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Tug sinks, beaches shut

Aug 14, 2018 / 3:43 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. The smell of diesel filled the air as crews worked to recover a capsized tugboat that may have spilled as much as 22,000 litres of the fuel in...

Cop hit by drunk driver

Aug 14, 2018 / 3:31 pm

A Victoria police officer is nursing injuries after a collision early Tuesday between a police van and another vehicle. Police say the investigation indicates...

Missing in mountain pass

Aug 14, 2018 / 3:08 pm

A woman and her dog have disappeared during a hike in Jumbo Pass in Southeast B.C. Police say a group of six people was hiking in the area on Sunday when the...

More bad news for gangs

Aug 14, 2018 / 2:44 pm

Police say 94 charges have been laid, many against suspected gang members, after police smashed a ring that supplied drugs in south Delta and Vancouver. A Delta...

Evacuation rescinded

Aug 14, 2018 / 1:38 pm

The evacuation order for 57 properties in the Houseman Road area just outside 100 Mile House has been lifted. "With the recent rain and the efforts of BC...

Hwy reopens at slide site

Aug 14, 2018 / 12:56 pm

UPDATE: 12:55 p.m. A single lane of traffic is now getting past the site of a mudslide in British Columbia's southern Interior where a vehicle was swept...

TWU drops sex ban

Aug 14, 2018 / 11:57 am

A Christian university in the Fraser Valley will no longer require students to adhere to a covenant forbidding sex outside of heterosexual marriage. The board...

Fair time at the PNE!

Aug 14, 2018 / 11:55 am

It’s almost time for the Fair at the PNE. The annual fair opens the gates on Saturday at the Pacific National Exhibition grounds in East Vancouver. The...

A small victory for Pride

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:23 am

One of the oldest Pride groups in the province celebrated a small victory last night. The rainbow coloured Pride flag had only ever been flown at Nelson City...

Wildfire crews stretched thin

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:16 am

Politicians in Northern B.C. are sounding the alarms and calling for more resources to fight a series of massive wildfires threatening Fraser Lake and the...

Trudeau back to BC

Aug 14, 2018 / 8:05 am

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is coming back to British Columbia. The PMO's office announced Tuesday that Trudeau will hold a Cabinet retreat in Nanaimo,...

Politics of drinking

Aug 14, 2018 / 7:03 am

Just in time for the end of summer Angus Reid has released a new poll on drinking preferences and what that could say about your politics. New Ontario Premier...

'We'll take your statue'

Aug 14, 2018 / 6:45 am

The Ontario government says it will take Victoria's statue of Sir John A. Macdonald. The statue of Canada’s first prime minister was removed Saturday,...

Mom pleads for answers

Aug 14, 2018 / 6:25 am

A grieving mother is pleading for answers in the senseless road rage death of her son. Carpenter Willis Charles Hunt was shot in East Vancouver Friday, under...

Fires choke Columbia area

Aug 13, 2018 / 7:45 pm

The BC Wildfire Service says 81 new fires have sparked within the Southeast Fire Centre since Saturday, 19 of those in the Columbia region. The provincial...

'Gross and embarrassing'

Aug 13, 2018 / 7:05 pm

E. coli contamination warnings at Vancouver beaches are becoming an embarrassment. "It's kind of embarrassing that we're not taking care of the...

Motorcyclist clings to life

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:51 pm

A collision between a motorcycle and car sent two people to hospital in Victoria, Monday afternoon. The rider suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash on...

Swept away in mudslide

Aug 13, 2018 / 3:02 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. RCMP have revealed the identity of a woman missing in a mudslide near Cache Creek. Valerie Morris, 67, was the passenger in a 1968 Morgan...

BC calls for fire help

Aug 13, 2018 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. The federal government is offering support with air power and Canadian Armed Forces troops in B.C. as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the...

Showdown looms at camp

Aug 13, 2018 / 1:25 pm

A spokeswoman for a pipeline protest camp ignoring an eviction notice from the City of Burnaby says campers have practised tying themselves to its structures in...

Ban the 'scalper bots'

Aug 13, 2018 / 12:08 pm

The vast majority of British Columbians consulted by the provincial government say they want "scalper bots" banned from snatching up event tickets...

