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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The BC Teachers Federation has issued 72-hour strike notice, with some services to be withdrawn by Wednesday after Easter.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...

Coquihalla reopens after fire

Apr 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

12:30 p.m. update: Highway 5 northbound has reopened from Hope to Merritt, but southbound lanes are still closed. There are detours available via Highway 8 to Highway 1. This will add an additional 1.5 hours of driving times. Estimated time of opening to single lane traffic is at 2:30...

Loaded man had loaded gun

Apr 14, 2014 / 11:38 am

A 68-year-old Salmon Arm man is in custody after firing a weapon through the floor of his home. Salmon Arm RCMP say they were called to the home on 52 Avenue NW about 11 a.m. Saturday for what was called a firearm incident. The man, intoxicated at the time, loaded a long barrel rifle and shot...

Conservatives name leader

Apr 14, 2014 / 10:00 am

Dan Brooks has been named the new leader of the BC Conservative Party. He won the vote over Rick Peterson at the party’s convention in Richmond this past weekend. The party was in desperate need of new blood, following their pitiful showing in last year’s provincial election when...

4 survive plane crash

Apr 14, 2014 / 8:00 am

A scenic flight over the Fraser Valley turned into terror when the small plane crashed at Pitt Meadows Airport Saturday. A pilot and three passengers onboard the single-engine Cessna remarkably escaped with only scrapes and bruises – and an unbelievable story to tell. A group of three...

ICBC to pay back millions

Apr 13, 2014 / 8:59 pm

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia was scrambling Sunday to explain why thousands of its customers were wrongly billed, a mistake that is expected to cost the Crown corporation $110 million to fix. ICBC will reimburse with interest the approximately 240,000 optional insurance...

Kitimat says 'no' to pipeline

Apr 12, 2014 / 9:26 pm

The residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite. The ballot count from Saturday's vote was 1,793 opposed versus 1,278 who supported the multi-billion dollar project — a margin of 58.4 per cent to 41.6 per...

Woman killed in avalanche

Apr 12, 2014 / 9:05 pm

Golden Search and Rescue is confirming that a woman was caught and killed in an avalanche while skiing near Golden, B.C. Spokesman Ben Tanasichuk says that the accident occurred Friday afternoon and the woman was rushed to hospital. He says she was skiing on Gothics Glacier above Fairy...

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