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Threats fly over flag

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:03 am

A Burnaby resident has removed a confederate flag from his home after receiving threats. Shocked neighbours say they were stunned to see the flag go up in light...

Help for fire-hit farmers

Aug 16, 2017 / 8:59 am

Government help may be on the way for farmers and ranchers hard hit by wildfires that have charred more than 8,450 square kilometres of timber, range and...

Worst fire year ever?

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

With an estimated 845,000 hectares of B.C. forests burned since April 1, the BC Wildfire Service says it's "safe to say we're on track for this to...

Disabled phone discount?

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:30 pm

Those who voluntarily disable their cellphone while behind the wheel could get a break on their insurance rates. ICBC is exploring how apps that block incoming...

Pay hike for 100,000

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:50 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. The B.C. government says it's planning to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Labour Minister Harry Bains said...

Flipped car catches fire

Aug 15, 2017 / 5:52 pm

A car flipped and burst into flames on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Tuesday afternoon, but the two people inside made it out alive thanks to the...

2 attempted abductions

Aug 15, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Police say a man has been arrested for allegedly trying to abduct two children in Prince George. RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says officers were called to a...

Stunt rider lived life to max

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. A stuntwoman killed while filming a scene for the movie "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday is being remembered as a pioneering...

Clinton residents can return

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:38 pm

Residents of Clinton and surrounding areas can return home this afternoon. The Thompson Nicola Regional District issued a release stating areas north of Cache...

Cpt. Sparrow pays a visit

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:45 am

The world's most popular pirate paid a surprise visit to the BC Children's Hospital Monday. Capt. Jack Sparrow, aka actor Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the...

Ignore evac, accept risk

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:59 am

People who refuse to leave in a wildfire evacuation are being warned the decision comes with some responsibilities. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued...

Obviously he's the one

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:44 am

A Terrace man has been tapped as a temporary pitchman for Hotels.com. Ryan Sergerie will step in for Captain Obvious actor Brandon Moynihan while he's on...

Deadly Hwy 1 pileup

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:34 pm

At least one person died in a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chilliwack, Monday. The crash happened in the westbound lanes near Vedder Road,...

Wi-Fi reaches rest areas

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Free Wi-Fi has come to the aid of weary travellers at rest stops along B.C. highways. The Britton Creek rest area, a common stop for motorists at the summit of...

Reynolds 'heartbroken'

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:54 pm

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted Monday he's "heartbroken" over the death of a stuntwoman on the set in downtown Vancouver. "Today, we...

BC ending trophy hunt

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:23 pm

The B.C. government is putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt. Starting Nov. 30, the province will end grizzly bear trophy hunting and will stop all...

Tour bus hits, 1 dead

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:06 pm

UPDATE: 3:04 p.m. Vancouver Police can confirm that the three tourists hit in yesterday’s collision in front of Canada Place were all related and visiting...

Winter arrives early

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:21 pm

The calendar may say it's summer, but some parts of the province apparently haven't received the message. Photos shared widely on Facebook show fresh...

Help for fire-hit businesses

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

Small businesses affected by devastating wildfires in British Columbia will be getting some financial relief from the provincial government. Forests Minister...

Fatality on Deadpool set

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:11 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" has died after witnesses say she appeared to lose control of a motorcycle...

Woman dies in house fire

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:01 pm

A house fire claimed the life of a Campbell River woman, Monday. Flames broke out at the Alder Street home about 6 a.m. Witnesses say the victim was an older...

Rescued from burning SUV

Aug 14, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Bystanders who rushed to the aid of a family involved in a fiery crash are being hailed as heroes. The Good Samaritans pulled a family of five from a burning...

More hardship for Cariboo

Aug 14, 2017 / 11:32 am

Businesses in British Columbia's wildfire-ravaged Cariboo region are bracing for more economic hardship after the closure of much of the backcountry during...

1 injured in boating crash

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:33 am

RCMP are investigating a boating accident on Shuswap Lake that injured one person. Const. Valerie Guillaume said on Aug. 8 at 10:17 p.m., Chase RCMP responded...

Canim Lake evac lifted

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

While evacuation orders are being issued daily in the Cariboo region, one community will get to go home. The Cariboo Regional District and Canim Lake Indian...

Stunning wildfire video

Aug 14, 2017 / 9:50 am

The BC Wildfire service has released an amazing video showing how large and aggressive a wildfire can be. The fire at Bishop Bluffs west of Quesnel is an...

Charged with murder

Aug 14, 2017 / 8:50 am

An Abbotsford man is being charged with the second degree murder of Clarence Crothers. On the morning of July 4, Abbotsford Police attended a report of a...

Evacuation alert Tatla Lake

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:35 am

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre east of Tatla Lake to west of Alexis Creek. This alert...

Shooting in Maple Ridge

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:54 am

A shooting incident sent one man to hospital Sunday evening in Maple Ridge. RCMP believe the incident was targeted. Witnesses heard shots about 5 p.m., and...

