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More money for senior care

Sep 25, 2018 / 9:00 pm

The Province has come up with millions of dollars to help seniors get more care. The John Horgan government is increasing staffing levels in residential care...

Another whale losing weight

Sep 25, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A U.S. government agency says a killer whale that is part of the endangered southern resident population appears to have lost weight. The whale known as K25 is...

Behind locked gates

Sep 25, 2018 / 4:03 pm

A homeless woman living at a Vancouver Island campground with nearly three dozen others says vulnerable people aren't getting support from their families...

Silicone love at doll brothel

Sep 25, 2018 / 12:45 pm

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Vancouver’s “first sex doll brothel" has begun plastering posters all over downtown. "Forget the...

Pilot, wife still missing

Sep 25, 2018 / 12:07 pm

An experienced pilot and his wife are still missing after their aircraft dropped off radar en route from Edmonton to Chilliwack. New information has been shared...

Charges in violent spree

Sep 25, 2018 / 12:05 pm

Charges have been laid following a violent crime spree in downtown Vancouver last week. Jesse William Swain, 27, has been charged with three counts of assault...

Patient denied chemo

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:51 am

Terry Willis says he's praying for a clean, safe place to live to undergo the cancer treatments he needs after he was denied chemotherapy because he stays...

Surrey suspect sought

Sep 25, 2018 / 10:30 am

Surrey RCMP need the public's help to identify a suspect in an early August assault. The incident took place on August 8, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m....

Homeless standoff continues

Sep 25, 2018 / 8:07 am

An advocates group in British Columbia is asking the province to reopen a provincial park just outside Victoria so that dozens of homeless campers who have set...

Ill-prepared for legal pot?

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:20 am

With less than a month to go before marijuana is legalized in Canada a new poll suggests Canadians are suffering anxiety over the potential impact on impaired...

Death threats on bus ride

Sep 25, 2018 / 6:58 am

Cellphone video on a West Vancouver bus captured a tense confrontation that escalated to death threats over the weekend. Transit police say the incident...

Dog gets into pot on ferry

Sep 25, 2018 / 6:35 am

A Vancouver Island woman says her dog got into some discarded marijuana on a ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and went into seizures. Alyx Speth says she was in...

Sketch of bathroom creep

Sep 25, 2018 / 6:20 am

RCMP have released a sketch of a man who allegedly exposed himself in a women's washroom at Vancouver's UBC campus earlier this month. A woman in...

Drugs contained placenta

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:47 pm

The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia has suspended the licence of a pharmacist it says showed a "blatant disregard for public safety"...

Province buys private MRIs

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:15 pm

Health-care advocates are praising the provincial government's purchase of two private MRI clinics. Fraser Health Authority purchased Surrey MRI and Fraser...

Arrest in highway body case

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:46 pm

RCMP have made an arrest in a Prince George death in which a body was found near Highway 97 in 2016. The Prince George RCMP's Serious Crime Unit arrested...

Teen charged in stabbing

Sep 24, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A 17-year-old female has been charged following a weekend stabbing in Surrey. Police say a 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital with non-life threatening...

Body was inside suitcase

Sep 24, 2018 / 1:23 pm

A high-profile murder case involving a former Vernon man linked to the death of a Japanese exchange student got off to a graphic start, Monday. Natsumi Kogawa...

Base rent hikes on inflation

Sep 24, 2018 / 12:52 pm

A task force examining the heated issue of annual rent increases that are permitted in British Columbia has recommended the hikes be reduced and tied only to...

Farsi on BC curriculum?

Sep 24, 2018 / 11:25 am

Students in B.C. public schools could have another option for language studies, if a new campaign is successful. The Farsi Dar B.C. campaign calls for Farsi,...

Prop-rep debate challenge

Sep 24, 2018 / 11:21 am

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson is challenging premier John Horgan to a public debate on proportional representation. "This fall, British Columbians...

Third acid spill on highway

Sep 24, 2018 / 10:33 am

The movement of sulphuric acid by truck through a southeastern British Columbia city has been halted while officials try to determine why there has been a third...

