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BC News Dec 3 to 9, 2017

Man stabbed in north Surrey

Dec 9, 2017 / 10:16 pm

A man is in hospital in serious, non-life-threatening condition after being stabbed in the early evening on Saturday in Surrey. Forensic investigators are...

Homeless camp fire doused

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:38 pm

No one was hurt in a fire at a Vancouver homeless camp on Saturday thanks to a response by fast-acting residents. The blaze was sparked in one of the tents at...

Landlord loophole closing

Dec 9, 2017 / 2:28 pm

Renters in British Columbia no longer need to worry about their landlords hiking up rates to match high rents in hot neighbourhoods. The NDP government...

Time running out for money

Dec 9, 2017 / 9:07 am

Time is running out for several groups to apply for government monies. First Nations, local governments and not-for-profit organizations must have their...

1/4 kg of fentanyl seized

Dec 9, 2017 / 6:32 am

Police have confiscated enough fentanyl to potentially kill 125,000 people The quarter kilogram of the deadly drug was heading for Victoria when police seized...

Pedestrians seriously hurt

Dec 9, 2017 / 6:19 am

Two pedestrians were seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in the Newton area of Surrey Friday evening. On Dec. 8 at 7:37 p.m., two pedestrians were...

Bevy of bad guys busted

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Four people have been arrested in relation to a series of residential break-ins in South Vancouver. Since Nov. 9, several residents reported their homes were...

Police seek masked groper

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Vancouver police have released a surveillance photo of a man suspected in two sexual assaults. Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a...

Deer rescued from lake

Dec 8, 2017 / 6:04 pm

Two members of a British Columbia search crew carried out an unusual rescue this week after they received a call about a deer stranded on an ice-covered lake....

Shooting victim targeted

Dec 8, 2017 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m. Police have confirmed the man shot and killed in Langley Friday morning is 21-year-old Dai Duong of Abbotsford. Duong was known to police and...

Grizzly hunt decision soon

Dec 8, 2017 / 2:00 pm

B.C.'s Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson, says a decision on the controversial grizzly bear hunt...

Teens charged after fight

Dec 8, 2017 / 1:33 pm

Charges have now been laid after a brawl between a group of Duncan students earlier this week. The fight was caught on camera Monday near the James Street...

Shots fired in Surrey

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:43 am

Surrey RCMP is investigating shots fired in the 17000 block of 21st Avenue Friday morning. RCMP arrived on scene at approximately 9:30 a.m., after a report of...

Overdoses bury fire crews

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:17 am

Vancouver firefighters have responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year, a 28 per cent increase over last year with a month remaining in 2017. Mayor...

Another foot washes up

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:04 am

Another human foot has been found on British Columbia's coastline, the latest in more than a dozen such grim discoveries over the past decade. RCMP say a...

Amazing survival story

Dec 8, 2017 / 8:03 am

A Vancouver Island woman who tried to take her own life in October by jumping off a ferry now savours her second chance. Mya DeRyan was diagnosed with a...

Second charge on SkyTrain

Dec 7, 2017 / 10:09 pm

The man accused of a racism-fuelled assault of a woman on a SkyTrain Monday night has previously been charged with a second SkyTrain assault of a 10-year-old...

Son arrested in death

Dec 7, 2017 / 6:20 pm

UPDATE 6:20 P.M. Family have confirmed the man taken into custody for the murder of Heather Jones is Jones' 22-year-old son, Martin Vandenberg. While...

Giving up on coastal link

Dec 7, 2017 / 4:46 pm

Building a bridge or road link to British Columbia's Sunshine Coast has too many technical and financial hurdles, so the provincial government says it's...

Skytrain attack victim speaks

Dec 7, 2017 / 3:15 pm

An 18-year-old Muslim woman who was allegedly attacked on a SkyTrain in Vancouver says the incident is a warning for all minorities to be mindful of their...

Trans Mtn wins over city

Dec 7, 2017 / 3:13 pm

The National Energy Board has ruled in favour of Kinder Morgan Canada in its efforts to bypass Burnaby, B.C., bylaws that stand in the way of its Trans Mountain...

Disappearance now murder

Dec 7, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Surrey RCMP now say they believe San Li Liao may have been murdered. Liao was reported missing by her family back on May 29, 2017. After an extensive search and...

