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BC News Dec 24 to 30, 2017

Travel advisories end

Dec 30, 2017 / 7:45 pm

UPDATE: 7:45 p.m. Travel advisories are no longer in effect for the Coquihalla Highway and Okanagan Connector, according to DriveBC. The advisories had been in...

Vehicle bursts into flames

Dec 30, 2017 / 6:33 pm

One man has been arrested following a collision in the Surrey area of Newton that caused one vehicle to erupt into flames. Surrey RCMP were called to an...

House fire during outage

Dec 30, 2017 / 6:19 pm

An Abbotsford family that is still without power from a freezing rain storm had to evacuate their home on Saturday, after a fire broke out in their wood-burning...

Car takes out power pole

Dec 30, 2017 / 4:42 pm

As if crews in the Lower Mainland aren't already strained trying to resolve power outages caused by weather, their plate was added to when a vehicle took...

Woman killed by truck ID'd

Dec 30, 2017 / 3:37 pm

The female who was struck and killed by a Canada Post truck in Richmond on Wednesday has been identified. Esthersita Anthonyraj Achari, also known as Esther,...

Working to restore power

Dec 30, 2017 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. Crews are working in icy conditions in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, trying to restore power to thousands of customers left without...

Vigil for murdered sisters

Dec 30, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Mourners will gather on a beach tonight to remember two young sisters found slain in a Victoria-area home on Christmas Day. The District of Oak Bay has...

Coroners called to crash

Dec 30, 2017 / 6:58 am

Coroners were called to a crash that shut down a major route in Sooke Friday evening. The two-vehicle collision closed Sooke Road for several hours and is...

Thousands without power

Dec 29, 2017 / 8:05 pm

Thousands remain without electricity in the Fraser Valley after freezing rain and a buildup of ice brought down trees and power lines. The Fraser Valley was one...

'Severe delays'

Dec 29, 2017 / 4:45 pm

UPDATE: 11:13 p.m. Highway 3 is closed between Hope and Princeton due to high avalanche hazard. There is no estimated time of opening. UPDATE: 10 p.m. Highway...

Child rep eyes deaths

Dec 29, 2017 / 3:46 pm

British Columbia's child and youth representative says his office has begun to collect information about two young sisters who were found dead in a...

Don't feed the wildlife

Dec 29, 2017 / 3:43 pm

As the snow builds up across British Columbia, the government is warning people to resist the urge to feed hungry moose, elk and deer. The Ministry of Natural...

Targeted victim identified

Dec 29, 2017 / 2:32 pm

UPDATED 4:10 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now identified the victim of homicide in Abbotsford. In order to further the ongoing homicide...

Cross border hunting OK

Dec 29, 2017 / 1:00 pm

An American Indigenous man's right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country. Richard Desautel...

Gives cops slip at hospital

Dec 29, 2017 / 11:29 am

RCMP in Surrey are searching for a man who managed to give his police guard the slip and escape from a Metro Vancouver hospital while still wearing handcuffs. A...

2017's top baby names

Dec 29, 2017 / 11:25 am

The name Benjamin is poised to become the most popular moniker for boys born in British Columbia in 2017. The Ministry of Health says Benjamin has edged ahead...

Boy's body in sunken car

Dec 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m. The body of a 10-year-old British Columbia boy has been found after the vehicle he was in crashed and sank into a lake. Police confirm the...

Fraser Valley frozen

Dec 29, 2017 / 8:30 am

UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. Many residents in the Fraser Valley are still without power after freezing rain coated the region with a layer of ice. BC Hydro crews have...

Family hopes for closure

Dec 29, 2017 / 6:12 am

The discovery of human remains Wednesday near Lake Cowichan is offering possible closure for the family of a man who went missing more than 10 years ago. DNA...

Succumbs to injuries

Dec 28, 2017 / 9:50 pm

UPDATE: Dec. 28, 9:50 p.m. The 27-year-old woman who was seriously injured when she was struck by a Canada Post semi truck Wednesday has since succumbed to her...

Concerns over father raised

Dec 28, 2017 / 7:41 pm

The mother of two young girls who were found dead on Christmas Day in a Victoria-area home had concerns about their father's parenting abilities, court...

