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15-year-old girl missing

Oct 22, 2018 / 4:44 pm

Police in Surrey are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen since last week. Hailey McClelland is...

Assaulted, dies in hospital

Oct 22, 2018 / 2:10 pm

Police are investigating after a man died following serious assault in Surrey. RCMP were called to the scene of a fight about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of...

Confession to 1978 murder

Oct 22, 2018 / 1:51 pm

A Crown attorney says a man charged with murdering a 12-year-girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago confessed to undercover police and should be found...

Suspect took his own life

Oct 22, 2018 / 12:56 pm

B.C.'s police watchdog says a man killed in a shootout in Nanaimo earlier this year took his own life. An Independent Investigations Office report into the...

Ballots in mail, eye on strike

Oct 22, 2018 / 12:33 pm

British Columbia's chief electoral officer says the labour dispute at Canada Post is being watched closely as ballots for the province's electoral...

Too noisy for BC's orcas?

Oct 22, 2018 / 12:19 pm

The federal government says it will monitor underwater ship and mammal noise in B.C.'s Salish Sea to help develop measures to support the recovery of...

Furry cops strike a pose

Oct 22, 2018 / 10:42 am

Vancouver's cutest cops strike a pose in the new 2019 VPD canine calendar. Twelve months of furry crime fighters and their handlers are featured, including...

Husband facing murder

Oct 22, 2018 / 10:08 am

Surrey RCMP have arrested 44 -year-old Rizig Bona and charged him with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of his wife, Anida Magaya. Magaya...

Quake cluster off BC coast

Oct 22, 2018 / 6:15 am

Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.6 magnitude...

Blaze destroys barn

Oct 21, 2018 / 8:16 pm

Several chickens died in a large barn fire in Abbotsford Sunday morning. Fire crews responded to the blaze on Leclair Street, arriving to find the structure...

Hard chopper landing

Oct 21, 2018 / 6:53 pm

Five people walked away from a hard helicopter landing north of Pitt Meadows Sunday. Emergency crews were called to a reported crash just before 2 p.m. in the...

Fractured, partisan council

Oct 21, 2018 / 6:02 pm

On the heels of his narrow victory in Vancouver's dramatic mayoral race, observers say Kennedy Stewart's biggest challenge will be leading a council...

No recount required

Oct 21, 2018 / 3:06 pm

Vancouver's runner-up in the race for mayor says he won't concede until he has a chance to consult advisors, but the City of Vancouver says no recount...

Serious injuries from crash

Oct 21, 2018 / 9:28 am

Three people are in hospital with serious injuries after an early morning crash in Surrey. Surrey RCMP arrived on scene of a crash at the intersection of 152nd...

Time for the referendum

Oct 21, 2018 / 7:19 am

British Columbians will soon start receiving mailed ballots for a chance to vote in a referendum that could change the provincial voting system, but the...

Kennedy wins in Vancouver

Oct 21, 2018 / 7:15 am

Former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart has won a neck-and-neck mayoral race to lead Vancouver, as local government saw shakeups across the region. Supporters...

Krog win weakens NDP

Oct 20, 2018 / 10:12 pm

New Democrat legislator Leonard Krog has given a mayoral victory speech in Nanaimo, putting the provincial government's precarious hold on power into...

Major shakeup in Metro Van

Oct 20, 2018 / 7:10 pm

Voters in Metro Vancouver will elect an unprecedented number of new mayors tonight. Of 21 mayors in the Lower Mainland, only eight are running for re-election,...

Long list, long lines

Oct 20, 2018 / 6:43 pm

Voters in Vancouver are reporting long lines at polling stations. The ballot there is almost 13 centimetres longer than usual because there are 158 candidates...

Salmonella linked to BC

Oct 20, 2018 / 2:28 pm

UPDATE 2:27 p.m. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health...

Blob back in BC

Oct 20, 2018 / 1:39 pm

"The blob" is back. No, not the 1958 drive-in, sci-fi classic creature from the movie starring Steve McQueen. Canadian meteorologists have dubbed a...

Family stuck in Africa

Oct 20, 2018 / 12:08 pm

An Abbotsford family says they are stuck in Africa with thier newly adopted son because the Canadian government is dragging its feet on the documents that would...

3 stabbed in Granville fight

Oct 20, 2018 / 11:28 am

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a fight early Saturday that left three people with stab wounds. Just after 3 a.m. officers attempted to break...

It's election day in BC

Oct 20, 2018 / 7:37 am

Voters across British Columbia head to the polls today for municipal elections. Kelowna has four candidates running for mayor, with three challengers trying to...

Road into landslide area

Oct 20, 2018 / 7:25 am

A temporary road is expected to be completed within three weeks for residents of the small northern B.C. community of Old Fort who were forced out of their...

Investigating murder

Oct 19, 2018 / 9:00 pm

RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Lillooet RCMP have confirmed that the death of Patrick Zube Ayward was a homicide. Officers were called out...

