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Homeless after fire

Jan 21, 2017 / 8:40 pm

Renters along with three generations of a family are safe after a fire swept through a home early Saturday morning. The blaze broke out about 2 a.m. in a house...

Skier dies in avalanche

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:20 pm

The BC Coroners Service says a woman is dead following an avalanche near Nelson, B.C. Spokeswoman Barbara McLintock says an adult woman was killed Saturday...

Shots fired into residence

Jan 21, 2017 / 5:53 pm

Port Hardy RCMP responded to a complaint of shots fired on Beaver Harbour Road, shortly after midnight on Friday. Upon attendance, police determined that shots...

Free heroin to solve crisis

Jan 21, 2017 / 10:00 am

British Columbia's chief medical health officer is looking to expand a program that would give addicts free, clean, prescription heroin and other opioids to...

Whisked off to see Ellen

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:48 am

Ellen DeGeneres has surprised a Vancouver mom and daughter with a dream vacation. Helen and daughter Emerald, who are big fans of Ellen's talk show, were...

A miracle they survived

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:36 am

It's a miracle an instructor and student pilot survived a small plane crash, says their local flying club. Transportation Safety Board are investigating the...

Peak named for rescuer

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:07 am

A mountain peak on British Columbia's North Shore is being named in honour of a long-time leader in the province's search and rescue community. Premier...

Highway 1 reopened

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The road has reopened eight kilometres west of Chase. Highway 1 is closed in both directions eight kilometres west of Chase because of a...

Saved after cop car crash

Jan 20, 2017 / 6:35 pm

Smashing into a police car was a blessing in disguise for two people in Vancouver Friday morning. A marked police vehicle was stopped at about 5:30 a.m. at Main...

Toddler's death devastating

Jan 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

Support is pouring in for the family of a 16-month-old boy who died in a tragic daycare accident. "Baby Mac," is described as a joyful tot whose short...

Cops dial in to dope dealers

Jan 20, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Suspected drug dealers in a Lower Mainland community dialed a wrong number after getting nabbed by police. Following the execution of search warrants and five...

Black smoke billowing

Jan 20, 2017 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A spectacular fire at a Lower Mainland scrapyard has been brought under control. Smoke from the Richmond fire was visible in neighbouring cities....

Tests show no diesel in river

Jan 20, 2017 / 12:32 pm

Preliminary results of water testing taken downstream from the site of a diesel spill on the North Thompson River show no detectable petroleum hydrocarbons. The...

Crash involves police car

Jan 20, 2017 / 12:26 pm

RCMP in Surrey are investigating an early morning crash involving a police cruiser. The cruiser was heading to a report of a robbery about 6:15 a.m. Friday when...

$2.6M in losing legal battle

Jan 20, 2017 / 12:02 pm

The provincial government spent $2.6 million over 15 years in a losing legal battle fighting the British Columbia Teacher's Federation in court over cuts...

Big byte in the economy

Jan 20, 2017 / 10:24 am

B.C.’s tech sector is breaking records. According to the provincial Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, the tech sector in...

Highway 3 closed

Jan 20, 2017 / 8:53 am

Highway 3 will be closed for a few hours today in both directions in the West Kootenays for avalanche control. DriveBC warns of the closure five kilometres west...

Hwy 1 closed at Lytton

Jan 20, 2017 / 6:21 am

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions at Lytton. DriveBC reports a vehicle incident has closed the highway from the junction with Highway 12 to...

Pipe bomb safely destroyed

Jan 20, 2017 / 5:54 am

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m. Police have safely removed and destroyed a pipe bomb from a vehicle in East Vancouver. Just before 9 p.m. Thursday night, Vancouver police...

2 survive plane crash

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:56 pm

UPDATE: 10:50 p.m. An instructor and a student have survived a small plane crash just north of the airport in Duncan. Bill Yearwood with the Transportation...

Cop thrown from cab

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:53 pm

An RCMP was thrown from a taxi while trying to apprehend a suspect in Nanaimo this week. The officer suffered cuts and bruises, Wednesday, after spotting a...

Skydiver dies in collision

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:38 pm

A Vancouver man has died in a skydiving accident in Arizona. Thomas Koessler, 28, died when a jump went wrong Wednesday, over Eloy, Ariz.. CTV reports Koessler...

