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Site C dam a threat

Jul 30, 2014 / 9:04 pm

Major development projects such as the Site C dam in British Columbia's Peace River watershed could threaten up to $8.6 billion in ecological values, suggests a report commissioned by the David Suzuki Foundation. Faisal Moola, a chief scientist with the environmental group, said the...

Teacher banned from province

Jul 30, 2014 / 2:10 pm

A BC elementary school teacher convicted for possession of child pornography has been banned from teaching in the province. Timothy Ouellette was sentenced to four months in jail and five years' probation in September 2013. The former information technology teacher in the northern...

$400,000 drug bust

Jul 30, 2014 / 12:31 pm

Photo: Contributed - Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC Photo: Contributed - Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC Photo: Contributed - Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC Three men have been arrested and nearly $400,000 worth of drugs seized following an...

One dead in shooting

Jul 30, 2014 / 11:44 am

One man is dead after a shooting Tuesday night in Maple Ridge. Police were called shortly after 10:15 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 10300 block of 240th Street. Officers found 33-year-old Trevor Koehler with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital where he was...

Border uniforms found in trash

Jul 30, 2014 / 8:00 am

The Canada Border Services Agency is facing serious security questions after a number of uniforms were found discarded in a Vancouver dumpster. According to CTV Vancouver, homeless blogger Stanley Q. Woodvine discovered the uniforms late last month in the Fairview neighbourhood, near 15th Avenue...

Mill ordered to pay for fatal fire

Jul 29, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Penalties and levies totalling more than $724,000 have been imposed on a company that owns a northern British Columbia sawmill which was flattened by a fire. The May 12, 2012 blaze at Prince George's Lakeland Mills Ltd. claimed the lives of 43-year-old Alan Little and 46-year-old Glen...

Wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Update -- July 29 The Vancouver Police Department says Donald James Sabey is back behind bars, after he was picked up at a home in Vancouver on Tuesday. Investigators with the VPD High Risk Offender Unit made the arrest without incident. Sabey had been missing since July 24. A...

Shot cyclist made tourniquet

Jul 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

It was just before 1 a.m. during an overnight cyclying race when loud explosions disrupted the solace of a rider along Highway 1 in British Columbia. At first, Craig Premack, 59, thought he was hearing firecrackers near Spences Bridge while he was taking part in a 600-kilometre, two-day cycling...

Premier Clark is friend of Israel

Jul 29, 2014 / 8:15 am

Premier Christy Clark has aligned herself and British Columbia with Israel in a letter to a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group in which she says the province can be "counted as a friend." Clark writes that the current conflict in Israel and Gaza is of concern to anyone who believes in...

Casino wants to move

Jul 28, 2014 / 2:18 pm

City staff are encouraging councillors in Kamloops, to reject a company's bid to build an expanded casino outside the downtown core. On Tuesday night, councillors are expected to debate a report by the planning department on Gateway Casino's intentions. “General planning...

Plane crash kills 2 on island

Jul 28, 2014 / 7:30 am

Two men were killed when their homemade plane crashed into a golf course on Vancouver Island Saturday night. Gerald Thom of Lake Cowichan and Michael Weir of Salt Spring Island had been friends for nearly 30 years and spent the past four years building the plane, according to CTV...

Stabbing spree in Abbotsford

Jul 28, 2014 / 7:15 am

Four people are recovering in hospital following a stabbing spree in Abbotsford Saturday evening. CTV Vancouver is reporting that police were called to the 31400 block of Springhill Court just after 8:30 p.m. following multiple reports that a man with a knife was stabbing people. A witness...

Botanie fire: Alerts rescinded

Jul 28, 2014 / 6:10 am

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre says imminent risk of danger to life and properties in Electoral Area “I”, residences along Botanie Creek Road and Highway 12, has diminished. The Evacuation Alerts issued at 1700 hours on July 23, 2014 and 2230 hours...

Students 2nd at RoboCup comp

Jul 27, 2014 / 7:18 pm

A team of Vancouver high-school students came in second place at an international robotic soccer competition held in Brazil. Allen Chak, Bryan Ge (GUH), Felix Huang (HWONG), Jeff Ma (MAH) and Robert Mo (MOH) built soccer-playing robots that competed in the 2014 RoboCup...

Shots fired at RCMP after arrest

Jul 27, 2014 / 2:03 pm

A routine curfew check turned into an arrest and then attempted murder after shots were fired at RCMP officers west of Williams Lake. On July 27 around 1 a.m., an Alexis Creek RCMP officer was on the Anaham Reserve to conduct curfew checks. While there, the officer witnessed two men allegedly...

Police gear up for fireworks

Jul 26, 2014 / 9:10 pm

Hundreds of Vancouver police officers are expected to be present at the Vancouver's Celebration of Light. The high-profile fireworks show in English Bay is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Police say a visible presence is intended to deter alcohol-fuelled fights and...

Heat wave concerns firefighters

Jul 26, 2014 / 7:17 pm

Firefighters in British Columbia are concerned another heat wave will spark more fires across the province. An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the...

Train collides with logging truck

Jul 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

There were no serious injuries as a result of a collision between a CN Rail train and a logging truck near Burns Lake. Burns Lake RCMP Cpl. Jack Ashford, says the incident occurred about 7 a.m. Friday on a private road that services Decker Lake Sawmill. Ashford says the train was heading...

Province provides cheaper beer

Jul 25, 2014 / 12:29 pm

The BC government has decided to slightly change the new minimum drink pricing, and will now allow bars and restaurants to price jugs of beer at 20 cents per ounce. Photo: They had initially set the price of draft beer and cider at 25 cents an ounce, but had said they...

New fee for cleaning cabs

Jul 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

If you're feeling queasy, step away from the cab. That's the advice from taxi drivers across British Columbia after the province's Passenger Transportation Board approved a new fee. It allows drivers and companies to charge a $75 fine, on top of the flag fare, to passengers who...

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