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BC News Feb 25 to Mar 3, 2018

One dead in one-car crash

Mar 3, 2018 / 5:26 pm

One person was killed in a crash that involved a lone vehicle in Maple Ridge on Saturday. The incident happened at around noon on Golden Ears Way near 210th...

Police search park for mom

Mar 3, 2018 / 1:38 pm

The search for a missing mother who failed to pick up her kids from school continued at a Vancouver park on Saturday. Vancouver Police and the RCMP dive team...

Hwy 1 accident stops traffic

Mar 3, 2018 / 9:58 am

An accident on the Trans Canada Highway in the Lower Mainland has stopped traffic. DriveBC is reporting the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 are blocked east of the...

Freezin' for a reason

Mar 3, 2018 / 7:32 am

Members of the Vancouver Police Department will be taking the plunge this afternoon to benefit some special athletes. VPD Chief Const. Adam Palmer and Vancouver...

Highways 3, 5 re-open

Mar 3, 2018 / 6:41 am

UPDATE: 6:40 a.m. Highway 5 Southbound has reopened from Merritt to Exit 202, Portia Interchange. Highway 3 has reopened in both directions 30 km west of...

Memorial for Barrett today

Mar 3, 2018 / 6:35 am

A state memorial service will be held today in Victoria for former British Columbia premier Dave Barrett, who died last month in the capital city. The New...

More turmoil at city hall

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:26 pm

Weeks after Nanaimo's city manager Tracy Samra was arrested for death threats to the city's mayor and one councillor, the acting city manager is on...

Disease kills 100s of rabbits

Mar 2, 2018 / 6:10 pm

Hundreds of stray rabbits have been killed in Nanaimo by a rare, contagious disease. More than 30 rabbits were found dead at the city's Vancouver Island...

Cop sentenced for breach

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:42 pm

A police officer in Abbotsford, B.C., has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a breach of trust charge. The Abbotsford Police Department says in a statement...

Ex-mayor faces sex charges

Mar 2, 2018 / 4:37 pm

The former mayor of Burns Lake and membership chair of the BC Liberal party is facing charges related to several sex crimes. Luke Strimbold, 28, has been...

Librarian kicker found

Mar 2, 2018 / 2:53 pm

Police have found the man believed to be responsible for kicking an elderly female librarian in Richmond Wednesday afternoon. A video of the incident went...

Cooked shrimp recall

Mar 2, 2018 / 1:54 pm

If you plan on throwing some shrimp on the BBQ this weekend, best make sure they're not unbranded cooked shrimp from Loblaws. A recall has been issued on...

Ivanka Trump under scope

Mar 2, 2018 / 1:45 pm

CTV Vancouver is reporting that an FBI investigation has been launched into the negotiations and financing for Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver....

Whale of a fight

Mar 2, 2018 / 1:25 pm

The Vancouver Park Board is appealing a court decision that determined it didn't have the authority to ban whales, dolphins and porpoises at the city's...

Warmer weather on the way

Mar 2, 2018 / 12:16 pm

The end is near - well, as far as winter is concerned anyway. After a winter of lots of snow and frigid temperatures, it would seem spring-like weather is...

Snow on the Malahat

Mar 2, 2018 / 12:06 pm

UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Poor weather is causing some headaches on Vancouver Island's only major highway, the Malahat has been backed up all morning. Heavy...

Save our killer whales

Mar 2, 2018 / 11:39 am

Several conservation groups say the federal government's failure to issue an emergency order reducing threats to endangered orcas off the B.C. coast ahead...

Ancient tree topples

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:40 am

Vancouver Island is recovering from some nasty weather after strong wind gusts brought down a more than 200-year-old oak tree at Central Middle School. The...

Barrett memorial live-stream

Mar 2, 2018 / 8:21 am

Former B.C. premier Dave Barrett will be honoured with a state memorial service this Saturday at the University of Victoria's Farquhar Auditorium starting...

Hwy 1 open at Revelstoke

Mar 2, 2018 / 7:33 am

UPDATE 7:33 a.m. The Trans-Canada highway from Revelstoke to Golden has been opened up in both directions. It had been shut down for much of the night after a...

Highway scheduled to close

Mar 1, 2018 / 9:35 pm

Early morning travellers may need to make alternate plans, as Highway 3, west of Creston, will be closed Friday for avalanche control. The Kootenay Pass highway...

School suspect not found

Mar 1, 2018 / 6:25 pm

UPDATE: 6:25 p.m. Police didn't find a suspect Thursday after Bayside Middle School was locked down for several hours for reports of a suspicious person in...

Elderly librarian assaulted

Mar 1, 2018 / 5:18 pm

A shocking and sudden assault on an elderly librarian at a housing for homeless community event at the Richmond Public Library has Richmond RCMP investigating....

Hostage taker out on parole

Mar 1, 2018 / 5:13 pm

A man who took nine people hostage at gunpoint in Edmonton is again eligible for statutory release but he will be required to stay at a half-way house and...

BC Hydro rate freeze killed

Mar 1, 2018 / 3:49 pm

The BC Utilities Commission has rejected the NDP government’s planned BC Hydro rate freeze and approved a three per cent increase for 2018. The...

