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BC News Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018

Skier hurt in backcountry

Jan 6, 2018 / 7:51 pm

A 30-year-old man from France sustained serious life-threatening injuries after being swept up in an avalanche near Nelson while skiing, according to officials...

King tide causes flooding

Jan 6, 2018 / 5:14 pm

Some low-lying areas of Metro Vancouver are currently flooded due to the latest "king tide," which is expected to last until Sunday. Sections of False...

Worker killed on the job

Jan 6, 2018 / 4:12 pm

An employee at a plywood production company in Richmond died while working on Saturday afternoon. WorkSafeBC is investigating the fatality at Richmond Plywood...

Teen robs two kids

Jan 6, 2018 / 7:45 am

A teen posing as a security guard has been arrested after allegedly robbing two children in a Metro Vancouver mall. The two youths, aged 10 and 12, were...

Another stabbing in Surrey

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:36 am

Two men were injured in a stabbing incident in Surrey overnight. RCMP responded to the 9600 block of 168 Street in the Fleetwood area just after 11 p.m. Friday....

Multiple travel advisories

Jan 5, 2018 / 9:00 pm

UPDATE 9 P.M. Highway 5 has a travel advisory in both directions due to freezing rain from Merritt to Kamloops. ORIGINAL 8:30 p.m. DriveBC reports multiple...

Escaped accused arrested

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A Surrey man who gave police the slip at a hospital while still wearing handcuffs last week has been apprehended. Richard Mantler, 46, was taken into custody...

Son charged with murder

Jan 5, 2018 / 5:18 pm

A man accused of killing his mother on Salt Spring Island has been charged with second-degree murder. Martin Galen Vandenberg, 22, was arrested Friday by police...

Slain sisters, public funeral

Jan 5, 2018 / 4:30 pm

The two Oak Bay sisters allegedly murdered by their father on Christmas Day will be remembered next week. A service for Chloe Berry, 6, and her sister Aubrey,...

Man charged in fatal crash

Jan 5, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Almost one year after a crash on Highway 1 in North Vancouver left a man dead, someone has been charged. Albert Troll, 49, has been charged with driving without...

Court appeal over bear cub

Jan 5, 2018 / 3:46 pm

An animal protection group is appealing a decision by a B.C. Supreme Court judge that ruled conservation officers have discretion when destroying wild animals....

Drug smuggling clown?

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:26 am

A Vancouver-area resident is in custody in Japan, accused of smuggling nearly 10 kilograms of drugs into the country. A statement from Tokyo Customs says Daniel...

Winch team called to action

Jan 5, 2018 / 10:52 am

The Vernon Search and Rescue helicopter winch team was called into action Thursday after a skier was caught in an avalanche near Whitewater Ski Resort in...

Milk on demand

Jan 5, 2018 / 8:41 am

You've heard of beer on tap, how about getting your milk on tap? People on Vancouver Island can now head to Morningstar Farm in Parksville to purchase milk...

No self-serve here

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:37 am

Two B.C. cities that mandate gas stations employ attendants to pump fuel are outliers in a nation where most citizens are accustomed to do-it-yourself fill ups....

Freezing rain alert widens

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:26 pm

UPDATE: 10: 20 p.m. A travel advisory has been added for the Trans-Canada Highway. Freezing rain is forecast through Friday on Highway 1 between Hope and...

Dad faces murder charges

Jan 4, 2018 / 4:05 pm

A man facing two charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of his young daughters made a brief appearance Thursday in a Victoria courtroom. Andrew...

Hatchet attack at mall

Jan 4, 2018 / 4:00 pm

A hatchet was the weapon of choice during an attack at a Surrey mall, Thursday. CTV reports a man was attacked at Central City Mall shortly before 1 p.m....

Pen to protect caribou

Jan 4, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Indigenous groups on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are working with the B.C. government and others to save a critically endangered species of woodland...

Fight turns into murder

Jan 4, 2018 / 1:21 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now identified the victim of an altercation that turned into a homicide. The incident occurred just before...

Tofino grounding avoidable

Jan 4, 2018 / 12:18 pm

The Transportation Safety Board says insufficient planning contributed to a tourist vessel running aground off Tofino, B.C., in October 2016. Twenty-six...