Affordability review out

Sep 24, 2018 / 10:01 am

British Columbia's Rental Housing Task Force recommends cutting annual rent increase cap. "We listened to the voices of British Columbians concerned...

Hammer suspect in custody

Sep 24, 2018 / 9:53 am

A suspect is now in custody following a hammer attack on the Queensborough Bridge in New Westminster, B.C. The attack occurred Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and...

Cafe gets world's best nod

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:49 am

A Vancouver cafe has been declared one of best in the world by Britain's venerable Telegraph newspaper. The Ovaltine Cafe on East Hastings is remarkable for...

Clark refutes vote comment

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:38 am

Former premier Christy Clark is refuting comments she made in a years-old radio segment about voting reform in B.C. Clark says she's not in favour of...

Mail bomb - new charges

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:16 am

Two additional charges have been laid against a Whitehorse man accused of mailing an explosive device to his brother on Vancouver Island. Leon Nepper, 73, now...

Three people assaulted

Sep 23, 2018 / 6:52 pm

New Westminster police responded to the Queensborough Bridge following reports of an assault in progress on Sunday. An adult male was alleged to have been...

Attacked by bear at home

Sep 23, 2018 / 6:44 pm

An unusual attack occurred in Coquitlam early Sunday morning, involving a black bear and a man in his own home. The resident entered his garage to work on his...

Missing from psych hospital

Sep 23, 2018 / 4:39 pm

Coquitlam RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing from a psychiatric hospital for several weeks On Sept. 6, Kara...

Walking to save lives

Sep 23, 2018 / 12:29 pm

Annual Kidney Walks took place throughout B.C. and Yukon on Sunday morning. Hundreds if not thousands of people walked to raise awareness and funds for kidney...

Hwy 1 closed after incident

Sep 23, 2018 / 8:02 am

Highway 1 is closed in both directions west of Chase after a vehicle incident Sunday morning. A detour is available via 97a, 97b, and 97 through Monte Creek,...

Teen girl stabbed

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:53 am

A 17-year-old woman is in hospital after a stabbing incident in Surrey Saturday evening. At about 6:20 p.m. an incident occurred between a group of teens,...

A race unlike any other

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:13 am

As election campaigns kick off across British Columbia its largest city is facing a race unlike any other, experts say. A proliferation of new parties and...

Nutty program for farmers

Sep 22, 2018 / 2:38 pm

Nutty farmers are being encouraged to start planning for the 2019 season by applying for the second intake of Hazelnut Renewal Program funding. Funding...

Trapped in car for six hours

Sep 22, 2018 / 2:27 pm

A Comox man spent more than six hours trapped in his vehicle Friday morning after he swerved to avoid an animal and crashed, near Port Alberni. The man was...

Fires hit pine-beetle areas

Sep 22, 2018 / 12:15 pm

Clearing or burning beetle-ravaged forests may be costly but could mitigate against the kind of massive wildfires that have been seen in British Columbia the...

Spike in crime

Sep 22, 2018 / 8:25 am

Officials are reporting a spike in crime after a tent city was set up in a Vancouver Island provincial campground. Police say they have an extensive log of...

Sex-crime charges for nanny

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:29 am

Police in Saanich fear there may be more victims after a woman reported her two sons, both under the age of 10, may have been sexually assaulted. Sgt. Jereme...

Homicide victim known

Sep 21, 2018 / 4:20 pm

A man who was found dead in an abandoned Richmond home Thursday morning is known to police. Homicide investigators have confirmed that the body found was that...

Art-directed garbage

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:54 pm

Supergirl director Kevin Smith has taken a photo that is going viral on social media. The photo taken out the window of Smith's hotel room at the Sutton...

Fatal hit and run

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Surrey RCMP are looking for witnesses and video of a fatal hit and run to help find the suspect. Cpl. Elenore Sturko said shortly before 9 p.m., on Sept. 20, a...

Citizen arrest of carjacker

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Police say a pedestrian was seriously injured Friday morning in downtown Vancouver after a carjacking that ended with the arrest of a suspect and multiple...

