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Survivors granted access

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

Survivors of a fiery plane crash just outside Vancouver's international airport have won access to an audio recording of what was happening in the cockpit...

Deadly chemicals in drugs

Feb 24, 2017 / 4:39 pm

Dangerous chemicals have again been found in street-level drugs in B.C. According to the RCMP, recent Health Canada tests confirmed the presence of the compound...

'The Big One' unlikely

Feb 24, 2017 / 4:31 pm

A series of small earthquakes off Vancouver Island in recent days likely aren't a precursor of bigger shake ups to come, but are a reminder of the complex...

Death not suspicious

Feb 24, 2017 / 3:39 pm

UPDATE: 3:35 p.m. Vancouver Police confirm the death of a woman found on the grounds of David Thompson Secondary school is not suspicious. A resident walking in...

Third logging fatality

Feb 24, 2017 / 2:02 pm

A logging truck driver was killed last week near Fort St. John when his truck failed to negotiate a curve and rolled. The BC Forest Safety Council reports that...

Charged in wife's murder

Feb 24, 2017 / 1:34 pm

Burnaby police have identified a man arrested for murder as the victim's husband. Parveen Mann, 47, was arrested shortly after RCMP responded to a 911 call...

Huge crack opens at Site C

Feb 24, 2017 / 12:11 pm

BC Hydro has confirmed that a 400-metre crack has appeared in the ground near the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia. In a news...

Office sit-in must end

Feb 24, 2017 / 10:41 am

The chief of the Gitwangak Band says the courts have ordered an end to an occupation of the band's office, about 100 kilometres north of Terrace. Chief...

Big blaze destroys store

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:40 am

UPDATE: 8:40 a.m. The furniture store fire broke out at about 2 a.m. Friday morning and was possibly started by a fire that began in a truck parked behind the...

No love for Trump Tower

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:10 am

The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about...

Polarizing preacher to BC

Feb 24, 2017 / 6:53 am

A polarizing American preacher with controversial views on Muslims and the LGBTQ community will headline a Christian festival in Vancouver despite protests from...

Treaties finally translated

Feb 24, 2017 / 6:49 am

In the English language, a fish is just a fish, but for the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island, words can vary when referring to catching, preserving or...

Another quake off coast

Feb 24, 2017 / 6:20 am

An earthquake has jolted the area off northwestern Vancouver Island, the second since Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.9 quake...

Family rescued from fire

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:10 pm

Two North Vancouver men say it was “just instinct” when they rushed to the rescue of a family stuck in a burning building Wednesday, but others are...

Looking for suspect, victim

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:57 pm

Vancouver police are reaching out to the public to find the suspect, and victim, in a violent assault in the early hours of Feb. 17. Just after 2 a.m.,...

Free parking at hospital?

Feb 23, 2017 / 4:49 pm

Patients and visitors to a new hospital in Campbell River may not have to pay for parking. City council voted unanimously to create a new zoning amendment that...

Arrest after woman killed

Feb 23, 2017 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. Police say they responded to the home on Burnaby's 18th Avenue after receiving a 911 call from a woman in need of medical attention. The...

Outrage over court shortage

Feb 23, 2017 / 4:14 pm

The Opposition New Democrats say a shortage of courthouse sheriffs has resulted in two accused drug dealers being freed without facing justice. NDP public...

Slick Willy in Whistler

Feb 23, 2017 / 3:59 pm

Former American President Bill Clinton showed up in Whistler this week. The former politician – and almost-First Gentleman – was in town for a...

Waste permit revoked

Feb 23, 2017 / 1:20 pm

British Columbia's environment minister has cancelled a waste discharge permit for the company operating a controversial dumping site for contaminated soil...

Missing kid found in buff

Feb 23, 2017 / 12:34 pm

RCMP are thanking a Canada Post employee for helping solve a case involving a nude toddler who went missing in Prince George. The three-year-old boy was wearing...

Raising relics from deep

Feb 23, 2017 / 12:17 pm

Explosives that have been sitting on the bottom of the ocean off Vancouver Island ever since 1930 are about to be removed. The shells are on the wreck of the...

Pride parade compromise

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:40 am

The Vancouver Pride Society has responded to demands that police be banned from marching in the city's annual Pride Parade with the suggestion that officers...

Border guards seize guns

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:05 am

The Canada Border Services Agency says a pair of firearms seizures from two brothers entering Canada at Aldergrove has resulted in guilty pleas. On May 31,...