Helicopter rescues skiers

Jan 19, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Modern technology made for a quick rescue of three men who got lost on a ski trip in the Kootenay backcountry this week. Salmo RCMP received a call Wednesday...

Avalanche risk high for now

Jan 19, 2017 / 7:30 pm

The avalanche danger in British Columbia is high this week but conditions are expected to calm down a bit heading into the weekend. Due to a variety of factors,...

Juggling babies and elderly

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:15 pm

Are you part of the sandwich generation? Do you find yourself trying to juggle the needs of your children and your aging parents at the same time? According to...

BC Libs reject donation ban

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:35 pm

The BC NDP won't get support from the Liberals to ban corporate and union donations to the province's political parties. New Democrat Leader John Horgan...

Didn't die at own home

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:15 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. Police in Vancouver are continuing to restrict access to a home where a child died Wednesday. “This is a tragic situation for everyone...

Jury mulls migrant case

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:10 pm

The fate of four men accused of using a derelict cargo ship to smuggle hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers into Canada was placed in the hands of a jury on...

PG man $1 million richer

Jan 19, 2017 / 2:37 pm

When Prince George's Patrick Kukko told his mother he had won $1 million, she fell right off her chair. Kukko won the Maxmillion prize on Dec. 30, and says...

Rocky avalanche warning

Jan 19, 2017 / 2:23 pm

A special avalanche warning has been issued for parts of northern British Columbia and Alberta, starting Friday and lasting until the end of the day on Monday....

Seal protest to get bloody

Jan 19, 2017 / 12:49 pm

A "bloody" protest will go down outside a Vancouver restaurant on Friday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will have a costumed...

Still can't use the water

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:46 am

Residents of the Vavenby area who use water from the North Thompson River continue to be under a "Do Not Use" water order. The Interior Health order...

New lane for Alex Fraser

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:23 am

A seventh lane is going to be added to the Alex Fraser Bridge. The new counterflow lane will be incorporated by narrowing existing lanes and removing the...

Raise smoking age to 21?

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:02 am

B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake has floated the idea of raising the legal age to buy cigarettes. Heading into National Non-Smoking Week, Lake tweeted:...

Treacherous highways

Jan 19, 2017 / 9:40 am

UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. A travel advisory is no longer in effect from Meadows to Creston on Highway 3; though winter driving conditions continue. Also, a travel...

Shots fired in Vancouver

Jan 19, 2017 / 7:53 am

Vancouver police are investigating after shots were fired at a home in the south end of the city at 3 a.m. this morning. Investigators at the scene found...

Child found dead in home

Jan 18, 2017 / 7:09 pm

A young child was found dead in an East Vancouver home on Wednesday. Officers arrived on scene at a residence in the area of Commercial Drive and Kitchener...

Town meeting on river spill

Jan 18, 2017 / 3:32 pm

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. A public meeting is being held tonight at the Vavenby Community Hall for all Thomson-Nicola Regional District residents who have been impacted...

OD deaths hit new peak

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. Following the release of statistics showing a record-breaking number of overdose deaths in December, health minister Terry Lake urged the...

Highways clearing up

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:21 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. Highway 23 is now open to single-lane alternating traffic at Mica Dam. It's expected to be fully open by 3 p.m. UPDATE: 2 p.m. The travel...

U.S. whines over wine

Jan 18, 2017 / 1:50 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. B.C. says it will defend against a trade law challenge by the U.S. government over the sale of B.C. wine in grocery stores. “We support...

Licence plates gone wild

Jan 18, 2017 / 1:05 pm

The province unveiled a new set of licence plates Wednesday in an effort to create a new revenue stream for B.C. Parks. The three different designs are...

Freedom denied

Jan 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

UPDATE: 12:05 p.m. Convicted killer Kelly Ellard won't get the escorted releases from prison she says needs after the recent birth of her child. Ellard was...

Husband's emotional plea

Jan 18, 2017 / 12:02 pm

The grieving husband of a New Westminster woman found dead in waters off Bowen Island last fall has posted a moving tribute to his wife and urges all new moms...

Big bucks to green group

Jan 18, 2017 / 11:16 am

Dogwood is boasting its best year-end fundraising numbers ever. The B.C. non-profit environmental group netted $219,027 in its year-end fundraising campaign, as...

Hundreds of lives saved

Jan 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

His life may have ended tragically, but in his passing Simone Harty's son, Elliot, saved three lives. Elliot was an organ donor after an accident took his...

