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Desperate to find son

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:02 am

UPDATE: 11:02 a.m. The investigation into missing person Ryan Shtuka continues with RCMP asking for the public's help. Kamloops Rural RCMP are asking for...

Wine industry hits back

Feb 21, 2018 / 10:47 am

The BC Wine Institute has officially fired back against Alberta's wine boycott, challenging the constitutionality of the ban. The Alberta Liquor and Gaming...

S'no common sense here

Feb 21, 2018 / 10:14 am

Police in Vancouver are shaking their heads after pulling over a motorist driving with a windshield covered in snow. Const. Jason Doucette says he was taken...

B.C. judge tosses case

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:30 am

A lawsuit in the case involving a British Columbia Mountie who failed to get out of his cruiser to investigate a shots fired call has been tossed out of court....

Hydro demand spikes

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

As the temperatures outside dip down, the thermostat inside gets cranked up. BC Hydro reports the recent cold snap has resulted in a "10 per cent increase...

Sued for avalanche death

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:16 pm

The widow of an Alberta man who died in an avalanche near Golden is suing the guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator....

Daring rope rescue on Coq

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:54 pm

Three tractor-trailers collided on the Coquihalla Highway early Monday, leaving one semi driver at the bottom of an embankment with a broken femur. Chilliwack...

Are there more victims?

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:41 pm

A Coquitlam piano teacher has been charged with three counts of sexual assault involving former students, and police fear there may be more victims out there....

MSP gone in 2020

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020....

Path to universal child care

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:38 pm

Parents with children in licensed day care programs in B.C. will see their costs drop under changes introduced in the provincial budget that the government...

Details on new housing tax

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:34 pm

B.C. is raising its foreign buyers tax and expanding it to areas outside of Vancouver, while bringing in a new tax on speculators, as part of a sweeping plan to...

BC budget highlights

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Highlights of British Columbia's 2018-19 budget presented Tuesday: Effective Wednesday, a tax on foreign homebuyers increases by $5,000 to $20,000 and...

Speculation tax coming here

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:10 pm

B.C. moved to ease the housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on foreign homebuyers with a budget that plans to create...

Connector crash

Feb 20, 2018 / 1:07 pm

More trouble is reported on B.C. Interior highways. Castanet's Nich Johansen sent in this photo of a car on its side in the median between the north and...

Staff recorded in bathroom

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:40 pm

The former operator of a wedding decor supply business is facing more legal action following his conviction for secretly recording two workers while they used...

Don't worry, it's just a drill

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:28 pm

The public in Chilliwack don't need to be alarmed if they see police and security at Sardis Secondary School on Saturday — it's a training...

Guilty plea to killing mom

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:26 pm

A B.C. man has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his mother. A news release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Donovan Penner...

Victoria airport taking off

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

Victoria's Airport Authority has announced a $19.4-million expansion. The project will double the size of the departure lounge and include the installation...

Double stabbing downtown

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:57 am

A stabbing early Tuesday morning in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside left two people in hospital and one arrested. The Vancouver Police Department responded to...

Terrifying escalator incident

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:23 am

A Calgary woman is reminding parents about the dangers of escalators after her toddler's foot became stuck in one and he broke his leg. Andrea Diaczek says...

Helpless to stop house fire

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:55 am

Residents battled flames themselves before fleeing to safety from a house fire in New Westminster Monday night. The fire broke out about 10 p.m. in the...

Ban ocean fish farms?

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:40 am

A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province decides whether to...

BC budget day is here

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:39 am

It's budget day in B.C. and New Democrat Finance Minister Carole James says her financial plan will look much different than those put forward by the...

Gettin' cold on the coast

Feb 19, 2018 / 8:35 pm

The Lower Mainland could be in store for some frigid temperatures, the likes they are not used to. Meteorologist Cindy Yu told CTV Vancouver temperatures could...

Groped outside high school

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:47 pm

A woman was groped on a walking track at Seaquam Secondary School in Delta, Monday. The victim was walking on the track about 10:15 a.m. when she was groped...

Pre-budget story time

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:33 pm

B.C.'s finance minister shelved the tradition of buying new shoes to present her budget in favour of reading a story Monday to a group of three- and...

Shot to death: targeted

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:58 pm

A murder victim found in a vehicle with gunshot wounds has been identified by police as a 45-year-old man from Burnaby. Police are saying his death is a...

Coquihalla now open

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:18 pm

UPDATE 12:14 a.m. One lane of the Coquihalla is now open highway 5 southbound. The vehicle incident which happened overnight has now been cleared at exit 202,...

Jail fight over 'solitary'

Feb 19, 2018 / 11:31 am

The federal government is appealing a B.C. court decision that struck down Canada's law on indefinite solitary confinement, arguing it needs clarity on the...

He beat puppy to death

Feb 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

A Vancouver Island man has been sentenced to jail for fatally beating a four-month-old puppy. The BC chapter of the SPCA says Robert Carolan of Duncan was...

