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Driest May in Metro Van

May 26, 2018 / 6:51 am

Metro Vancouver is on its way to the driest May ever in the region. A normal May sees about 65 millimetres of rain. But, so far, less than two have been...

Crash driver in coma

May 26, 2018 / 6:38 am

The driver of a van involved in a crash with a fuel tanker truck on the Malahat Highway north of Victoria on Thursday has been placed in a medically induced...

3 sex assaults, 1 month

May 25, 2018 / 5:06 pm

Surrey RCMP say three sexual assaults that occurred within the span of a month in Newton may be related. Between April 24 and May 21, police received reports of...

Evacuees mopping up

May 25, 2018 / 3:54 pm

Emergency personnel in Grand Forks say the recovery process has begun in the community of 4,000, which was hardest hit by this year's flooding. Evacuation...

Fire closes highway

May 25, 2018 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Highway 3B in Trail is closed in both directions as fire crews battle a blaze in that area. An officer with the Trail RCMP says police...

Rescued eagle on mend

May 25, 2018 / 12:38 pm

An injured eagle is on the mend after being rescued by RCMP in Bella Coola. Const. Casey Charles and Const. Marina Coan, with help from a member of the public,...

Fire death deemed homicide

May 25, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Human remains discovered in a Fort St. John fire have been identified. RCMP said Friday they believe the death of John Banky on March 30 was a homicide. His...

Teacher faces sex crimes

May 25, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say sex-related charges have been laid against a man who teaches at two high schools in the Fraser Valley city. Const. Jody Thomas...

Wine dispute in court

May 25, 2018 / 11:54 am

The United States has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel over what it says are unfair regulations on the sale of wine in...

Pot 'gold rush' on the way

May 25, 2018 / 11:14 am

Former British Columbia premier Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich in the marijuana industry....

Gas price gouging?

May 25, 2018 / 7:26 am

Skyrocketing gas prices have prompted B.C. Premier John Horgan to call for a federal investigation into gas prices in Vancouver. In the midst of the Trans...

ICBC fraud rampant: poll

May 25, 2018 / 6:40 am

Is fraud an accepted part of dealing with ICBC? B.C. drivers appear to think so. Survey results released Thursday by the insurer show about 80 per cent believe...

Drinking water safety

May 25, 2018 / 6:29 am

Interior Health is breaking new ground when it comes to drinking water safety. In a first-of-its-kind project in Canada, Interior Health has launched a...

Driver dies after bus crash

May 25, 2018 / 6:19 am

A driver involved in a head-on crash with a bus in Burnaby, Wednesday, has died in hospital. The 81-year-old was was in critical condition after an SUV collided...

No police blame in fire

May 24, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The police are not to blame for the burns a man suffered after he lit himself on fire in a Vancouver's McDonald's in March, according to B.C.'s...

Preemie seal pup a cutie

May 24, 2018 / 7:27 pm

An abandoned preemie seal pup is being cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium. The adorable pup, nicknamed Emerald, still had parts of its umbilical cord attached...

Campbell River wildfire

May 24, 2018 / 7:15 pm

A 12-hectare wildfire near Campbell River is being fought by air and ground. The fire sparked Wednesday in a logged-out slash area and briefly caused the...

Sex offender on the loose

May 24, 2018 / 4:05 pm

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk sexual offender. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Richard Darren...

Fishery cut to help whales

May 24, 2018 / 3:41 pm

The federal government is closing some recreational and commercial chinook fisheries on the West Coast in an effort to help save endangered southern resident...

Mom dies saving daughter

May 24, 2018 / 1:15 pm

The twin brother of a woman who died just hours before her daughter's wedding in Tofino, B.C., says the mother of three would have wanted the celebration to...

Fuel spill in tanker crash

May 24, 2018 / 12:32 pm

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. The Trans-Canada Highway isn't expected to reopen until at least 8 p.m. following a tanker crash north of Victoria. Traffic is being...

Beetle mania in Vancouver

May 24, 2018 / 12:27 pm

Plants and soil can't be moved across a wide swath of Vancouver after the discovery of the voracious Japanese beetle in the city. The Canadian Food...

Pipeline challenges tossed

May 24, 2018 / 12:03 pm

The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by the British Columbia...

ATM scammers busted

May 24, 2018 / 11:50 am

Vancouver police have arrested a pair of ATM scammers. Charges have been approved after police arrested two men last week for allegedly tampering with automated...

200 more doctors for BC

May 24, 2018 / 11:25 am

An overhaul of British Columbia's health system over the next three years is aimed at offering patients expanded hours of access and more services from...

Troops begin leaving

May 24, 2018 / 11:15 am

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers in B.C. to assist with flooding response will begin going home today. The troops will return to their base in Edmonton in...

