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BC News Feb 18 to 24, 2018

Needles ferry still broken

Feb 24, 2018 / 9:15 pm

UPDATE: 9:15 p.m. DriveBC has confirmed the Needles ferry remains closed Saturday night due to mechanical issues. "Just spoke with Needles Ferry master...

Arrested for bus sex assault

Feb 24, 2018 / 5:20 pm

A Victoria man is in custody after a series of alleged sexual assaults on transit buses. Police say a young woman came forward earlier this week about an...

Rallying for Tina

Feb 24, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Dozens of people took to the streets of Downtown Vancouver Saturday to protest a Manitoba jury's decision to acquit the man accused of killing Tina...

No more pets for pig eater

Feb 24, 2018 / 11:45 am

There will be no more adopted animals for a B.C. resident who ate a pot bellied pig that was picked up from the SPCA. The unidentified resident, who adopted a...

Coq snowfall warning

Feb 24, 2018 / 9:07 am

A snowfall warning is in effect for the Coquihalla. Some 10-20 cm of snow is expected to fall between Merritt and Hope. According to Environment Canada, a...

Dog saved from icy death

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:30 am

A woman is being hailed a hero for saving a dog from a icy death. The unidentified woman rushed into a freezing East Vancouver lake to rescue a dog that fell...

Plane skids off runway

Feb 23, 2018 / 2:21 pm

An aircraft with 10 people aboard has skidded off an airport runway in Abbotsford. Airport general manager Parm Sidhu says efforts are underway to confirm what...

Chilliwack 'dispensary' raid

Feb 23, 2018 / 1:03 pm

An alleged Chilliwack pot dispensary had a number of products seized by police. On Feb. 21, a member of Chilliwack RCMP saw some 'suspicious' behaviour...

Poor porker

Feb 23, 2018 / 12:32 pm

Turns out eating a pig you have adopted from the SPCA is not offside. This after an unnamed B.C. individual is accused of adopting the pig under false pretenses...

Feds chip in for Childcare

Feb 23, 2018 / 11:58 am

The federal government says a bilateral agreement with British Columbia will create new child care spaces, reduce fees for parents and recruit and retain early...

Officers assaulted

Feb 23, 2018 / 11:42 am

The Victoria Police Department says two of its officers were assaulted in separate incidents. One officer required hospital treatment after intervening in a...

Wine flow truce tentative

Feb 23, 2018 / 7:13 am

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says, "I think it is fair to say that in a small way today B.C. blinked," Notley told reporters at the legislature in...

Girl's team on sidelines

Feb 23, 2018 / 6:46 am

Politics may be behind a girl's soccer team not getting a chance at playoffs. CTV Vancouver Island is reporting the under-15 Saanich Fusion squad learned...

Crashes up and down

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

If it seems like you've been seeing more car crashes so far in 2018, you may be right. ICBC has provided some numbers reflecting call volume for the...

Alberta uncorks wine

Feb 22, 2018 / 4:15 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. The Alberta government has accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and is suspending its ban on the province's wine in an ongoing...

Health tax hurts small biz

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:33 pm

Small business owners in British Columbia say a new health-care payroll tax will result in higher prices for consumers as companies struggle to absorb the cost....

Charges in bar fight

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:10 pm

A 20-year old man from Burnaby, B.C., has been charged with manslaughter in the death of another man in what police say was an altercation outside a pub. Delta...

Accused child killer on TV

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:07 pm

A man facing second-degree murder charges in the deaths of his two daughters made a brief court appearance by video on Thursday in Victoria. Andrew Berry did...

BC tourism still strong

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:54 am

British Columbia continues to be a big draw for tourists and business people from around the world. New numbers from Statistics Canada show a three per cent...

State memorial for Barrett

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:47 am

Former B.C. premier Dave Barrett will be honoured with a state memorial service next Saturday. The premier's office has announced the open service will be...

SPCA helps fix your pets

Feb 22, 2018 / 9:51 am

The BC SPCA has announced over $10,000 in funding for communities province-wide to help control cat overpopulation. February is spay and neuter awareness...

Real cat replaced by toy

Feb 22, 2018 / 8:48 am

Dawn Douglas is a 66-year-old woman suffering from dementia, her family says the care home she's staying in took her therapy cat and replaced it with a...