Inquest into woman's death

Mar 1, 2018 / 3:30 pm

A public inquest will be held into the death of a Saskatchewan Indigenous woman whose body was found in a British Columbia park. Deanna Renee Desjarlais, 27,...

Assault of recent immigrant

Mar 1, 2018 / 1:38 pm

An unprovoked attack against a recent Syrian immigrant in Surrey in November has resulted in assault charges against one man. Marc Nijjer, 52, is alleged to...

MEC leads on gun control

Mar 1, 2018 / 1:13 pm

UPDATE 1:13 p.m. By stopping the sale of brands tied to gun manufacturing, the chief executive of Mountain Equipment Co-op says the company can play a role in...

Senseless death

Mar 1, 2018 / 1:00 pm

A judge in British Columbia has sentenced an Indigenous woman to four years in prison for manslaughter, but says it doesn't seem right that incarceration...

Remember fallen SAR techs

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:55 pm

Today is about pausing to think about the volunteers who risk their lives to save others. March 1, 2018, is Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day. "To...

Coq. reopens after crash

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:08 pm

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. The Coquihalla Highway has reopened southbound between Merritt and Kamloops after an earlier vehicle incident, DriveBC reports. Motorists can...

'They didn't protect them'

Mar 1, 2018 / 10:00 am

A 40-year-old Vancouver Island University student is believed to have imposed his sexual fetishes on over 20 women, half of them students at the university....

Bride ruins photographer

Mar 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

A British Columbia bride has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 to a wedding photographer for unleashing an online torrent of defamatory comments that...

Watch out for tree wells

Mar 1, 2018 / 7:46 am

With the weekend right around the corner, AdventureSmart BC wants you to be aware of tree wells if you're hitting the slopes this weekend. Tree wells form...

Get drunk on VPD

Mar 1, 2018 / 7:14 am

If you've always wanted to get drunk in front of police officers and have them pay for it, Vancouver is the place to be. VPD officers are recruiting...

Highway through hell

Mar 1, 2018 / 6:50 am

More truckers are coming forward to complain about the Coquihalla in the wake of Sunday's major crash. Kulwant Singh, a transport truck driver who was...

Threat at court house

Feb 28, 2018 / 5:05 pm

The Chilliwack Court House was evacuated Tuesday afternoon following a safety threat. At 2:30 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP received a report of an unspecified threat...

30 cm expected on Hwy 3

Feb 28, 2018 / 4:47 pm

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Boundary, with 20 to 30 cm expected to fall on Highway 3 by early Friday. Flurries this evening are...

Creepy calls connected

Feb 28, 2018 / 4:30 pm

Police believe a series of threatening phone calls to women in the Lower Mainland may be linked. Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said the troubling calls started in 2017....

Rams police car, civilian car

Feb 28, 2018 / 3:14 pm

A man accused of causing two crashes in Port Coquitlam on Wednesday morning, one involving a police car, has been taken into custody. Police attempted to stop a...

Bus bursts into flames

Feb 28, 2018 / 11:49 am

A Wilson's Transportation passenger bus caught fire at Blanshard and Fort St. in downtown Victoria Wednesday morning. The driver was the only one in the...

Refining electoral reform

Feb 28, 2018 / 10:28 am

Voters in B.C. should cast two ballots, not one, when a referendum on electoral reform is held later this fall. That according the Fraser Institute, which...

BCHL billet home in flames

Feb 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

A family in Merritt who billet three players from the local BCHL team are picking up the pieces after their home burned down on the weekend. Rich and Jessica...

Wind warning for coast

Feb 28, 2018 / 8:14 am

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of the south coast including Vancouver Island. Residents are advised to prepare for wind gusts up to 90...

iPhone farm fire

Feb 28, 2018 / 6:29 am

A Langley farming family believe an iPhone is responsible for a fire that destroyed their home and now they want Apple to help them make it right. Cathy Finley...

A bad winter on the Coq

Feb 28, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Coquihalla Highway has always been a treacherous road, especially in the winter, but with a month of winter still ahead, this year has been particularly...

Out of jail early

Feb 27, 2018 / 8:38 pm

CTV News has learned a notorious B.C. gangster was released from jail earlier than he was supposed to. Parole board documents show Jarrod Bacon was mistakenly...

Under fire over guns

Feb 27, 2018 / 8:20 pm

Mountain Equipment Co-op says it is evaluating different courses of action amid continued social media outcry that it stop selling brands connected to a major...

'Safe zone' for online sales

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Meeting a stranger to complete an online deal can feel risky, even for a veteran police officer. Sgt. Judy Bird knows first-hand about the "sketchy"...

BC pleased with budget

Feb 27, 2018 / 4:59 pm

British Columbia's finance minister says she's pleased with the direction of the federal government's budget, but concerned with the slow pace of...

Kayakers find dead body

Feb 27, 2018 / 3:50 pm

Kayakers discovered a dead body in the Gorge Waterway near Victoria Tuesday afternoon. Victoria Police are investigating near the Selkirk Trestle after the body...

