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Charged with 1st degree murder

Apr 23, 2014 / 7:54 pm

Prosecutors have charged a man from the community of Clearwater, with first-degree murder after the death of his common-law spouse. Iain Scott was not in court on Wednesday but his lawyer and Crown counsel set June 2 as the date of his next court appearance. On Monday, 33-three-year-old...

Outrage over arrest

Apr 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dramatic cell phone footage of Abbotsford police firing non-lethal rounds at a homeless man is raising questions about whether officers used excessive force. Officers were called to a food bank in the 33900-block of Essendene Avenue April 16 with reports of a man carrying a knife, according to...

Serious stabbing in Surrey

Apr 23, 2014 / 8:00 am

Mounties are searching for a suspect after a man was viciously stabbed more than a dozen times in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Surrey Monday night. Investigators believe the 38-year-old victim, who is known to police, was stabbed during a fight outside the fast food restaurant on 152nd Street...

Small town reels after killing

Apr 23, 2014 / 7:50 am

The rural community of Clearwater is reeling in the aftermath of a killing that left three young children without a mother. Angela Wilson’s body was found inside her home Monday morning by Mounties dispatched to check on her well-being. Her estranged common-law husband Ian Scott was...

Drone attracts attention

Apr 23, 2014 / 7:30 am

Aviation experts are outraged over a YouTube video that shows a remote-controlled drone flying close to an airplane at Vancouver International Airport. The video, posted to YouTube on Nov. 4, 2013 by user Quadrotor Dragonfly, was filmed using a camera aboard the drone as it appears to be flying...

Funding for cancer test

Apr 22, 2014 / 7:53 pm

BC has become the latest province to fund a test that can help determine whether patients with a certain type of early stage breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy. California-based Genomic Health says the BC Cancer Agency has agreed to fund the company's Oncotype DX test. The...

Injured skydiver to return

Apr 22, 2014 / 7:00 pm

A British Columbia woman who was seriously injured after a skydiving accident in Arizona is expected to be transported back to Canada. Kenzie Markey’s father, Joe, confirmed to CTV News in a series of emails that his 32-year-old daughter will be flown back to Canada on...

BC medical bud recalled

Apr 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

A BC producer of medical marijuana has voluntarily recalled a batch of its "purple kush" strain and is advising consumers not to smoke the weed, following a Health Canada inspection of the grower's operations. Greenleaf Medicinals in Nanaimo is advising clients to immediately stop...

1 dead in domestic dispute

Apr 22, 2014 / 1:20 pm

Update -- April 22 A mother-of-three is dead and her estranged husband has been arrested following a tense police standoff in Clearwater, B.C. The suspect was taken into custody Monday evening after his home was surrounded by RCMP officers, an Emergency Response Team and a police...

Dog starves to death in box

Apr 22, 2014 / 10:10 am

The BC SPCA is hoping the public can help solve an animal cruelty case involving a deceased dog found near Revelstoke. “A member of the avalanche control safety patrol found a large cardboard box at a truck turn-around on the Western boundary of Glacier National Park,” says BC SPCA...

Invasive predators on island

Apr 21, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Amphibian hunter Stan Orchard says now's the time to get the jump on a population of invasive predators on southern Vancouver Island. The dinner-plate-sized American bullfrogs have mouths nearly as wide as their bodies and will gobble down anything they can, including bugs, birds and...

Shorter summer for students

Apr 21, 2014 / 4:00 pm

A shorter summer is better in the long run, according to staff at two Metro Vancouver schools that have successfully transitioned to a “balanced calendar” system. Four years ago, Garden City Elementary School in Richmond shrank its summer down to six weeks and added an extra week...

Court upholds election rules

Apr 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

A British Columbia judge has upheld a law that requires anyone engaged in political advertising during a provincial election campaign to register, even when little or no money is involved, after concluding the law represents a reasonable infringement on free speech rights. The B.C. Freedom of...

LNG's greenhouse gas issue

Apr 20, 2014 / 7:55 am

British Columbia Environment Ministry staff have warned their minister that the province's dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big challenges with greenhouse gas emissions. Internal briefing notes prepared for Environment Minister Mary Polak since she took office last year...

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...

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