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Police investigate homicide

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:08 pm

Police in Vancouver have confirmed they are investigating a homicide in the city's west side, south of the Kitsilano area. A body was discovered in a home...

Missing girl found

Dec 8, 2016 / 7:07 pm

UPDATED: 7:07 p.m The University of British Columbia's RCMP detachment confirms that Zoe Forsyth-Sanford was located Thursday evening. RCMP Sgt. Annie...

Clinic surveillance scolded

Dec 8, 2016 / 4:30 pm

British Columbia's privacy office is calling on a medical clinic to immediately stop collecting video and audio of patients, employees and contractors...

B.C. slammed over reports

Dec 8, 2016 / 4:21 pm

British Columbia's auditor general rapped the province Thursday for dropping its public progress reports on a commission of inquiry that reviewed the...

Random SkyTrain kindness

Dec 8, 2016 / 2:51 pm

A stranger who gave his coat to a young woman dressed only in a T-shirt and pyjama pants in sub-zero temperatures is being lauded for his anonymous act of...

OD prevention sites open

Dec 8, 2016 / 1:11 pm

British Columbia's opioid crisis has prompted the province to open new overdose prevention sites, which will offer similar services to supervised-injection...

Ice bombs could shut bridge

Dec 8, 2016 / 12:13 pm

The Alex Fraser Bridge could be shut down if "ice bombs" smash more cars on the Fraser River crossing. The province warned of the possible closure as...

Clerk bound, hotel robbed

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:56 am

Police are seeking three suspects involved in a hotel robbery in Abbotsford. A clerk was bound and threatened with what may have been a gun in the ordeal. The...

Tsunami alert over

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:03 am

UPDATE: 11 a.m. The tsunami watch has been cancelled. ORIGINAL: 10:20 a.m. B.C. emergency officials are monitoring the potential for a tsunami after an...

Swimming in snow

Dec 8, 2016 / 8:24 am

Wearing speedos and bathing suits – and swim cap, of course – rookie members of the Simon Fraser University swim team dove into the snow this week....

Tears of relief for mom

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:43 am

Watching their son and daughter play in a home near Vancouver's children's hospital, a couple from northern British Columbia received the news they had...

Hot tips to stay warm

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

As an Arctic blast grips the Okanagan in a deep freeze, WorkSafeBC wants people to take precautions while working outside. From 2011 to 2016 year-to-date, 72...

Boat goes up in flames

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:03 pm

Fire gutted a power boat near False Creek in Vancouver, Wednesday. Smoke was billowing from the vessel as firefighters arrived on scene. They put out the fire...

Polygamy ruling in Feb.

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:25 pm

The fates of three people accused of removing girls from Canada so that they could be married to older men are now in the hands of B.C. Supreme Court Justice...

New era for Nelson co-op

Dec 7, 2016 / 8:27 pm

It’s not often a customer will get teary-eyed over a grocery store. But Pam Kristen welled up as she surveyed the Kootenay Co-op’s new Nelson store,...

Cold weather turns up heat

Dec 7, 2016 / 8:22 pm

As temperatures plummet, electricity bills are climbing. BC Hydro says the first winter pummelling has increased electricity demand by 12 per cent provincewide....

Overdoses consume city

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:31 pm

How do you fund a response to a record number of drug overdoses? The City of Vancouver is trying to find an answer. Six hundred people died of overdoses during...

Cut them a break, says city

Dec 7, 2016 / 3:09 pm

Metro Vancouver is urging the province to revise the criteria for property-tax grants, saying soaring real estate prices have made fewer homeowners eligible for...

Cold, snow grips BC

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:07 pm

With an Arctic ridge of high pressure holding over the Interior of the province, come warnings of frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall. Environment Canada has...

Whale of a ban

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:01 pm

The recent deaths of two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium has led international animal rights organizations to call on the Vancouver Park Board to ban...

Kilos of cocaine in bust

Dec 7, 2016 / 1:05 pm

A traffic stop by Vancouver police has resulted in a large cocaine bust. Police say patrol officers stopped an SUV with two people inside on Tuesday after they...

Notley's got guts: Clark

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:17 pm

Premier Christy Clark says it took courage for her Alberta counterpart to come to British Columbia to promote Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline...

Dogs die after hit and run

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:08 pm

A driver on Vancouver Island struck two dogs in a crosswalk, then took off. Saanich police say it happened Friday at 7 a.m. at Interurban Road and Grange Road...