Wine war trade challenge

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:32 am

B.C. is challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston announced...

Living small in the city

Feb 19, 2018 / 9:54 am

Adrian Crook hadn't always intended on raising his five kids in a three-bedroom condo in downtown Vancouver. But skyrocketing real estate and rental markets...

Solitary constitutional fight

Feb 19, 2018 / 8:56 am

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says the federal government has announced it will appeal a B.C. court decision that finds indefinite solitary...

Cold but not a record

Feb 19, 2018 / 7:40 am

UPDATE 7:38 a.m. In spite of bitter cold temperatures Monday morning, meteorologist Cindy Yu says we aren't in danger of setting any new records. "The...

Girl, 12, assaulted at mall

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

Police have released surveillance images of a suspect after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a Victoria mall on Sunday. Police say the suspect...

Stay off the roads

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

The highways and roads in and around Whistler, B.C. are notoriously treacherous in the winter, and the municipality is pushing an incentive program to help keep...

Narrowly missed crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:43 pm

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. A Kelowna man’s quick thinking saved him from being one of nine vehicles involved in a collision on the Okanagan Connector Sunday. Swade...

In memory of Clayton, Joan

Feb 18, 2018 / 1:30 pm

A celebration of life for a Cranbrook fire captain and his wife, who were tragically killed in a serious motor vehicle incident, was held on Saturday. Clayton...

2 injured in ATV, truck crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A collision between an ATV and pickup truck resulted in two people suffering serious injuries. Two people were on a quad pulling a utility trailer with two logs...

Elderly man dead after fire

Feb 18, 2018 / 12:00 pm

An elderly man has died following a house fire in Vancouver after emergency crews had difficulty finding him in a basement suite. Vancouver firefighters arrived...

Missing skier found dead

Feb 18, 2018 / 9:35 am

A 24-year-old skier, who went missing on Friday, has been found dead in the Greely Creek drainage. Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta. stayed at the Revelstoke...

World's largest grow-op

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:01 am

Greenhouses in Langley have been turned into what operators are calling the largest licensed marijuana production facility in the world. The high-security,...

No one fix for housing crisis

Feb 18, 2018 / 7:37 am

No one measure will fix B.C. housing crisis, but budget will start: ministers British Columbia's New Democrats are promising initiatives in Tuesday's...

Victim of fatal shooting ID'd

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:16 pm

The victim of a brazen, fatal mid-day shooting earlier this week in a wealthy Vancouver neighbourhood has been identified. Kaminder Rai, 32, was shot just...

BC artist's cartoon resonates

Feb 17, 2018 / 2:56 pm

A Vancouver illustrator said she's overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting a victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Pia...

B.C. appeals pipeline ruling

Feb 17, 2018 / 12:52 pm

British Columbia's government is appealing a decision that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local regulations in constructing its Trans Mountain...

Skier missing on mountain

Feb 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

A man who's believed to have been skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort this week is missing, and search and rescue crews are combing the mountain for any...

Highway 1 reopened

Feb 17, 2018 / 11:25 am

UPDATE: 11:25 a.m. The planned closure of Highway 1, west of Revelstoke, is over, following avalanche control efforts near Three Valley Gap. ORIGINAL: 9:40...

Another targeted shooting

Feb 17, 2018 / 10:46 am

One man is dead following what police are calling a targeted shooting in Coquitlam. RCMP were called to Sylvan Place and Riverview Crescent on Friday night for...

Coach charged with assault

Feb 17, 2018 / 7:54 am

Police fear there may be more victims after a man involved with sports in Chilliwack for more than a decade was charged with sexual assault. Chilliwack Police...

Up to 30 cm of snow

Feb 16, 2018 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE 7:24 p.m. The City of West Kelowna issued a further weather advisory for the west side of the Okanagan. In anticipation of heavy snowfall expected over...

Eby 'deeply troubled'

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:31 pm

UPDATE 7:40 p.m. British Columbia's attorney general says he's deeply troubled by reports of money laundering and criminal activity in the real estate...

IH boss hands in resignation

Feb 16, 2018 / 4:16 pm

The President & CEO of Interior Health is retiring. It was announced in a press release that Chris Mazurkewich handed in his resignation to the IH Board of...

Justice seven years later

Feb 16, 2018 / 3:40 pm

“This is a very positive outcome for IHIT." Seven years after 27-year-old Bradley McPherson was shot and killed at an after-hours party inside a home...

Appealing pipeline tree cuts

Feb 16, 2018 / 1:40 pm

The City of Burnaby wants to appeal a National Energy Board decision that exempts Kinder Morgan from local land and tree clearance bylaws in the expansion of...

Man dies after avalanche

Feb 16, 2018 / 12:26 pm

A 36-year-old man who was caught in an avalanche near Golden on Feb. 9 has now died. A news release from RCMP says the unnamed victim was being treated in a...

