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Bears killed after attack

Oct 22, 2017 / 7:44 pm

Two people have been injured by a bear that broke into a home in Mission, B.C. Murray Smith with the provincial Conservation Officer Service says a Mission...

Hwy 1 reopens

Oct 22, 2017 / 4:08 pm

UPDATED: 4:08 p.m. Highway 1 has reopened to traffic in both directions, after a collision closed the highway 60 km east of Revelstoke. Expect heavy delays due...

Fire destroys mansion

Oct 22, 2017 / 2:58 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. Investigators in Vancouver are hoping to find the cause of a fire that destroyed a mansion in the upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood. The blaze...

Early morning shots fired

Oct 22, 2017 / 1:43 pm

Police are investigating an early-morning shooting in Langley. It appears no one was injured and investigators do not believe there is an increased risk to the...

Fernie evac order rescinded

Oct 22, 2017 / 9:44 am

An evacuation order around the Fernie Memorial Arena has been lifted six days after three people died from an ammonia leak at the rink. Residents of...

Watch that highway driving

Oct 22, 2017 / 7:23 am

A Pacific weather system which gave rain and snow to interior highway passes overnight is departing, according to Environment Canada. Snow changed to rain over...

Wildfires are more extreme

Oct 22, 2017 / 7:02 am

Climate change didn't directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, says a...

Snowfall warnings on passes

Oct 21, 2017 / 8:42 pm

Multiple snowfall warnings are currently in effect for mountain passes in B.C. Snowfall between 15 to 20 centimetres is expected on Highway 3 between Hope and...

Health Minister visits DTES

Oct 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

A program that helps people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is getting a funding boost from the federal government. An initiative that focuses on gender...

Third rainstorm in a week

Oct 21, 2017 / 6:20 pm

The South Coast will be pounded by rain on Saturday night. A rainfall warning is in place for the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and for Victoria and the Gulf...

$9,000 in phony bridge tolls

Oct 21, 2017 / 4:29 pm

A Maple Ridge man said he was stunned upon receiving a massive bridge toll bill dating back six years, even though he and his truck were out of town during many...

The Rock gets his own day

Oct 21, 2017 / 3:51 pm

When you love the city, the city loves you back. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has frequented Vancouver and the surrounding area recently, as he is starring...

Pot yes, hard drugs no

Oct 21, 2017 / 10:15 am

It may not come as a huge surprise, but British Columbians are in favour or legalizing marijuana, but not so called 'hard' drugs a new Insights West...

Ammonia scarred Olympian

Oct 21, 2017 / 9:28 am

Canadian Olympic silver medallist and former world champion figure skater Karen Magnussen can still feel the spot deep in her chest where an ammonia leak burned...

Icebreaker's epic journey

Oct 21, 2017 / 6:47 am

A Canadian icebreaker's epic journey to celebrate Canada 150 is nearing its finale in B.C. The 150-day Canada C3 expedition started in Toronto, traversed...

Steals cop car, crashes it

Oct 21, 2017 / 6:35 am

A man stole an RCMP cruiser and promptly crashed it in a Lower Mainland joyride early Friday. The suspect is facing charges after the cop car was stolen during...

Cuddles needs cuddles

Oct 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

An adorable kitten named Cuddles needs your help. Only a month old when his leg was broken, Cuddles never received veterinary care. The brave kitten’s...

Tree comes crashing down

Oct 20, 2017 / 5:10 pm

An old tree in Vancouver's West End came crashing down on Thursday. The decades-old Catalpa tipped over on Burnaby Street near Nicola Street, causing...

Heavy rain warning at coast

Oct 20, 2017 / 4:09 pm

A rainfall warning has been posted for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Greater Victoria, and up to 70 millimetres are expected. Environment Canada says...

Cops break up drug ring

Oct 20, 2017 / 3:29 pm

Northern B.C. gang cops have broken up what they say is a drug trafficking ring in Prince George. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit raided two...

Husband admits to murder

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:36 am

A British Columbia man whose wife was struck by a vehicle and killed nearly eight years ago has pleaded guilty to his part in her murder. Police say 53-year-old...