'No evidence to convict'

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:04 pm

An impartial adviser at the trial of three people from a polygamous community in British Columbia says there's no evidence to convict at least one of those...

Troubled grant program

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:16 am

An audit of a British Columbia program that distributes millions of dollars in gaming grants to non-profit groups has found the government needs to ensure the...

Coke sold outside pub

Dec 7, 2016 / 7:49 am

Police in Revelstoke have laid a charge after cocaine was sold outside a local pub. The single count of possession for the purpose of trafficking was laid a...

Worries about legal weed

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:15 am

B.C. mom Scarlett Ballantyne wonders if Ottawa's plans to legalize marijuana will make her 14- and 16-year-old daughters more inclined to try it. But...

Polygamy trial winds down

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:09 am

A lawyer appointed to act as an impartial adviser is expected to make brief closing submissions today in the trial for three people connected to a British...

Island school goes solar

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:04 am

The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly...

Food prices going up

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:00 am

Food prices are expected to take a big jump in 2017, with B.C. at, or near, the top of the food chain. Canada's Food Price Report, released by Dalhousie...

More snow on the way

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:16 pm

It's not over yet. South Coast residents hoping winter's wrath was over, are being warned more of the white stuff is on the way – a lot more....

40 claims over 'ice bombs'

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:23 pm

British Columbia's transportation minister says more needs to be done to prevent chunks of ice falling from Metro Vancouver's bridges and damaging...

Notley won't pick sides

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:20 pm

Alberta's New Democrat Premier Rachel Notley says she won't endorse a candidate in upcoming the British Columbia election, just after meeting with the...

Public forum on OD crisis

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:06 pm

The City of Vancouver has scheduled a public forum on drug overdoses as the opioid crisis puts increasing pressure on its budget and first responders....

Jet fuel trial pushed back

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:53 pm

Lawyers will have to sift through volumes of evidence before the Lemon Creek fuel spill trial can begin, now likely not until February. The legal teams...

No charges for responders

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:38 pm

British Columbia's criminal justice branch says no charges have been approved against Delta police officers and paramedics who failed to file a report with...

Doc asks for retirement cash

Dec 6, 2016 / 12:59 pm

A B.C. doctor wants his patients to fund his retirement. Dr. Myron MacDonald sent a letter to his patients announcing his retirement after practising medicine...

A+ for BC students

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:57 am

B.C. students are world leaders in reading, science and math. The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results released Tuesday show B.C....

Injection sites for Surrey?

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:23 am

Two supervised-consumption sites have been proposed for Surrey in an effort to curb a spike in the number of fatal overdoses. Health Minister Terry Lake says in...

Teen falls from chairlift

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:48 am

A teenager was injured after falling out of a chairlift at Whistler Mountain over the weekend. The fall was captured on video. It shows the 14-year-old boy...

Child brides focus of trial

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:35 am

A defence lawyer in a trial involving three people with ties to a British Columbia polygamous community is expected to deliver his closing arguments today. John...

Raising a political stink

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

A Nicola Valley group plans to raise a stink in the upcoming provincial election. Friends of the Nicola Valley says it will support candidates who will put an...

Housing, poverty top issues

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

Housing, poverty and homelessness are gaining traction as the most important issues in B.C., according to a new poll. The Insights West BC Government Report...

Class-action over abuse

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:18 pm

A former sailor says she is launching a proposed class-action lawsuit to change the culture of harassment and abuse in the Canadian Armed Forces after the...

House prices plummeting

Dec 5, 2016 / 8:30 pm

There may not be a better time to buy a home in the Lower Mainland. According to CTV Vancouver, listings for a single detached family home are falling below the...

Attack of the 'slush bomb' 2

Dec 5, 2016 / 7:50 pm

UPDATE 8 p.m. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure issued a news release Monday evening concerning incidents on both the Alex Fraser and Port Mann...

Want to be a landlord?

Dec 5, 2016 / 2:06 pm

Vancouver wants to make it easier for homeowners to become landlords ahead of an empty homes tax designed to put more properties on the rental market. The city...

Highway 1 reopened

Dec 5, 2016 / 12:16 pm

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Highway 1 has reopened in both directions. ORIGINAL: 11:35 a.m. Highway 1 is closed near Field because of a crash. DriveBC says the highway...

Snowy mayhem at coast

Dec 5, 2016 / 11:50 am

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. The first significant snowfall to hit the Vancouver region in more than two years is causing widespread transit delays and has prompted...

Polygamy trial nears end

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:25 am

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of three people connected to a British Columbia polygamous community. Brandon Blackmore, Emily Ruth...

