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Tour operator condemned

Sep 21, 2014 / 8:47 am

The actions of an aboriginal tourism operator in British Columbia who gave some travellers access to ancient burial boxes, including revealing the skeletal remains inside, have been condemned by his fellow First Nations. A photo surfaced earlier this year on the Internet of Tom Sewid of...

Targeted killing

Sep 21, 2014 / 6:16 am

Police believe the death of a man in Surrey is a targeted killing. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Twitter one man was found dead after officers heard reports of shots fired. Police are releasing few details at this time, but an update is expected on Monday. The death...

Spiders not scary

Sep 21, 2014 / 6:09 am

Big and hairy spiders are persistent home invaders every fall, but their reputation for turning up in a favourite shoe or coffee cup and scaring people witless is completely undeserved, says a spider expert at the Royal BC Museum. The creepy crawlies, some big enough to fit in the palm of your...

Rock quarry deaths

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:39 pm

The names of two men who died earlier this week in an industrial accident near Cranbrook have been released by the BC Coroners Service. Murray Neil Fadden, 36, of Dryden, Ontario and Larry John Chorneyko, 58, of Arran, Saskatchewan were killed Tuesday when the vehicle they were driving...

Driver error caused bus crash?

Sep 19, 2014 / 7:48 am

British Columbia's transportation minister says a highway crash that injured dozens of tour bus passengers last month was most likely caused by driver error. The bus flipped into a ditch on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., ejecting multiple passengers and leaving all 56 people...

Murder suspect arrested

Sep 19, 2014 / 7:45 am

A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a murder in a Seattle suburb managed to cross the border into B.C. before being arrested Wednesday night. CTV Vancouver reports police in Abbotsford were alerted that fugitive Kevin D. Patterson had entered the Fraser Valley city around 6:30 p.m. by...

Teachers' vote results

Sep 18, 2014 / 9:53 pm

Breaking News: 86 per cent of teachers vote yes to accept the tentative deal from the province. In total 31,741 teachers voted Thursday, 27,275 voted yes, 4,392 voted no. Minister of Education Peter Fassbender said "On behalf of government, I want to thank and congratulate B.C. teachers...

Police watchdog looks at shooting

Sep 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating after a man was killed during a police-involved shootout near Valemount. RCMP Insp. Ed Boettcher says police were maintaining a stakeout of a cabin on Kinbasket Lake on Wednesday after receiving a complaint that a man and a woman were...

Nurses protest in Nanaimo

Sep 18, 2014 / 7:30 am

With teachers preparing to vote on ratifying their deal with the B.C. government, the province’s nurses appear to be next in line for contract talks – but some are already gearing up for a fight. CTV Vancouver reports nurses in Nanaimo took to the street on Wednesday to rally against...

Body found was missing girl

Sep 18, 2014 / 7:18 am

The search for a missing Surrey teenager has ended in tragedy, reports CTV Vancouver. Surrey RCMP has confirmed that the body of a young person found near the Surrey Central Works Yard Tuesday night is that of 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch, who was reported missing earlier that day. Her body...

Watchdog investigates shooting

Sep 18, 2014 / 6:23 am

British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating after a man was killed during a police-involved shootout near Valemount. RCMP Insp. Ed Boettcher says police were maintaining a stakeout of a cabin on Kinbasket Lake on Wednesday after receiving a complaint that a man and a woman were...

It's decision day for teachers

Sep 18, 2014 / 6:22 am

More than half a million public school students in British Columbia should know by the end of the day whether they'll be heading back to class as early as next week. The BC Teachers' Federation is asking its more than 40,000 members to ratify a new collective agreement with the...

Surrey Mayor seeks Tory nod

Sep 17, 2014 / 8:39 pm

The outgoing mayor of British Columbia's second-largest city says she hopes to run for the federal Conservative party in the next election. Dianne Watts announced last April that she wouldn't seek re-election for another term as mayor in the Metro Vancouver city of more than 468,000...

Teachers debate tentative deal

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:35 pm

The initial euphoria of getting a negotiated deal in the bitter BC teachers' strike has worn off and now more than 40,000 union members are tallying their wins and losses before voting on the contract. Members of the BC Teachers' Federation will weigh in on whether the agreement reached...

Foul play in New West death

Sep 17, 2014 / 12:00 pm

On September 16 at 4:30pm, the New Westminster Police Department attended a residence in the 1100 block of Nanaimo Street for a male found deceased within the residence. It was determined by first responders that foul play was a factor in the individual’s death, therefore the Integrated...

Hiker in trouble for rescued seal

Sep 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

Parks Canada is investigating a woman who found a seal pup in distress on Vancouver Island last weekend and tried to rescue it. CTV Vancouver reports the woman was hiking the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park when she found the baby seal beached on Sunday. The pup was missing an eye,...

Accident on set claims life

Sep 17, 2014 / 6:58 am

An accident on the Vancouver-area set of a popular science-fiction television series connected to Steven Spielberg has claimed the life of a security guard. Scott McCloy of WorkSafeBC says the accident happened Monday night on the Burnaby set of the TV series, "Falling Skies." He...

Respiratory illnesses in BC

Sep 17, 2014 / 6:50 am

An uncommon respiratory virus, found mainly in children, that is sweeping across parts of the U.S. has been confirmed in three people in British Columbia. The BC Centre for Disease Control says the three cases of enterovirus D68 are from different areas of the province, and they are being...

8 people arrested in drug raids

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Eight people are facing multiple charges after police raids resulted in the seizure of drugs, weapons and $35,000 in cash in two Vancouver Island communities. RCMP say search warrants were executed at three suspected drug houses in Port Hardy and another in Port McNeill. Police say crack...

Premier calls deal historic

Sep 16, 2014 / 3:04 pm

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver, Premier Christy Clark referred to a tentative agreement with teachers as "historic". If ratified by teachers -- who are expected to vote on the proposed contract Thursday -- the deal would see schools reopened as early as Monday,...

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