Rescue on Fraser River

Oct 19, 2018 / 7:49 pm

Search and rescue crews scrambled to the scene of an overturned boat on the Fraser River near Yale on Friday. Hope Search and Rescue was called out about 1:30...

Injured child left waiting

Oct 19, 2018 / 7:26 pm

A Burnaby mother says her injured child was left waiting for over an hour for a cab to bring him home from school. Tamara Wojdylo says she called to book a cab...

More pot stores on way

Oct 19, 2018 / 5:16 pm

Cabinet ministers defended the provincial government's pace in approving marijuana stores as they toured the only brick-and-mortar shop in Kamloops Friday....

Maxmillions hat trick

Oct 19, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Three Maxmillions winning tickets were sold on Vancouver Island in the Oct. 5 Lotto Max draw. The three tickets were purchased in Victoria, Ladysmith and...

Homicide a gang hit

Oct 19, 2018 / 3:40 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is seeking witnesses and dash cam video in relation to an Abbotsford homicide. Shots were fired...

Pipeline fix by mid-Nov.

Oct 19, 2018 / 2:23 pm

The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned earlier this month near Prince George says repairs should be complete by the middle of...

Thousands of pot sales

Oct 19, 2018 / 12:21 pm

British Columbians have been busy buying cannabis since it first became legalized Wednesday. The Liquor Distribution Branch, the section of government tasked...

Former Mountie sentenced

Oct 19, 2018 / 12:02 pm

Dario Devic, a former RCMP officer who pleaded guilty to breach of trust charges in relation to a Creep Catchers sting in 2016 was sentenced Friday. The former...

Vote fraud investigation

Oct 19, 2018 / 10:24 am

Richmond RCMP have concluded their investigation into voter manipulation after receiving two allegations of potential voter fraud. Late last week, Richmond RCMP...

Still anyone's race

Oct 19, 2018 / 9:53 am

As Vancouver voters prepare to elect a new mayor and council on Saturday, observers say it could still be anyone's game. The campaign has been marked by a...

Five races to watch

Oct 19, 2018 / 9:50 am

Local elections will be held across British Columbia on Saturday. Here are five races to watch: NANAIMO: The election could trigger a provincial byelection if...

Deadly dog poisonings

Oct 19, 2018 / 8:43 am

Dog owners in North Vancouver are being advised to keep their pets on a short leash if they are walking in Cates Park along the shores of Burrard Inlet. RCMP...

Above seasonal for weekend

Oct 19, 2018 / 8:42 am

UPDATE 8:42 a.m. Environment Canada Meteorologist, Bobby Sekhon tells Castanet this persistent ridge of high pressure which has been giving warm temperatures...

Scavenger hunt apology

Oct 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

A day after a courier package was swiped from a Langley doorstep, it was returned Thursday, with note saying it was all part of a scavenger hunt. "Okay so...

Tent camp eviction notice

Oct 19, 2018 / 6:28 am

Less than a day after moving camp, tent city dwellers in suburban Victoria have been handed an eviction notice. Campers at Uplands Park in Oak Bay were served...

It's not easy being green

Oct 19, 2018 / 6:24 am

As British Columbia moves towards meeting aggressive greenhouse gas emission targets, turns out even if you want to go green you might have a hard time. Clean...

Island pot shops raided

Oct 18, 2018 / 8:10 pm

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia...

Cops must co-operate: court

Oct 18, 2018 / 4:04 pm

B.C.'s police watchdog says a court has backed its investigation into a fatal shooting by police two years ago. The Independent Investigations Office says...

Early warning quake system

Oct 18, 2018 / 4:03 pm

An earthquake early warning system tested off British Columbia's coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a...

Greens force tax change

Oct 18, 2018 / 2:36 pm

Just 48 hours after the B.C. government introduced its planned speculation and vacancy tax, amendments are being made to ensure the legislation passes with the...

Free tickets to see Ellen

Oct 18, 2018 / 1:20 pm

A 14-year-old girl's quest to give away two tickets to Ellen Degeneres's appearance in Vancouver has turned into an 82-ticket giveaway complete with all...

Camp handed cleanup bill

Oct 18, 2018 / 1:02 pm

Residents of a homeless camp in suburban Victoria have been handed a bill for almost $2,000 for site cleanup. After being forced from a site along Pat Bay...

Boat just misses baby

Oct 18, 2018 / 12:29 pm

A Vancouver Island toddler is lucky to be alive after a wayward boat crashed into the girl's bedroom. The incident happened in Courtenay after a vehicle...

Vandals cut power to 1,000s

Oct 18, 2018 / 12:09 pm

"An extremely dangerous act of vandalism" cut power to more than 4,500 Port Coquitlam residents Thursday morning. Vandals used a chainsaw to cut down...

Pedestrian struck, killed

Oct 18, 2018 / 10:18 am

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car on Southeast Marine Drive in Vancouver. Police are investigating the collision, which happened just after 6...