Taking on citizenship case

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:37 pm

A group of university students in Squamish, B.C., is hoping their school work will help change the life of a woman whose Canadian citizenship was stripped under...

Horse on road to recovery

Dec 4, 2016 / 8:56 am

Rio is on the road to recovery. The miniature therapy horse was viciously mauled by a cougar in November in Maple Ridge. “These were very deep puncture...

Air ambulance given OK

Dec 4, 2016 / 8:26 am

Air ambulance flights in B.C. have been given the OK for take off. Air ambulance flights operated by BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) partner Helijet...

111-year-old home on move

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:08 am

A 111-year-old house, one of the oldest in Vancouver, has been saved from the wrecking ball. The grand old home moved from the city's West End and loaded on...

Robertson's big challenge

Dec 4, 2016 / 6:46 am

The simmering world of pipeline politics is threatening to boil over after the federal government approved the Trans Mountain project, as backers and critics...

Pedestrian killed

Dec 3, 2016 / 10:03 pm

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public's assistance after a pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck in the City Centre area on Saturday. At approximately 5...

Tire-slasher on video

Dec 3, 2016 / 8:52 pm

A suspected serial tire-slasher has been captured on video after surveillance cameras were set up by Surrey residents. Residents of the Fleetwood neighbourhood...

Heavy snowfall on Hwy. 5

Dec 3, 2016 / 7:22 pm

A travel advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway tonight, with heavy snowfall expected from Hope to Merritt. Total snowfall accumulations up to 25 cm...

Fatal motorcycle crash

Dec 3, 2016 / 5:13 pm

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a pickup truck in Abbotsford on Saturday morning. The motorcycle was travelling east in the 33900 block of Old Yale...

Washout cuts off island

Dec 3, 2016 / 2:15 pm

A highway washout is cutting off access to the west coast of Vancouver Island. The washout has closed off traffic in both directions on Highway 4 about five...

Town's only grocery closes

Dec 3, 2016 / 7:32 am

A tiny Vancouver Island community's only grocery store has closed. Brad Unger worked at the shuttered SuperValu in Gold River for 31 years. “I...

Lifesavers won't face probe

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:37 am

British Columbia's police watchdog will no longer investigate police officers who have provided life-saving measures resulting in someone's death. The...

Alberta fentanyl in BC

Dec 3, 2016 / 5:00 am

There is a real concern fentanyl production could soon move out of Alberta and into our province. The concern comes from a decision by Alberta to restrict who...

Cat under cold church eave

Dec 2, 2016 / 7:10 pm

"Starvin' Marvin" can thank a complaining neighbour for saving one of his nine lives. The cat, named by the staff at the Knight Road Gospel...

Life for rampage

Dec 2, 2016 / 3:47 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. A man who fatally shot two former co-workers and injured two others at a sawmill in Nanaimo, B.C., has been handed four life sentences. Kevin...

3-1/2-hour delay defended

Dec 2, 2016 / 3:30 pm

An official with BC Emergency Health Services says response times for ambulances are affected by many factors, making it is difficult to single out what impact...

Search along remote hwy

Dec 2, 2016 / 2:40 pm

A search was underway along a remote northwestern B.C. highway for a 70-year-old Alaska man who was last seen on the route Monday. A news release from the RCMP...

Anti-gang gun arrest

Dec 2, 2016 / 12:37 pm

British Columbia's anti-gang agency says a man allegedly involved in a conflict over drugs in Abbotsford has been arrested and charged with firearms...

Violence in East Van

Dec 2, 2016 / 12:11 pm

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. Two men are in hospital and two others have been arrested after a "violent incident" at a home in East Vancouver. The VPD Emergency...

Hearing into transit cop

Dec 2, 2016 / 11:33 am

British Columbia's police-complaint commissioner has determined that a public hearing is needed into allegations of professional misconduct by a Transit...

Suspect collared on cliff

Dec 2, 2016 / 10:49 am

A North Vancouver robbery suspect ended up having to be rescued off a cliff after being chased by his intended victim. Emergency services were called in when...

Opening the Evergreen Line

Dec 2, 2016 / 8:36 am

The much-anticipated Evergreen Line opens today in Metro Vancouver. An opening event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Coquitlam Central Station. The SkyTrain...

Teen death a catalyst

Dec 2, 2016 / 8:21 am

British Columbia's new representative for children and youth says the government needs to offer more support for teenagers who are moving out of provincial...

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