Pipeline polarizes Canada

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:13 am

A new poll reveals Canadians are virtually split on the current dispute between B.C. and Alberta over pipelines and wine. The Angus Reid Institute survey says...

'Irresponsible' job posting

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Do you have a university degree and want to become a teacher? The Salmon Arm School District is looking for you. “Due to a shortage of certified teachers,...

Missing cyclist sought

Feb 21, 2018 / 2:50 pm

A man has been missing for several days in Richmond, and local RCMP are seeking the public's help. Colin Mooney, a 48-year-old Caucasian male, has not been...

Cache of drugs, guns seized

Feb 21, 2018 / 2:43 pm

A pair of search warrants executed over two days at a property in Chilliwack found RCMP seizing firearms, illegal drugs and stolen property. Police had received...

Did you see Su's car?

Feb 21, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Police are still looking for information about a 37-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing in early January. Su Yi Liang was reported missing by her father...

Alleged piano perv gets bail

Feb 21, 2018 / 1:00 pm

A Coquitlam piano teacher who was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting students has been released from custody on $500 bail. Dmytro Kubyshkin was recently...

Walmart home delivery

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:22 am

Walmart Canada Corp. says it is partnering with an online grocery service to bring home delivery to Vancouver by the summer, as the brick-and-mortar retailer...

Desperate to find son

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:02 am

UPDATE: 11:02 a.m. The investigation into missing person Ryan Shtuka continues with RCMP asking for the public's help. Kamloops Rural RCMP are asking for...

Wine industry hits back

Feb 21, 2018 / 10:47 am

The BC Wine Institute has officially fired back against Alberta's wine boycott, challenging the constitutionality of the ban. The Alberta Liquor and Gaming...

S'no common sense here

Feb 21, 2018 / 10:14 am

Police in Vancouver are shaking their heads after pulling over a motorist driving with a windshield covered in snow. Const. Jason Doucette says he was taken...

B.C. judge tosses case

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:30 am

A lawsuit in the case involving a British Columbia Mountie who failed to get out of his cruiser to investigate a shots fired call has been tossed out of court....

Hydro demand spikes

Feb 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

As the temperatures outside dip down, the thermostat inside gets cranked up. BC Hydro reports the recent cold snap has resulted in a "10 per cent increase...

Sued for avalanche death

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:16 pm

The widow of an Alberta man who died in an avalanche near Golden is suing the guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator....

Daring rope rescue on Coq

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:54 pm

Three tractor-trailers collided on the Coquihalla Highway early Monday, leaving one semi driver at the bottom of an embankment with a broken femur. Chilliwack...

Are there more victims?

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:41 pm

A Coquitlam piano teacher has been charged with three counts of sexual assault involving former students, and police fear there may be more victims out there....

MSP gone in 2020

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020....

Path to universal child care

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:38 pm

Parents with children in licensed day care programs in B.C. will see their costs drop under changes introduced in the provincial budget that the government...

Details on new housing tax

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:34 pm

B.C. is raising its foreign buyers tax and expanding it to areas outside of Vancouver, while bringing in a new tax on speculators, as part of a sweeping plan to...

BC budget highlights

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Highlights of British Columbia's 2018-19 budget presented Tuesday: Effective Wednesday, a tax on foreign homebuyers increases by $5,000 to $20,000 and...

Speculation tax coming here

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:10 pm

B.C. moved to ease the housing crisis Tuesday with a new tax on property speculators and higher taxes on foreign homebuyers with a budget that plans to create...

Connector crash

Feb 20, 2018 / 1:07 pm

More trouble is reported on B.C. Interior highways. Castanet's Nich Johansen sent in this photo of a car on its side in the median between the north and...

Staff recorded in bathroom

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:40 pm

The former operator of a wedding decor supply business is facing more legal action following his conviction for secretly recording two workers while they used...

Don't worry, it's just a drill

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:28 pm

The public in Chilliwack don't need to be alarmed if they see police and security at Sardis Secondary School on Saturday — it's a training...

Guilty plea to killing mom

Feb 20, 2018 / 12:26 pm

A B.C. man has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his mother. A news release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Donovan Penner...

Victoria airport taking off

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

Victoria's Airport Authority has announced a $19.4-million expansion. The project will double the size of the departure lounge and include the installation...

