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Cariboo fire out of control

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is currently battling a blaze it has characterized as being "out of control." The fire is currently burning about 40...

Noted BC activist dies

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Gwen Barlee, a defender of wild animals and advocate for enhanced endangered species legislation in British Columbia, has died. The Wilderness Committee, where...

Huge blaze on car barge

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:56 pm

A huge fire erupted among scrap cars on a barge in Victoria, Friday afternoon. The fire started about 2 p.m. in the Gorge Waterway, sending dark, acrid smoke...

Confidence motion Monday

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:28 pm

British Columbia's New Democrats say they will introduce an amended motion Monday that aims to defeat Premier Christy Clark's minority Liberal...

Carfentanil shows up more

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:10 pm

The City of Vancouver says its first responders are attending to an increasing number of calls linked to deaths or overdoses caused by illicit drugs. City...

Highway 20 still closed

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Highway 20 remains closed in both directions west of Williams Lake after a washout destroyed the roadway on Monday. The closure is 25 kilometres west of...

Tourist death accidental

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:28 am

Police investigating the death of a man found in a parking lot at Kingsgate Mall Thursday have determined his death was accidental. Vancouver Police Department...

Road work on Hwy 1

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

Road work along Highway 1 will slow traffic heading in both directions. According to DriveBC Parks Canada is undertaking paving rehabilitation in Yoho National...

Package closes bus loop

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

UPDATE: 10:12 a.m. Police have reopened the Coquitlam Central Bus Loop after a police incident involving a suspicious package. RCMP and Metro Vancouver Transit...

Weekend will be a scorcher

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:25 am

It's going to be hot this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, warning of possible...

Woman to sue Facebook

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:21 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman who wants to sue Facebook over its use of "sponsored stories" can pursue her case in British Columbia....

Pride crosswalk destroyed

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:36 am

Vandals destroyed a rainbow crosswalk in Campbell River within hours of it being installed. Residents are shocked after vandals repeatedly did burnouts on the...

Report into school stabbing

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:25 am

A report into a deadly school stabbing in Abbotsford last year has made 31 recommendations to improve crisis response in the school district. Staff at...

Blaze guts business strip

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:05 am

A fire in commercial strip overnight has destroyed several businesses in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighbourhood. The three-alarm fire broke out 8 p.m....

$63M listing breaks record

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A 21,977-square-foot mansion recently put up for sale has become the priciest real estate to ever be listed in Vancouver. Belmont Estate, sitting on 1.28 acres...

Pup saved from fentanyl OD

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:22 pm

A seven-week-old puppy almost died after getting into its owner's drug stash. A veterinarian was able to revive the pup with a naloxone IV. Dr. Adrian...

Throne speech promises

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

A throne speech outlining what could be the final goals of Premier Christy Clark's government includes a promise to hold a referendum on electoral reform....

No charges after gunfire

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: Thursday 2:20 p.m. A man arrested after shots were fired at Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday has been released. Police boarded one of...

'Life-changing' donation

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:38 pm

A BC Ferries employee and workers at two businesses have helped make life easier for a youngster and his family in Surrey. BC Ferries says one of its workers...

Boy falls 30 ft down drain

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:15 pm

A 13-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after falling almost 30 feet down an open storm drain at his school. Fire crews arrived on scene to Dover Bay Secondary...

Suspicious death in East Van

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

Vancouver police are investigating a possible homicide in East Vancouver. Police were called after a man was found in the parking lot of Kingsgate Mall at 370...

Beginning of Clark's end?

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:21 am

B.C. politicians return to the legislature in Victoria today, marking the beginning of the end for the minority Liberal government. Premier Christy Clark's...

First Nation airport deal

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:04 am

A Lower Mainland First Nation has signed a long-term benefits agreement with Vancouver International Airport. The Musqueam Indian Band and airport officials say...

Murdered, ditched in truck

Jun 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case of a dead man found inside a burned vehicle near Squamish. The body was found June 14 on...

60,000 new childcare spots

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

The BC Liberals are promising to spend $1 billion in early childhood education over the next four years as the party faces a confidence vote in the legislature...

Confided in retired cop

Jun 21, 2017 / 2:49 pm

A former RCMP employee testified she was told she'd be considered a troublemaker if she reported inappropriate comments by a former inspector on trial for...

Clock ticks on Liberals

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:55 pm

The clock that counts down to the expected defeat of Premier Christy Clark's minority government starts ticking Thursday with the throne speech. After that,...

Sex charges span decades

Jun 21, 2017 / 1:51 pm

Police in Victoria say 23 new charges have been laid against a man who is already accused of a series of sexual assaults dating back decades. A news release...

Brace for fire season

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:14 am

The first heat wave of the summer is expected to hit B.C.'s Cariboo region by the weekend, and the BC Wildfire Service says it is bracing for potential...

Dog thrown from car

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:59 am

A young dog is recovering in Castlegar after being thrown from the window of a vehicle, and police are investigating an alleged case of animal cruelty. RCMP...

Speeding bus drivers

Jun 21, 2017 / 6:53 am

A transit rider used an app on his phone to clock his bus driver going more than 20 km/h over the speed limit. Erin Dalzell rides the 352 bus every morning and...

HazMat incident at YVR

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:31 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Two people were sent to hospital after exposure to an unidentified powder at Canada Post's YVR sorting centre on Tuesday. Fourteen people...

