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Vancouver News Aug 13 to 19, 2017

Against alt-right

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. Vancouver police say a rally and counter protest at city hall is now over. Police indicate only about 200 people remain in the area. Some city...

'The ingenuity amazes me'

Aug 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

Const. Pat Kelly of the Abbotsford Police Department bike squad made an unusual find earlier this week. It was not a vast criminal empire, but it is the talk of...

Decomposed body found

Aug 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

Abbotsford police are investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body. On Friday, Aug. 18, at 11:30 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department attended a...

Teacher cusses out students

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:52 pm

A Vancouver high school teacher was suspended for three days and must take a conflict resolution course after he unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on a group...

Prized Chevy stolen

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

A Lower Mainland man is without a prized possession, after a classic car was stolen from his garage. Colin Franklin, 72, had his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air...

Crash closes rail, highway

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

Lougheed Highway and the rail overpass at Barnet Highway are both closed following a crash. Coquitlam RCMP report that just after 2 p.m., a truck collided with...

Details of Deadpool death

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:13 pm

British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was...

Mystery cash in library book

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:35 pm

A library user who returned cash found in a book has drawn the RCMP into a detective whodunit. Cpl. Richard De Jong says the mystery began July 24 when the...

Talk to kids about hate

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:43 am

A former neo-Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily...

Ready for PNE fun

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Fair at the PNE will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday when events begin Saturday in Vancouver. "We have a number of attractions, whether it...

Police issue groper alert

Aug 17, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Vancouver Police are warning the public after four women were groped on the city's seawall. On Friday, police received three separate reports between 9 and...

Riding against gunfire

Aug 17, 2017 / 1:43 pm

The B.C. Sikh motorcycle club is sending a message in Surrey. Nearly 100 bikers took part in a ride through the city on Wednesday, in an effort to bring unity...

Tug rammed at full speed

Aug 17, 2017 / 11:51 am

The Transportation Safety Board says a six-to-eight-second absence from the controls of a tug boat caused the sinking of another tug off the east coast of...

MP's son eyes council

Aug 17, 2017 / 9:31 am

A Vancouver community advocate will make a second attempt to win a city council seat for the Green party. Pete Fry is the son of longtime member of Parliament...

How low can thieves get?

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:32 am

Some low-down thieves looted a grieving father's vehicle as he said goodbye to his dying daughter. Peter Short was at his daughter Kira's bedside at...

Unpaid pot fines top $1M

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:17 am

Unpaid fines issued to unlicensed Vancouver marijuana dispensaries have topped $1 million. Bylaw officers have issued 2,004 tickets worth $1.2 million, the city...

Mayor pans racist rally

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Right-wing extremists may find themselves seriously outnumbered at a rally planned for Saturday in Vancouver. The gathering, just one week after deadly violence...

Two arrested in stabbing

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:13 pm

Police have arrested two Surrey men following a stabbing in Harrison Hot Springs over the weekend. “The arrests stem from a call made to Agassiz RCMP on...

Moment of silence on set

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch led a moment of silence on the film's set Wednesday to honour the stuntwoman killed in a crash...

Doctor dies in bus crash

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A Massachusetts hospital group says one of its doctors was struck and killed by a bus while on vacation with his family in Vancouver. The chief executive...

Users know users best

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:56 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control is calling for the expansion of prescription opioids in place of contaminated street drugs as a way to combat the...

Rifle, drugs seized in raid

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:57 am

RCMP in Surrey have taken an assault rife and hard drugs off the streets. On Aug. 11, officers with the Surrey RCMP’s drug section executed a search...

Threats fly over flag

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:03 am

A Burnaby resident has removed a confederate flag from his home after receiving threats. Shocked neighbours say they were stunned to see the flag go up in light...

Stunt rider lived life to max

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. A stuntwoman killed while filming a scene for the movie "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday is being remembered as a pioneering...

Cpt. Sparrow pays a visit

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:45 am

The world's most popular pirate paid a surprise visit to the BC Children's Hospital Monday. Capt. Jack Sparrow, aka actor Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the...

Reynolds 'heartbroken'

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:54 pm

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted Monday he's "heartbroken" over the death of a stuntwoman on the set in downtown Vancouver. "Today, we...

Tour bus hits, 1 dead

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:06 pm

UPDATE: 3:04 p.m. Vancouver Police can confirm that the three tourists hit in yesterday’s collision in front of Canada Place were all related and visiting...

Fatality on Deadpool set

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:11 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" has died after witnesses say she appeared to lose control of a motorcycle...

Rescued from burning SUV

Aug 14, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Bystanders who rushed to the aid of a family involved in a fiery crash are being hailed as heroes. The Good Samaritans pulled a family of five from a burning...

Charged with murder

Aug 14, 2017 / 8:50 am

An Abbotsford man is being charged with the second degree murder of Clarence Crothers. On the morning of July 4, Abbotsford Police attended a report of a...

Shooting in Maple Ridge

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:54 am

A shooting incident sent one man to hospital Sunday evening in Maple Ridge. RCMP believe the incident was targeted. Witnesses heard shots about 5 p.m., and...

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