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COVID-positive hospitalizations increased by 3% in B.C.

Jan 27, 2022 / 3:30 pm

COVID hospitalizations increased by 3 per cent Thursday. The province is reporting 2,033 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours, bringing the...

RCMP station in Surrey, B.C., evacuated after grenade turned in

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:41 pm

The Mounties called in explosive experts after a person walked into one of their offices in Surrey, B.C., with a grenade on Thursday. The RCMP say someone went...

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Jan 27, 2022 / 1:06 pm

Students and crew aboard a marine school bus have been safely rescued after an engine fire on the vessel used to ferry children to school in B.C.'s southern...

Four adult members of the same family shot to death inside Richmond home

Jan 27, 2022 / 11:34 am

Homicide investigators confirmed on Thursday that the four people found shot to death inside a Richmond home were all members of the same family. Police also...

Jake Virtanen charged with sex assault following VPD investigation

Jan 27, 2022 / 11:05 am

The Vancouver Police Department announced Thursday that Jake Virtanen has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation. The BC Prosecution...

B.C. brands brace for Beijing boost at 2022 Olympics

Jan 27, 2022 / 10:45 am

There will be a notable absence of Vancouver Canucks players hitting the ice next month in Beijing to compete for gold after the National Hockey League and its...

Weighing the costs, benefits of 2030 Winter Games

Jan 27, 2022 / 10:35 am

There’s little question that the 2010 Winter Olympics generated positive economic impacts for Vancouver and the rest of B.C. All the spending in the...

Suspect in Burnaby stabbing death arrested next day after bank robbery

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:59 am

The man charged with murder in the stabbing death of a North Vancouver woman at a Burnaby mall in December also faces charges in connection to a bank robbery...

Senior conned out of $5,000 in 'grandparent scam'

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:52 am

West Vancouver Police are warning the public to beware of con artists after a local senior was defrauded of $5,000 in a scam known as the “grandparent...

Driver OK after dump truck plunges over Vancouver Island embankment into ocean

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:44 am

A woman ran into the icy ocean to rescue the driver of a dump truck after it went out of control Wednesday on Vancouver Island. “We had a tandem dump...

Mayors' Caucus requests safe restart funding pertaining to transit be extended

Jan 26, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Mayors from across the province are urging the federal government to extend the the safe restart agreement as it pertains to transit funding. The BC Urban...

Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre has busiest year ever

Jan 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) says 2021 was a record-breaking year. Thanks to the dedication of staff, volunteers, and our...

Tale of two clerks: New legislature boss Ryan-Lloyd testifies at corruption trial

Jan 26, 2022 / 5:30 pm

Kate Ryan-Lloyd, the clerk of the Legislative Assembly of B.C., took to the stand in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday to testify for special Crown prosecutors in...

Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:46 pm

Seven months ago, wildfire tore through Cassandra Melanson house, sending the young woman fleeing the town of Lytton, B.C., as it burned to the ground. The heat...

RCMP and motorist help save man in crisis on Kicking Horse Bridge

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:31 pm

Golden RCMP is applauding the work of one of their own on Bell Let's Talk day. This week, a Golden RCMP officer helped save a man in crisis on the Trans...

COVID-positive hospitalizations decreased by 3.6% in B.C.

Jan 26, 2022 / 4:05 pm

COVID hospitalizations dropped slightly Wednesday, by 3.6 per cent. The province is reporting 2,086 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours, bringing...

Prince George RCMP investigating first homicide of 2022

Jan 26, 2022 / 3:53 pm

Prince George RCMP are investigating the city's first homicide of the year. Investigators remained at a home at the corner of Porter Avenue and Oak Street...

B.C. forest watchdog recommends improving forest management to protect water

Jan 26, 2022 / 3:49 pm

British Columbia's forest watchdog has identified four key areas where the management of forestry practices can negatively affect water and outlines...

250,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits going to child care providers

Jan 26, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Government-funded child care providers in B.C. are getting thousands of rapid antigen tests. The province has announced it’s distributing 250,000...

Nine new coronaviruses found by UBC-led research team

Jan 26, 2022 / 2:05 pm

Nine new coronaviruses have been discovered by a research team led by a former University of British Columbia (UBC) postdoctoral fellow in medical genetics. Dr....

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