Double stabbing downtown

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:57 am

A stabbing early Tuesday morning in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside left two people in hospital and one arrested. The Vancouver Police Department responded to...

Terrifying escalator incident

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:23 am

A Calgary woman is reminding parents about the dangers of escalators after her toddler's foot became stuck in one and he broke his leg. Andrea Diaczek says...

Helpless to stop house fire

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:55 am

Residents battled flames themselves before fleeing to safety from a house fire in New Westminster Monday night. The fire broke out about 10 p.m. in the...

Ban ocean fish farms?

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:40 am

A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province decides whether to...

BC budget day is here

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:39 am

It's budget day in B.C. and New Democrat Finance Minister Carole James says her financial plan will look much different than those put forward by the...

Gettin' cold on the coast

Feb 19, 2018 / 8:35 pm

The Lower Mainland could be in store for some frigid temperatures, the likes they are not used to. Meteorologist Cindy Yu told CTV Vancouver temperatures could...

Groped outside high school

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:47 pm

A woman was groped on a walking track at Seaquam Secondary School in Delta, Monday. The victim was walking on the track about 10:15 a.m. when she was groped...

Pre-budget story time

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:33 pm

B.C.'s finance minister shelved the tradition of buying new shoes to present her budget in favour of reading a story Monday to a group of three- and...

Shot to death: targeted

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:58 pm

A murder victim found in a vehicle with gunshot wounds has been identified by police as a 45-year-old man from Burnaby. Police are saying his death is a...

Coquihalla now open

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:18 pm

UPDATE 12:14 a.m. One lane of the Coquihalla is now open highway 5 southbound. The vehicle incident which happened overnight has now been cleared at exit 202,...

Jail fight over 'solitary'

Feb 19, 2018 / 11:31 am

The federal government is appealing a B.C. court decision that struck down Canada's law on indefinite solitary confinement, arguing it needs clarity on the...

He beat puppy to death

Feb 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

A Vancouver Island man has been sentenced to jail for fatally beating a four-month-old puppy. The BC chapter of the SPCA says Robert Carolan of Duncan was...

Wine war trade challenge

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:32 am

B.C. is challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston announced...

Living small in the city

Feb 19, 2018 / 9:54 am

Adrian Crook hadn't always intended on raising his five kids in a three-bedroom condo in downtown Vancouver. But skyrocketing real estate and rental markets...

Solitary constitutional fight

Feb 19, 2018 / 8:56 am

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says the federal government has announced it will appeal a B.C. court decision that finds indefinite solitary...

Cold but not a record

Feb 19, 2018 / 7:40 am

UPDATE 7:38 a.m. In spite of bitter cold temperatures Monday morning, meteorologist Cindy Yu says we aren't in danger of setting any new records. "The...

Girl, 12, assaulted at mall

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

Police have released surveillance images of a suspect after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a Victoria mall on Sunday. Police say the suspect...

Stay off the roads

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

The highways and roads in and around Whistler, B.C. are notoriously treacherous in the winter, and the municipality is pushing an incentive program to help keep...

Narrowly missed crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:43 pm

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. A Kelowna man’s quick thinking saved him from being one of nine vehicles involved in a collision on the Okanagan Connector Sunday. Swade...

In memory of Clayton, Joan

Feb 18, 2018 / 1:30 pm

A celebration of life for a Cranbrook fire captain and his wife, who were tragically killed in a serious motor vehicle incident, was held on Saturday. Clayton...

2 injured in ATV, truck crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A collision between an ATV and pickup truck resulted in two people suffering serious injuries. Two people were on a quad pulling a utility trailer with two logs...

Elderly man dead after fire

Feb 18, 2018 / 12:00 pm

An elderly man has died following a house fire in Vancouver after emergency crews had difficulty finding him in a basement suite. Vancouver firefighters arrived...

Missing skier found dead

Feb 18, 2018 / 9:35 am

A 24-year-old skier, who went missing on Friday, has been found dead in the Greely Creek drainage. Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta. stayed at the Revelstoke...

World's largest grow-op

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:01 am

Greenhouses in Langley have been turned into what operators are calling the largest licensed marijuana production facility in the world. The high-security,...

No one fix for housing crisis

Feb 18, 2018 / 7:37 am

No one measure will fix B.C. housing crisis, but budget will start: ministers British Columbia's New Democrats are promising initiatives in Tuesday's...

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