Charges in cafe shooting

Dec 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

A Surrey man has been charged with several serious offences after a shooting at a coffee shop on Dec. 23. RCMP say Son Thai Lu entered the coffee shop on 105th...

Freezing rain warning

Dec 28, 2017 / 3:55 pm

A freezing rain warning is in effect for the Fraser Valley as a winter storm continues to batter Southern B.C. Environment Canada says freezing rain began in...

City drops mayor lawsuit

Dec 28, 2017 / 1:56 pm

Nanaimo has dropped a lawsuit against its mayor, who councillors have accused of leaking confidential information to an employee. The city said in a statement...

Parking lot bandits nabbed

Dec 28, 2017 / 1:33 pm

Vancouver police say more than two dozen suspects have been arrested and over 80 charges have been laid in a pre-Christmas blitz aimed at stopping thefts from...

Brrrrrr for bird count

Dec 28, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Bird enthusiasts in Yukon are battling the cold to conduct the annual Christmas bird count, while organizers of a yearly eagle tally in British Columbia are...

Human remains discovered

Dec 28, 2017 / 12:19 pm

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the discovery of human remains at Lake Cowichan. The remains were found Dec. 22. The identity of the deceased has yet...

Hwy 3 closure in effect

Dec 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

UPDATE: 1:56 p.m. Highway 3 is now closed in both directions for scheduled avalanche control measures for 27 kilometres in Kootenay Pass. The available...

Worst reasons to call 9-1-1

Dec 28, 2017 / 10:50 am

E-Comm, the largest emergency communications provider in B.C., has released a list of its top 10 nuisance calls for 2017. Topping the list is a call complaint...

Postal plant evacuated

Dec 28, 2017 / 10:07 am

Canada Post's mail sorting facility in Richmond was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was received. The incident reportedly took place...

1 dead, several hurt

Dec 28, 2017 / 9:17 am

One person is dead and four others are in the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in British Columbia. RCMP say the collision...

Home invasion, shooting

Dec 28, 2017 / 5:59 am

RCMP are investigating what they believe to be a targeted shooting in Nanaimo. Police say the home invasion sent one man to hospital with serious injuries. The...

'Can-opener' claims victim

Dec 27, 2017 / 7:45 pm

A semi truck slammed into a bridge in Victoria Wednesday, ripping open the truck's trailer. But for residents of the area, it came as no surprise. The...

Cops sketch assault suspect

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Surrey RCMP have released a sketch of a suspect in relation to an assault on a teen girl on Thursday. The 16-year-old was grabbed by a stranger in Alderwood...

'Such pure hearts'

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:10 pm

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. The father of two young sisters who were found dead in their Oak Bay home on Christmas Day was taken to hospital with injuries, and the deaths...

2 critical in crash

Dec 27, 2017 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Highway 1 is now open in both directions after a serious collision 19 kilometres west of Revelstoke. Drivers are to expect delays due to...

Avalanche danger rising

Dec 27, 2017 / 3:51 pm

Adventurers are being warned to use caution in the mountains north of Vancouver as a winter storm sweeps through the region, increasing the avalanche risk. Joe...

Protesters vow to fight on

Dec 27, 2017 / 3:29 pm

First Nations activists who lost a legal battle to continue protesting at a fish farm off the coast of Vancouver Island say the decision hasn't dissuaded...

Get ready to book campsites

Dec 27, 2017 / 12:37 pm

As B.C.'s south coast is buffeted by the latest snow storm, Parks Canada is giving outdoor enthusiasts a reason to think about summer. The Parks Canada...

Dicey conditions on Coq.

Dec 27, 2017 / 11:52 am

Treacherous conditions are being reported on the Coquihalla Highway. At least three accidents appear to have occurred between Merritt and Hope on Highway 5....

MSP rates halved next year

Dec 27, 2017 / 10:07 am

Medical Service Plan premiums are being cut in half on January 1, as originally announced by the previous BC Liberal government. On top of the 50 per cent rate...

Bracing for icy blast

Dec 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are bracing for as much as 15 centimetres of snow today. Environment Canada issued a winter storm and snowfall warning for...