Young orca in tough slog

Aug 13, 2018 / 12:06 pm

A wildlife biologist says an ailing killer whale off the West Coast is "slogging along" with her pod mates, at times unable to keep up. A veterinarian...

More than 145 new fires

Aug 13, 2018 / 9:03 am

Thousands of people living in Central and Northern British Columbia are keeping a close watch on winds and weather as wildfires have the potential to threaten...

Legendary shoutout

Aug 13, 2018 / 7:39 am

A legendary moment on the weekend when The Rock took time out from shooting his latest movie, "Jungle Cruise" to give the CFL and BC Lions G.M.and...

John A. plaque vandalized

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:31 am

Vandals have struck a temporary plaque in place of a statue of Canada's first prime minister that was removed from Victoria City Hall. A large X was carved...

Pets on a plane: poll

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:22 am

Planning on taking a trip with your pet in the near future? Turns out that age and gender drive massive differences of opinion about pets on planes, according...

Charges in deadly bus crash

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:20 am

Charges have been laid almost a full year after a deadly tour bus crash in downtown Vancouver. The bus slammed into pedestrians outside Canada Place last...

Dad: System let us down

Aug 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

A Vancouver mother who abducted her son and smuggled him into the United States against court order is being released from prison today, and the boy’s...

Pilot most critical

Aug 12, 2018 / 3:52 pm

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. Five people are in hospital, including one in critical condition, after a 1930s era biplane crashed shortly after take off Saturday at the...

Multiple highways closed

Aug 12, 2018 / 3:29 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. A mudslide on Highway 97 at Clinton and Cache Creek has now been cleared off the road. DriveBC said the highway is now open in both sections....

SUV, semi collide, 2 dead

Aug 12, 2018 / 7:06 am

Two people have died following a collision between an SUV and a semi in Surrey Saturday evening. Just before 5 p.m., the vehicles collided at the intersection...

More mudslide closures

Aug 11, 2018 / 9:12 pm

UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. The Trans-Canada Highway is closed midway between Kamloops and Savona due to a mudslide, DriveBC reports. Another update on the highway's...

Hwy 3 van, camper fire

Aug 11, 2018 / 8:41 pm

A van and a camper erupted into flames along the Crowsnest Highway near Hope early Saturday evening. Taylor Pruner was heading to Keremeos when he captured...

More evacuations issued

Aug 11, 2018 / 7:07 pm

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m. An additional 33 properties near Quesnel are being evacuated due to wildfire activity nearby. The Cariboo Regional District issued the...

Fatal road rage victim ID'd

Aug 11, 2018 / 2:37 pm

Police have identified a man who was gunned down after a road rage incident in Vancouver on Friday. Willis Charles Hunt, 33, died at the scene after being shot...

More evac orders issued

Aug 10, 2018 / 8:50 pm

Update: 8:55 p.m. The Cariboo Regional District has also issued an evacuation order for 62 properties in the Tatelkuz Lake area. This order replaces and expands...

Bear trapped in mall

Aug 10, 2018 / 7:17 pm

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. As of 6 p.m., conservation officers had darted the bear, but the tranquilizer was taking longer to kick in than expected. The bear cub also...

Slain man's Jeep on fire

Aug 10, 2018 / 4:46 pm

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has located a Jeep Cherokee connected to murder victim Leonardo Ngo. The vehicle was found at 2:00...

Gov't workers ratify deal

Aug 10, 2018 / 4:31 pm

Thousands of B.C. public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual two per cent wage increase. The agreement covers...

Huge bust a blow to gangs

Aug 10, 2018 / 3:44 pm

Police are lauding "one of the most successful gang crime investigations in B.C. history." Fourteen members of the Kang gang and Red Scorpions face 92...

Threats over rodeo protest

Aug 10, 2018 / 12:23 pm

The organizers of a protest against a rodeo being held this weekend at the Chilliwack Fair say they are cancelling the demonstration after receiving threats....

Barge blaze on Fraser

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:32 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. A barge loaded with crushed vehicles is burning in the Fraser River, sending up a towering plume of acrid smoke that is visible over much of...

