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Cash for job training

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:59 pm

Funding is at hand to help 16 people find work in the Revelstoke and Shuswap areas. The Province is committing $749,872 to help unemployed people find forestry...

Reeling over oyster illnesses

Mar 22, 2017 / 1:23 pm

The head of British Columbia's shellfish growers says the industry has been stunned by a mysterious norovirus that has forced the closure of seven coastal...

Pitching a new bridge

Mar 22, 2017 / 1:17 pm

The B.C. Conservative Party wants to build bridges – literally. Party spokesman John Twigg proposed at a campaign event in Nanaimo Monday building a...

Courts need 'shock therapy'

Mar 22, 2017 / 1:01 pm

British Columbia's top judge says Canada's justice system needs a bit of "shock therapy" to ensure the legal needs of everyday people are...

Computer glitch on SkyTrain

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:58 pm

SkyTrain service in Vancouver was disrupted Wednesday morning by a computer glitch. Trains on the Expo and Millennium lines were held at stations about 11 a.m.,...

Could DNA clear killer?

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:46 am

A British Columbia man who has spent nearly 25 years in prison for the first-degree murders of his wife and twin baby boys believes modern DNA testing could...

Clark 'shocked' by attack

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:30 am

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she's "shocked and saddened" by the terror attack in London Wednesday. "British Columbia's ties with the...

PGA swings into Valley

Mar 22, 2017 / 10:48 am

The pros are coming to town. PGA of British Columbia announced the 2017 competition schedule with seven tournaments. The association will host its championships...

Fighting to clear his name

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:31 am

An El Salvadoran man who spent two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation over alleged terrorism links is fighting the federal government in...

Racist posters on campus

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:20 am

Police are investigating racist posters distributed at Vancouver Island University. Posters with Nazi imagery and swastikas were removed from the campus on...

Mixing a deadly cocktail

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:10 am

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can have deadly consequences, according to a University of Victoria study. The practice increases the risk of falls, car...

4 yr old caught in avalanche

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:35 pm

One of two backcountry skiers buried in a weekend avalanche at Whistler Blackcomb was a four-year-old child. The boy and his father were swept downhill on...

Impostor on the loose

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Businesses in Surrey should be on the lookout for an impostor. On March 19, Surrey RCMP was alerted to three separate reports of a man posing as a municipal...

17 animals removed in raid

Mar 21, 2017 / 6:15 pm

A property in Langley, purported to house an animal rescue operation, was raided by the BC SPCA Monday. It's the second time in six months and third time in...

Boy stabbed in Burnaby

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:29 pm

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed on the street in Burnaby, Monday night. The victim was found with a single stab wound about 11 p.m., near Kingsway and 12th...

Tried to mow down woman

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:27 pm

Police are investigating reports that a driver tried to run over a pedestrian Monday evening in Burnaby. A black Jeep Cherokee was being driven erratically in...

Hwy 3 open after slide

Mar 21, 2017 / 2:20 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. Highway 3 is open in both directions. ORIGINAL: 6:25 a.m. Highway 3 is reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic this morning after a rock...

Fighting terror allegations

Mar 21, 2017 / 1:10 pm

An El Salvadoran man who spent two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation on alleged terrorism links will continue his fight to clear his name...

Infant dies on Coquihalla

Mar 21, 2017 / 12:52 pm

Details are emerging about a tragic situation Monday on the Coquihalla near Merritt in which a two-week-old infant died. Merritt RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said...

Crash destroys history

Mar 21, 2017 / 11:02 am

A historic curved wooden bridge near Dawson Creek has been closed indefinitely following a single-vehicle crash early Monday. Dawson Creek RCMP say an Alberta...

Arrest in violent sex crime

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

A man has been arrested after a lengthy investigation into a violent sexual assault in 2012. “The diligence of our officers in their thorough approach to...

Shelter: 'This is harassment'

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

A woman who runs a shelter raided twice by the BC SPCA says she's being harassed. Investigators have executed warrants at a property in Langley twice in six...

