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No charges in derailment

Apr 24, 2017 / 4:13 pm

There will be no criminal charges in a fatal Vancouver Island train derailment. The incident Thursday in Woss killed three people and injured two others. RCMP...

Search for bridge jumper

Apr 24, 2017 / 3:05 pm

RCMP are continuing to search for a female who jumped off a bridge in Prince George, Sunday. A passing driver observed a female with long, blonde hair and...

30 pets saved from breeder

Apr 24, 2017 / 2:05 pm

Dozens of animals have been removed from a puppy breeding operation near Lillooet. A total of 24 dogs, including puppies, and six cats were all suffering from...

Dead body by river

Apr 24, 2017 / 1:19 pm

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. Richmond RCMP confirmed they found a body in a park off River Road. The body they found was a deceased male and police said his death appears...

Appeal over 'pay-to-play'

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:51 pm

The group Democracy Watch is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court decision tossing out a case involving allegations that Premier Christy Clark was in a conflict of...

$300K fentanyl bust

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:29 pm

A months-long drug investigation has resulted in the seizure of $300,000 worth of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced heroin. Search warrants were executed in Surrey...

Third fire in four years

Apr 23, 2017 / 9:29 pm

A blaze in a Surrey building Saturday night marks the third time that building has gone up in flames in less than four years. The fire, on the 8300 block of...

Standoff ends peacefully

Apr 23, 2017 / 8:34 pm

A Courtenay standoff has come to a “peaceful resolution,” including at least one arrest after two people surrendered to police. Reports of a man...

Deadly crash in Vancouver

Apr 23, 2017 / 1:23 pm

The Vancouver Police Department's collision investigation unit remained on the scene for hours Sunday after a man drove his car into a power pole. The man,...

Hikers safe after rescue

Apr 23, 2017 / 1:11 pm

Two more hikers have the busy North Shore Search and Rescue and the police to thank after being found, and rescued, on Saturday night. “It was our first...

Clark heckled at sun run

Apr 23, 2017 / 10:16 am

B.C.'s election campaign is nearing the halfway point and one party leader says she's feeling optimistic, but acknowledges that the race is far from...

First Nations urged to vote

Apr 23, 2017 / 8:45 am

First Nations leaders are urging their members to get out and vote in the B.C. election. The First Nations Leadership Council calls the May 9th vote “a...

TSB at derailment scene

Apr 23, 2017 / 7:16 am

Transportation Safety Board investigators have arrived at the scene of a fatal logging train derailment on northern Vancouver Island. The team of two arrived...

Accessible baseball field

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

A new fully accessible baseball field for children with disabilities has opened in Vancouver. “It’s just so rewarding for families because they just...

Fatal pickup crash

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

A man was killed when a pickup went over an embankment in Abbotsford early this morning. The crash happened about 3:45 a.m. near Straiton and Willet roads. Two...

Honouring those who help

Apr 22, 2017 / 10:18 am

They have saved countless lives while risking their own and B.C.'s ground, air and marine search and rescue organizations are recognizing their more than...

In desperate need of help

Apr 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

Emanda Tetreault is hoping someone will be able to save her life. The 25-year-old single mom has stage 5 chronic kidney failure and is in desperate need of a...

13 years for senior assault

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:26 am

Stephen Thomas Morse has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for a vicious assault on a senior. The 43-year-old Langley man pleaded guilty to the 2015 assault of...

Was derailment a crime?

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:21 am

Police are investigating the possibility of an intentional criminal act or negligence in a fatal train derailment on Vancouver Island. Three workers were killed...

Greyhound crash kills 1

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:56 am

UPDATE: 6:50 a.m. One person has been killed and seven others injured in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and three other vehicles near Quesnel. The accident...

Dog eats needle-filled pizza

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:25 pm

A warning for dog owners in Vancouver after some dogs consumed discarded pieces of pizza stuffed with sewing needles. The dangerous food was discovered at...

Cougars on SkyTrain line

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A pair of cougars was spotted trotting along the SkyTrain line in Port Moody, Friday. The wildcats triggered an intrusion alarm at Inlet Centre Station as they...

Massive Vaisakhi parade

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:32 pm

Surrey's Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday will once again be one of the largest Sikh celebrations outside of India. Last year, more than 500,000 people...

PG man murdered

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:58 pm

The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case of a Fraser Valley murder. Police were called to a report of a deceased man on a...