Fun at Shambhala resumes

Aug 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

A weekend music festival in southern British Columbia that was cancelled due to an encroaching wildfire was put back on Sunday, although an evacuation alert...

Lightning sparks wildfires

Aug 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

It was a busy night for B.C. RCMP because of 28 new wildfires that started burning, mostly due to lightning, says B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts. On the...

Highway 59 closed

Aug 13, 2017 / 11:31 am

Highway 59 is closed in both directions at Doig Rd due to a forest fire, except for evacuation purposes. No detour is available. The next update at 12 Noon.

Multiple evacuation orders

Aug 13, 2017 / 7:20 am

Evacuation orders have been issued for the Canim Lake Area, and Alexis Creek to Riske Creek. The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area in the...

ICBC is a wreck

Aug 13, 2017 / 6:48 am

British Columbia's once-celebrated public auto insurer has become a financial train wreck, its critics say as studies into the beleaguered Crown corporation...

What's driving ICBC rates

Aug 13, 2017 / 6:45 am

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is under pressure on three fronts, all of which are contributing to a sharp increase in proposed rates for...

Female cyclist attacked

Aug 12, 2017 / 9:32 pm

Police on Vancouver Island have made an arrest in a chilling incident in which a woman was approached by a knife-wielding man. On Friday morning, a man...

Steveston dock fire

Aug 12, 2017 / 9:16 pm

Fire crews were called to the waterfront after a fire broke out at a wharf in Steveston Saturday evening. The fire started around 5:30 p.m. and smoke could be...

Apology for Gordon Wilson

Aug 12, 2017 / 8:12 pm

British Columbia's jobs minister is taking back what he says were inaccurate statements about a former advocate for the province's liquefied natural gas...

More Cariboo evacs

Aug 12, 2017 / 7:41 pm

UPDATE 9: 55 p.m. The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for areas Highway 20 from West of Hanceville to Riske Creek Area. This order is...

Wind fans fire worries

Aug 12, 2017 / 5:17 pm

Mother Nature simply refuses to co-operate with firefighters. A cold front bringing strong and shifting winds is expected to move into the Cariboo Fire Centre...

Ultramarathon requires SAR

Aug 12, 2017 / 4:42 pm

Search and Rescue crews have responded to two separate reports of competitors in distress in the Fat Dog 120 ultramarathon in the past 24 hours. The 120-mile,...

Evac alert remains

Aug 12, 2017 / 2:49 pm

An evacuation alert remains in effect for residents around Galena Bay near Revelstoke because of a wildfire. The alert was issued Aug. 5 and people in the area...

More evacs as fire grows

Aug 12, 2017 / 2:10 pm

The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to grow, forcing more evacuations on its east flank. Wind has continued to stir up the almost 125,000-hectare blaze,...

More military to fight fires

Aug 12, 2017 / 12:23 pm

More military personnel are coming to B.C. to help fight wildfires. The Province requested more Canadian Armed Forces help, as fire conditions are expected to...

Festival cuts party short

Aug 12, 2017 / 9:42 am

UPDATE 4:47 p.m. Organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival are shutting down the party early. According to the groups Facebook page, the festival will finish...

Revolving door of parties

Aug 12, 2017 / 6:53 am

As Victoria considers tightening the city's rules on short-term rentals, one resident says she's had enough of the "revolving door" of parties...

Stabbing outside bar

Aug 12, 2017 / 6:35 am

RCMP are investigating a late-night stabbing outside a White Rock bar. Few details are available, but police were on the scene of the stabbing early Saturday,...

43 fires burning in southeast

Aug 11, 2017 / 11:03 pm

BC Wildfire Service crews are fighting 43 active wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre region. The 100-hectare wildfire in the McCormick Creek area (20...

Highway 99 closed

Aug 11, 2017 / 8:58 pm

Highway 99 is closed in both directions between Junction with Highway 97 and Marble Canyon because of forest fire. Limited access available only with pilot...

Artists for autism

Aug 11, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Everybody loves dancing, and now you can dance for a cause. Jason Dowdell has a three year old named Bryxton who was diagnosed with autism and global...

Cariboo evacs expanded

Aug 11, 2017 / 4:51 pm

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. More evacuation orders have been issued by the Cariboo Regional District for the area southwest of Quesnel. Due to immediate danger, RCMP are...

Wrong way down highway

Aug 11, 2017 / 3:03 pm

Police rammed a speeding car to force it into a spin after it drove the wrong way down the Trans-Canada Highway from Surrey to Coquitlam. The female driver...

Why was death kept quiet?

Aug 11, 2017 / 2:32 pm

About a month ago, a young man died after an altercation inside a Metro Vancouver Starbucks that a witness says left him unconscious and bleeding profusely on...

Cariboo backcountry closed

Aug 11, 2017 / 2:24 pm

The Cariboo backcountry is officially off limits. As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, all Crown land within the Cariboo Fire Centre was closed to public access due to the...

Killed 'to save his soul'

Aug 11, 2017 / 1:01 pm

A man who confessed to killing the house manager at an addiction treatment centre in Nanaimo has been found not criminally responsible for the death because of...