Almost 500 fires across BC

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:27 am

The number of potentially dangerous wildfires continues to mount across British Columbia and forecasts of lower temperatures ahead could end up being cold...

Shots fired, kids in home

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:01 am

RCMP arrested a 49-year-old man Thursday after shots were fired inside a Nanaimo home. Police received numerous calls from neighbours after gunfire was heard...

Fatal road rage shooting

Aug 10, 2018 / 9:55 am

A man was shot and killed after a road rage incident turned deadly early Friday morning. Just after 1:30 a.m., police received reports of a man shot near...

Blue Angels soar over BC

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:44 am

Aviation fans will have their heads to the sky this weekend in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Air Show is back, today through Sunday. For the first time in a...

B.C. burning on all sides

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:42 am

It’s all hands on deck as firefighters are battling hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia. Wildfires are burning on all sides of the...

Mysterious cat-nappings

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:27 am

A cat-napper may be on the loose in Vancouver Island's Comox Valley. Pets have been disappearing and those that survive found on remote logging roads...

Balaclava rapist on parole

Aug 10, 2018 / 5:22 am

The Parole Board of Canada has continued day parole in British Columbia for the man known as the balaclava rapist for another six months while ruling out...

Rangers patrol FN lands

Aug 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

A B.C. First Nation will have Aboriginal Rangers patrolling its traditional territory. The Tŝilhqot’in National Government is enhancing stewardship of...

Man dies in house fire

Aug 9, 2018 / 10:02 pm

One man is dead following what police say was a residential explosion and fire in Abbotsford on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened just after 4:15 p.m....

Investigating fatal stabbing

Aug 9, 2018 / 9:55 pm

Police are reaching out to the public for help in their investigation of a fatal stabbing in Surrey Monday afternoon. Surrey RCMP responded to the stabbing at a...

From pet store to problem

Aug 9, 2018 / 4:22 pm

Biologists have discovered an invasive species breeding in a Prince George stream that flows into a tributary of the Fraser River. The rosy red minnow is...

Fire burns near fest, again

Aug 9, 2018 / 4:10 pm

For the second year in a row, a growing wildfire is burning near the Shambhala Music Festival. On Thursday, the BC Wildfire Service upgraded the McArthur Creek...

39 new fires across BC

Aug 9, 2018 / 3:39 pm

More wildfires are burning in British Columbia in 2018 than in past years but the total amount of timber burned is well below average, a wildfire official says....

Camera thief caught on cam

Aug 9, 2018 / 3:36 pm

An alleged camera thief was caught on camera, stealing a camera. The theft of a high-end digital production camera was recorded on the surveillance camera in...

New charges for ex-mayor

Aug 9, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Additional sex-crime related charges have been filed against former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold, announced the BC Prosecution Service Thursday. Appointed...

Bad drivers to pay more

Aug 9, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Inexperienced and high-risk drivers would pay more for their vehicle insurance in British Columbia under proposed changes to modernize the province’s...

Limit ALR mansions

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:46 pm

An independent committee says B.C. should limit the size of houses built on provincially protected farmland known as the Agricultural Land Reserve. The...

Fire officials wary of winds

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:25 pm

While thunderstorms expected Friday in B.C.'s Interior could add to fires in the region, officials are also wary of winds those storms bring which could...

Worry grows for orca mom

Aug 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

An endangered orca is not letting go of her newborn calf, whose body she has been pushing through the water for more than two weeks. The whale known as J35 was...

Vote for Best of BC wines

Aug 9, 2018 / 11:01 am

More people are having their say on B.C. wines than ever before. The second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – and have already received...

Fugitive back in custody

Aug 9, 2018 / 10:10 am

UPDATE: Thursday 10:10 a.m. Vancouver Police say Daine Vonbillings, wanted Canada-wide for failing to return to his halfway house, has been arrested without...

More heat records could fall

Aug 9, 2018 / 8:26 am

If you thought Wednesday was hot, brace yourself for Thursday. Meteorologist Dave Wray tells Castanet there were six heat records set Wednesday in the province...