Deaths now a homicide

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Police say the deaths of two men at a home in Williams Lake is a double homicide. RCMP say officers discovered the bodies of the men on Tuesday night after...

SPCA staff pepper sprayed

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:40 am

SPCA staff were pepper sprayed Thursday while removing animals from a Mission farm. The two dozen animals were "sick and neglected," the agency says....

Third death in derailment

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:02 am

A third person has died following a train derailment in the northern Vancouver Island community of Woss, B.C. RCMP Cpl. Tammy Douglas confirms the victim died...

Recreation site closed

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:53 am

Mother Nature has forced the closure of an outdoor recreation site. The Brennan Creek Recreation Site on the west shore of Adams Lake is closed to all users...

Rallying around Elena

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:51 am

The call for help has gone out and the community is responding. In less than 24 hours, more than $11,000 was raised on a Go Fund Me page to help Elena Nodel and...

Fields trashed by 4/20

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

Vancouver Park Board officials estimate damage from Thursday's unsanctioned marijuana protest could take several weeks and thousands of dollars to repair....

Missing woman found

Apr 21, 2017 / 9:13 am

UPDATE: FRI 9:00 a.m. Maria Kruger has been found safe, according to family members. ORIGINAL: THURS 2:00 p.m. The Vancouver Police Department is searching...

ODs now 1/4 of ER visits

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:15 am

Staff at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver say 25 per cent of emergency room visits are related to fentanyl overdoses. And they report they're having to...

25 sent to ER during 4/20

Apr 21, 2017 / 6:01 am

Health officials in Vancouver report 25 people were taken to hospital emergency departments during the city's 4/20 marijuana celebrations on Thursday. Six...

BC's wacky political history

Apr 20, 2017 / 9:00 pm

It was a memorable way for British Columbia's female legislators to reprimand one of their male colleagues for his time-consuming political speeches. The...

2 dead in derailment

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. The cause of the accident is under investigation but early reports indicate a crew was on the tracks when the rail cars approached without...

Charged in Island murder

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

A Kelowna man has been charged with first-degree murder following the shooting death of a 34-year-old man in Nanaimo. RCMP say 30-year-old Brandon Woody also...

Dead body: suspicious

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

A body has been found on a rural Forest Service Road in Hope Thursday morning. Officers located the body after responding to a call about 7:30 a.m. The...

4/20 a mellow buzz

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:40 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has everything under control at this year’s 4/20 event. There have not been any serious incidents reported at Sunset Beach...

Two men killed identified

Apr 20, 2017 / 3:38 pm

Police have identified two deceased men found inside a Williams Lake home on Tuesday night. Jonathan Sellars, 30, and Devon Stewart, 26, were found dead inside...

$9.3 million jackpot

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

Port Moody retirees Kurt and Marlis Gebeshuber won $9.3 million in the April 12, Lotto 6/49 draw. Kurt is a former meat cutter, and his wife Marlis, is a former...

Toxin killed belugas

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:17 pm

The Vancouver Aquarium says a toxin was the cause of death of two beluga whales last November, but the exact substance couldn't be identified. The...

Traffic going to pot

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:13 pm

Traffic in parts of Vancouver is expected to go to pot this afternoon. Police are notifying the public of potential traffic disruptions during 4/20 activities...

Ferry spill cleaned up

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

Results of water samples taken after an oil spill from a ferry in Kootenay Lake should be available Friday. The Regional District of Central Kootenay says water...

Warrant for Creep Catcher

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:16 am

The head of the Surrey Creep Catcher vigilante group says a warrant is out for his arrest. The warrant was issued after group members confronted a man at...

Snow blasts Connector

Apr 20, 2017 / 7:00 am

This morning's rainfall in the valley bottom has brought another big blast of winter weather at the higher elevations. One motorist has called into Castanet...

Smugglers migrants too

Apr 20, 2017 / 6:54 am

Four men accused of smuggling dozens of Tamil migrants into Canada were simply part of the effort to get themselves and the rest of the asylum seekers across...

Minimum security for killers

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:27 pm

The warden at Mission Institution is defending the use of minimum-security prisons for convicted killers. This just days after Robert Dezwaan of Kelowna walked...

Multiple same-day marriage

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:24 pm

Dozens of marriage certificates, some citing two wedding ceremonies occurring on the same day, were entered as evidence today at the trial of a fundamentalist...

Waving gun at cars

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:52 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. Officers have conducted an exhaustive search of the area and were not able to locate the suspicious woman. Anyone who sees suspicious activity...