No more Freeman on transit

May 24, 2018 / 10:56 am

Planned Metro Vancouver transit announcements voiced by Morgan Freeman have been put on pause following allegations of sexual harassment against the actor. The...

Toddler drowns in pool

May 24, 2018 / 8:57 am

UPDATE 9:00 a.m. A little girl, believed to be just under two years of age has died after she was found unresponsive in a backyard swimming pool in Mission B.C....

Beating suspect caught

May 24, 2018 / 7:58 am

The third man involved in a vicious beating of an autistic man that sparked outrage across the country has now been arrested.Jaspaul Uppal, 21, of no fixed...

Chased geese with drone

May 24, 2018 / 6:50 am

Conservation officers are investigating after video has emerged of a drone operator chasing a flock of Canada geese on Vancouver Island. The video shot on May 8...

Parents confront voyeur

May 24, 2018 / 6:39 am

Police are investigating after dramatic showdown between parents and a man who allegedly took pictures up a young girl's skirt in Coquitlam....

Burning out of control

May 23, 2018 / 8:27 pm

UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. Ground crews and air support are battling a 25 hectare fire located 35 kilometres west of Lillooet. No structures are being threatened at this...

Bus, SUV collide head-on

May 23, 2018 / 7:42 pm

Ten people were sent to hospital after a transit bus and SUV collided in Burnaby, late Wednesday afternoon. TransLink says injuries range from minor to...

Boating tragedy averted

May 23, 2018 / 7:15 pm

A grim reminder as we reach the midway point of national Safe Boating Awareness Week. Two children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while...

Grabbed from behind

May 23, 2018 / 4:06 pm

An RCMP investigation is ongoing following a sexual assault in the Newton area of Surrey on May 21. At 4:45 a.m. Monday morning, a woman was grabbed from behind...

Stolen booze ring busted

May 23, 2018 / 2:00 pm

More than $100,000 worth of booze was allegedly stolen from a BC Liquor Distribution Branch warehouse in East Vancouver. An LDB employee is under police...

$7K in counterfeit cash

May 23, 2018 / 1:49 pm

A Victoria man faces 29 charges after the seizure of drugs, weapons and counterfeit cash. The man was arrested Friday in Esquimalt for alleged money fraud after...

Active shooter scenario

May 23, 2018 / 12:45 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has released a video showing people what to do when faced with an active deadly threat situation. According to the VPD, when...

200 new nurse practitioners

May 23, 2018 / 12:38 pm

British Columbia is creating 200 new nurse practitioner positions in an effort to connect more residents to a primary care provider. Nurse practitioners can...

Threat to BC shellfish

May 23, 2018 / 12:25 pm

A new scientific study says more needs to be known about the impact on oyster farms of microplastic pollution that has been found in waters off Vancouver...

Camper suffers serious burns

May 23, 2018 / 11:04 am

A Vancouver man hoping to enjoy the May long weekend camping with family and friends is now recovering after receiving serious burns to his arms and torso....

Drawing of luring suspect

May 23, 2018 / 9:58 am

Surrey RCMP have released a composite sketch of a suspicious person who approached a child last week. At approximately 1 p.m. May 14, a man in a car drove up to...

Disaster aid for flood victims

May 23, 2018 / 8:10 am

Now that the flood waters are receding in Grand Forks, the disaster relief is beginning to flow in. Samaritan’s Purse Canada has sent its specially...

Bridge removal delayed

May 23, 2018 / 6:42 am

Dismantling of Victoria's old Johnson Street Bridge has been delayed until June. A new replacement opened in March, and the old span was to be removed this...

Obey Morgan Freeman

May 23, 2018 / 6:34 am

Keep your feet off the seats. The voice of TransLink messaging promoting a new "Tap to Pay" fare system and urging riders to be courteous is that of...

Going home after a flood

May 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

Flood waters may be receding in parts of Southern B.C., but the problems aren't over for those returning home. Interior Health advises residents that...

B.C. files challenge

May 22, 2018 / 9:49 pm

The British Columbia government filed a constitutional lawsuit Tuesday countering an Alberta government bill that would limit fuel being sent to the province....

'An absolute nightmare'

May 22, 2018 / 8:25 pm

Tonya Kilmer refuses to give up hope. Her husband, Ben, went missing in rural Duncan nearly a week ago, but she's adamant he'll be found alive. Kilmer,...

Sexual assault warning

May 22, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A warning from Surrey RCMP after an alleged sexual assault over the long weekend. Police say the alleged assault occurred at Tannery Park in Surrey between 4:30...

Rain, snowmelt still a worry

May 22, 2018 / 4:28 pm

Many people forced from their homes by flooding in southern British Columbia have been allowed to return, but officials say there are still areas of concern in...