Fernie wants back on the ice

Jan 4, 2018 / 12:06 pm

The mayor of Fernie says an immediate priority for her East Kootenay city is to reopen the local arena months after three men were killed there. Fernie Memorial...

No charges for dog bite

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:30 am

A Vancouver police officer will not face any charges following an incident in March 2016 when his service dog bit a suspect during an arrest. The Independent...

Targeted Surrey shooting

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:02 am

A man is in hospital with serious injuries Thursday after an early morning shooting in Surrey. Police aren't releasing a lot of information but a white BMW...

Fog blankets Vancouver

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:59 am

A heavy fog advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver, southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Environment Canada says moisture trapped under a...

Family homeless after fire

Jan 4, 2018 / 9:28 am

A Coquitlam family has been left homeless after fire tore through a garage and spread to the roof of the home. "It is going to be quite a loss, I...

Pets attacked by cougar

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:35 am

Pet owners are on alert after a series of cougar attacks around Port Hardy. Cougar sightings have been made all over the northern Vancouver Island community,...

Daycare building 'unsound'

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:22 am

A Coquitlam daycare has been shut down because the building is structurally unsound. Parents have been left scrambling after the Step by Step Child Development...

Highway 5 reopened

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

UPDATE: 6 a.m. DriveBC reports Highway 5 was fully reopened at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night. UPDATE: 10 p.m. DriveBC reports that a "lane closure is in...

Dad charged in sister deaths

Jan 3, 2018 / 4:15 pm

The father of two girls who were found dead in a Victoria-area home on Christmas Day has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. RCMP say in a...

Double fatal on Sea to Sky

Jan 3, 2018 / 2:53 pm

The Sea to Sky Highway was closed for several hours Tuesday while police investigated a double fatal collision. RCMP Cpl. Elizabeth Lynn said the crash happened...

Slain cop honoured in UK

Jan 3, 2018 / 2:32 pm

The name of a slain B.C. policeman has been added to a memorial for fallen officers in the United Kingdom. Northumbria Police held a service in Wallsend last...

Air-quality advisory in P.G.

Jan 3, 2018 / 1:31 pm

Air quality advisories have been issued for Prince George and Vanderhoof as a ridge of high pressure keeps air from moving out while more pollutants are being...

Oil spill? What oil spill?

Jan 3, 2018 / 12:19 pm

The Crown has asked a provincial court judge to allow a trial to proceed with or without a company it accuses of operating a vessel that leaked thousands of...

Salmon demand denied

Jan 3, 2018 / 11:52 am

A B.C. First Nation has lost a bid for a larger allocation of the scarce Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery. The Squamish First Nation opposed a decision by...

Homeowner grant increased

Jan 3, 2018 / 11:19 am

With housing prices continuing to rise, the provincial government has raised the threshold for the homeowner grant to $1.65M, compared to $1.6M in 2017. The...

Man killed in fight

Jan 3, 2018 / 10:30 am

A man was killed in a fight in Burnaby Tuesday night. Just before 9 p.m., police were called to a fight on the 6500 block of Telford Avenue, just down the road...

Vancouver market normal?

Jan 3, 2018 / 8:35 am

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales across Metro Vancouver were more "historically normal" in 2017, although the number of...

Neglect alleged at farm

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:47 am

The BC SPCA is investigating allegations of animal neglect at a Langley hobby farm. Officers visited the Farm of Stories after disturbing video was shot by a...

Civil assault suit denied

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:03 am

A B.C. man awarded millions for wrongful imprisonment is now defending himself in a civil lawsuit, again denying he sexually assaulted five women. The women,...

Just 40 left with no power

Jan 3, 2018 / 5:52 am

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m. BC Hydro's website showed about 40 homes and businesses without power as of early Wednesday, a far cry from a peak of more than 100,000...

Baby born in laundry room

Jan 2, 2018 / 7:34 pm

The first baby born on southern Vancouver Island in 2018 made a dramatic entrance Monday, delivered on the floor of the family's laundry room with her...