Motorcyclist killed in crash

Feb 23, 2017 / 10:15 am

Vancouver has recorded its first fatal traffic accident of 2017. A 39-year-old Vancouver man has died following a collision Wednesday morning between a...

Fire guts apartments

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:55 am

Fire ripped through an apartment building in North Vancouver on Wednesday, causing some people to jump out of windows to get to safety. Firefighters arrived on...

Pedestrian killed on street

Feb 23, 2017 / 9:46 am

An elderly woman has died after she was struck while crossing a street in Abbotsford. The 79 year old was hit by a van on Marshall Road about 7:30 p.m.,...

Hwy 12 partially reopened

Feb 23, 2017 / 8:05 am

Highway crews are making progress in clearing a rockslide which has closed Highway 12 between Lytton and Lillooet since Saturday. The slide came down 14 km...

Food bank donations resold

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:52 am

It appears desperate people have taken to reselling food bank donations on the streets in Vancouver. A CTV Vancouver hidden camera investigation shot a man in...

Sex attack at SFU

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:58 am

Police are investigating a sexual assault at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. A woman was attacked Tuesday evening as she walked from her class to a parking...

Squeeze on NDP promises

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:34 am

The BC Liberal government's new budget tries to put the squeeze on British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats, just weeks before the start of a spring...

Earthquake off BC coast

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:29 am

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rumbled off the coast of British Columbia late Wednesday night. Natural Resources Canada says it struck southwest of Port Alice on...

Neil Patrick Harris to BC

Feb 22, 2017 / 5:48 pm

Neil Patrick Harris is eyeing property in British Columbia. The actor posted a message on Twitter Wednesday saying he is thinking about heading back to...

Medics called to legislature

Feb 22, 2017 / 4:53 pm

Paramedics were called to British Columbia's legislature to treat a member of the house who fell ill during question period. Ralph Sultan, the Liberal...

8 grand for simple sign

Feb 22, 2017 / 4:52 pm

UPDATE: Wednesday 5 p.m. A new City of Vancouver logo that shocked one councillor with its child-like simplicity was approved Wednesday. During the meeting,...

Snow causes delays on Coq

Feb 22, 2017 / 3:12 pm

It's still winter up on the Coquihalla, where snow is causing delays and heavy traffic volumes in the northbound lanes near Box Canyon. DriveBC is warning...

BC sub fixed, back at sea

Feb 22, 2017 / 1:37 pm

The Royal Canadian Navy's only operational submarine on the West Coast is doing training exercises as it readies for operations after undergoing repairs to...

Crisis needs more attention

Feb 22, 2017 / 1:32 pm

British Columbia's chief medical officer says far more needs to be done to bridge the divide between mental-health and addiction treatment in order to...

Cyclist hit on bridge

Feb 22, 2017 / 1:30 pm

Police are searching for a driver who hit a cyclist on the Granville Street Bridge and fled. A silver SUV hit a 21-year-old Vancouver man Feb. 17. The cyclist,...

Bang for the buck: Clark

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:59 pm

Premier Christy Clark says her government considered cutting the provincial sales tax, but decided slashing B.C.'s medical service premiums would keep more...

Dinner with a view

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:52 pm

Are you getting bored of the same old restaurants? There will be a unique dining experience in Vancouver this summer. Dinner in the Sky goes beyond any dining...

Dangerous men captured

Feb 22, 2017 / 11:30 am

UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. Three "extremely dangerous" kidnapping suspects have been arrested. Erlan Lizandro Acosta, 26, Matthew Scott Stewart, 33, and...

Porsche vs. police car

Feb 22, 2017 / 10:29 am

A Porsche slammed into a police car in Vancouver late Tuesday night. Vancouver police say they tried to pull over a stolen Porsche Cayenne SUV in downtown...

Jail for deadly abduction

Feb 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

A deadly abduction in North Vancouver has landed a man in jail for 14 years. Tian Yi Eddie Zhang was sentenced Tuesday for manslaughter in the death of a...

NDP unimpressed

Feb 22, 2017 / 5:43 am

While B.C.'s budget was met with mixed reviews Tuesday, the BC NDP was – not surprisingly – unimpressed. Leader John Horgan called it...

Repairs to Coq. bridge

Feb 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

A major bridge along the Coquihalla Highway is getting some much-needed repairs. The Dry Gulch Bridge will have all four lanes of the deck resurfaced and the...

Abby police probe dropped

Feb 21, 2017 / 9:15 pm

British Columbia's police complaints commissioner is dropping an investigation into more than 100 misconduct allegations against police officers in...

