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Slides span the Interior

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Crews have been working through the night to fix a section of Highway 33 that collapsed during a washout on Tuesday. The repair is expected to take the next...

Bring on the sexbots?

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:59 am

A UBC professor has sparked a debate that crosses all kinds of lines when it comes to marriage and love in the modern world. Marina Adshade has been teaching an...

Highway 3A getting closer

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:54 pm

UPDATE 6:50 p.m. DriveBC now indicates that Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson won't open to single lane traffic until 10 p.m. at the earliest. The...

Ferry workers overboard

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:06 pm

BC Ferries says two of its workers have been taken to hospital after they fell into the water during a rescue boat drill at Swartz Bay. It says in a tweet that...

Shania to visit BC troops

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:03 pm

Country music superstar Shania Twain will visit Canadian troops Thursday at CFB Esquimalt. Twain will meet troops at the Victoria-area Canadian Forces base. A...

Nation's oldest blood donor

Apr 18, 2018 / 4:50 pm

Beatrice Janyk credits vitamins, 12 hours of sleep a day, and a busy mind, for allowing her to donate blood regularly for most of the last seven decades. At 95...

Masked man robs trailer

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:40 pm

Police are on the hunt for an armed man who broke into a Vancouver Island home in the early morning hours of Monday and stole cash. The break and enter occurred...

Accused killer is 'psychotic'

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:39 pm

A psychiatrist treating a man accused of stabbing two girls at an Abbotsford high school says he believes his patient has schizophrenia, is psychotic and...

Mama moose helps calf

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:30 pm

A moose was caught on camera trying to convince her little one to follow her under a highway wildlife underpass in Southern B.C. The video, posted by DriveBC,...

Iconic rollercoaster turns 60

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:12 pm

The smell of mini donuts is almost in the air in Vancouver, with the opening day of the Playland Amusement Park just around the corner. On Saturday, May 5, the...

Real estate practices probed

Apr 18, 2018 / 3:03 pm

The B.C. government is taking a look at how real estate regulators in the province are operating. A review will be done on the Real Estate Council of B.C. and...

City cuts watering to 2 days

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:57 pm

Despite an unusually wet April, the City of Vancouver is looking ahead to the parched days of summer as it announces new watering restrictions, beginning May 1....

$1.9B for affordable rentals

Apr 18, 2018 / 2:05 pm

British Columbia's government is investing $1.9 billion over the next 10 years to help build 14,000 affordable homes for renters. Premier John Horgan says...

Quantifying success of kits

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:52 am

The effectiveness of harm reduction strategies like take-home naloxone kits can now be quantified thanks to a new mathematical model. Developed by the BC...

Can BC restrict pipeline?

Apr 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

Environment Minister George Heyman says B.C. will take its Trans Mountain pipeline reference case to court by April 30. Heyman says the government will file its...

Courts only solution?

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:24 am

The latest study by Angus Reid on pipeline politics points to the courts as the only body opponents will respect in the ongoing battle. A slim majority of...

Disaster relief available

Apr 18, 2018 / 7:19 am

Disaster Financial Assistance is now available for British Columbians in the central Interior who were impacted by overland flooding or landslides from heavy...

4/20 a go despite no permit

Apr 18, 2018 / 6:39 am

Thousands are expected to attend the 4/20 marijuana smoke-in at Vancouver's Sunset Beach Friday, and while the legalization goal of the annual Weed Day will...

'Our turn to help'

Apr 17, 2018 / 9:36 pm

He was dedicated to coaching and mentoring young football players, but now those players are rising up to help him. British Columbia's high school football...

Testing for deadly drugs

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:54 pm

A Vancouver harm-reduction group is setting its sights on protecting casual drug users in the ongoing battle to slow the death toll from opioid overdoses. The...

Werewolf rabies remedy?

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:13 pm

A Victoria naturopath is claiming to have treated a four-year-old boy's fear of werewolves by prescribing a remedy made from rabid dog saliva. Dr. Anke...

45 neglected dogs rescued

Apr 17, 2018 / 6:33 pm

The BC SPCA is looking into animal cruelty charges after 45 neglected dogs living in "unacceptable" conditions were surrendered by a former breeder...

Possibly armed, dangerous

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:24 pm

The New Hazelton RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for a number of offences. Lane Steven Peepchuk is wanted for forcible...

Still no leads in 1973 death

Apr 17, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Police on Vancouver Island are again looking for clues in the death of a young man nearly 45 years ago. Saanich Police say in a news release that 20-year-old...