Changing face of our parks

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:25 am

Cities across Canada are rethinking their park spaces as play changes, replacing teeter-totters, golf courses and baseball diamonds with space for cricket,...

Two children found dead

Dec 26, 2017 / 5:41 pm

RCMP say two children were the victims of a double homicide at a Vancouver Island home on Christmas Day. Mounties say the bodies of a four-year-old and...

Winter storm approaching

Dec 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

A significant winter storm is headed for the Fraser Valley. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for snowfall, snow and freezing rain for...

Boy gets over 3,000 cards

Dec 26, 2017 / 7:38 am

A six-year-old boy received over 3,000 Christmas cards from strangers. Owen Hill Davie suffers from two rare genetic conditions which require around the clock...

2 found dead near Victoria

Dec 26, 2017 / 6:30 am

Police in Oak Bay say two people were found dead on Monday in the community east of Victoria and a third person was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries....

Fights fire with garden hose

Dec 25, 2017 / 3:10 pm

A Vancouver man used a garden hose to try and douse a blaze at his house on Christmas Eve. Firefighters, it turned out, had better luck. Fire crews were called...

Suspicious break-ins

Dec 25, 2017 / 11:30 am

Police in Surrey are stumped after receiving several reports of multiple break ins within the community on Christmas Eve. They are asking for public assistance...

Housing top issue for 2018

Dec 25, 2017 / 6:55 am

Premier John Horgan says addressing British Columbia's housing crisis is his government's top priority in 2018, but it's not the only pressing...

One last try at reform

Dec 25, 2017 / 6:52 am

A pact with the Green party that allowed the NDP to form a minority government in British Columbia is a working example of electoral reform ahead of a...

Odd power outages

Dec 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's not easy keeping electricity flowing to millions of homes, especially when stuff like this happens: BC Hydro crews responded to over 17,800 power...

1 dead in Vancouver crash

Dec 24, 2017 / 6:57 pm

A 78-year-old woman is dead after a collision at Cambie Street and Dunsmuir Street in Vancouver today. A red Hyundai sedan attempted to turn left onto Dunsmuir...

VPD look into stabbing

Dec 24, 2017 / 6:48 pm

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating after a 36-year-old man suffered stab wounds in downtown Vancouver today. Police responded to reports of a...

Whistler geotagged the most

Dec 24, 2017 / 2:44 pm

Instagram has posted a list of the most posted about places in B.C. this year and many of the photos are awe-inspiring. YVR came in second followed by Stanley...

Surrey Sat night shooting

Dec 24, 2017 / 1:26 pm

CTV Vancouver is reporting a man was rushed to hospital Saturday night after a shooting in Surrey's Whalley area. The incident happened just before 9 p.m.,...

IH expands immunization

Dec 24, 2017 / 12:53 pm

Interior Health announced on Christmas Eve that due to high demand and additional vaccine being received, they will continue to offer the Meningococcal...

Genuinely good person

Dec 24, 2017 / 12:04 pm

As many of us enjoy the holidays with friends and family, we don't have to look far to find those who are less fortunate. Larry Claypool and Christian...

Snowfall warning for Island

Dec 24, 2017 / 12:01 pm

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for west and north Vancouver Island. Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected and heavy snow is...

Who's a lucky boy?

Dec 24, 2017 / 9:45 am

Good news for Handsome the mastiff who was found chained outside freezing and emaciated last week. A good Samaritan has stepped up to cover the cost of the vet...

Merry Christmas BC

Dec 24, 2017 / 8:38 am

Premier John Horgan has released a statement as the Christmas celebrations are about to begin on Christmas day. "Dec. 25 is a special day for Christians...

Year of fire: by the numbers

Dec 24, 2017 / 7:08 am

The 2017 wildfire season in British Columbia set records as the most destructive in the province's recorded history. Here is a look at the season by the...

NDP leaks 'Santa's list'

Dec 24, 2017 / 6:33 am

Just in time for Christmas, the BC NDP has released a "leaked document" from the North Pole. With tongue in cheek, the NDP claim they've received...

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