Ram runs rampant, rams tots

Feb 27, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Two children were attacked and injured by a ram that escaped in Nanaimo. The ram was on the loose on a street in South Wellington on Tuesday afternoon. A...

NHL Draft coming back

Feb 27, 2018 / 2:00 pm

The NHL is coming to Vancouver. The NHL Draft that is. League sources have announced that the draft will come to the city in the summer of 2019. The official...

Pig eater threatened

Feb 27, 2018 / 1:26 pm

UPDATE 1:26 p.m. The controversy surrounding the death and subsequent consumption of a potbellied pig named Molly continues to live on even if the pig itself...

Student brings gun to school

Feb 27, 2018 / 12:45 pm

It’s the second time a student has brought an air gun to a Delta school in the last two weeks. Someone contacted police around noon after seeing a...

Safety of Coq questioned

Feb 27, 2018 / 12:09 pm

The Ministry of Transportation says revisions to highway maintenance on the Coquihalla Highway won't be considered until after the outcome of an RCMP...

Instant Pot recall

Feb 27, 2018 / 11:19 am

A popular kitchen appliance is being recalled by the manufacturer. Instant Pot, an Ottawa-based company, has put out a warning to customers that some of its...

Coquihalla concerns

Feb 27, 2018 / 8:10 am

In the aftermath of Sunday's massive pile-up on the Coquihalla, drivers, professional and otherwise, are looking for answers. Should the highway have been...

Lonely in Vancouver?

Feb 27, 2018 / 7:34 am

Amie Peacock describes her mother as "a social butterfly," but when she came to visit her in Vancouver from the Philippines a lack of friends and a...

MEC weighing options

Feb 26, 2018 / 7:30 pm

VANCOUVER - The head of Mountain Equipment Co-op says the company isn't rushing to make a decision about its supply chain after consumers on social media...

Arrests in pyramid scheme

Feb 26, 2018 / 3:01 pm

Mission RCMP have busted what they are calling a fraudulent gifting scheme. Four people have been arrested in connection with the scheme that could involve...

46 neglected dogs seized

Feb 26, 2018 / 1:08 pm

Forty-six dogs have been seized from a rural property north of Williams Lake. The neglected dogs and puppies seized by the BC SPCA range in age and are American...

'We were doomed'

Feb 26, 2018 / 12:46 pm

A woman who was trapped inside a Greyhound bus that was involved in a terrifying multi-vehicle crash on the Coquihalla Highway Sunday, said the entire bus...

Stewart set to swear in

Feb 26, 2018 / 12:13 pm

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart will be sworn in as the newest member of the Legislative Assembly tomorrow at a special swearing-in ceremony tomorrow in...

Nasty crash on Hwy 1

Feb 26, 2018 / 8:59 am

The driver of an SUV is lucky to be alive following a crash with a commercial tractor-trailer east of Revelstoke. It happened Sunday around 5 p.m. on Highway...

Carnage on Coquihalla

Feb 26, 2018 / 8:47 am

UPDATE 8:46 a.m. DriveBC has now opened both lanes of the Coquihalla highway. Castanet spoke with the father of a woman who had to be rescued from the crash, he...

Spring slow in coming

Feb 26, 2018 / 6:43 am

One of Canada's most high-profile weather forecasters says spring will be a little late this year. In its spring forecast released on Monday, the Weather...

Pot farm lights up sky

Feb 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

Bright lights from a newly-registered marijuana grow-op in Langley are keeping neighbours up at night. Canopy Growth and BC Tweed joined forces to convert what...

Hwy 3 open again

Feb 25, 2018 / 11:08 pm

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 3 has reopened following avalanche debris clearing. UPDATE: 10:20 p.m. DriveBC indicates the stretch of Highway 3...

Fuel spill off coast

Feb 25, 2018 / 6:03 pm

Tens of thousands of litres of fuel have spilled into the Strait of Georgia, prompting a Royal Canadian Navy investigation. According to officials, the HMCS...

Missing teen sought

Feb 25, 2018 / 4:23 pm

Coquitlam RCMP are seeking a teenager who has been missing since Saturday. Pierce Cunningham is a 14-year-old First Nations male, 5'10" and 145 pounds....

B.C. boosts rent, child care

Feb 25, 2018 / 1:13 pm

The B.C. government says it's giving a financial break to young adults who have spent time in government care. Those young adults will now get more support...

Crews heading to Hwy. 1

Feb 25, 2018 / 11:47 am

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. The section of Highway 1 is now open after a vehicle incident closed it on Sunday morning. UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. Traffic has been reduced to...

'Worst I've seen it' on Coq

Feb 25, 2018 / 11:06 am

UPDATED: 11:06 a.m. A travel advisory remains in effect on Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt. Travelers can expect poor visibility due to blowing snow and fog...

Death under investigation

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:36 am

British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was hit with a stun gun in Chilliwack. The Independent Investigation Office says...

DNA could find parents

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:27 am

For 10-year-old Isabelle Smit, finding new blood relatives through a long-shot DNA drive has been like a game of Connect the Dots. Smit, who was adopted as an...

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