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Being prepared, packing light and relaxing key to smooth summer road trip says BCAA

Being prepared, packing light and relaxing key to smooth summer road trip says BCAA

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Now that school is out for the summer, a lot of families will be packing up the kids and the car and heading out for some rest and relaxation. High gas prices...

Squamish Hospital maternity patients diverted to other facilities amid staff shortage

Squamish Hospital maternity patients diverted to other facilities amid staff shortage

Jul 1, 2022 / 9:12 pm

The health authority for the Vancouver area says expectant parents in Squamish, B.C., may be diverted to other health-care facilities in the region this month...

B.C.'s River Forecast Centre downgrades flood watch for Upper Fraser River

B.C.'s River Forecast Centre downgrades flood watch for Upper Fraser River

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:42 pm

The River Forecast Centre has downgraded its flood watch in the Upper Fraser River, issued Wednesday, back to a high streamflow advisory. It says this includes...

Not guilty: judge rules in dramatic Burnaby kidnapping case

Not guilty: judge rules in dramatic Burnaby kidnapping case

Jul 1, 2022 / 7:12 am

Three suspected Burnaby kidnappers who took “extraordinary efforts” to escape police — including one who fell from an 11th floor balcony...

Accused in gang-related gunplay, police chase pleads guilty in Prince George

Accused in gang-related gunplay, police chase pleads guilty in Prince George

Jul 1, 2022 / 7:06 am

A man now faces sentencing after entering guilty pleas Wednesday to four charges from a brazen bout of gang-related gunplay in which a shot was fired at a...

VPD asks parents of a baby who was attacked to come forward

VPD asks parents of a baby who was attacked to come forward

Jul 1, 2022 / 7:00 am

Vancouver Police are investigating after a passer by witnessed an attack on a baby in a stroller. At 4:30 p.m. on June 27, a call was made to police reporting...

Vancouver police officer faces assault charge

Vancouver police officer faces assault charge

Jun 30, 2022 / 7:08 pm

A Vancouver Police Department constable has been charged with assault in connection with an on-duty incident on March 20, 2021, the BC Prosecution Service...

Police describe car with 'multiple' explosives involved in B.C. bank shooting

Police describe car with 'multiple' explosives involved in B.C. bank shooting

Jun 30, 2022 / 7:03 pm

RCMP have described a vehicle linked with two robbery suspects killed in a shootout with police outside a bank in Saanich, B.C., where six officers were...

'Sense of future' for Lytton if homes rebuilt by this time next year: B.C. minister

'Sense of future' for Lytton if homes rebuilt by this time next year: B.C. minister

Jun 30, 2022 / 7:01 pm

When a wildfire swept through Lytton, B.C., during a record-setting heat wave, Tricia Thorpe and her husband lost their house, barn, a woodworking shop and...

Royal Canadian Navy relieves Pacific fleet ship commander for 'inappropriate conduct'

Royal Canadian Navy relieves Pacific fleet ship commander for 'inappropriate conduct'

Jun 30, 2022 / 7:00 pm

The Royal Canadian Navy says it has relieved the commanding officer of a warship in the Pacific Fleet. In a release Thursday night, the navy says it has lost...

North Van man who paid for sex with teen in car fined $1,000

North Van man who paid for sex with teen in car fined $1,000

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:25 pm

A 55-year-old North Vancouver man who paid to have sex with a 14-year-old girl in his Tesla has been handed a $1,000 fine and put on probation for a year by a...

North Vancouver wine broker off the hook for $85,000 sour deal

North Vancouver wine broker off the hook for $85,000 sour deal

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:22 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has corked a lawsuit following an $85,000 wine deal gone sour. In November 2020, Moez Kassam agreed to purchase 138 bottles of wine...

Category 3 open burning restricted in Kamloops and Southeast fire centres

Category 3 open burning restricted in Kamloops and Southeast fire centres

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:08 pm

The first fire ban of the year in B.C.'s Interior went into effect Thursday. With a cooler and wetter than average spring across B.C., the province's...

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

Jun 30, 2022 / 2:58 pm

As B.C. enters its third summer since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, infections continue to fall, as they typically do during the summer...

Evacuation alert issued for Barnston Island along B.C.'s Fraser River

Evacuation alert issued for Barnston Island along B.C.'s Fraser River

Jun 30, 2022 / 12:11 pm

An evacuation alert has been issued for a small island along British Columbia's Fraser River due to possible flooding from swelling waters after rainfall...

Collision on Highway 5 near Blue River claims two lives

Collision on Highway 5 near Blue River claims two lives

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:26 am

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon near Blue River when their car collided with a commercial truck pulling a wide load and its pilot truck. RCMP...

Man dies in Port Coquitlam shooting, homicide team investigates

Man dies in Port Coquitlam shooting, homicide team investigates

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:22 am

A man was killed in a shooting in Port Coquitlam early Thursday. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken lead on the case and is turning to the...

Multiple ferry sailings cancelled on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route

Multiple ferry sailings cancelled on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:18 am

Multiple ferry sailings have been cancelled between Departure Bay in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay because of a mechanical problem with the Queen of Alberni. The...

Massive fire engulfs East Hastings building in Vancouver

Massive fire engulfs East Hastings building in Vancouver

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:14 am

Vancouver firefighters battled a massive fire in East Vancouver overnight. The fire broke out near the Value Village at 1820 E. Hastings Street just before 10...

Explosive devices detonated at landfill in wake of shootout, 1 officer in ICU

Explosive devices detonated at landfill in wake of shootout, 1 officer in ICU

Jun 30, 2022 / 10:09 am

The RCMP bomb disposal unit removed “extremely dangerous” explosives from a suspect vehicle at the scene of this week's armed bank robbery and...

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