Workplace women harassed

Dec 7, 2017 / 2:35 pm

Half of working women in Canada have endured sexual harassment in their careers, according to a recent Insights West survey. The online survey released on Dec....

A very foggy Coquihalla

Dec 7, 2017 / 1:32 pm

DriveBC has issued a warning for drivers heading to Vancouver. The connector has some serious fog patches, especially near Brenda Mine. Travellers are being...

Historic Whistler investment

Dec 7, 2017 / 9:48 am

Whistler Blackcomb is getting a 66 million dollar cash injection for expanded services. Vail Resorts has made a historic investment in the heart of Whistler...

Trade vote against Canada

Dec 7, 2017 / 9:08 am

The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that the American lumber industry has been harmed by Canadian softwood lumber imports. In a 4-0...

BC girl video trending

Dec 7, 2017 / 7:52 am

That brazen sea lion who bit a young girl posing for a photo, dragging her into the water near Richmond B.C. is among the top trending videos for 2017....

B.C. byelection test

Dec 7, 2017 / 6:30 am

Inside a colourful candy shop in a bustling Vancouver suburb, Andrew Scheer and Kerry-Lynne Findlay marvelled at delicate British chocolate bars, chewy Red...

Millennials don't donate

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

A new poll conducted by Angus Reed shows that Millennials aren't inclined to donate to charitable organizations. Canadians under 35 are less likely to...

Site C decision days away

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:30 pm

Officials in Premier John Horgan's office say the government's decision on the future of the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam could come as early...

Baby on board

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Vancouver Island RCMP got more than they bargained for after pulling over the driver of a car that had been seen crashing into parked cars in Langford this past...

Butt out on BC Ferries

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:55 pm

BC Ferries wants to remind passengers that they are changing their smoking policy in the new year. A smoke-free policy goes into effect on January 22, 2018, for...

BC missing women's rights

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:46 pm

A legal advocacy group says British Columbia is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women's rights. The annual report card...

Gang squad makes gun bust

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:41 pm

Police in Metro Vancouver say they've seized guns, drugs and explosive devices in an effort aimed at fighting ongoing gang violence in the area. Members of...

Charges for skytrain attack

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:39 pm

A man has been charged with assault after police say a woman was the subject of a racially motivated threat on a train in Vancouver on Monday night. Metro...

Back behind bars

Dec 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

An alleged robber is back behind bars after reports of another robbery in Burnaby. 47-year-old Dean Zastowny was located at a SkyTrain station in Burnaby...

Marketing marijuana

Dec 6, 2017 / 6:55 am

David Brown's marijuana marketing students are often shocked to learn how difficult it is to — well — market marijuana. Advertising medical...

15 years for killing senior

Dec 5, 2017 / 9:22 pm

A Mission man was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the death of a Port Alberni senior. Channon Paul Coulter pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a...

Racism sparks fight?

Dec 5, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Accusations of racism are emerging after an online posting showing teens fighting in Duncan. The fight took place Monday at the James Street Campus of Cowichan...

Protesters told to leave

Dec 5, 2017 / 6:32 pm

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered protesters in a south Vancouver neighbourhood to stop interfering with efforts to build temporary modular...

Accidentally let out of jail

Dec 5, 2017 / 6:29 pm

There are a lot of questions, but few answers after an accused bank robber was accidentally released from jail. Prison officials in Metro Vancouver are...

Cops shut down illegal bar

Dec 5, 2017 / 4:45 pm

An illegal booze can in Richmond was raided and shut down by police on Sunday. The 2,000 square foot, two-level unit located in the 11700 block of Voyageur Way...

BCLC gets more power

Dec 5, 2017 / 1:16 pm

More inspectors will be placed at British Columbia's high volume casinos under changes announced by the provincial government aimed at preventing money...

7 years for fatal attack

Dec 5, 2017 / 12:46 pm

One of the men convicted of killing a 19-year-old man in Whistler in 2015 was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday. Despite originally being charged with...

4 elk shot, left to die

Dec 5, 2017 / 12:10 pm

Four elk were shot and left dead near a public road in the District of Hudson’s Hope, west of Fort St. John, in what conservation officers are calling a...