Screaming, injured woman

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:24 am

A woman has been seriously injured and a man is in custody following what RCMP in Campbell River describe as a break-in at a home in that east coast Vancouver...

Olympic medalist to retire

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:06 am

Two-time Olympic medallist Ryan Cochrane is retiring from swimming. The 28-year-old from Victoria made the announcement this morning. Cochrane won Olympic...

'He was like a zombie'

Mar 21, 2017 / 6:50 am

Employees at a grocery store in Surrey told a coroner's inquest Monday that they watched a man repeatedly stab himself with stolen paring knives minutes...

Coq: medical emergency

Mar 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

UPDATE: 7 p.m. The Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt was shut down in both directions for more than an hour Monday for what is being called a medical...

Thought he would die

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:40 pm

A North Vancouver senior thought he would die when he was caught in an avalanche on Cypress Mountain. Now recovering from the February brush with death, Zdenik...

Rescue an overnight ordeal

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue members were involved in a marathon operation responding to a woman in distress at a lodge near Pennask Summit on Sunday....

Donations rhetoric heats up

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:50 pm

A new ad from the provincial NDP is focusing on alleged corruption within the BC Liberal Party, looking particularly at money Premier Christy Clark received as...

BC Liberals sued over ads

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:46 pm

Two Vancouver lawyers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the British Columbia government and the governing Liberal party alleging misuse of...

Slide still hampers traffic

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:19 pm

A mudslide on Highway 3 west of Creston is still impacting traffic. The route remains reduced to single-lane alternating traffic, after a slide Saturday brought...

Pedestrian hit, cop charged

Mar 20, 2017 / 3:11 pm

A Lower Mainland RCMP officer has been charged after a pedestrian was struck a year ago. Sgt. Christopher Lee was off-duty when the incident happened on the...

Shots fired over shellfish

Mar 20, 2017 / 2:56 pm

A man has been arrested after shots were fired while Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers looked into complaints of an illegal shellfish operation....

Calm before he was shot

Mar 20, 2017 / 2:13 pm

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. A young man was calm and co-operative at a hospital emergency room just hours before he was killed by transit police officers in Surrey the...

Skiers buried by avalanche

Mar 20, 2017 / 1:32 pm

Two skiers buried briefly by an avalanche over the weekend are a lesson for those thinking about venturing off the beaten path. Whistler Blackcomb says a small...

New ferry arrives in BC

Mar 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

The second of three new BC ferries built in Poland has arrived in British Columbia. The Salish Eagle docked in Victoria, Monday, after completing a 10,000-mile...

Order in the online court

Mar 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

B.C. residents will soon be able to sidestep a physical courtroom and fight many small claims disputes online. Starting June 1, the Ministry of Justice says the...

Over 2,000 toil at Site C

Mar 20, 2017 / 10:27 am

More than 2,000 people are now working on the Site C hydroelectric project on the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia, reaching what the provincial...

Dog found after 4 years

Mar 20, 2017 / 8:24 am

After her dog went missing four years ago, Kathryn Morrow lost hope that her Grif would ever come home. Morrow said her Brussels griffon went missing on New...

Fighting for treatment

Mar 20, 2017 / 7:32 am

Ann Ness first realized something wasn't right while playing hockey. “I was really sluggish on the ice,” Ness recalls. “The coaches and...

Highway 99 closure

Mar 20, 2017 / 7:08 am

DriveBC reports that Highway 99 will be closed in both directions due to construction 16 km north of Lillooet from 7:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. to...

Apt. fire forces seniors out

Mar 20, 2017 / 6:07 am

A West End Vancouver apartment fire forced seniors from their homes temporarily on Sunday. Firefighters responded to the Barclay Street fire about 4 p.m. as...

Changes to ferry fares

Mar 19, 2017 / 6:45 pm

People who like to book their ferries to and from Vancouver Island ahead of time may start saving some money – no foolin’. The fare will be going up...

