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Sex with teen 'for God'

Jun 21, 2018 / 5:29 pm

A special prosecutor has urged the B.C. Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a polygamous leader who was accused of taking a 15-year-old girl across the...

Suspicious death on reserve

Jun 21, 2018 / 4:58 pm

Police in a small, northern B.C. community are investigating a possible homicide. Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Fort St. James RCMP received a report of an...

Fake cops arrest, scam woman

Jun 21, 2018 / 4:49 pm

Scammers in Vancouver have stepped up their game to frightening levels, after $6,000 was stolen from a woman by two men posing as police officers. On Wednesday...

BC teacher a Jeopardy champ

Jun 21, 2018 / 2:38 pm

A Surrey teacher has been asking all the right questions this week. Ali Hasan, a teacher at Guilford Park Secondary, has won the last two days on the TV game...

Swimmer's body found

Jun 21, 2018 / 2:31 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. The body of a man missing in Alice Lake near Squamish has been found. "Four members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived at Alice...

Musical mystery stumps police

Jun 21, 2018 / 12:43 pm

A mystery in Richmond has police tinkling the ivories for tips. RCMP want to know who owns a warehouse full of pianos – which may or may not have been...

Three killed in crash

Jun 21, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Ashcroft RCMP are at the scene of accident in which three people are confirmed dead. Const. Mike Halskov said on Thursday, June 21, at approximately 11:05 a.m.,...

Charges in 2017 homicide

Jun 21, 2018 / 10:16 am

An arrest has been made in connection with an October 2017 homicide in Vancouver. Police say Ranjit Sangha has been charged with the second-degree murder of...

Beat the heat?

Jun 21, 2018 / 7:24 am

The summer solstice is here and it is coming in like a lion! In addition to a thunderstorm watch, there is also a heat warning in effect for the Interior of...

Motorcyclist killed in crash

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:56 am

A crash has claimed the life of a motorcycle rider in Surrey. Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a man riding north on 181A Street collided with a small SUV stopped...

Illegal harvesting on rise

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:41 am

Illegal shellfish harvesting is on the rise in B.C. – and authorities warn much of the activity is happening in areas off limits due to contamination....

Canuck: when crows cry

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:29 am

East Vancouver's infamous Canuck the Crow has lost its entire brood of chicks. The semi-tame bird known for riding on SkyTrain and dive bombing mail...

Happy ending in search

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:15 am

Search and rescue teams in northwestern British Columbia say a family of four from Oregon has been found safe in a remote and rugged area just 250 kilometres...

'Unfit to live in'

Jun 20, 2018 / 4:39 pm

The City of Vancouver is closing the notorious single-room occupancy Regent Hotel. The East Hastings site has long been the subject of complaints from...

$600K was not a gift

Jun 20, 2018 / 3:06 pm

A dispute over whether $600,000 was a loan or a gift from a lottery winner has been settled by the B.C. Court of Appeal in favour of the gambler. Enone Rosas...

Sex charges for therapist

Jun 20, 2018 / 1:40 pm

A former Vancouver massage therapist is accused of sexually assaulting clients. And, police believe there may be more women who haven't come forward. Bodhi...

Kayak found, paddler not

Jun 20, 2018 / 1:21 pm

Searchers continue to look for a kayaker who hasn't been since Monday on Vancouver Island. The 56-year-old man set off from Becher Bay in East Sooke Monday...

First Nations get final say

Jun 20, 2018 / 1:01 pm

The British Columbia government has given fish farm operators four years to show the open-net pens don't harm wild salmon stocks and to get approval from...

'Largest detention ever'

Jun 20, 2018 / 12:59 pm

An undistinguished shipping container in the Port of Vancouver turned into one of the largest busts of illegal wildlife products in Canadian history. The...

Site C contractor fined

Jun 20, 2018 / 12:57 pm

The main civil works contractor on the Site C Dam has been fined just over $310,000 by WorkSafeBC for safety violations related to the tunnelling of a drainage...

Hundreds of tiny tremors

Jun 20, 2018 / 11:12 am

Hundreds of tiny tremors, felt only by sensitive monitors, have shivered under southern Vancouver Island in the last 48 hours, leading one scientist to predict...

Lions streaker lawyers up

Jun 20, 2018 / 9:46 am

A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said...

Polygamy case back to court

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:50 am

A special prosecutor is set to ask B.C.'s Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of...

Kayak rescue drama

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:38 am

A whale-watching tour boat came to the rescue of a flipped kayaker in the ocean off suburban Victoria Monday evening. Colwood resident Frank Hanaka, 76, was a...

Sunken boat found

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:16 pm

A boat that went down off Vancouver Island has been found, but police say the search continues for three missing fishermen. RCMP say in a news release that an...

Judge OK's plastic bag ban

Jun 19, 2018 / 4:54 pm

The mayor of Victoria is hailing a court victory allowing the city to enact a bylaw that will prohibit grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to...

Homes for tent campers

Jun 19, 2018 / 3:13 pm

A longtime tent encampment for the homeless in Surrey could begin shutting down as supportive housing and shelter beds are opened up in the Vancouver suburb....

BC families stuck in Japan

Jun 19, 2018 / 2:17 pm

A Vancouver lawyer says five B.C. families are stuck in Japan, unable to return due to a bureaucratic impasse. Alex Stojicevic represents all of the families...

