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Vancouver News Dec 24 to 30, 2017

Vehicle bursts into flames

Dec 30, 2017 / 6:33 pm

One man has been arrested following a collision in the Surrey area of Newton that caused one vehicle to erupt into flames. Surrey RCMP were called to an...

House fire during outage

Dec 30, 2017 / 6:19 pm

An Abbotsford family that is still without power from a freezing rain storm had to evacuate their home on Saturday, after a fire broke out in their wood-burning...

Car takes out power pole

Dec 30, 2017 / 4:42 pm

As if crews in the Lower Mainland aren't already strained trying to resolve power outages caused by weather, their plate was added to when a vehicle took...

Woman killed by truck ID'd

Dec 30, 2017 / 3:37 pm

The female who was struck and killed by a Canada Post truck in Richmond on Wednesday has been identified. Esthersita Anthonyraj Achari, also known as Esther,...

Targeted victim identified

Dec 29, 2017 / 2:32 pm

UPDATED 4:10 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now identified the victim of homicide in Abbotsford. In order to further the ongoing homicide...

Gives cops slip at hospital

Dec 29, 2017 / 11:29 am

RCMP in Surrey are searching for a man who managed to give his police guard the slip and escape from a Metro Vancouver hospital while still wearing handcuffs. A...

Succumbs to injuries

Dec 28, 2017 / 9:50 pm

UPDATE: Dec. 28, 9:50 p.m. The 27-year-old woman who was seriously injured when she was struck by a Canada Post semi truck Wednesday has since succumbed to her...

Charges in cafe shooting

Dec 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

A Surrey man has been charged with several serious offences after a shooting at a coffee shop on Dec. 23. RCMP say Son Thai Lu entered the coffee shop on 105th...

Parking lot bandits nabbed

Dec 28, 2017 / 1:33 pm

Vancouver police say more than two dozen suspects have been arrested and over 80 charges have been laid in a pre-Christmas blitz aimed at stopping thefts from...

Postal plant evacuated

Dec 28, 2017 / 10:07 am

Canada Post's mail sorting facility in Richmond was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was received. The incident reportedly took place...

Cops sketch assault suspect

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Surrey RCMP have released a sketch of a suspect in relation to an assault on a teen girl on Thursday. The 16-year-old was grabbed by a stranger in Alderwood...

Avalanche danger rising

Dec 27, 2017 / 3:51 pm

Adventurers are being warned to use caution in the mountains north of Vancouver as a winter storm sweeps through the region, increasing the avalanche risk. Joe...

Bracing for icy blast

Dec 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are bracing for as much as 15 centimetres of snow today. Environment Canada issued a winter storm and snowfall warning for...

Changing face of our parks

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:25 am

Cities across Canada are rethinking their park spaces as play changes, replacing teeter-totters, golf courses and baseball diamonds with space for cricket,...

Boy gets over 3,000 cards

Dec 26, 2017 / 7:38 am

A six-year-old boy received over 3,000 Christmas cards from strangers. Owen Hill Davie suffers from two rare genetic conditions which require around the clock...

Fights fire with garden hose

Dec 25, 2017 / 3:10 pm

A Vancouver man used a garden hose to try and douse a blaze at his house on Christmas Eve. Firefighters, it turned out, had better luck. Fire crews were called...

Suspicious break-ins

Dec 25, 2017 / 11:30 am

Police in Surrey are stumped after receiving several reports of multiple break ins within the community on Christmas Eve. They are asking for public assistance...

Odd power outages

Dec 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's not easy keeping electricity flowing to millions of homes, especially when stuff like this happens: BC Hydro crews responded to over 17,800 power...

Surrey Sat night shooting

Dec 24, 2017 / 1:26 pm

CTV Vancouver is reporting a man was rushed to hospital Saturday night after a shooting in Surrey's Whalley area. The incident happened just before 9 p.m.,...

Genuinely good person

Dec 24, 2017 / 12:04 pm

As many of us enjoy the holidays with friends and family, we don't have to look far to find those who are less fortunate. Larry Claypool and Christian...