Man stabbed in Surrey

Jan 2, 2018 / 7:09 pm

Police are currently on scene of a reported stabbing in the city centre area of Surrey. Staff Sgt. D. Honeyman said on Jan. 2 at approximately 5:47 p.m., Surrey...

Slashed during robbery

Jan 2, 2018 / 2:34 pm

A man was slashed in Williams Lake when two men attempted to rob him at knifepoint, Monday. Just after 8 p.m., the man was leaving a convenience store on...

Senior falls through ice

Jan 2, 2018 / 2:31 pm

A senior is lucky to be alive after falling through the ice on a Shuswap lake. Police and paramedics responded to reports of a male falling through the ice on...

'Abortion pill' will be free

Jan 2, 2018 / 2:14 pm

British Columbia has announced it will pay for the so-called abortion pill starting Jan. 15, becoming the sixth province to provide free access to the drug. The...

12 busy hours in Revelstoke

Jan 2, 2018 / 1:47 pm

In like a lion, out like a lamb: RCMP in Revelstoke might be hoping the old adage is true after a busy New Year's Eve. Over a 12-hour-period — 8 p.m....

Tried to drown police dog

Jan 2, 2018 / 12:49 pm

A suspect tried to drown a police dog during a wild chase on Vancouver Island. RCMP arrested a man after the lengthy foot chase through the wilderness near...

Drunk drags firefighter

Jan 2, 2018 / 10:12 am

A suspected drunk driver is accused of injuring a firefighter in Vancouver's downtown eastside early Tuesday morning. Fire crews were working on a blaze...

1,100 still without power

Jan 1, 2018 / 10:11 pm

UPDATE: 10:10 p.m. About 1,100 customers were still without power late Monday in the Fraser Valley. For some, it was their fourth day without electricity, after...

120 trapped on ski lift

Jan 1, 2018 / 12:10 pm

A power surge halted a chairlift at a British Columbia ski Sunday leaving 120 people trapped, with some stranded for over three hours. Sasquatch Mountain Resort...

Battleground year for chiefs

Jan 1, 2018 / 9:12 am

​ The head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says First Nations are entering a battleground in 2018. In a New Year's Day statement, Grand Chief...

Keep clear, save a whale

Jan 1, 2018 / 8:21 am

American regulations that limit vessel noise and traffic around endangered killer whales off the West Coast are working, a new study says. The U.S. National...

Rally to send body home

Jan 1, 2018 / 7:35 am

Friends of a woman who was struck and killed by Canada Post vehicle in Richmond last week have raised enough money to send her body back to India. Esthersita...

Flu outbreak in care homes

Jan 1, 2018 / 7:15 am

Four Vancouver Island long-term care facilities have been hit with an influenza outbreak. Three are in the Nanaimo-Parksville area, and one in Victoria. Island...

12-car pileup in Richmond

Jan 1, 2018 / 7:01 am

Fog and icy conditions contributed to 12-car pileup in Richmond, Sunday. The chain-reaction crashes happened on a Highway 91 exit ramp. "In my opinion, it...

Don't pass the plows

Dec 31, 2017 / 3:29 pm

The Trucking Safety Council of British Columbia is reminding B.C. highway users to be cautious around trucks and plows. The organization said, "It is never...

1000s still without power

Dec 31, 2017 / 11:54 am

UPDATE: 7:52 p.m. Fewer than 4,000 people are still without power in the Fraser Valley. BC Hydro says they expect updates within the hour. ORIGINAL: 11:54 a.m....

Fashion faux pas on hwys

Dec 31, 2017 / 11:22 am

With the Southern Interior temperatures dipping into the negative double digits don’t forget to travel with a little more than just the basics. Okanagan...

Hwys remain dangerous

Dec 31, 2017 / 8:40 am

Highway conditions are improving across the Southern Interior but roads are still nowhere near bare. The forecast is calling for sun, cloud and well below...

Slain sisters remembered

Dec 31, 2017 / 6:46 am

The moonlight cast a shimmering glow on the ocean as hundreds of people holding candles stood silently in the darkness to honour two young sisters found dead on...

Power restored to thousands

Dec 31, 2017 / 6:36 am

Power was restored as of about 8 p.m. to more than 115,000 customers affected by ice storms in the Fraser Valley. According to BC Hydro's website, all...

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