Jail in child bride case

Aug 11, 2017 / 11:31 am

A former husband and wife from the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C., are going to jail for taking a 13-year-old girl into the United States to marry the...

More forced to flee fires

Aug 11, 2017 / 9:42 am

Wildfires forced more people from their homes Thursday, as the Precipice wildfire encroached on homes in the Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake area. The 6,050-hectare...

Will he stay or will he go?

Aug 11, 2017 / 6:11 am

The mayor of Nanaimo may have spoken prematurely when he said: "This isn't what I signed up for." On Tuesday, Bill McKay said he wouldn't be...

The Rock loves Vancouver

Aug 11, 2017 / 5:59 am

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is sharing his love for B.C. The former pro wrestler is in Vancouver filming his latest movie, Skyscraper. On...

Cracking down on shootings

Aug 10, 2017 / 9:47 pm

Surrey's mayor and B.C.'s new Solicitor General met Thursday to discuss their response to escalating violence in the city, following three shootings in...

Car wedged under semi

Aug 10, 2017 / 5:10 pm

A collision on the Pat Bay Highway in Victoria ended up with a compact sedan wedged underneath a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon. The crash closed southbound...

Fire threatens Shambhala

Aug 10, 2017 / 4:30 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. The McCormick Creek wildfire, which is burning about 10 kilometres south of the Shambhala Music Festival, has grown to an estimated 100...

Cops quickly catch crooks

Aug 10, 2017 / 2:29 pm

RCMP made short work of nabbing two suspects following a morning robbery in Richmond, Thursday. Shortly before 8 a.m., police received a call about a robbery at...

Shut down the backcountry?

Aug 10, 2017 / 12:55 pm

The province is considering closing access to a vast section of B.C. backcountry because of the wildfire risk. Restrictions on access to all Crown land in the...

Clinics under investigation

Aug 10, 2017 / 12:45 pm

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says the billing practices of three private health clinics are being audited. Dix says the issue of overbilling has been a...

Cops raid biker clubhouse

Aug 10, 2017 / 12:16 pm

Police descended in force on a Vancouver Island biker clubhouse Thursday morning as part of a homicide investigation. Investigators with the Combined Forces...

No country for old dog

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:36 am

He looked tired and worn out when RCMP officers working the massive Elephant Hill fire came upon a lost dog earlier this week. On Monday Aug. 7, RCMP officers...

BC to fight pipeline project

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:31 am

B.C.'s minority NDP government has unveiled its plan for opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion through the province. In a press conference Thursday,...

Live info on Elephant Hill

Aug 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

An information update for evacuees and residents on the Elephant Hill wildfire will be livestreamed this evening. Viewers can watch the broadcast on the...

Success in lost key odyssey

Aug 10, 2017 / 7:05 am

It took two months and thousands of dollars, but a Surrey family is back behind the wheel after losing the keys to its minivan. Maria and John Higgins lost the...

Mill destroyed in blaze

Aug 10, 2017 / 6:00 am

UPDATE: 6 a.m. Firefighters were still on the scene at a massive industrial fire in Abbotsford late into Wednesday night. As of about 11 p.m., the blaze was...

Playground set on fire

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:14 pm

A school playground fire in Delta is believed to have been intentionally set. Firefighters responded to Chalmers Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, about 4...

Big pipeline news

Aug 9, 2017 / 5:02 pm

Two key British Columbia cabinet ministers are expected to outline the government's next steps Thursday on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after...

No abortion ads on buses

Aug 9, 2017 / 4:27 pm

A group opposed to abortion has lost a Charter of Rights challenge to have its ads displayed on the outside of Metro Vancouver buses after a B.C. Supreme Court...

Fatal crash with motorcycle

Aug 9, 2017 / 4:09 pm

A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV on Wednesday in Delta has resulted in a fatality. The crash happened near the bottom of Nordel Way, near the Annacis...

Fires bad for business

Aug 9, 2017 / 2:42 pm

B.C. tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector. Maya...

Early morning shooting

Aug 9, 2017 / 1:15 pm

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. The 44-year-old man who was shot in Richmond Wednesday morning was known to Richmond RCMP, and police believe the shooting was targeted. ...

City hall drama too much

Aug 9, 2017 / 1:10 pm

Nanaimo’s mayor has made it clear he won’t be seeking re-election next year. Fed up with drama and dysfunction on council, Mayor Bill McKay made it...

Bear complaints skyrocket

Aug 9, 2017 / 11:18 am

Conservation officers say complaints about bears in communities throughout British Columbia have nearly doubled since last year. Chris Doyle, deputy chief with...

Still ignoring campfire ban

Aug 9, 2017 / 10:51 am

After issuing warnings about the threat of wildfires this season, B.C.'s Conservation Service handed out 19 tickets over the long weekend to people who...

Stay out of the way!

Aug 9, 2017 / 10:45 am

Boaters are being reminded to stay out of the way of firefighting aircraft. The BC Wildfire Service is urging boaters to stay clear of firefighting aircraft...

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