Bridge daredevil was high

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:06 pm

SkyTrain service and Pattullo Bridge were shut down during rush hour, Monday, by a trespasser high on drugs. A man jumped on the SkyTrain tracks at Columbia...

Shocked by cop's come-on

Jun 20, 2017 / 3:17 pm

A former RCMP employee says she will never forget the sound of the door being locked behind her by a now-retired inspector who is alleged to have sexually...

$50M boost for electric cars

Jun 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

British Columbia's Liberals are promising a $50-million jolt to charge up more electric vehicles across the province. Environment Minister Jordan Sturdy...

Playground needle problem

Jun 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

Concerns about the presence of hypodermic needles at a Vancouver park have prompted daily cleanup of two playgrounds and the grounds of a nearby school. Mayor...

Drug crisis providing organs

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:51 am

Amid the growing death toll of Canada's ongoing opioid epidemic, there's evidence of a correlating increase in the number of healthy human organs...

Milk recall: another made ill

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:51 pm

A Nanaimo woman became violently ill after consuming milk that's part of a B.C.-wide recall. Tanya Heipel poured the Natrel 1% milk on a bowl of cereal...

Escaped bear on the loose

Jun 19, 2017 / 10:37 pm

A crafty black bear made a bolt for the woods after the roof of its enclosure at a Langley animal rescue and rehabilitation centre collapsed. Conservation...

Big Money coming to end

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:54 pm

The B.C. Liberals say they are now ready to take big money out of politics following last month's election. Attorney General Andrew Wilkinson says the...

Killer was insane: court

Jun 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled a homeless man can't be held criminally responsible for a fatal stabbing two years ago because he was suffering from a...

Welfare hike promised

Jun 19, 2017 / 12:09 pm

There will be a promise to raise welfare rates in British Columbia in the government's throne speech on Thursday, which is expected to set in motion the...

Quake rattles island

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 has rattled an area of central Vancouver Island. Natural Resources Canada says the shaker hit at 10:22 a.m. and was...

Swept away in washout

Jun 19, 2017 / 9:50 am

One person needed to be pulled to safety after an early morning washout swept away at least one vehicle near Williams Lake. A news release from North District...

Deadly police standoff

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:59 am

A man is dead after a police standoff in Port Coquitlam Sunday evening. RCMP were called to a home on the 2100 block of Audrey Drive just after 7 p.m. for a...

2 nights, 2 stabbings

Jun 18, 2017 / 10:00 pm

Vancouver's downtown Granville entertainment district was the scene of another stabbing incident early Sunday. Two men were sent to hospital with...

Fire can't keep them down

Jun 18, 2017 / 9:49 pm

Parishioners of a Vancouver church fear a fire early Sunday will limit their community outreach, but are rolling up their sleeves to get back on track. The fire...

Man, 19, arrested for 2 dead

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:55 pm

A Powell River man has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a double homicide in Lund. Police responded to a call at a...

Crash death in Vancouver

Jun 18, 2017 / 1:59 pm

Vancouver police were investigating a single vehicle collision on Boundary Road Sunday that claimed the life of the driver. The passenger was rushed to hospital...

Piece of dino skull a big find

Jun 18, 2017 / 8:24 am

A piece of dinosaur skull unearthed in northeastern British Columbia earlier this month is the first of its kind discovered in the province, an expert says. The...

Sickened by tainted milk

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:39 am

A Vancouver Island woman says her family became sick after drinking milk that’s part of a sweeping B.C. recall. The woman says her family consumed up to...

Skydivers hung up in tree

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:24 am

A skydiver was taken to hospital Saturday after getting hung up in a tree in suburban Victoria. The man suffered minor injuries and was left dangling from a...

Deadpool poses in Victoria

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:16 am

UPDATE: Sunday 6:15 a.m. Dead pool star Ryan Reynolds has confirmed on social media that the movie's sequel was shooting in Victoria this week. Reynolds...

Tire shop blaze likely arson

Jun 18, 2017 / 6:10 am

A witness saw someone running away from a huge tire shop fire in Abbotsford authorities say is likely an arson. The Saturday morning blaze was called in about...

Chicken abuse protest

Jun 17, 2017 / 8:26 pm

Days after hidden camera footage exposed alleged abuse at several B.C. chicken farms, demonstrators outside of Sofina Foods in Port Coquitlam, Saturday, called...

Nightclub stabbing

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:38 pm

A Nanaimo man was stabbed early Saturday morning outside the Caprice nightclub in the Granville Entertainment District. The victim, 22, is recovering in...

Arrest in double homicide

Jun 17, 2017 / 2:32 pm

An arrest has been made in a double homicide north of Powell River. Saturday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., RCMP were called to residence in the 1500...

Drug users hold solution

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:33 am

Drug users are the solution to addressing overdose deaths and providing services to people before they die alone, says a woman who attended a meeting of health...

Wolf shot, prowls school

Jun 17, 2017 / 6:20 am

Conservation officers killed a wolf Friday after it ventured onto the grounds of a Vancouver Island elementary school. It had become dangerously habituated to...

Hwy reopens after fuel spill

Jun 17, 2017 / 5:56 am

The highway to Tofino and Ucluelet reopened Friday after a day-long closure to clean up a fuel spill from a tanker truck crash. The truck crashed onto its side...

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