •

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Shooting in Celista leaves two in critical condition

Mon, Feb 8: Residents of a small community on the north shore of Shuswap lake are calling a triple shooting unsettling. It happened last night in Celisa, and investigators haven’t released a motive. Jill Bennett reports.
What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week

Choose where you want to call home. With $1 million, you can invest in your perfect property, in whichever Canadian province your heart desires. What that home looks like, however, will vary greatly depending on where you look – and having a couple hundred thousand more to play with opens up even more options.

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Scotch Creek, British Columbia

Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is one of British Columbia’s most popular parks. Many creeks, rivers and communities flow out of this gorgeous scenic getaway. Scotch Creek is one such destination, a waterside community along a creek of the same name. If a quiet home within steps of a beautiful rivulet sounds like your $1.1 million sanctuary, 5-1038 Scot Creek Wharf Road awaits you.

Since it was built nearly two decades ago, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house along the Scotch Creek has experienced outstanding, detail-oriented renovations. This includes a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, as well as a remarkable living room with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and matching tall windows. Step out onto the expansive deck to take advantage of the outdoor hot tub, or simply to watch the wildlife on the creek.

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Rural Foothills, Alberta

Easy access to the City of Calgary and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains are just two of the perks of choosing a $1 million home (or $1,225,000 in this case) in the Rural Foothills. Settle into the welcoming western culture of southern Alberta at 100-400123 Highway 66, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home ideal as a residence or vacation space.

The most prominent features of this rare find are the contemporary design and the exposed cedar boards. Expect a world of wood with an all-wood interior that opens to multiple decks and patios. At night, gather around the 24-foot stone wood-burning fireplace, the centerpiece of a sensational vaulted living room. In addition, outdoor enthusiasts will want to take note of the barn, which has been furnished with heated floors, skylights, horse shower, tack room, laundry and a full-sized attic.

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Outaouais, Quebec

Escape from the city by investing in a home in the beautiful valley of Outaouais. For $995,000, 229 Ch. Wood Smoke is a 19-acre private estate showcasing a new three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence that encompasses an impressive 5,000 square feet. 

Private access to Island Lake is just one of many bonuses this property boasts. The house has been intentionally designed to have an open feel, with 20-feet vaulted ceilings and many large windows overlooking the lake. An exercise room, state-of-the-art kitchen, heated double garage and authentic wood fireplace make living in this Quebec home not just easy, but downright luxurious.

Woman killed by family member's dog on Tk'emlups First Nation, B.C. coroner says

Kamloops RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death of an elderly female killed by a family member’s dog on the Tk'emlups First Nation near Kamloops in the B.C. Interior.

Kathleen Green, 78, was mauled to death at her home on Shuswap Road West by the dog, which has been tied up in her backyard. The incident occurred on Saturday just after 5 p.m. PT.

RCMP officers called to the scene had to shoot the dog because it continued being aggressive, preventing a B.C. Ambulance crew from reaching the victim.

Green was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coroner Barb McLintock said fatal dog maulings are very rare and many questions must be answered.

She said the investigation is just beginning and the Coroners Service must do a lot of work to determine exactly why Green died.

The victim was a residential school survivor and lived with her grandson. The dog belonged to a family member.