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Shooting in Richmond

Apr 19, 2014 / 8:41 am

Richmond RCMP are investigating an overnight shooting Police were called to the Mcneely Drive area just before 10:30 p.m. on April 18, after a man was shot while sitting in a vehicle. The victim was able to get himself to hospital and he is in stable condition. Anyone with...

Air Canada luggage toss

Apr 19, 2014 / 8:30 am

Air Canada is apologizing after a video purporting to show a baggage handler dropping luggage from roughly six metres off the ground hit social media. The video, taken by a passenger on board a plane, shows a baggage handler dropping bags from a boarding gate to a luggage bin. The video...

Killer sponges

Apr 19, 2014 / 6:45 am

They look like fuzzy fingers, waving gently from the depths of the ocean floor but make no mistake — they're stone cold killers. Scientists have discovered four new species of carnivorous sponge off the Pacific Coast, including one deadly variety found hanging from the deep-sea ridges...

Suspicious fires investigated

Apr 18, 2014 / 4:41 pm

Abbotsford police are investigating five fires that struck the city in less than 48 hours. Const. Ian MacDonald says officers have not determined if the incidents are linked but is calling the timing and location of the blazes suspicious. He says that all of the fires were started in the...

Breach by sex offender

Apr 18, 2014 / 1:03 pm

A man who police say is a convicted sex offender is in custody after allegedly breaching the terms of his release. Thirty-nine-year-old James William Conway of Surrey is charged with two counts of breach of recognizance and is due to appear in court April 23 to face the allegations. He is...

Amanda Todd case

Apr 18, 2014 / 8:18 am

Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the...

Semi flips on 97C

Apr 18, 2014 / 7:30 am

update: The vehicle incident from Pennask Summit (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit is now clear. 7:30 a.m. update: The highway has been reopened to one lane Highway 97C eastbound. The route was closed after a semi flipped on its side near the Brenda Mine exit. 6:30 a.m. original story:...

AC/DC guitar stolen

Apr 17, 2014 / 7:04 pm

It was a theft that played out like the lyrics of the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Mounties in White Rock, B.C., are asking for the public's help in finding a unique guitar stolen from a display case in a local restaurant. The guitar is a 1961 Gibson SG Les Paul...

Charges laid in Amanda Todd case

Apr 17, 2014 / 6:59 pm

Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case, a online bullying story that captured millions across the world. The 15-year-old British Columbia girl...

Teachers issue strike notice

Apr 17, 2014 / 4:41 pm

The BC Teachers Federation has issued 72-hour strike notice, with some services to be withdrawn by Wednesday after Easter. BCTF President Jim Iker says the BC government has offered only three quarters of one per cent in a wage increase offer. “Despite our patience and our measured...

Weekend snow warning

Apr 17, 2014 / 11:18 am

Highway passes in and out of the Okanagan may be getting a dump of snow this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the following areas: Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt Coquihalla Highway - Merritt to Kamloops Okanagan Connector - Merritt to...

Family rescued after crash

Apr 17, 2014 / 7:11 am

Police say a 38-year-old woman whose car hit a logging truck on a Nanaimo, highway, flipping upside down with her two young sons inside has a couple of rescuers to thank. RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien says the woman was travelling in the fast lane on the Trans-Canada Highway with her seven- and...

Snowfall warning for Hwy 5

Apr 16, 2014 / 8:08 pm

DriveBC is warning motorists who are considering driving the Coquhialla, Thursday, to be extra cautious. Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 cm of snow over the Coquihalla Summit late Thursday evening and into Friday morning. Go to DriveBC for updates on the current road conditions.

Horses seized in Chilliwack

Apr 16, 2014 / 7:40 am

The BC SPCA has seized five badly emaciated horses from a rural property in Chilliwack, including a pregnant mare whose foal may not survive. The animals were severely undernourished and suffering from various medical problems when officers found them earlier this month, but animal protection...

Gateway sweet talks unions

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:02 am

Enbridge is aiming to build support for its proposed Alberta-to-BC oil pipeline by pledging to bring good jobs, meaty paycheques and ample training opportunities to Canadian workers. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Northern Gateway Pipelines and trade unions representing...

20 hectare wildfire burning

Apr 15, 2014 / 8:00 am

Update -- April 16 The evacuation alert issued by the Bridge River Indian Band has been rescinded for five homes on the Bridge River Indian Reserve. A large wildfire has sprung up in the Bridge River area near Lillooet, causing four homes to be evacuated. Wildfire crews with helicopter...

No charges laid in mill fire

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:45 am

Massive changes are needed at WorkSafeBC to restore public confidence in the worker protection agency's investigations after two deadly sawmill blasts have failed to result in charges, says Labour Minister Shirley Bond. British Columbia's Criminal Justice Branch announced Monday that no...

Canucks' pipeline

Apr 14, 2014 / 6:40 pm

An aboriginal businessman and former motivational speaker has teamed with the British Columbia billionaires best known for their ownership of the Vancouver Canucks to pitch an alternative to the struggling Northern Gateway pipeline. Calvin Helin, CEO of Eagle Spirit Energy, said the project...

Police shoot murder suspect

Apr 14, 2014 / 4:16 pm

Panicked calls to 911 about a child in distress and a bloody apartment building hallway on Monday led Vancouver police to shoot a suspect who refused to drop a knife. Inside the apartment above one of the city's busiest streets, the officers found a woman dead. Their 33-year-old male suspect...

Dad stabs mom, takes baby

Apr 14, 2014 / 3:58 pm

Police are praising a 23-year-old woman for calling for help after she was stabbed multiple times and her baby was snatched from her home in Abbotsford. Cst. Ian MacDonald says that despite her serious injuries, the woman managed to phone 911 and report that a man had fled with her 18-month-old...

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