B.C.'s pot plan unveiled

Dec 5, 2017 / 11:35 am

UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. The model for recreational cannabis distribution announced by the B.C. government came as no surprise to a local advocate for medicinal...

Hero loses last battle

Dec 5, 2017 / 10:16 am

North Shore Search and Rescue is mourning the passing of Jay Piggot, who died early Tuesday morning after a lengthy fight against cancer. Piggot, a long-time...

Going postal

Dec 5, 2017 / 9:22 am

Canada Post is investigating after a video posted to social media Monday shows what appears to be a road rage incident involving the driver of a mail delivery...

Hwy 99 re-opens

Dec 5, 2017 / 7:47 am

Traffic is once again moving north on Highway 99 nearly a full day after a truck slammed into an overpass. The truck crashed into the bridge at 152nd Street in...

Bacon decision shakes faith

Dec 5, 2017 / 7:34 am

A recent court decision to stay charges against Jamie Bacon, could impact the public's faith in the judicial system according to B.C. Premier John Horgan....

Christmas tree shortage

Dec 5, 2017 / 7:24 am

You already have noticed there aren't as many Christmas trees available this year as in years past and the prices are higher. That's because a shortage...

Former commander fined

Dec 5, 2017 / 7:22 am

A former naval base commander in Victoria has pleaded guilty to a charge related to a sexual relationship he engaged in with an immediate subordinate. Nord...

Second mate sleeping

Dec 4, 2017 / 12:58 pm

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says the second mate of a tugboat fell asleep before it ran aground off the coast of British Columbia last year...

BC court rules against vets

Dec 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

The B.C. Court of Appeal has dealt a devastating blow to a group of injured veterans engaged in a landmark legal battle with the federal government. The six...

Atmosphere of opposition

Dec 4, 2017 / 10:55 am

A lawyer for Kinder Morgan Canada says political opposition to the Trans Mountain project in Burnaby, B.C. has "poisoned the well" and disrupted the...

BC reviews disaster x2

Dec 4, 2017 / 10:39 am

The B.C. government has formed a committee to looking into the double whammy faced by the province earlier this year - fire and floods. "Wildfires and...

5 BC homes evacuated

Dec 4, 2017 / 10:24 am

Five homes have been evacuated in British Columbia's Fraser Valley over concerns about the stability of a giant boulder that slid down into a residential...

Crossing grief

Dec 4, 2017 / 9:39 am

Crossing guards were monitoring the area and grief counsellors were on hand on the first school day since the death of a nine-year-old girl in Abbotsford. Hala...

Hunt for hiker resumes

Dec 3, 2017 / 9:48 pm

The search for a missing hiker in Vancouver's North Shore was revitalized Sunday. Carl Couture went missing on Oct. 31 after recently moving to Vancouver...

Search for plane ending

Dec 3, 2017 / 8:10 pm

The official search for a couple who disappeared on their flight from Penticton to Edmonton on Nov. 26 will end Monday. A search began north of Revelstoke last...

The universe's 'baby picture'

Dec 3, 2017 / 5:15 pm

Astrophysicist Dr. Gary Hinshaw wasn't sure what a satellite would find when it launched in 2001, but the data it discovered would lead his NASA team to...

Burying 9-year-old daughter

Dec 3, 2017 / 4:50 pm

The parents of a nine-year-old Syrian refugee who was struck and killed by a bus in Abbotsford on Friday thought their children were finally safe when they...

Staying behind the wheel

Dec 3, 2017 / 3:22 pm

Changes are coming for B.C.'s elderly drivers. The road assessment that helps determine whether drivers can safely remain at the wheel will be enhanced next...

Disabled vets to hear ruling

Dec 3, 2017 / 12:26 pm

The Trudeau government's treatment of injured veterans will be under the spotlight Monday when a B.C. court rules whether a landmark lawsuit filed by six...

Fear is not an option

Dec 3, 2017 / 9:34 am

The head of the BC Coroners Service has indicated that fear is not an option when it comes to preventing illegal drug use or overdoses. In a letter to media...

May be armed & dangerous

Dec 3, 2017 / 6:35 am

Surrey RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a man they believe is armed and dangerous. Dean Richard Zastowny, 47, is currently unlawfully at...

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