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Student who brought fake gun to North Van high school prompts lockdown

Student who brought fake gun to North Van high school prompts lockdown

North Vancouver Sep 29, 2022 / 3:21 pm

A high school student who brought a fake gun to school prompted Carson Graham Secondary in North Vancouver to go into lockdown Thursday morning. North Vancouver...

B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

Sep 29, 2022 / 3:20 pm

While B.C.'s data collection to track the COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as not fully accurate, some good news today is that the province's weekly...

New wildfire sparked on Highway 5A, south of Okanagan Connector

New wildfire sparked on Highway 5A, south of Okanagan Connector

Okanagan Connector Sep 29, 2022 / 3:05 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new fire off Highway 5A Thursday afternoon. Fire Information Officer Ayden Coray says four...

B.C. pharmacists to renew, issue prescriptions as part of reworked health plan

B.C. pharmacists to renew, issue prescriptions as part of reworked health plan

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:50 pm

British Columbia is expanding the power of pharmacists to renew and issue prescriptions as part of a wide-ranging strategy to relieve pressure on family doctors...

Welcome to 2022 ticket sticker price shock, B.C.

Welcome to 2022 ticket sticker price shock, B.C.

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:16 pm

A once-familiar sight at BC Place re-emerged this month for the first time since the pandemic as Seattle Sounder FC fans descended upon the stadium take in the...

B.C. government makes announcement about improvements to healthcare system

B.C. government makes announcement about improvements to healthcare system

Sep 29, 2022 / 1:05 pm

UPDATE: 1:05 p.m. As part of wide-ranging new investments in B.C.'s healthcare system, the provincial government is funding new undergraduate and...

Vancouver gas prices pass $2.39, breaking North American record: analyst

Vancouver gas prices pass $2.39, breaking North American record: analyst

Vancouver Sep 29, 2022 / 12:54 pm

Gas prices in Vancouver have hit a new high of more than $2.39 a litre at some stations, blowing past the previous peak set this summer. One gas analyst says...

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

B.C.'s urban forests are failing poor and racialized communities, says study

Sep 29, 2022 / 12:27 pm

Across nearly all of Canada’s largest cities, urban trees and their cooling effects are more concentrated in rich, white neighbourhoods, a new study has...

LNG Canada 70% complete

LNG Canada 70% complete

Kitimat Sep 29, 2022 / 12:17 pm

Western Canada has an abundance of natural gas, and Europe, especially Germany, could really use some right now. But the only major liquefied natural gas export...

Some B.C. regions at Drought Level 4 as water scarcity affects the province

Some B.C. regions at Drought Level 4 as water scarcity affects the province

Sep 29, 2022 / 12:13 pm

Little to no rainfall over the past five weeks in several areas of British Columbia has prompted a warning from the Ministry of Forests about drought. The...

Ongoing microchip shortage limits auto inventory options

Ongoing microchip shortage limits auto inventory options

Sep 29, 2022 / 11:10 am

Despite inventory relief and a return to normal in some sectors of the economy, the automotive industry will likely continue to see supply strain this fall....

New hotel planned to rise from ashes of Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria

New hotel planned to rise from ashes of Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria

Victoria Sep 29, 2022 / 9:52 am

Three years after Victoria's Plaza Hotel was reduced to smouldering rubble, life is starting to stir at the corner of Government Street and Pandora Avenue....

Vancouver murder case to be heard in early 2023 as case stalls in courts

Vancouver murder case to be heard in early 2023 as case stalls in courts

Vancouver Sep 29, 2022 / 9:49 am

The amount of time it has taken for the case of a man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a South Vancouver business owner to come to trial could...

Military helicopter plucks stranded hiker from North Shore mountain

Military helicopter plucks stranded hiker from North Shore mountain

North Vancouver Sep 29, 2022 / 9:39 am

As darkness fell over Crown Mountain Tuesday night, a man’s arm sticking out of a narrow cleft of rock flashing a light from a cellphone was the only...

Vancouver hammer attack accused to have psychiatric assessment

Vancouver hammer attack accused to have psychiatric assessment

Vancouver Sep 29, 2022 / 9:36 am

A woman accused in a Sept. 25 Vancouver hammer attack on a stranger has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment before returning to court. Downtown...

Survey: Growing number of British Columbians say health-care system in need of major rehab

Survey: Growing number of British Columbians say health-care system in need of major rehab

Sep 29, 2022 / 7:24 am

For many months during the COVID-19 pandemic, satisfaction with the performance of the provincial government in British Columbia was one of the highest in...

Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Nanaimo Sep 28, 2022 / 6:50 pm

A former Nanaimo education assistant has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual offences against three developmentally-delayed teenagers. Glen...

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini accused of child abuse

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini accused of child abuse

Vancouver Sep 28, 2022 / 6:49 pm

Francesco Aquilini, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena has been accused in court of abusing his children. In B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday, a...

B.C. prepares for potential respiratory virus hospitalization surge

B.C. prepares for potential respiratory virus hospitalization surge

Sep 28, 2022 / 4:09 pm

Hundreds of patients in B.C. hospitals could be moved to community care to make space for possible COVID and influenza patients as the province moves into...

Two sheared bolts caused SkyTrain derailment: FOI documents

Two sheared bolts caused SkyTrain derailment: FOI documents

Vancouver Sep 28, 2022 / 2:16 pm

A SkyTrain derailed near Scott Road station last May because of what TransLink has called “almost simultaneous failure of two bolts” at one of the...

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