Doors locked, windows not

May 22, 2018 / 4:22 pm

Chase RCMP are reminding people to make sure their vehicles are secured after two break ins where thieves got in through open windows. Cpl. Scott Linklater said...

Girl molested on city bus

May 22, 2018 / 3:05 pm

Richmond RCMP are investigating after a man is alleged to have molested a young girl on a city bus. Cpl. Dennis Hwang said on May 15, shortly before 5:50 p.m.,...

Cops injured during arrest

May 22, 2018 / 2:37 pm

Two police officers have suffered non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest in Victoria. The Victoria Police Department says patrol officers were called to...

Music teacher sex charges

May 22, 2018 / 1:17 pm

More charges have now been laid against a Coquitlam piano teacher. Dmytro Kubyshkin is now facing a total of 10 charges including 7 additional counts of sexual...

BC sues Alberta

May 22, 2018 / 12:24 pm

The simmering battle between British Columbia and Alberta heated up again on Tuesday as B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta's Court of Queen's...

$47K fine for worker death

May 22, 2018 / 11:09 am

The Kicking Horse Ski Resort near Golden has been fined just over $47,000 by WorkSafeBC for the death of an employee last year. A 41-year-old Golden man died on...

Clean-up kits for floods

May 22, 2018 / 10:54 am

Starting Tuesday morning, the Canadian Red Cross has made over 200 flooding clean-up kits available at their reception centre in Grand Forks, as hundreds of...

Gangsters Out goes political

May 22, 2018 / 10:24 am

The B.C. blog Gangsters Out has launched a political party in Surrey. The blog is best known for its coverage of Hells Angels activity in British Columbia and...

Cetacean ban coming?

May 22, 2018 / 7:04 am

A new study from the Angus Reid Institute seems to indicate Canadians are increasingly concerned about cetaceans in captivity. The study indicates Canadians are...

Ferries to drop fuel rebate

May 22, 2018 / 6:41 am

B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says she is "extremely disappointed" by a plan by BC Ferries to remove fuel rebates, less than two months...

Couple buried in mudslide

May 22, 2018 / 4:34 am

A Saskatchewan couple is recovering in hospital after a mudslide swept them off a cliff in British Columbia. Weyburn resident Sheri Niemegeers said she and her...

Flood waters receding

May 22, 2018 / 4:32 am

The majority of residents in British Columbia's Boundary region who were forced from their homes by catastrophic floods are free to return home. The...

More evacs lifted

May 21, 2018 / 5:05 pm

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. The number of evacuation orders in the Grand Forks area has been lowered again, with just 151 addresses remaining under order. These...

Swept away by mudslide

May 21, 2018 / 4:47 pm

A couple from Saskatchewan got more adventure than they bargained for while travelling in B.C. this week, when they got swept off a cliff by a mudslide. The...

Therapy cow gives birth

May 21, 2018 / 1:48 pm

Gracie the blind cow was rescued from slaughter last year, and now she is a proud new mother and therapy animal. The Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., also known as...

Arrest in double shooting

May 21, 2018 / 1:34 pm

Police have arrested a man following a targeted double shooting of a Langley pair Friday which resulted in the two targets being hospitalized, and the woman...

Pixar at Science World

May 21, 2018 / 6:52 am

From Wall-E's wide eyes to Dory's relentless cheer, Pixar's animated characters have a way of tugging on heart strings, and a new exhibit is giving...

Police issue groper warning

May 21, 2018 / 6:43 am

Surrey RCMP are warning the public after a woman was groped Sunday. The victim was walking near 144th Street and 76th Avenue about 5:15 a.m. when she was...

Langley grow-op burns

May 20, 2018 / 1:55 pm

It took fire crews more than 12 hours to douse a licensed marijuana grow-op in Langley Saturday night. CTV News Vancouver reported that the fire broke out in...

Evacuation orders rescinded

May 20, 2018 / 10:53 am

Evacuation orders for 175 properties affected by flooding in Boundary have been rescinded. Nearly 350 people in Grand Forks, Electoral Area D, Christina Lake,...

Four hikers saved on summit

May 19, 2018 / 6:31 pm

Four lost hikers were rescued from one of the summits at Mount Seymour on Saturday afternoon by search and rescue crews. The hikers, all in their 20s, were...

Catastrophic surge avoided

May 19, 2018 / 3:51 pm

As efforts begin to shift from response to recovery in some British Columbia communities already gutted by flooding, hundreds of people in other areas of the...

Grand Forks from above

May 19, 2018 / 10:24 am

B.C.’s Interior continues to deal with severe flooding, but more help has arrived. The first group of military personnel arrived Thursday in Grand Forks...

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