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Coquihalla partially open

May 23, 2017 / 5:28 am

UPDATE: 5:25 a.m. DriveBC reports the Coquihalla Highway reopened to northbound traffic at 5:16 a.m. Southbound lanes remain closed following Monday's...

Bear swipes hikers

May 22, 2017 / 8:54 pm

A Squamish park and multiple trails are closed after a bear attacked two hikers on Sunday. Buzz Henczel was walking a trail on Merrill Park at Garibaldi...

Absentee ballots trickle in

May 22, 2017 / 5:45 pm

Counting is underway for thousands of absentee ballots that could determine the results of British Columbia's tight election. Elections BC says the final...

Bear attacks hiker

May 22, 2017 / 12:01 pm

Trails were closed in a mountain community north of Vancouver after a bear attacked a hiker. The District of Squamish says in a Facebook post that a man and a...

Fire causes air advisory

May 22, 2017 / 11:33 am

Interior Health has issued an air quality advisory for the area in and around Kingsvale, about 25 km south of Merritt, due to a tractor trailer fire on the...

3 hurt in May long crashes

May 21, 2017 / 9:01 pm

Crashes in the Vancouver left three people injured over the long weekend, including one 50-year-old pedestrian who was seriously injured after being struck by a...

High stream flows expected

May 21, 2017 / 12:56 pm

As the snowpack begins to melt in earnest, the River Forecast Centre has issued a number of new high streamflow advisories for regions of the Southern Interior....

High stakes in final count

May 21, 2017 / 6:34 am

British Columbia's final ballot count starts Monday to determine which party forms the province's next government almost two weeks after election day,...

Sea Lion grabs child

May 21, 2017 / 6:29 am

A heart-stopping video of a sea lion pulling a young girl into the water at a Vancouver-area wharf is a good reminder of why people should never feed wild...

Cancer breakthrough in BC

May 21, 2017 / 6:21 am

BC Cancer Agency scientists have uncovered seven new subtypes of ovarian cancer. Their work could result in new treatment strategies for patients who don't...

PM jogs into prom pix

May 20, 2017 / 9:24 pm

A group of Vancouver high school graduates say a chance encounter with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during their prom photoshoot made their graduation that...

Long wait for ferries

May 20, 2017 / 6:53 pm

Many Vancouverites looking to leave the city for the long weekend waited for hours to board ferries on Friday, despite BC Ferries adding dozens of extra...

Coaster ready to roll

May 20, 2017 / 8:30 am

The Revelstoke Mountain Resort has reopened its star summer attraction. The Pipe Mountain Coaster will be ready to go for the long weekend. After an amazing...

Cop shooting ruled suicide

May 20, 2017 / 6:57 am

A coroner's inquest jury that reviewed the case of a Victoria man who died during a confrontation with police has classified the death as a suicide....

PM promises pipeline help

May 20, 2017 / 6:44 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he'll work with British Columbia and Alberta to move ahead with his government's agenda of creating jobs while...

Highway 3 reopened

May 20, 2017 / 6:32 am

UPDATE: 6 a.m. Drive BC reports the highway reopened at 2:18 a.m. UPDATE: 10:06 p.m. Highway 3 is reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic. An assessment is...

Motorized boat ban

May 19, 2017 / 5:51 pm

Motorized boats have been banned, effective immediately, on Nicola and Stump lakes near Merritt. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued the public safety...

Metal thieves rob graves

May 19, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Police are looking for suspects who stole about 175 ornamental flower vases from a cemetery in Surrey. The RCMP say a mother who was visiting her son's...

Foul play in disappearance?

May 19, 2017 / 1:58 pm

RCMP are concerned that a 55-year-old woman who was reported missing in Prince George on Sunday may have met with foul play. Police say Roberta Marie Sims was...

Raise salmon, feed whales

May 19, 2017 / 12:05 pm

A unique salmon enhancement project on Vancouver Island aims to feed hungry southern resident killer whales by increasing the number of large adult chinook...

Landslide threat eases

May 19, 2017 / 9:30 am

Residents of nine evacuated homes near Kamloops are being allowed to return as the threat of a landslide eases. Twenty-two people were forced off their...

Puppy shot with pellet gun

May 19, 2017 / 6:14 am

A Victoria area puppy was shot at least a dozen times with a pellet gun. Lorne King says his yellow Labrador, Ozzy, was left bleeding after the attack,...

Silver lining for fest fans

May 18, 2017 / 7:15 pm

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m Who's up for a road trip? While it may be a bit longer of a drive than to Pemberton, organizers of Ontario's Way Home Festival are...

Electoral reform on the table

May 18, 2017 / 4:57 pm

Neither of British Columbia's two main political parties are ruling out changing the province's electoral system without holding a referendum. The B.C....

Jail time for cow cruelty

May 18, 2017 / 3:55 pm

British Columbia's provincial court says three dairy farm workers from the Fraser Valley have been sentenced to jail for causing distress to an animal after...