175 km/h in an 80 zone

Feb 21, 2017 / 7:21 pm

A speeder was nabbed doing more than twice the limit on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Friday. RCMP caught the man zooming toward Whistler, just outside of Squamish,...

Glaring holes in budget

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:15 pm

While the B.C. Liberals are singing the praises of a balanced budget, the BC Nurses Union is singing a different tune. BCNU president Gayle Duteil said...

Coroner probes child death

Feb 21, 2017 / 4:42 pm

The BC Coroners Service says it is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl at Abbotsford Regional Hospital earlier this month. The service says Nimrat...

Mixed reviews on budget

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:04 pm

The province released its 2017/2018 budget Tuesday, only months before the provincial election. The budget was met with mixed responses from several...

Targeted hit in Abbotsford

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:59 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team believes an Abbotsford homicide was targeted. IHIT is working with Abbotsford Police and coroner’s service...

MSP cuts promised

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:30 pm

UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. B.C.'s finance minister tabled what he said is the province's fifth consecutive balanced budget in the legislature Tuesday afternoon....

Better treatment for hep C

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:17 pm

The province is promising better access to treatment thanks to the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance. “This agreement changes the landscape for...

Search for 'dangerous' man

Feb 21, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Police in Prince George are on the hunt for an “armed and dangerous” man who's charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. The RCMP is seeking...

Mussel fight heats up

Feb 21, 2017 / 12:43 pm

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is urging the province to include proper mussel prevention funding and says there isn’t much time to stall. With news of...

Torn down within 25 years

Feb 21, 2017 / 11:54 am

An architecture professor at the University of British Columbia says about a quarter of detached homes in Vancouver could be torn down in just over a decade....

Worst air in Canada?

Feb 21, 2017 / 10:40 am

Los Angeles is famous for celebrities, sunshine and smog... lots, and lots of smog. But, L.A. doesn't hold a candle to Courtenay. The tiny Vancouver Island...

Sheriff shortage stalls court

Feb 21, 2017 / 7:02 am

A sheriff shortage has let an accused drug trafficker walk free in Victoria. Defence lawyer Michael Munro says the courthouse shortage is the worst he’s...

Whale deaths still mystery

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:45 am

Vancouver aquarium officials say they still don't know what killed two beluga whales last year, but the facility is pushing ahead with plans to expand its...

Hate not free speech

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:59 am

A British Columbia man convicted by a jury of wilfully promoting hatred against people of the Jewish religion has lost a constitutional fight over the same...

Puppy love is blind

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:15 pm

An eight-week-old deaf and blind puppy has found it’s forever home after being adopted this weekend. The eight-week-old border collie-Australian shepherd,...

Dying dog denied flight

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

A flight policy denied a dog owner the ability to see her dying pet. Robyn Larocque’s dog Cheech was in Calgary this week being treated for radiation...

Sky-high bridge adventure

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:11 pm

Kevin Thomson wants to take adventure tourism to new heights in Vancouver. Specifically, to the top of Lions Gate Bridge. Thomson has been in talks with the...

Creep Catchers face probe

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:02 pm

British Columbia's privacy watchdog has launched a probe into a controversial vigilante group. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner...

Fake guns, real danger

Feb 20, 2017 / 4:58 pm

Surrey RCMP are warning youth about playing with air guns. Videos have surfaced of youth appearing to be armed with guns and acting irresponsibly, but when...

Payback budget on way

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

British Columbia's finance minister says five consecutive surplus budgets and a nation-leading economy has the government prepared to spend money after...

Dead belugas replaced

Feb 20, 2017 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. The Vancouver Aquarium says it will not have any more belugas in captivity by 2029, but in the meantime it will be bringing in new ones. The...

Betting on La La Land

Feb 20, 2017 / 1:12 pm

British Columbians are hoping to make a few bucks by betting on the film La La Land during the 89th Academy Awards. PlayNow.com is offering more than 26 bets,...

Pushback over Pride police

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:25 pm

A push to exclude police from Vancouver's Pride Parade is experiencing push back from a group that says not allowing officers to take part in the event...

Arson charges over wildfire

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:53 am

A 47-year-old Lytton man has been charged with arson causing damage to property in connection to the 2014 Botanie Valley wildfire. The blaze consumed 1,500...

Delays on the highways

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:52 am

UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. Highway 12 is closed in both directions near Lytton because of a rockslide. There is no detour available. A photo of the scene 14 kilometres...

In a slot machine trance

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:50 am

The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC has published a new study that connects slot-machine addiction to a trance like state. The fast, continuous style of...