PR = more costly gov't

Oct 18, 2018 / 10:10 am

Proportional representation in B.C. would cost taxpayers more, a new study finds. The study released Thursday by the Fraser Institute says proportional...

Replacement for Greyhound

Oct 18, 2018 / 9:45 am

An Alberta-based bus company has announced plans to begin servicing major B.C. routes the day after Greyhound departs. Ebus was approved this week by the...

Landslide still moving

Oct 18, 2018 / 9:39 am

Crews from BC Hydro and the Transportation Ministry are being allowed into a cut-off neighbourhood in northeastern British Columbia to figure out how to restore...

Gas station blaze doused

Oct 18, 2018 / 8:51 am

Firefighters doused a blaze at a gas station in Delta they say could have been a catastrophe. The Scott Road Husky station near Nordel Way went up in flames...

Cord cutting continues

Oct 18, 2018 / 7:14 am

Traditional television and telephone services continue to struggle when it comes to connecting with Millennials in Canada. A new survey by the Angus Reid...

Black market will thrive

Oct 18, 2018 / 6:08 am

A short drive away from B.C.s first and only legal marijuana store, Bill Semeniuk inhaled deeply from a joint outside an illegal cannabis dispensary. The...

High on the job?

Oct 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

With the legalization of recreational cannabis here, WorkSafeBC has launched an awareness campaign aimed at educating employers and employees. WorkSafe suggests...

Ferries finally get debit

Oct 17, 2018 / 4:33 pm

BC Ferries is finally sailing into the 21st century. The Crown corporation confirms it is testing Interac debit payments on the busy Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen...

Second hazmat scare

Oct 17, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Police were called again to a suburban Victoria law office after a suspicious substance was received in the mail on Tuesday. RCMP are investigating the second...

Win big and move in

Oct 17, 2018 / 4:03 pm

You may not be able to buy a home in the Lower Mainland, but you might be able to win one. And if you don't want to move, two of the prize homes in the...

Day 'Canada went to pot'

Oct 17, 2018 / 2:47 pm

A coalition of groups concerned about the health risks associated with marijuana is calling legalization a "dark day for Canada." Members of Smart...

Prolific offender crackdown

Oct 17, 2018 / 1:02 pm

Williams Lake RCMP are cracking down on prolific offenders. The city has seen a spike in break & enters and theft from vehicles of late. "Keeping up...

Assisted dying capital?

Oct 17, 2018 / 6:22 am

Medically assisted deaths exceed the national average by five times on Vancouver Island. More than 500 have chosen such an end during the first two years the...

In photos: A highway is born

Oct 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

History comes alive thanks to the Ministry of Transportation. The Ministry posted several photos to its website of the construction of the Fraser Canyon...

Suspected killer talks

Oct 16, 2018 / 7:44 pm

An audio interview of a man facing a murder charge has been released as the jury deliberates on the case. Former Vernon resident William Victor Schneider is...

Man on the run from bail

Oct 16, 2018 / 4:18 pm

Vancouver Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who is wanted province-wide after removing his electronic monitoring bracelet while out...

Candidate cleared

Oct 16, 2018 / 3:53 pm

A Williams Lake political hopeful has been cleared of all wrong doing after police investigated a possible violation of the Local Government Act regarding the...

Gov't pot prices revealed

Oct 16, 2018 / 3:48 pm

The price for legal, government marijuana has been set. Customers will pay $6.99 to $13.99 per gram, plus tax, when B.C.'s first government pot shop opens...

Dangerous donut act online

Oct 16, 2018 / 1:10 pm

A B.C. man once acquitted of dangerous driving has now been charged with unlawfully feeding wildlife. Pictures posted to social media show Randy Scott and...

$800K in stolen bikes

Oct 16, 2018 / 12:35 pm

Police in Delta are investigating the theft of a large shipping container of high-end bikes worth up to $800,000, and say some of them have surfaced in Ontario....

Spec tax not going away

Oct 16, 2018 / 12:14 pm

The B.C. government has introduced a speculation and vacancy tax that Finance Minister Carole James says will moderate the overheated housing market and create...

Enbridge makes it right

Oct 16, 2018 / 8:27 am

After testing soil samples and beginning construction on a new road to help repair damage caused by a pipeline explosion last week, Enbridge now says they have...

No health threat: Enbridge

Oct 16, 2018 / 7:08 am

The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned one week ago in central British Columbia, says the dust that settled on homes near the...

Wakes up, meets baby

Oct 16, 2018 / 6:28 am

A Surrey man unconscious after a horrific racetrack accident on Vancouver Island woke up to meet his newborn baby for the first time. Jonathan Sedman had been...

Ski hill adds some zip

Oct 16, 2018 / 6:17 am

Vancouver Island's Mount Washington is adding a 2.3-kilometre zipline. The attraction, which will be the longest zipline on the Island, is part of a...

What's in a name: pot

Oct 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

With cannabis being legalized on Wednesday a new study published by the University of British Columbia Okanagan indicates much of the so-called different types...

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