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Alleged killer accused of lying

Aug 27, 2014 / 8:57 pm

A young British Columbia man charged with murdering three women and a 15-year-old girl has been accused during cross-examination of making up a story about the involvement of other men in the deaths. Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple highlighted Wednesday apparent discrepancies between what Cody...

Dog kicker to donate money

Aug 27, 2014 / 3:17 pm

A U.S. millionaire caught on camera apparently repeatedly kicking a puppy in a Vancouver elevator has been ordered to donate $100,000 and complete 1,000 hours of community service, or lose his job as CEO of a major catering company. Desmond Hague will also be given a written censure and placed...

60 yr old scotch, $20,000/bottle

Aug 27, 2014 / 2:49 pm

If you're an aficionado of scotch, or a collector of rare things, you may want to be in Vancouver Sept 9. On Sept 9, three bottles of ultra-rare, collectible, 60-year-old Glenfarclas Scotch whisky will be put up for sale at the Signature BC Liquor Store at 39th and Cambie in...

Senior negotiators to meet

Aug 27, 2014 / 7:10 am

Parents and students in BC should have a better idea by the end of the day about the chance of public schools resuming, as scheduled, next Tuesday. For the first time in weeks, senior negotiators for the BC Teachers' Federation and the government will meet in Victoria with Education Minister...

Accused says he didn't act alone

Aug 26, 2014 / 7:00 pm

A young man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl in northern British Columbia admits he was involved in two of the killings, but he told his trial Tuesday that he didn't act alone. Cody Legebokoff, 24, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, took the stand in...

Concrete issue forces closure

Aug 26, 2014 / 2:45 pm

A section of Highway 99 northbound was blocked Tuesday because of a pavement issue that caused the road to buckle, reports CTV Vancouver. The Ministry of Transportation said it was investigating the issue, just before the Oak Street Bridge. The problem is close to the ramp from Bridgeport...

Dramatic jump in cougar killings

Aug 26, 2014 / 1:05 pm

The number of cougars destroyed by conservation officers in BC in the 2013-2014 fiscal year jumped dramatically compared with a year earlier. The province's Conservation Officer Service has released figures that indicate the agency destroyed 117 cougars between April 1 of 2013 and March 31...

Woman sues city, Mounties

Aug 26, 2014 / 11:49 am

A woman who alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake, when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three officers including one who was acquitted of an assault charge. Jamie Haller filed the lawsuit in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver and is being represented by the...

ICBC wants to raise rates

Aug 26, 2014 / 9:11 am

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is aiming to hike basic insurance rates by 5.2 per cent. Spokesman Adam Grossman says in a written release that the Crown corporation will submit an application to the B.C. Utilities Commission on Friday. If the application is approved, customers...

Mill shooter could get severance

Aug 26, 2014 / 8:44 am

A man charged in a mass shooting at a Vancouver Island sawmill where he was laid off six years ago may now be entitled to severance pay as part of a settlement involving a group of former workers. Kevin Addison, 47, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted...

9 saved after boat flips

Aug 26, 2014 / 8:00 am

Photo: Contributed - Alexander Kirschner Photo: Contributed - Alexander Kirschner Photo: Contributed - Alexander Kirschner A lighthouse keeper on Entrance Island is being hailed a hero after he noticed a fishing boat taking on water Monday afternoon. CHEK News reports the man leapt into...

Pot tickets in hands of government

Aug 26, 2014 / 7:11 am

The head of Canada's police chiefs says there have been talks over the past year with a number of members of government about letting police hand out tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Last year members of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police passed a...

Teachers return to picket lines

Aug 25, 2014 / 4:29 pm

The union representing British Columbia's striking teachers plans to spend the final week before the scheduled start of classes increasing pressure on the provincial government by resurrecting picket lines, airing radio ads and staging rallies. And while it remains unclear whether students...

Murder suspect in line for payout

Aug 25, 2014 / 3:10 pm

A man charged in a mass shooting at a Vancouver Island sawmill where he was laid off six years ago may now be entitled to severance pay as part of a settlement involving a group of former workers. Kevin Addison, 47, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted...

Police search for escaped inmate

Aug 25, 2014 / 7:55 am

Lower Mainland police are on the lookout for an inmate who went missing from Mission Institution Sunday afternoon. CTV Vancouver reports Norman Gilbert Riel was observed getting in to a white suburban outside the Fraser Valley federal prison. Riel was serving out second degree murder...

Teachers return to picket lines

Aug 25, 2014 / 7:00 am

Teachers across British Columbia are expected to be behind picket lines today in an attempt to pressure the province into speeding up negotiations and end an ongoing strike before school starts. Union president Jim Iker said at a leadership conference yesterday that teachers are willing to enter...

Govt called to enter mediation

Aug 24, 2014 / 1:47 pm

The head of the BC Teachers' Federation is urging government to enter mediation with teachers in order to end an ongoing strike before the school year starts next week. At the union's summer conference in Kamloops, Jim Iker said talks have not moved forward because government has been...

Plane crashes in Delta

Aug 23, 2014 / 7:07 pm

Two people walked away from a small plane crash in Delta, B.C. Delta police say a Second-World-War-era plane crashed while trying to take off at the city's heritage air park. Sgt. Brad Cooper says the single-propeller, two-seater craft appeared to lose control and ran into a...

Fish near spill OK to eat

Aug 22, 2014 / 3:57 pm

The BC government says fish tissue collected near the site of a tailings spill showed elevated levels of selenium, but that fish from the area is still safe to eat. The tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine failed almost three weeks ago, prompting extensive testing of water quality and aquatic...

Plaques mark troubled time

Aug 22, 2014 / 3:12 pm

Several plaques unveiled in the Okanagan today are among 100 across Canada. The plaques are part of the Ukrainian Canadian Restitution Act, brought about by a private member's bill in the House of Commons. Kelowna, Vernon and Enderby are among the locations marked for commemoration. Today...

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