Dead after being shot

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:25 am

UPDATED: 11:25 a.m. Emergency crews and police were called to a residential street in Abbotsford this morning after a deadly shooting. Police say shots were...

Come pet the tarantulas

Feb 20, 2017 / 10:55 am

Hairy-legged tarantulas and pointy-tailed scorpions send chills of fear through most people, but at the Victoria Bug Zoo they are as friendly as newborn kittens...

Snowmobiler found

Feb 20, 2017 / 10:02 am

UPDATED: 10 a.m. A missing snowmobiler has been found. "Following a dedicated deployment of helicopter and SAR sledding personnel this morning, the missing...

Targeted shooting

Feb 20, 2017 / 8:01 am

A 22-year-old Burnaby man has been injured in what Vancouver Police say is the latest targeted shooting in the city. Const. Jason Doucette says officers were...

$29M for school supplies

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:51 am

British Columbia's New Democratic Party education critic says the provincial government's announcement of a one-time Student Learning Grant is...

Buy Local gets boost

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Ministry of Agriculture is receiving a $2-million boost from the government for the Buy Local program. Buy Local is designed to help support local agrifood...

Tory hopefuls square off

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

An unofficial Conservative leadership debate Sunday was a mostly cordial affair that only saw a few sharp exchanges, such as whether to scrap the Liberal...

Making grad dreams reality

Feb 19, 2017 / 6:14 pm

Many at-risk youth have no plans to attend graduation because they can't afford to buy a suit or dress – something a B.C. charity is looking to...

Text books & paint brushes

Feb 19, 2017 / 12:51 pm

Pencils and paper aren't on the list but textbooks and art supplies are. The province is adding some cash for B.C. schools next year through its new...

Rockslide closes Hwy. 12

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:33 am

A rockslide has closed a section of Highway 12 on Sunday. DriveBC said the highway is closed in both directions 14 km north of Lytton and there is no detour...

Children's hospice funded

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver and Abbotsford will begin receiving annual funding next year to provide pediatric, palliative medical care....

A tower of controversy

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:39 am

When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was...

KD kid gets his wish

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:37 am

A six-year-old Vancouver Island boy got his wish. On Saturday, Everett Botwright received 411 boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner – and another 144 are on the...

Quinn honoured with statue

Feb 18, 2017 / 8:01 pm

Late NHL and Canadian men's Olympic hockey team coach Pat Quinn was honoured Saturday with a statue outside the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The...

Fire destroys old cabin

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:56 pm

A home at the base of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain was destroyed in a massive fire early Saturday morning. The blaze began around 1 a.m. at an old...

Search turns up nothing

Feb 18, 2017 / 2:02 pm

UPDATE: Saturday 2 p.m. A search at the Kinsol Trestle near Shawnigan Lake was called off Friday night. Hikers reported hearing a woman's screams near the...

Gracie bounces back home

Feb 18, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Gracie the wallaby is back with her owners after three days on the lam. The diminutive marsupial bounced off from her home in Langley on Wednesday night,...

Landslide in Chilliwack

Feb 18, 2017 / 1:37 pm

Three Chilliwack homes have been evacuated as a precaution after a landslide happened on a local mountain. The City of Chilliwack says no one was hurt as a...

Light quake rattles coast

Feb 18, 2017 / 1:31 pm

Residents from Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver reported feeling a tremor Saturday morning. Earthquakes Canada says a 4.0 magnitude quake occurred 120...

Crews clearing rockslide

Feb 18, 2017 / 12:16 pm

Cleanup has begun on Highway 12, between Lytton and Lillooet, after a rockslide completely covered the road. The rockslide closed the highway in both directions...

Turned away, dies next day

Feb 18, 2017 / 7:13 am

Fraser Health is looking into the care a three-year-old child received at an Abbotsford hospital after the tot was sent home and she died the next day. Balraj...

No licence, weapons in car

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:45 am

Police pulled over a prohibited driver in Coquitlam, Friday, and also seized a cache of weapons. The driver was stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway by an...

Beaten, shoved in car

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:31 am

Vancouver Police are searching for a woman after witnesses saw her beaten and pulled into a vehicle. Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, witnesses reported hearing a...

Organs from OD victims

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:40 am

There has been a spike in the proportion of organs coming from donors who have died of drug overdoses in British Columbia, says a leading transplant...

Saved thief from burning car

Feb 17, 2017 / 10:14 pm

Two Good Samaritans were honoured Friday for rescuing a man from a burning car. Stephen Donaldson and Mark Perkins were recognized by Sidney-North Saanich RCMP...

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