Shooting death targeted

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:48 am

Vancouver police say a deadly shooting on Thursday appears to have been a targeted hit. A 32-year-old Surrey man was found critically injured on a street in the...

Coquihalla travel advisory

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:48 am

UPDATE 10:48 a.m. DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt due to significant snowfall expected through the weekend....

New Patullo Bridge

Feb 16, 2018 / 9:54 am

UPDATE: 9:55 a.m. A bridge that serves as a major commuter crossing in Metro Vancouver is being replaced. Replacing the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New...

Bus skids off Hwy 97

Feb 16, 2018 / 9:08 am

A Greyhound bus travelling from Prince George to Dawson Creek has skidded off Highway 97, slightly injuring one passenger. A spokeswoman for Greyhound Canada...

Obama wows BC audience

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:27 am

Michelle Obama says social media magnifies feelings of political and cultural division, underlining a need for people to get out of their online silos. The...

BC wine smuggling anyone?

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:17 am

B.C.'s trade war with Alberta has taken a new turn this week as entrepreneurs look to take advantage of the political tug of war for the hearts and minds of...

Crime down, violence up

Feb 15, 2018 / 4:26 pm

Vancouver police say there was a 1.5 per cent decrease in the overall crime rate last year in the city compared with 2016 but the violent crime rate was up 1.9...

Three otters vs one dog

Feb 15, 2018 / 4:10 pm

In a bizarre beachfront brawl, three otters took on a golden retriever in Victoria this week. Kindred Spirits Veterinary Hospital warned dog owners after the...

Starter pistol school scare

Feb 15, 2018 / 3:49 pm

A student was taken into custody after bringing a starter pistol to school in Delta. Sands Secondary School staff called police Thursday morning. “The...

VPD say 12-year-old groped

Feb 15, 2018 / 2:32 pm

A 12-year-old girl was groped on Vancouver's west side Tuesday morning, prompting a warning to the public from the police department. The girl was standing...

Shooting in west side

Feb 15, 2018 / 2:05 pm

A man suffering from a gunshot wound has been rushed to hospital on Vancouver's west side Thursday afternoon. The man was found on Marguerite Street near...

Ride-hailing in BC this year

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:11 pm

An all-party government committee is unanimous in supporting a provincewide plan for ride-hailing services in B.C. The committee's report makes 32...

BC lacks climate policy

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:02 pm

British Columbia's auditor general says the provincial government is working to adapt to the risks posed by climate change, but it has no clear plan for...

No leave for balaclava rapist

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:59 am

Documents from the Parole Board of Canada show the man known as the balaclava rapist is making some progress while on day parole, but not enough to authorize...

Deadly backcountry plunge

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:19 am

A volunteer search and rescue organization on Vancouver Island is mourning the loss of one of its founding members. Nanaimo Search and Rescue has posted a note...

Pipeline payback?

Feb 15, 2018 / 6:51 am

Political hurdles in the form of delays, bans and tolls have been raised in British Columbia in the weeks since the province served notice that it would...

April is BC wine month!

Feb 15, 2018 / 6:22 am

The B.C. NDP government is taking defensive action it hopes will protect B.C. wineries, in the wake of the Trans Mountain pipeline provincial feud with Alberta....

Plane crash pilot error: TSB

Feb 14, 2018 / 7:18 pm

The Transportation Safety Board says a plane crash on Vancouver Island last January was caused by human error. A flying instructor and the pilot were injured...

Coach faces sex charges

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:06 pm

Sexual assault charges have been filed against a B.C. man involved with youth sports. RCMP say Richard Codie Hindle, also known as Codie Anderson, was arrested...

Toxic soup in our oceans

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Researchers at Simon Fraser University say something as innocuous as a child's toy left on a beach can lead to toxic metals being released into aquatic...

Too much screen time

Feb 14, 2018 / 4:55 pm

A new study of Vancouver parents finds the majority are ignoring Canadian Pediatric Society recommendations that young children not be allowed any access to...

Child-care deal delayed

Feb 14, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Officials in Premier John Horgan's office are confirming the abrupt postponement by Ottawa last week of a scheduled joint news conference on a child-care...

What's your area code?

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:40 pm

Canada's telecommunications regulator has announced B.C. is getting a new 672 area code. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission...

BC backcountry warning

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:34 pm

British Columbia's public safety minister has issued a statement about the risks of using the backcountry after a recent fatality in treacherous snow...

Trucker rescues moose calf

Feb 14, 2018 / 11:33 am

A kind-hearted trucker came to the rescue of a stranded moose calf near Vanderhoof. Wayne Rowley was driving along a forest service road last week when he saw...

Fire warning diverts flight

Feb 14, 2018 / 11:20 am

Passengers aboard a scheduled WestJet Encore flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver had an unexpected stopover when their plane was diverted to Prince George....

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