Creep Catchers charged

May 18, 2017 / 3:39 pm

RCMP say two men associated with a vigilante group in Surrey, B.C., have been charged with assault. Police say Ryan LaForge is charged with one count of assault...

Dramatic river rescue

May 18, 2017 / 3:07 pm

A woman in Prince George was pulled out of the Nechako River, saved from drowning by a police officer and dog on Thursday. Police received a report of a woman...

Body found, one arrested

May 18, 2017 / 2:52 pm

North District RCMP have a “person of interest” in custody after a body was found on the shore of Francois Lake, about 200 km west of Prince George....

Cops to join pride parade

May 18, 2017 / 2:41 pm

The Vancouver Police Department says its members will walk in the city's Pride parade this year. The department says representatives have been in discussion...

Missing teen found dead

May 18, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A missing teen has been found dead in Nanaimo. The search for missing Makayla Chang, 16, has been ongoing since March 17 when she was last seen. RCMP confirmed...

Police draw guns at school

May 18, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Officers surrounded a Vancouver elementary school with their weapons drawn after a man ran inside saying he was being chased by someone with a gun. Annie B....

Embattled chief quits

May 18, 2017 / 1:37 pm

The suspended police chief of the Victoria Police Department has quit amid an investigation into his sexually charged tweets to the wife of a subordinate...

Emergency in Merritt

May 18, 2017 / 1:01 pm

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has declared a state of local emergency. Flooding in Area N (Nicola Valley – South) prompted the measure, which was...

Cops will be watching

May 18, 2017 / 11:09 am

The snow's gone, the sun is (mostly) out, and a long weekend is at hand. The temptation may be to hit the road. But if you do, be aware police are watching....

Tent city injunction denied

May 18, 2017 / 10:04 am

The City of Vancouver says it is considering its options following a judge's decision not to grant an injunction that could permit removal of a tent...

'So chunky and cute'

May 17, 2017 / 7:30 pm

A baby weighing nearly 14 pounds was born on Monday, the largest the Cranbrook hospital had ever seen. Shawn Tyson Williams Burgoyne was 13 pounds, 9.5 ounces...

Accused killer found

May 17, 2017 / 4:55 pm

The man accused of murdering a man in broad daylight outside a Surrey hotel in March and then dumping his vehicle in Kelowna has been found in Merritt. Johnny...

Weaver says Clark 'reckless'

May 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

British Columbia's Green party leader says he plans to use his party's increased political clout in the legislature to fight Kinder Morgan's Trans...

CO alarms made mandatory

May 17, 2017 / 11:40 am

The City of Vancouver has tightened its fire bylaw in an effort to keep residents safe from threats ranging from carbon monoxide to grass fires. Vancouver Fire...

Street brawl turns bloody

May 17, 2017 / 10:56 am

A road rage incident turned bloody in East Vancouver, Tuesday. About 4 p.m., police received reports of a group of people fighting with weapons near East 51st...

More evacs on Nicola

May 17, 2017 / 10:44 am

The Upper Nicola Indian Band issued a second evacuation order Tuesday night for seven homes, due to continued flooding of Nicola Lake and area creeks. Emergency...

Deadly crash on Lougheed

May 17, 2017 / 9:28 am

A crash on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge claimed the life of one person overnight when a vehicle lost control and crashed into a hydro pole. The driver was...

A shocking reminder

May 17, 2017 / 9:18 am

Police in Abbotsford are doing all they can to discourage people from driving drunk. They marked Canada Road Safety Week by posting a graphic video showing a...

Road rage slugfest

May 17, 2017 / 6:06 am

Two men went toe to toe in a road rage slugfest caught on camera in Saanich, Tuesday. The incident stopped traffic in the Vancouver Island community and stunned...

Close eye on the Columbia

May 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

BC Hydro officials are keeping a close eye on water levels in the Columbia River system, but say forecasts show there shouldn’t be any flooding in the...

Salish Orca's first run

May 16, 2017 / 5:26 pm

BC Ferries has welcomed its newest vessel, Salish Orca, into service on the Comox-Powell River route. Salish Orca is the first of three new Salish Class vessels...

Mouse saved from OD

May 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

An overdose prevention group on the front line of Vancouver's drug crisis can now include a small, furry mouse on the list of lives it has saved. Melissa...

SPCA seizes 59 cats

May 16, 2017 / 11:58 am

A resident of Chase could be facing animal cruelty charges after 59 cats were seized by the SPCA. The 47 adult cats and 12 kittens were being kept in an outdoor...

Women-only injection site

May 16, 2017 / 10:53 am

A safe injection site that will only serve women has opened on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Dr. Patricia Daly of Vancouver Coastal Health says many women,...

City owls in jeopardy

May 16, 2017 / 6:47 am

One of Canada's largest populations of barn owls may be more aptly named bridge or overpass owls because they're losing normal roosting spaces and...

No more captive whales

May 16, 2017 / 5:50 am

A bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity has been approved by Vancouver's park board. The board voted 6 to 1 in favour of approving the...

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