Dumpster fire, body found

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:30 am

Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body at the scene of a dumpster fire in Langley. Firefighters found the body after dousing the fire just...

City shuts down to mourn

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:21 am

The City of Fernie shut down its operations Friday to give staff time to grieve the deaths of co-workers following an ammonia leak at the local ice rink. The BC...

Miracle she wasn't crushed

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

Motorists are wondering why a section of Highway 1 wasn't closed when rocks rained down from the cliffside. Several vehicles were damaged earlier this week...

17 years for murder of teen

Oct 20, 2017 / 10:46 am

A British Columbia man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 17 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder....

Fernie victims identified

Oct 20, 2017 / 9:38 am

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of three men who died after a workplace incident at Fernie Memorial Arena on Tuesday. They were Wayne Allan...

Singing pig's an SPCA hit

Oct 20, 2017 / 8:35 am

A pig with personality is searching for a forever farm after being seized during a cruelty investigation. The B.C. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Understanding racist legacy

Oct 20, 2017 / 6:14 am

The University of British Columbia is on a mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning...

Apology over bedbug flight

Oct 20, 2017 / 6:04 am

A New Westminster woman plagued by bedbugs on a nine-hour flight to London is a victim of the explosive growth in the critters globally, but travellers...

Sex assault suspect search

Oct 19, 2017 / 4:21 pm

Police have released sketches and a surveillance image of a suspect in two Surrey sex assaults. RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying...

Greens push for ride sharing

Oct 19, 2017 / 3:14 pm

British Columbia's Green party is taking its third run at bringing ride-hailing to the province. Green Leader Andrew Weaver has introduced a private...

Deadly rollover on highway

Oct 19, 2017 / 3:11 pm

A 33-year-old woman died in a fatal rollover near Prince George, Thursday. Just after 8 a.m, RCMP were called to a single-vehicle crash, just north of Bear Lake...

Homeless camp burns

Oct 19, 2017 / 1:54 pm

A homeless camp went up in flames, Thursday, in Victoria's View Royal neighbourhood. Propane tanks were exploding as crews arrived at the scene off Burnside...

Bodies removed from arena

Oct 19, 2017 / 11:45 am

The bodies of three men have been removed from an ice arena after a deadly ammonia leak on Tuesday set off a local state of emergency in Fernie. Fire Chief Ted...

Bed bugs on a plane

Oct 19, 2017 / 11:18 am

A New Westminster woman is more frustrated by customer service than the bed bug bites she and her family received on a recent trans-Atlantic flight. Heather...

Three rescued from blaze

Oct 19, 2017 / 9:57 am

Three people were rescued from a burning home in Surrey overnight. The fire broke out on 116th Avenue just before midnight. While waiting for firefighters to...

Pilot lands on highway

Oct 19, 2017 / 9:45 am

A pilot who caused an unusual traffic hazard in northern British Columbia after safely making an emergency landing on a highway initially had some trouble...

Shaken by arena tragedy

Oct 19, 2017 / 6:54 am

A lifelong resident of a picturesque Rocky Mountain community says people have been shaken by the deaths of three workers following an ammonia leak at the local...

Homeless amid the rich

Oct 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada's wealthiest communities to pitch tents and draw attention to housing shortages for...

Shots fired in Whalley

Oct 19, 2017 / 6:10 am

Surrey RCMP are on scene of yet another shots-fired incident in Whalley. About 9 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 13300 block of 90th Avenue. Sgt. Steve...

Difficult water rescue of 4

Oct 18, 2017 / 9:22 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Four people were rescued after being stranded in the Capilano River. The rescue mission was difficult and crews had a rough time getting to...

Fernie deaths probe

Oct 18, 2017 / 7:38 pm

UPDATE: 7:38 p.m. Emergency crews gained access to part of an arena in Fernie, B.C., on Wednesday more than 24 hours after three workers died following an...