Cops' charges stayed

Apr 17, 2018 / 12:04 pm

A judge has stayed assault charges against three Mounties accused of pepper spraying a man in custody, saying lengthy delays in getting the cases to trial have...

Alberta is bluffing: Eby

Apr 17, 2018 / 11:22 am

British Columbia's attorney general is calling Alberta's proposed fuel restriction law a "bluff" that will result in an immediate lawsuit from...

Sex assault suspect sought

Apr 17, 2018 / 8:32 am

Surrey RCMP needs the public's help to identify a sexual assault suspect, after a woman was allegedly groped while shopping in the City Centre area in March...

Heavy snow on Connector

Apr 17, 2018 / 7:05 am

Rain in the valley turns to snow in the mountain peaks – which is making driving a challenge on many roadways Tuesday morning. Rene Doiron sent us this...

Coquihalla NB closed

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:22 am

The Coquihalla northbound is closed at the Box Canyon chain-up area because of a motor vehicle incident. No detours or alternate routes available. and no...

$33M in unpaid bridge tolls

Apr 16, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The tolls have been gone for months, but the bills still remain. Tolls came off the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges in B.C.'s Lower Mainland more than...

Son's memorial looted

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

A Victoria mother is pleading for the return of statuettes stolen from a roadside memorial to her son. AJ Wakeling died in October 2012 after being hit by a...

Digging in for pipeline fight

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

B.C.'s attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices to skyrocket. David Eby says it's...

Rabbit vaccine arrives

Apr 16, 2018 / 4:15 pm

The first batch of vaccine to protect domestic and feral rabbits from a disease that has devastated some communities in B.C. is now available for owners and...

Brace for big dump of snow

Apr 16, 2018 / 3:42 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Heavy snowfall is expected on B.C.'s mountain highways overnight. Environment Canada has issued warnings and special weather statements...

He's no 'couch jihadist'

Apr 16, 2018 / 1:54 pm

An officer in the RCMP's national security division says the man acquitted of terror charges in a B.C. court was no "couch jihadist" and was...

Charges for protesters?

Apr 16, 2018 / 12:44 pm

B.C.'s Prosecution Service is considering criminal charges against dozens of people arrested for protesting Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline...

Standoff ends in arrest

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:56 am

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m. RCMP say a five-hour standoff that concluded about midnight began at 7 p.m. Sunday. The man barricaded himself in a home on the 1500 block of...

Bomb threat at school

Apr 16, 2018 / 10:18 am

A North Vancouver high school has been evacuated this morning. RCMP say a bomb threat was directed at Bodwell High School on Harbourside Drive. Students are on...

A window on native history

Apr 16, 2018 / 6:52 am

Surrounded by old-growth rainforest against the rocky shoreline on the southwest edge of Vancouver Island lies a centuries-old Indigenous village where...

Slide cleared on hwy

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:35 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Drive BC reports that the Highway 33 mudslide has been cleared. All lanes are open. UPDATE: 5 p.m. A young girl says she lives right beside...

Ambulance in 3-way crash

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:25 pm

An ambulance carrying a patient to hospital crashed in Maple Ridge Sunday afternoon. The multi-vehicle crash happened at Lougheed Highway and Laity Street, near...

Plane ditches in field

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:16 pm

A small aircraft made an emergency landing in a field near Pitt Meadows Airport, Sunday. The single-engine plane had a mechanical issue and lost power while...

Trustee in more hot water

Apr 15, 2018 / 6:01 pm

A Chilliwack school trustee is facing a human rights complaint for controversial comments he has made about gender identity and sexual orientation. The B.C....

Wait list after wait list

Apr 15, 2018 / 7:12 am

British Columbia parents who have lost the chance to get their children into French immersion through a lottery system are hoping the education minister's...

Hit-and-run vehicle found

Apr 14, 2018 / 7:45 pm

UPDATE: 7:45 p.m. Police have found the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run in Maple Ridge Thursday, that killed 31-year-old Tassis Vix. The Ridge Meadows RCMP...

New tower Victoria's tallest

Apr 14, 2018 / 9:30 am

City council in Victoria approved plans earlier this week for a high rise that will be the city's tallest building once complete. The "Hudson One"...

Highway 5 now open

Apr 14, 2018 / 7:56 am

UPDATE 7:56 a.m. According to DriveBC, Highway 5 Northbound has reopened between Hope and Merritt. The Coquihalla Highway is closed northbound at the Great...