Body pulled from lake

Jun 19, 2018 / 12:46 pm

RCMP divers have recovered the body of an 18-year-old missing youth from Chilliwack Lake. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and members of Chilliwack Search and...

Man overboard on ferry

Jun 19, 2018 / 10:50 am

A BC ferries passenger was rescued near Bowen Island Tuesday morning after going overboard. BC Ferries says a rescue boat was deployed to retrieve the man after...

Butchers of Shambhala

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:50 am

Head to one of this summer’s career fairs, and you’ll see the usual mix of mostly tourism, agriculture, and retail industries clamouring for new...

Free laneway homes?

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:44 am

A Vancouver entrepreneur has a novel idea to build more laneway homes in the city. Duane Laird is offering to build the second homes for free – if you...

Bear scare near school

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:26 am

A family of black bears has been relocated after wandering too close to a Courtenay elementary school. The mother bear and three cubs were spotted Monday near...

Know what you're eating?

Jun 18, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Catfish is passing as cod and tilapia is masquerading as snapper in Metro Vancouver, says a new study that found up to a quarter of seafood sold in the region...

$550M for native housing

Jun 18, 2018 / 2:53 pm

The provincial government says B.C. is the first province in Canada to invest money into on-reserve housing with a new Indigenous housing fund. The $550-million...

Human remains found

Jun 18, 2018 / 2:04 pm

An RCMP major crimes unit and coroners are investigating the discovery of human remains on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The remains of two people were...

Orcas delight in harbour

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:43 pm

A pod of orcas has made a brief visit to Victoria Harbour, the second excursion by a group of killer whales in as many weeks. Jackie Cowan, who lives on a boat...

Here comes the heat

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:09 pm

UPDATE: 12:08 p.m. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Okanagan valley. A building ridge of high pressure will bring sunny and hot...

Another tragedy for Virks

Jun 18, 2018 / 11:40 am

Tragedy has struck again for the Victoria family of a teen whose death 20 years ago shocked the nation. Suman Virk died over the weekend in what family members...

TransLink fare shakeup?

Jun 18, 2018 / 11:29 am

Transit riders in Metro Vancouver could soon pay by distance travelled instead of TransLink's current three-zone fare system. TransLink is pondering the...

Fish farms 'month to month'

Jun 18, 2018 / 6:53 am

Twenty contentious salmon farms will remain in the troubled waters of the Broughton Archipelago for at least another two months. While some may be expecting the...

A grim bridge memorial

Jun 18, 2018 / 6:30 am

Eighteen construction workers killed in the 1958 collapse of Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge were memorialized Sunday. Survivors and relatives of the men...

Car collides with motorbike

Jun 17, 2018 / 6:05 pm

RCMP in Burnaby are investigating a .crash between a Mini Cooper and a motorcycle Saturday evening. The motorcycle was travelling south along Griffiths Drive...

Searching for 3 fishermen

Jun 17, 2018 / 4:46 pm

The search continues for three missing First Nations fishermen whose boat sank off the coast of Tofino. While the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre has scaled...

Streaker shut down

Jun 17, 2018 / 3:49 pm

During the B.C. Lions' opening game for the season at B.C. Place, one fan decided to take to the field and run around — but defensive back Marcell...

Man missing for a month

Jun 16, 2018 / 4:21 pm

Volunteers in the Cowichan Valley undertook a large-scale search on Saturday morning for missing resident Ben Kilmer, marking a month since he disappeared....

Killer whale numbers down

Jun 16, 2018 / 3:51 pm

The population of orcas in the waters of southern B.C. and Washington State is at its lowest number in nearly 40 years. According to the Center for Whale...

Search scaled back

Jun 16, 2018 / 11:13 am

The search for three people who have been missing since their boat sank early Friday morning is being scaled back. In a statement on social media, the Joint...

Kinder Morgan rule breakers

Jun 15, 2018 / 7:26 pm

Kinder Morgan said Friday that it broke rules protecting marine life from intense noise during construction in Burnaby B.C. a few months back. "Trans...

$9B upgrade coming to YVR

Jun 15, 2018 / 3:17 pm

More than $9B in upgrades and renovations are coming to the Vancouver International Airport over the next two decades. Ground was broken Thursday on a new...

Coroner's inquest wraps

Jun 15, 2018 / 2:23 pm

The British Columbia RCMP says it will review recommendations from jurors who called for police to look at how they handle serious calls. Staff Sgt. Annie...

Car lifted off cyclist's chest

Jun 15, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Claire Surgenor remembers staring at the back wheels of a car crushing her chest, struggling to breathe, and praying. Then she lost consciousness on the...

Lawyer wins $1 in lawsuit

Jun 15, 2018 / 12:34 pm

A British Columbia lawyer has been awarded $1 in damages after suing a former client for posting a negative review online. Vancouver lawyer Kyla Lee and her...

'Our salmon are dying'

Jun 15, 2018 / 12:03 pm

Premier John Horgan's news conference about protecting British Columbia's wild salmon stocks was interrupted by a protester shouting "you sold us...

Targeted break and enter

Jun 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a violent break and enter at a local motel. Police say it happened in the early hours of Friday morning. A group of men...

Rescue underway

Jun 15, 2018 / 9:48 am

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. A search is underway in the waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island after a small boat carrying five people went down early Friday. Lt....

Granny wins book prize

Jun 15, 2018 / 7:59 am

A Nelson grandmother has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Jennifer Craig's novel about a senior citizen growing pot in her basement to...

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