K-9 cops calendar models

Oct 18, 2017 / 7:30 pm

The 2018 Vancouver police dogs calendar features four-legged members of the VPD Canine Unit posing in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown in celebration of the...

Warning of wildfire impact

Oct 18, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The mental health needs of evacuees and health care professionals should be top priority after B.C.’s worst wildfire season. B.C. Nurses’s Union is...

Are you emergency ready?

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:38 pm

As B.C. prepares for the annual "Shakeout" earthquake drill, a new survey suggests only seven per cent of British Columbians are “emergency...

1,000s of child sex images

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:41 pm

A Fraser Valley man faces child porn charges after police seized a large collection of child sex images in Abbotsford. Travis Butler, 38, is charged with two...

Highway 3 reopens

Oct 18, 2017 / 1:05 pm

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. Highway 3 has reopened, DriveBC reports. UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Highway 3 will remain closed near the Alberta border into the afternoon, after a...

No charges for PG officer

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:37 pm

A member of the Prince George RCMP will not be facing criminal charges in relation to an arrest in July 2015. The BC Prosecution Service announced Wednesday no...

Murder victim identified

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

Police have identified Vancouver resident Marline Mars, 34, as the homicide victim found dead in an apartment last week. VPD Const. Jason Doucette said...

Pot rules a work in progress

Oct 18, 2017 / 6:46 am

The looming deadline for legalized marijuana has local governments in B.C. crafting wish lists for provincial legislation, from where pot should be grown to how...

Three dead in ammonia leak

Oct 18, 2017 / 6:40 am

UPDATE: Wednesday 6:38 a.m. Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie on Tuesday night that also forced an evacuation of homes,...

Fumes over ride-share delay

Oct 18, 2017 / 6:09 am

British Columbia's Green party says it will introduce a private member's bill this week that backs ride sharing, despite long-standing roadblocks from...

Suspect dead in standoff

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:51 am

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m. A vehicle being sought in relation to a weekend homicide in southwest Calgary was located Tuesday in Revelstoke. Calgary police had earlier...

Pot shop stinks up club

Oct 17, 2017 / 9:02 pm

A Vancouver Island pot shop has agreed to move after running afoul of a martial arts club. For the past five years, Skillz Canada has offered martial arts...

Record damages in lawsuit

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:00 pm

A lawyer says his client has been awarded the largest amount ever by a Canadian court for punitive damages linked to a motor vehicle accident. Veronica Howell...

Student groped near school

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:17 pm

Police are looking for a suspect after a female student was groped by a man near Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey. RCMP said the sexual assault...

Huge boulder lands on car

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. A woman witnessed a large boulder land on a car, just 200 metres in front of her on Highway 1. “She ran up there but by the time she got...

The Rock loves Surrey

Oct 17, 2017 / 1:16 pm

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is expressing his love for B.C. again. The Hollywood actor recently sang the praises of Vancouver, and took to Instagram...

Best city to be a woman

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:19 am

A study has found Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, in spite of the wage gap between men and women worsening slightly there in recent years....

Oysters recalled in BC

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:57 am

Federal health officials say some farm-raised Pacific oysters are being recalled due to a marine biotoxin which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. The...

BC: when in doubt, review

Oct 16, 2017 / 4:14 pm

The B.C. New Democrat government has announced reviews or consultations on a number of issues since coming to power in July. On Monday, the NDP announced it had...

Ride-sharing a year away

Oct 16, 2017 / 3:24 pm

Legislation allowing ride-sharing in British Columbia is a year away after the province hired an expert today to consult on the best way forward. Transportation...

Whales really are smart

Oct 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

The rich social interaction and highly evolved brains of some whales are linked in a kind of evolutionary feedback loop, a newly published paper suggests. The...

Rural addicts need help, too

Oct 16, 2017 / 12:41 pm

The head of the BC Pharmacy Association says chronic opioid users in rural and remote communities should have access to supervised injectable treatment that is...

Building razed in fire

Oct 16, 2017 / 10:15 am

A fire in a three-storey building in Vancouver Sunday night gutted a business and two homes in the building. The fire was reported about 10 p.m. on West...

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