Pepper sprayed on bus

Mar 19, 2017 / 4:34 pm

A Saturday night incident involving a bus driver and several passengers getting pepper sprayed in Surrey has led to an arrest. It’s not clear what sparked...

Hwys 1 & 3 reopen

Mar 19, 2017 / 12:49 pm

UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. Highway 1 has reopened in both directions from Field to the B.C. and Alberta border, east of Field. UPDATE: 2 p.m. Highway 3 has reopened to...

Popular park plates sold

Mar 19, 2017 / 10:17 am

Decorative licence plates of British Columbia parks are selling fast. The province reports that 10,000 BC Parks licence plates sold in less than eight weeks...

Ex youth rep sues BC gov't

Mar 19, 2017 / 7:53 am

B.C.'s former Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is suing the B.C. government and accuses the province of being “motivated...

High-heels debate widens

Mar 19, 2017 / 6:51 am

Servers clad in short skirts and stilettos could soon be a thing of the past, as British Columbia and Ontario take steps to ditch sexualized dress codes. But...

Highway 97 closure

Mar 18, 2017 / 10:05 pm

Highway 97 is closed in both directions 15 km north of 100 Mile House because of a vehicle incident. The estimated time of opening is unknown. An assessment is...

Stabbing victim tells story

Mar 18, 2017 / 9:38 pm

A victim of a Vancouver stabbing spree is sharing his story. For Keenan Moore, the morning of March 2 seemed to be going normally. He had no idea that it would...

Mudslide closes highway

Mar 18, 2017 / 8:24 pm

UPDATE: 8:22 p.m. Highway 3 remains closed in both directions 10 km west of Creston because of a mudslide. There will be a geotechnical assessment at first...

Vehicle flips on 97C

Mar 18, 2017 / 6:00 pm

A vehicle flipped on Highway 97C, west of Brenda Mines, on Saturday afternoon, according to a witness. The woman said she and her husband were driving east,...

Officers swarm property

Mar 18, 2017 / 1:47 pm

Camouflaged officers swarmed a property on the east coast of Vancouver Island Friday afternoon, arresting two people. More than a dozen RCMP vehicles and...

Accidentally shoots self

Mar 18, 2017 / 11:50 am

UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. A man in Vancouver was sent to hospital with injuries described as life-threatening after he accidentally shot himself. Police say they were...

Shots fired at house party

Mar 18, 2017 / 11:48 am

Four men have been hospitalized after shots were fired at an Abbotsford house party. Police say they were called to the house late Friday night to find large...

Snowfall warnings continue

Mar 18, 2017 / 11:35 am

A snowfall warning for the local mountain highways remains in effect for the second day in a row Saturday. The snowfall warnings cover the Coquihalla Highway...

Stolen treats a cold case

Mar 18, 2017 / 10:57 am

Nanaimo RCMP have a cold case on their hands and are hoping to scoop up whoever made off with hundreds of dollars worth of gelato. Officials said the crooks...

TransCanada closures

Mar 18, 2017 / 8:03 am

Motorists might want to plan ahead and avoid road closures on the TransCanada Highway. The highway will be closed for two to three hours at a time from the west...

3 dead in northern town

Mar 18, 2017 / 6:53 am

RCMP are investigating the deaths of three people in the remote northeastern B.C. community of Moberly Lake. Investigators say Mounties from the Chetwynd...

Remember to say thanks

Mar 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

BC Transit would like to salute their transit operators for all their work. Saturday marks International Driver Appreciation day and BC Transit would like to...

Will you marry me?

Mar 17, 2017 / 9:43 pm

Romance was in the air at Thursday's Vancouver Canucks game, where thousands of cheering fans were treated to a marriage proposal. Amanda Mussio popped the...

Highway 1 closure

Mar 17, 2017 / 7:59 pm

DriveBc is reporting Avalanche Control in Glacier Park 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday March 18. There will be periodic two to three hour closures. No...

BC ship helps in coke bust

Mar 17, 2017 / 4:56 pm

A B.C.-based naval vessel helped in the seizure of more than 600 kilograms of cocaine off the Pacific coast of Central America. HMCS Saskatoon, based out of CFB...