'Birdageddon' on coast

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:46 am

A British Columbia man who witnessed dozens of birds falling from the sky in Tsawwassen says he thought it was "birdageddon." Kevin Beech says he was...

One-man crime spree

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:35 am

Vancouver police have arrested a suspect following a one-man crime spree involving a carjacking, multiple collisions and assaults in the downtown core Friday...

Deadly spider gets bad rap?

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:48 am

Most spiders in British Columbia are nothing to worry about, except this one! Even experienced arachnophiles are cautious about two species, the black widow and...

Airbnb hidden camera?

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:26 am

Airbnb has come under fire for a number of reasons over the past several years but now new claims could seriously damage the business. There have been several...

Pump the brakes on cams

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:09 am

Not so fast. The B.C. government has flip-flopped when it comes to speed cameras at intersections across the province. The cameras were supposed to go into...

Rainfall warnings for coast

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:53 am

Residents across British Columbia's south coast will need their umbrellas and gumboots until at least Saturday as rain and wind lash the region. Environment...

Plane search called off

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:15 pm

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. The search for a missing small plane has been called off by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre on Thursday afternoon. As of 3 p.m., the JRCC...

Suspicious death in home

Sep 20, 2018 / 3:11 pm

A man has been found dead inside a Richmond home Thursday. Richmond police officers responded to a residence on Odlin Road just after 8:30 a.m. His death is...

Joint Olympic bid?

Sep 20, 2018 / 12:30 pm

An International Olympic Committee official once said the commute from Vancouver to Whistler, B.C., for the 2010 Winter Games was "too far." Now, the...

Teck loses US pollution case

Sep 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a $8.25M court ruling against Teck Metals, ordering the company to pay the Confederated Tribes of...

Care home controversy

Sep 20, 2018 / 11:48 am

The advocate for seniors in British Columbia says a quarter of people living in long-term care homes are receiving antipsychotic medication without a supporting...

Storm season on south coast

Sep 20, 2018 / 11:40 am

Environment Canada says British Columbia's south coast will be drenched by two Pacific storms over the next few days. The first is forecast to bring periods...

Park closed to homeless

Sep 20, 2018 / 10:27 am

Homeless campers who had hoped to settle for two weeks at a provincial park near Victoria say they have been told to leave, less than a day after setting up...

Hopeful for dark times

Sep 20, 2018 / 8:27 am

The hero of "The Good Doctor," a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, represents the show's title in more ways than one. Dr. Shaun...

Vigil for dead teen

Sep 20, 2018 / 8:24 am

Family and friends of a young northwestern British Columbia mother are calling on people to gather along Highway 16 as a tribute to the 18-year-old. Jessica...

Spill response drill

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:17 am

Trans Mountain ran an emergency test on Wednesday to see how quickly and efficiently they can respond to a spill in the Burrard Inlet. The company released...

Progress in plane search

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Pilots and spotters have spent over 20 hours on Wednesday searching a corridor along Highway 5 for a missing plane. Wednesday marks the sixth day of searching...

VPD defends pot seizure

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:27 pm

Vancouver police say officers weren't conducting a raid when they seized cannabis products from a program that offers marijuana to heroin addicts on the...

Arrested asleep in stolen car

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:37 pm

A well known and prolific criminal on Vancouver Island has been caught red-handed, actually, it's asleep at the wheel. Nanaimo RCMP found their man fast...

Stewart the front runner

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:14 pm

A new poll indicates former NDP MP, Kennedy Stewart, is the front-runner in Vancouver's mayoral race. The poll, conducted by Research Co., indicates 36 per...

Burning, forest use, OK

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:31 am

All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia's six fire centres for the first time since early summer. The Ministry...

Housing upheaval

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:07 am

Vancouver is considering allowing duplexes in most areas of the city currently restricted to single-family homes, and the plan has prompted a lengthy public...

Vaping: vex or boon?

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:03 am

Canadians appear split when it comes to vaping. According to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute, many Canadians feel switching from smoking to vaping is a...

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