Slightly hurt in shooting

Jan 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

Police are describing a shooting in Abbotsford as targeted. Const. Ian MacDonald says a 22-year-old man left his home in the West Clearbrook neighbourhood at...

Be wary, judge tells jury

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:52 am

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has instructed a jury to be "very cautious" about relying on eyewitness evidence to find guilt in the case of...

Diesel spill fouls river

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:22 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Interior Health is advising people who draw their water from the North Thompson River between the communities of Avola and Vavenby to watch...

Avalanche risk closes hwy

Jan 17, 2017 / 5:30 pm

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Highway closures due to the high avalanche risk continue across British Columbia. Almost 100 kilometres of Highway 99, from Pemberton to...

Latest OD numbers to come

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:42 pm

The BC Coroners Service will release the latest numbers on overdose deaths in the province Wednesday, an increasingly depressing monthly ritual. Last month,...

Suing over pipeline

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

Three First Nations are taking the federal government to court over its decision to approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline that they say poses a...

Wild weather on the way

Jan 17, 2017 / 2:44 pm

The dramatic change from cold to warmer and wet in British Columbia has prompted wind, rain, snowfall and avalanche warnings in the province. Environment Canada...

Trans Mtn may tear us apart

Jan 17, 2017 / 1:16 pm

A revenue-sharing agreement that helped convince British Columbia to support the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion threatens to tear the fabric...

One elk of a mesh

Jan 17, 2017 / 12:41 pm

Seeing an elk roaming the streets in the Vancouver Island community of Youbou is a common occurrence for residents. But one local elk along the north shore of...

Grand theft at gaming studio

Jan 17, 2017 / 11:36 am

A 35-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested and charged with several offences following break-ins that targeted a well-known charity and three businesses in...

Go at your own risk

Jan 17, 2017 / 7:50 am

Many areas surrounding the Okanagan are at high or considerable risk of an avalanche. Avalanche Canada is warning of a high avalanche risk in the Sea to Sky and...

Murdered inside a business

Jan 16, 2017 / 4:47 pm

A man was murdered in Richmond on Monday and police said the suspect and victim knew each other. Officers arrived on scene at a business located near Viking Way...

Wine without borders

Jan 16, 2017 / 3:03 pm

Local MP Dan Albas has his focus set on a better trade agreement for Okanagan wine after his town hall meeting this weekend. “Right now it is easier to...

Trying to quash mine suit

Jan 16, 2017 / 12:43 pm

The federal government is moving to stay an advocacy group's private prosecution against the B.C. government and a mining company over the collapse of the...

You have mail from the KKK

Jan 16, 2017 / 11:53 am

Residents in Abbotsford almost woke up to a surprise on their driveways Sunday morning. Seventy plastic bags filled with Klu Klux Klan literature was plopped on...

'Must bring own shovel'

Jan 16, 2017 / 11:19 am

As-is, where-is ... bring your own shovel. A cheeky Craigslist ad posted in East Vancouver offers a 2001 Volkswagen Golf for sale. But, first you'll have to...

Van city's unpopular mayor

Jan 16, 2017 / 11:07 am

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is the least popular big city mayor in Canada. That, according to a new poll by Mainstreet Research. Robertson's approval...

Rallying for mill workers

Jan 16, 2017 / 9:58 am

Another day-long jobs fair is being held in Merritt as the Nicola Valley city tries to find work for about 200 unemployed workers. Merritt Mayor Neil Menard...

B.C. residents could save

Jan 16, 2017 / 7:50 am

Losing car keys is not only a real pain, but can also cause your wallet to take a hit. War Amps key tags has a solution. Each key tag has a confidentially...

VPD search for elderly man

Jan 15, 2017 / 3:37 pm

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for the public's help to find an elderly man who went missing Sunday morning. Sandy Bull, 81, who was last seen...

Lots of help for smokers

Jan 15, 2017 / 12:47 pm

For smokers who are thinking about stubbing out those cigarettes for good during National Non-smoking Week (Jan. 15-21), there is a lot of help available....

Living in a U-haul

Jan 15, 2017 / 9:09 am

A Vancouver man who couldn't find any housing moved into a U-Haul locker with his belongings late last year – although it didn't last for long....

Call in to finance minister

Jan 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Okanagan residents can talk directly to Finance Minister Mike de Jong during a telephone town hall on the provincial government's budget priorities. The...

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