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Dead belugas replaced

Feb 20, 2017 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. The Vancouver Aquarium says it will not have any more belugas in captivity by 2029, but in the meantime it will be bringing in new ones. The...

Betting on La La Land

Feb 20, 2017 / 1:12 pm

British Columbians are hoping to make a few bucks by betting on the film La La Land during the 89th Academy Awards. PlayNow.com is offering more than 26 bets,...

Pushback over Pride police

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:25 pm

A push to exclude police from Vancouver's Pride Parade is experiencing push back from a group that says not allowing officers to take part in the event...

In a slot machine trance

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:50 am

The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC has published a new study that connects slot-machine addiction to a trance like state. The fast, continuous style of...

Dead after being shot

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:25 am

UPDATED: 11:25 a.m. Emergency crews and police were called to a residential street in Abbotsford this morning after a deadly shooting. Police say shots were...

Targeted shooting

Feb 20, 2017 / 8:01 am

A 22-year-old Burnaby man has been injured in what Vancouver Police say is the latest targeted shooting in the city. Const. Jason Doucette says officers were...

$29M for school supplies

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:51 am

British Columbia's New Democratic Party education critic says the provincial government's announcement of a one-time Student Learning Grant is...

Tory hopefuls square off

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:39 pm

An unofficial Conservative leadership debate Sunday was a mostly cordial affair that only saw a few sharp exchanges, such as whether to scrap the Liberal...

Making grad dreams reality

Feb 19, 2017 / 6:14 pm

Many at-risk youth have no plans to attend graduation because they can't afford to buy a suit or dress – something a B.C. charity is looking to...

Children's hospice funded

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver and Abbotsford will begin receiving annual funding next year to provide pediatric, palliative medical care....

A tower of controversy

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:39 am

When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was...

Quinn honoured with statue

Feb 18, 2017 / 8:01 pm

Late NHL and Canadian men's Olympic hockey team coach Pat Quinn was honoured Saturday with a statue outside the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The...

Fire destroys old cabin

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:56 pm

A home at the base of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain was destroyed in a massive fire early Saturday morning. The blaze began around 1 a.m. at an old...

Gracie bounces back home

Feb 18, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Gracie the wallaby is back with her owners after three days on the lam. The diminutive marsupial bounced off from her home in Langley on Wednesday night,...

Turned away, dies next day

Feb 18, 2017 / 7:13 am

Fraser Health is looking into the care a three-year-old child received at an Abbotsford hospital after the tot was sent home and she died the next day. Balraj...

No licence, weapons in car

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:45 am

Police pulled over a prohibited driver in Coquitlam, Friday, and also seized a cache of weapons. The driver was stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway by an...

Beaten, shoved in car

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:31 am

Vancouver Police are searching for a woman after witnesses saw her beaten and pulled into a vehicle. Shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, witnesses reported hearing a...

Organs from OD victims

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:40 am

There has been a spike in the proportion of organs coming from donors who have died of drug overdoses in British Columbia, says a leading transplant...

End in ex-Kelowna cop case

Feb 17, 2017 / 7:10 pm

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged a high-profile former RCMP officer sexually harassed a colleague. A former civilian employee filed the...

Cougars acting weird

Feb 17, 2017 / 2:57 pm

Cougars acting strangely have prompted a warning to residents of Coquitlam. The B.C. Conservation Service urges caution in and around green spaces, following...

'Like winning the lottery'

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:55 pm

Admir Cejvanovic doesn't remember much about the refugee camp nestled on the border of Croatia and his native Bosnia. Just a toddler at the time, he lived...

Wallaby loose in the city

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:49 am

A wallaby wandering through Langley has the jump on everyone trying to find it. The roughly metre-high creature, similar to a kangaroo, has been on the hop...

Fast, efficient, affordable

Feb 16, 2017 / 3:36 pm

The federal government's bid to find new ways to finance construction of affordable housing is yielding its first results. A $3.5-million, three-storey,...

Crash, carjack, crash

Feb 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Police in Coquitlam say they "have a suspect in mind" after a dramatic carjacking Thursday morning. Investigators say a suspected...

Probe into the breach

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:24 pm

UPDATED: 1:25 p.m. Premier Christy Clark is promising a thorough investigation into four incidents that the B.C. government describes as "unusual"...

Carbon tax not neutral

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:30 am

A report from the Fraser Institute says British Columbia's carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral. The study, co-authored by Charles Lammam, director of...

Arrested for illegal entry

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:36 am

Two people have been arrested after allegedly walking across the U.S. border into Surrey. U.S. Customs and Border Protection called RCMP at 5:40 a.m. to report...

Trump sons coming to BC

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:29 am

Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons have been confirmed as attending the grand opening later this month of a new hotel in Vancouver that bears their...

Teacher helps kids cheat

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:32 pm

A Vancouver teacher resigned from her job after admitting she provided her Grade 7 students with the answers to a standardized provincial math exam. Sally...

Romeo fraudster ID'd

Feb 15, 2017 / 3:43 pm

Police in Coquitlam have identified a man suspected to be responsible for several online frauds. RCMP sent out a Valentine's Day warning Tuesday after a...

BC fishermen fear ban

Feb 15, 2017 / 2:09 pm

Canada's largest commercial fishermen's union says the creation of a new marine protection area off British Columbia's north coast will result in...

Fired over fishwich

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:32 pm

A woman who worked for Burger King for nearly 25 years has been awarded $46,000 by a court after she was fired over what a judge says was a misunderstanding...

Boy's death inspires memoir

Feb 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

The aunt of a drowned Syrian toddler who became a haunting symbol of the country's refugee crisis will be sharing her story in a forthcoming book. Tima...

Home sales back to normal

Feb 15, 2017 / 10:18 am

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the province's housing market has tumbled from record highs posted in 2016 to return to what it calls...

Going straight: addict's view

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:45 am

Had Al Fowler known more about his rights before enrolling in British Columbia's methadone treatment program in 2010, he may have avoided what he describes...

UBC moves away from oil

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:40 am

The University of British Columbia will exclude fossil fuel companies from its low-carbon investment fund, a move being applauded by a campus group that has...

Murder victim named

Feb 14, 2017 / 2:59 pm

Vancouver police have identified the victim of the city's third murder this year. Maninder Singh Braich, 38, was severely injured in a house near Prince...

IHIT identifies body

Feb 14, 2017 / 12:03 pm

B.C.'s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified a body found Saturday night in Coquitlam. Just before 10 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP responded to the...

Gov't info a smoking gun?

Feb 14, 2017 / 12:02 pm

The British Columbia government must hand over health information that tobacco giant Phillip Morris International says it needs to fight the province's...

Steals their heart, then cash

Feb 14, 2017 / 10:12 am

RCMP in Coquitlam hope a Valentine's Day warning will help them find a man who has been preying on unsuspecting women searching for love. Cpl. Michael...

Deluge of rain coming

Feb 14, 2017 / 10:05 am

Vancouver is about to get a good soaking. Starting later today and continuing overnight, Environment Canada is warning Metro Vancouver is going to get up to 100...

Discrimination over Segway

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:29 am

A British Columbia man who alleges the province is discriminating against him by not allowing him to use a modified Segway as an assisted-mobility device will...

Rapist's parole extended

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:24 pm

The parole board has been keeping a tight rein on the man known as the balaclava rapist since he was granted day parole last year, newly released documents...

Huge chicken farm fire

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:11 pm

A barn fire in Abbotsford, Monday, killed almost 5,000 chickens. The massive blaze broke out about 6:30 a.m., with flames shooting 15 metres in the air....

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