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Inquest into murder-suicide

Apr 17, 2015 / 5:52 pm

The family of a British Columbia mother who killed herself and her severely autistic son is hopeful that an inquest will bring something positive out of the tragedy, says an advocate. Angie Robinson and her 16-year-old son Robert were found dead in their Prince Rupert home in April 2014,...

She's no ID thief, cops sorry

Apr 17, 2015 / 4:25 pm

The Abbotsford Police Department has apologized for distributing photos of a bank customer mistakenly accused of identity theft. Const. Ian MacDonald says the woman's embarrassed family called police after the picture was released Thursday to say she could not have requested a replacement...

Grisly wreckage revealed

Apr 17, 2015 / 1:50 pm

Photo: Contributed - TSB Photo: Contributed - TSB The photos show whats left of the plane, they believe tore apart in midair and fell to the mountains below. The two pilots, 34-year-old Robert Brandt and 32-year-old Kevin Wang, tragically lost their lives in the crash. On Monday...

Gregor's off the hook

Apr 17, 2015 / 1:03 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a bid by five Vancouver residents who wanted the mayor and a councillor removed from office for accepting campaign funds from a union. The group alleges Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Geoff Meggs were in a conflict of interest for money that Vision...

House fire now a murder

Apr 17, 2015 / 11:37 am

Police say the son-in-law of a woman who died in a house fire in Richmond has been charged with second-degree murder. Surjit Dosanjh has been in custody since the blaze early Monday, when 66-year-old Elaine Leznoff was killed. Police say 13-year-old Kalvin Dosanjh-Leznoff remains in hospital...

Cars driven off 'cliff'

Apr 17, 2015 / 11:30 am

Police say two new cars worth $70,000 were destroyed after being driven off a cliff in Victoria. Officers were called to Clover Point at about 1 a.m. Friday after a witness saw the vehicles plummet off the end of the rocks and crash about 12 metres below. Police say the two 20-year-old...

ATVs must stick to trails

Apr 17, 2015 / 10:36 am

The definition of an off-road vehicle is effectively changing in the Thompson Okanagan. New prohibitions under the Wildlife Act require off-road vehicles, including ATVs, to stay on existing paths or roads. A path or road is defined as: A road or trail with a paved surface. A...

Squamish warning lifted

Apr 17, 2015 / 10:17 am

UPDATE 10 a.m. Crews were battling a fire at the Squamish Terminals deep-water port on Friday, but an earlier warning to residents to stay indoors was no longer in effect. The District of Squamish said it was lifting the alert Friday morning, but said it might need to be reinstated if air...

ID sought for bridge body

Apr 17, 2015 / 10:09 am

Police and the coroners service are asking for help in identifying a man who was found dead under the Lions Gate Bridge in West Vancouver. The body of the slim white man thought to be between 20 and 25 was discovered on the beach at high tide on Feb. 15. He is believed to have been in the...

Fatal fire deemed homicide

Apr 17, 2015 / 7:32 am

Homicide investigators have been called to the scene of a deadly fire at a Mission, B.C., trailer park. The blaze broke out at about 3:30 a.m. Friday and fully engulfed a mobile home. After the fire was extinguished, a body was found in the wreckage. Police haven't identified the...

Protests as Indian PM leaves

Apr 17, 2015 / 6:11 am

India's prime minister has pronounced his watershed three-day visit to Canada a success, expressing hope in a parting toast that a new partnership has begun. "Although India and Canada have so much in common, we were not in each others' thoughts for so many years," Narendra...

84 wolves shot in BC cull

Apr 17, 2015 / 5:59 am

Helicopter hunters shot less than half of the wolves they were allowed to kill during the first year of a controversial B.C. government program to protect threatened caribou herds. The cull began Jan. 15 in the South Selkirks and the South Peace regions of B.C. where the government says wolves...

Did plane break up in air?

Apr 17, 2015 / 5:56 am

The Transportation Safety Board says a twin-engine plane that crashed in the mountains north of Vancouver might have broken up while in flight. The board says the crew did not declare an emergency and the aircraft dropped from an altitude of 2,400 metres to about 900 metres in less than 20...

Mussel Threat: the video

Apr 16, 2015 / 7:02 pm

An international filmmaker, with strong ties to the Okanagan, has taken on the fight to keep the feared zebra and quagga mussel out of B.C waters. Brynne Morrice, who splits his time between New York and Vernon, released the six-minute documentary called 'Mussel Threat' yesterday. It...

Highway 97 improvements

Apr 16, 2015 / 7:01 pm

Road improvement work has begun on a section of Highway 97 between Oliver and Osoyoos There are two contracts for this project, with the first seeing the resurfacing of the highway from Osoyoos to Tucelnuit Drive (omitting the recently completed Osoyoos passing lanes and the arterial, (Main...

Indian PM visits BC temple

Apr 16, 2015 / 4:22 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at a Sikh temple in Vancouver as several dozen placard-waving protesters gathered about a block away. Their shouts could be heard at the Ross Street Temple before Modi showed up smiling and waving. Police cordoned off the building where Modi and...

Careless gun charge for cop

Apr 16, 2015 / 2:51 pm

A B.C. police officer whose gun went off and injured a man has been charged with careless use of a firearm. The Criminal Justice Branch says the charge against Delta Police Const. Vicken Movsessian emerges from an incident in November 2013. The branch says the officer was on duty when police...

Gas pipeline gets OK

Apr 16, 2015 / 2:42 pm

The National Energy Board has given approval for the construction of a natural gas pipeline and new facilities proposed by TransCanada Corp. in Northern B.C. The $1.7-billion North Montney Mainland Project would include a 300-kilometre pipeline connecting from northeast B.C. to the proposed...

Unions push for Site C jobs

Apr 16, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Workers who built some of B.C.'s most iconic mega-projects are at the legislature pushing for a union-backed labour force on the $9-billion Site C hydroelectric dam near Fort St. John. Jack Whittaker says he worked on the W.A.C. Bennett Dam near Hudson's Hope more than 50 years ago and...

VPD names new chief

Apr 16, 2015 / 12:32 pm

The Vancouver Police have a new chief. The VPD board announced today it has chosen a new chief constable to lead the department following the retirement announcement of Jim Chu. A 28-year veteran, VPD Deputy Chief Adam Palmer will now lead the department. "The police board was very...

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