Fire closes provincial park

Aug 9, 2018 / 7:24 am

British Columbia's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has closed the Skagit Valley Provincial Park, to protect public safety. A forest...

Milestone all about heart

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:49 am

British Columbia has passed an amazing healthcare marker after a 33-year-old Vancouver man who suffered from heart failure got a second chance at life after...

Nanaimo wildfire grows

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:31 am

A wildfire burning near Nanaimo has grown to 179 hectares in size. The Nanaimo Lakes fire is 25 per cent contained and mostly growing away from the city. The...

New drug testing at festival

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thousands of people across the province and beyond are making their way to the small community of Salmo this week, for the 21st Shambhala Music Festival. And...

Dies working at wildfire

Aug 8, 2018 / 8:10 pm

A logging company employee has died while working at a wildfire in the Nanaimo Lakes area on Vancouver Island. The province's workplace safety authority...

Bracing for more lightning

Aug 8, 2018 / 4:25 pm

A cooling trend is forecast for B.C., but provincial firefighting officials say the change in the weather is likely to be accompanied by intense lightning...

Crews face danger, daily

Aug 8, 2018 / 3:03 pm

More than 2,700 BC Wildfire personnel continue to battle blazes across the province. Sometimes it can be easy to forget, but crews are putting everything on the...

Sir John A gets the boot

Aug 8, 2018 / 1:34 pm

The mayor of Victoria says a statue of Prime Minister John A. MacDonald will be removed from the front entrance to city hall as a gesture of reconciliation with...

Singh to run in Burnaby

Aug 8, 2018 / 1:32 pm

Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh will be running for a seat in Parliament in Burnaby. Singh announced his candidacy for the riding of Burnaby South,...

Guns seized, three arrested

Aug 8, 2018 / 1:30 pm

Guns, ammunition, drugs, stolen property, and fake documents were all seized by Surrey RCMP during a raid on a Cloverdale home August 1. The raid was the...

The love of a good scratch

Aug 8, 2018 / 1:26 pm

Everyone knows the satisfaction of having an itch scratched and researchers at the University of British Columbia say cows appear to feel the same way. A study...

Giant fires may have merged

Aug 8, 2018 / 10:20 am

The BC Wildfire Service says its priority is to protect homes and properties in a Northwestern B.C. community already hammered by a wildfire. More than two...

4-year-old railing rescue

Aug 8, 2018 / 9:47 am

A four-year-old girl is safe and well, thanks to a timely late-night rescue by Abbotsford Police. Sgt. Judy Bird says the youngster had climbed out an upper...

Air quality alert

Aug 8, 2018 / 7:00 am

A special air quality statement has now been re-instated for the Okanagan, including Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Environment Canada says wildfire smoke is...

Humpbacks put on show

Aug 8, 2018 / 6:36 am

Tourists staying at a lodge on a Vancouver Island were treated to a spectacular show when a group of humpback whales visited for breakfast. Marg Leehane,...

Stanley Park goose beating

Aug 8, 2018 / 6:30 am

A man has been charged after the fatal beating of a Canada goose at Stanley Park. The iconic bird was clubbed to death Monday in the Vancouver park. Witness...

Missing orca spotted

Aug 8, 2018 / 6:20 am

The search for an emaciated killer whale has spotted the orca off the coast of Vancouver Island. Rescuers from NOAA, the Vancouver Aquarium, the DFO and the...

Murderer escapes prison

Aug 8, 2018 / 5:18 am

RCMP are searching for an escaped inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder at a B.C. prison. The Correctional Service of Canada says staff at the...

Arrest in arson fires

Aug 7, 2018 / 7:14 pm

Charges have been laid in two suburban Victoria arson fires. A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the Oak Bay fires that were set on July...

Tenant dies in house fire

Aug 7, 2018 / 7:03 pm

UPDATE: 7 p.m. Human remains found in an East Vancouver house fire have been confirmed as those of the basement tenant. The two-alarm destroyed the home, but...

Crash clogs Trans-Canada

Aug 7, 2018 / 4:48 pm

Eastbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway is heavily backed up through Langley after a three-vehicle collision. All eastbound lanes were temporarily closed...

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