Intentionally hits cop car

Apr 13, 2018 / 10:05 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating an intentional collision after a man reversed a pick-up truck into a police vehicle Friday night. Just before 7:30 p.m., a...

Sex assaults at day spas

Apr 13, 2018 / 8:30 pm

RCMP are investigating a series of alleged sex assaults at day spas in Surrey. Five incidents of alleged sexual assault are said to have happened at two beauty...

Local eats sweep province

Apr 13, 2018 / 5:47 pm

A new provincial government program is aiming to amp up awareness of local cuisine in British Columbia by enlisting restaurants, wineries, and others to help...

Child luring vigilantism

Apr 13, 2018 / 5:41 pm

A Port Alberni mother says she took things into her own hands when a 28-year-old man arranged to have sex with her 13-year-old daughter. Police were called to...

Sticks for Humboldt stolen

Apr 13, 2018 / 5:36 pm

People across Canada have been leaving hockey sticks outside their homes in tribute to the 16 people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last week, but...

Church partners on housing

Apr 13, 2018 / 2:33 pm

The United Church is stepping forward to help address B.C.'s affordable housing crisis by offering up some of its properties for development. Premier John...

Travel advisory for passes

Apr 13, 2018 / 1:15 pm

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for the Okanagan Connector and for the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt. On both routes, rain has the potential...

Dams placed on alert

Apr 13, 2018 / 12:20 pm

A high snowpack and possible heavy spring runoff has prompted a warning from the provincial government to owners of dams to ensure they are in good repair and...

Crash witnesses sought

Apr 13, 2018 / 12:12 pm

Abbotsford police are looking for witnesses to a head-on crash that left one man dead last fall. Officers say a Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Cavalier collided in...

Pedestrian struck, killed

Apr 13, 2018 / 10:24 am

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating the cause of a fatal crash that happened Thursday night between 216th Street and the Haney Bypass. The Lougheed Highway was...

More details on cops' arrest

Apr 13, 2018 / 6:48 am

Police sources are providing more details about the arrest of two B.C. police officers while on vacation in Cuba. Allegations apparently centre around the...

Have you seen this woman?

Apr 13, 2018 / 6:30 am

Police in Chilliwack are searching for a female resident who hasn't been in contact with her family in more than three weeks. Cleda Seymour, 41, last...

Missing mom's phone found

Apr 12, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Vancouver police say they have the cellphone of a woman reported missing in January. The phone was found during a dive team search of Burrard Inlet off New...

Hwy 1 fully reopened

Apr 12, 2018 / 5:23 pm

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. DriveBC reports the rock slide east of Golden is now clear and the highway fully reopened. UPDATE: 7:40 a.m. A single lane of the...

Dead after 30-year coma

Apr 12, 2018 / 3:13 pm

A police officer in Victoria has died after spending 30 years in a coma following an on-duty car crash. The Victoria Police Department says in a news release...

BC stands firm on pipeline

Apr 12, 2018 / 2:14 pm

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman says he doesn't expect the province to back down on its battle against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion during...

Rabbits ordered killed

Apr 12, 2018 / 11:54 am

An animal shelter in Richmond has been advised to euthanize all 66 rabbits in its care after confirmation that several animals have tested positive for rabbit...

Invites sent by mistake

Apr 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

Thousands of students rejected by UBC Vancouver were accidentally sent orientation week invites. The invite was sent to 31,000 applicants, but only about 7,000...

Support for Trans Mountain

Apr 12, 2018 / 7:10 am

A coalition of business groups have joined forces to show their support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. The group which includes, Greg D’Avignon...

No school for 4/20 day

Apr 12, 2018 / 7:08 am

A professional development day for some Metro Vancouver teachers will coincide with 4/20 day this year, prompting concern from school officials. Schools will be...

No place for dreamers?

Apr 12, 2018 / 7:01 am

A new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds two-thirds of Canadians saying America’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

Missing mom home search

Apr 12, 2018 / 6:52 am

A police homicide team searched an East Vancouver home Wednesday in connection with the case of a missing mother. Su Yi Liang, 37, failed to pick up her...

BC cops arrested in Cuba

Apr 12, 2018 / 6:36 am

Two Vancouver-area police officers have been arrested and released in Cuba. Both the Vancouver and Port Moody police departments have confirmed by email that...

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