Shooting suspect arrested

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Nanaimo RCMP is continuing with their investigation into a shooting which left one person dead. At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday April 19, officers...

Huge 4/20 event in Van city

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:28 pm

With legalized marijuana on the horizon, this year's massive 4/20 event in Vancouver is expected to be a party with little protest. Thursday's event...

BC Liberals return $174K

Apr 19, 2017 / 2:00 pm

New reports released by Elections BC show the Liberal party returned almost $175,000 in political contributions it received in the last six years. The Liberal...

Drug deaths remain high

Apr 19, 2017 / 12:05 pm

March proved to be another deadly month for drug-related deaths in British Columbia, the third worst ever recorded in a single month in the province. The 120...

Mormon expert testifies

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:43 am

An expert in the history of the Mormon church says fundamentalists who practise polygamy would have to leave all but one of their wives if they wanted to join...

Missing some money?

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:48 am

Are you missing a “significant amount of cash?” Police in North Vancouver are looking for someone who may be without their money after they seized a...

Crew jumps to man's aid

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:53 am

A Washington state businessman is praising WestJet Airlines' handling of an in-flight medical emergency. Joel VanderHoek posted an open letter on Facebook...

Two bodies found in home

Apr 19, 2017 / 8:49 am

Police are investigating the “suspicious” discovery of two bodies in a Williams Lake home Tuesday night. Williams Lake RCMP were called to Mackenzie...

Olympian's case adjourned

Apr 19, 2017 / 7:38 am

An investment dealer and former Olympic rower who went missing for nearly 18 months made a brief appearance in a Victoria court Tuesday and had his case...

Lead in school water

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:20 am

Lead has been detected in drinking water at several Nanaimo schools. Testing was done in schools built before 1990 across B.C. last year, but parents say they...

Senior stabbed over purse

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:03 am

A Vancouver senior was stabbed Tuesday in a brazen daylight stabbing. The woman, in her late sixties, was hospitalized following the incident on East 2nd...

Slide residents can go home

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:53 pm

Most residents of Kaslo ordered from their homes Monday night after a landslide will be able to return tonight, but some may not be allowed back for up to a...

Mom stunned killer escaped

Apr 18, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Shelley Oppenheim Lacerte was stunned to learn the man that killed her daughter had not only been transferred to a facility two hours from her home, but that...

Immigration fraudsters jailed

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:07 pm

The Canada Border Services Agency is announcing sentences and fines against three people who pleaded guilty to participating in a large-scale immigration fraud...

Highway 1 now open

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

UPDATE 6:32 P.M. DriveBC is reporting Highway 1 is now open. UPDATE 5:48 P.M. Dylan Graham sent this stunning video in that he recorded on the Trans Canada...

Making a buck off migrants

Apr 18, 2017 / 3:12 pm

Four men who orchestrated a dangerous voyage across the Pacific were out to make a profit, rather than help dozens of Tamil asylum seekers, the Crown prosecutor...

Hiding in home with rifle

Apr 18, 2017 / 12:13 pm

A man who allegedly assaulted a woman, threatened her family, and was in possession of a rifle was arrested after a six-hour standoff with police in Richmond....

Horse falls 60 feet off cliff

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:26 am

Comox Valley Search and Rescue used quick thinking when they received a call to save a horse that fell down a cliff. Rescue members and RCMP officers worked...

Polygamy not-guilty pleas

Apr 18, 2017 / 11:13 am

The trial of two men from a fundamentalist sect that condones plural marriage began with not guilty pleas being entered on charges of practising polygamy. The...

Slide forces evacuation

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:51 am

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. A reception centre has been set up for residents affected by the evacuation in Kaslo. The local emergency operations centre says it's too...

Missing Olympian in court

Apr 18, 2017 / 7:05 am

An investment dealer and former Olympic rower who went missing for nearly a year and a half is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria today. Victoria police...

Winery battles grocery giant

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:19 am

A Comox Valley winery is battling Real Canadian Superstore over use of the brand name Ziggy. Family-operated 40 Knots Vineyard produces a Siegerrebe wine called...

Creep sting gets physical

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:08 am

A Surrey Creep Catchers sting again got physical after the group's founder was arrested recently over a similarly violent confrontation. The latest incident...

Pepper sprayed in invasion

Apr 17, 2017 / 6:57 pm

Pepper spray was reportedly used on a man who confronted a home invader Sunday night in his Burnaby house. The man, who has only been identified as Pav, says...

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