Killer fled to Kelowna

Mar 17, 2017 / 12:59 pm

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect in a Surrey homicide that has a link to Kelowna. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team...

Suicide not wife's fault

Mar 17, 2017 / 10:09 am

A woman accused of counselling her husband to commit suicide has been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Cranbrook. Terri Reimer wept Thursday as Judge...

Snow warning on highways

Mar 17, 2017 / 7:52 am

There are snowfall warnings on B.C. highways starting today. Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit to the Kootenay Pass is expected to receive between 15 and 20...

Don't be the firestarter

Mar 17, 2017 / 7:18 am

As the snow recedes and the mercury rises, yard work becomes a popular pastime and officials are urging caution for anyone planning to do some outdoor burning....

Lost teens found on mtn

Mar 17, 2017 / 6:00 am

A group of teenage girls was rescued Thursday after getting lost in Vancouver's North Shore mountains. Searchers found the four girls, aged 16 and 17, north...

Anger over electricity bills

Mar 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Some residents are upset over their hydro bills this winter, as cold temperatures have driven energy usage through the roof. Allan Schockenmaier and Valerie...

Apartment fire rages on

Mar 16, 2017 / 9:08 pm

An apartment complex in Merritt that caught fire Thursday afternoon continues to burn into the evening, as fire crews battle the fierce blaze. Kengard Manor...

Delay on high heel ban

Mar 16, 2017 / 8:08 pm

A private member's bill that would make it illegal for employers to require female workers to wear high heels on the job died when the British Columbia...

World's best travel photo?

Mar 16, 2017 / 6:30 pm

A Vancouver Island photographer's stunning image of Yosemite National Park is shortlisted for travel photo of the year. Rob Wilson, 23, of Cowichan Valley...

Danger in the mountains

Mar 16, 2017 / 5:54 pm

With two snowshoers presumed killed by an avalanche near Lake Louise this week, backcountry travel is not recommended, as more snow is forecast to fall in the...

Last day for 14 MLAs

Mar 16, 2017 / 4:24 pm

UPDATED: 4:25 p.m. Gordie Hogg says he'll never forget the night he almost burned down British Columbia's legislature. It happened during one of the...

Companies win tech cash

Mar 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

Four Lower Mainland companies are being rewarded for agricultural technology. The British Columbia companies each won $20,000 for developing technology to deter...

Help after fatal moose crash

Mar 16, 2017 / 3:37 pm

Hundreds of people have come to the support of the wife and newborn child of a Terrace man who was killed in a tragic car accident with a moose last week. David...

Man jumps from parkade

Mar 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

B.C.'s police watchdog is investigating after a man jumped off a parkade in the Lower Mainland. Surrey RCMP and a K-9 unit were doing surveillance on a...

No tip, no problem

Mar 16, 2017 / 10:57 am

One-third of British Columbians have no problem not tipping at restaurants when they believe they've received poor service. A new poll from Insights West...

Wolves take over beach

Mar 16, 2017 / 9:58 am

Wolves are taking over the beach at Tofino on Vancouver Island's wild west coast. Conservationists say a pack of wolves has shown troubling behaviour,...

2 dead in fatal crash

Mar 16, 2017 / 9:43 am

Two people were killed in a serious crash on a busy Burnaby commuter route early this morning. Canada Way is closed between Burris Street and Sperling Avenue....

Kootenay Pass reopened

Mar 15, 2017 / 7:22 pm

UPDATE 7:20 p.m. The highway has reopened. Expect delays due to congestion. ORIGINAL 11:30 a.m. Avalanche control work has closed Highway 3 in both directions,...

Trading vs polling?

Mar 15, 2017 / 5:46 pm

After 20 years of running election stock markets, Prof. Werner Antweiler believes the buying and selling of shares in political parties is a more accurate way...

B.C. to work with startups

Mar 15, 2017 / 5:40 pm

The provincial government has announced a new program that would contract tech startups to work with the province on various issues. The B.C. Startup in...

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