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Lightning sparks wildfires

Jun 28, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Lightning-caused fires are keeping the BC Wildfire Service busy. Firefighters are tending to blazes in the Arrow Fire Zone, near Castlegar, B.C. "Some...

Drunken joyride on ferry

Jun 28, 2017 / 7:17 pm

An allegedly impaired man in his mid-20s caused an unusual crash at the ferry terminal on the Sunshine Coast. Mounties were called to the Langdale BC Ferries...

Push for border tech trading

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:56 pm

The president of Microsoft is pushing to make a Vancouver-Seattle technology corridor a success, despite the uncertainty around cross-border trade posed by the...

Injuries in stagecoach crash

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:35 pm

Emergency crews were scrambling when a horse and stage coach went down a ravine Tuesday. Alexis Creek and Williams Lake RCMP worked with Search and Rescue and...

'One stupid decision'

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:11 pm

A man who sped his truck through a red light and rammed an RCMP cruiser, killing the officer inside, had been drinking before the crash and was distraught over...

Liberals tout $2.8B surplus

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:09 pm

British Columbia's finance minister has painted a rosy picture of the province's finances one day before his government is expected to be defeated in a...

Orphan calf wanders hwy

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:02 pm

A search is underway for an orphaned moose calf in southeastern B.C. that has managed to evade predators, vehicles and capture. The roughly three-week-old calf...

Historic hotel razed

Jun 28, 2017 / 12:21 pm

Fire destroyed a century-old Campbell River hotel Tuesday night. The blaze at the Quinsam Hotel displaced more than a dozen residents. All of them got out...

Crash, fire close bypass

Jun 28, 2017 / 12:12 pm

A stolen pumper truck was crashed into a car dealership and started a fire that closed down the Langley Bypass early this morning. The driver rammed through...

Large search leads to arrest

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:47 am

After an extensive police hunt that involved several RCMP detachments, a man who disappeared down a forestry road after a domestic assault at Big White was...

BC's best boating spots

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:40 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Okanagan Lake is on the list. After being sent a press release with incorrect information, boy, did we hear about it from Castanet readers....

Campfire ban coming

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:06 am

Campfires will be banned in parts of the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction starting Thursday. The prohibition is to help prevent human-caused wildfire...

Chief's words still linger

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:54 am

Leonard George remembers the first time he heard his father, Chief Dan George, deliver his moving and prophetic speech on indigenous rights, "A Lament for...

Bear sightings triple normal

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:22 am

Bear sightings in the Lower Mainland are through the roof this year. The number of encounters is three times higher than the norm, conservation officers say....

Seconds from drowning

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:08 am

Paddleboarders saved a youth from drowning on Vancouver Island, Tuesday. The foreign exchange student came within seconds of drowning on Thetis Lake. Two...

2 stabbed in random attacks

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:20 pm

New Westminster Police are looking for witnesses to a pair of random stabbings on June 25. “Police were dispatched to Royal Columbian Hospital, where one...

Lightning sparks several fires

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. BC Wildfire Service personnel are currently responding to numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake...

Police hunting for suspect

Jun 27, 2017 / 4:52 pm

Police are urgently warning people in the Beaverdell area to avoid picking up any hitchhikers. RCMP are searching for a suspect, but are not saying what the...

Serious assault, man dead

Jun 27, 2017 / 2:31 pm

A man is dead after an assault in Vancouver Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call at the 200 block of East Hastings just after 8 a.m. for a report of a...

Speaker battle continues

Jun 27, 2017 / 12:38 pm

The war of words over the Speaker of the Legislature continues to spew in Victoria. A letter sent by Finance Minister Mike de Jong to newly elected Speaker...

Fire near BC Place

Jun 27, 2017 / 11:56 am

Fire crews are responding to thick, black smoke seen over BC Place in Vancouver. Firefighters arrived at Pacific Boulevard about 11:30 a.m. It is not yet clear...

2 arrested in shooting

Jun 27, 2017 / 10:36 am

Two men have been arrested following a shooting in Surrey. RCMP received reports of shots fired in the Bridgeview area near Pattullo Bridge Monday night, and...

Child stalked by coyote

Jun 27, 2017 / 10:24 am

A coyote prowling a Surrey elementary school stalked two children on Monday. According to a witness, the coyote grabbed a four-year-old girl outside Mary Jane...

Runs into fire to save cats

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:56 am

An East Vancouver man ran back into a raging house fire to save his cats on Monday. The Commercial Street fire caused significant damage to the home and spread...

Pot shops ignoring fines

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:44 am

Only one-fifth of fines levied against unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver are being paid. Nearly $1 million in fines has been issued since last...

Friendly after alleged assault

Jun 26, 2017 / 7:46 pm

A woman who has accused B.C.'s former RCMP spokesman of sexual assault defended sending him friendly emails after the alleged attack during a heated...

Horgan: let's decide this

Jun 26, 2017 / 5:34 pm

Two coveted goals of the NDP and Greens were defeated Monday in the B.C. legislature as the opposition parties resolved no bills should be considered until a...

Falls off bridge, lost in river

Jun 26, 2017 / 3:07 pm

The search continues for a man missing since he fell from a train bridge in Quesnel. Police were called Saturday afternoon after Terrance Paul Jr., 32, fell...

Cops wrong in man's death

Jun 26, 2017 / 2:17 pm

British Columbia's Independent Investigations Office says RCMP in Port Coquitlam incorrectly reported that a distraught man may have taken his own life...

Going down swinging

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:53 pm

The BC Liberals are bracing for defeat on Thursday after 16 years in office, but they first want to reform the province's campaign finance laws as a final...

You'll have to pay to plug in

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:38 pm

An electric vehicle pilot program set to be introduced in Vancouver could be a jolt in the wallet for drivers of battery-powered cars. Two programs will be...

Incident at YVR over

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:02 pm

UPDATE: noon Richmond RCMP report an incident at Vancouver International Airport "has been cleared." The situation was dealt with just half an hour...

Confidence motion today

Jun 26, 2017 / 8:44 am

British Columbia's New Democrats are following through on their promise to oust the Liberals from power. They intend to introduce an amended motion Monday...

Shooting on quiet street

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:00 pm

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. One of the two vehicles involved in Sunday's drive-by shooting in Surrey was found on fire in Cloverdale, shortly after the shooting...

Missing woman found

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:40 pm

UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. Alice Woo, who was reported missing earlier Sunday, has been found safe. ORIGINAL: 3:15 p.m. The Vancouver Police Department is requesting...

Bull bustin' at Rodeo Day

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

By Gary Moore There were no shortages of scrapes and bruises Saturday at Predator Ridge Rodeo Day. The second annual event drew an exuberant crowd of 600...

Out of control wildfire

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:09 pm

UPDATE: 4:08 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new wildfire approximately 20 km west of Tatla Lake and approximately 200 km west of Williams Lake....

Cherryville man charged

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:19 am

Firearms and Drugs A Cherryville man has been charged with firearms and drug offences after a search of his vehicle by police in Chase. On June 13th, at...

Crow halts mail delivery

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:46 am

Canuck the Crow has halted mail delivery in an East Vancouver neighbourhood. The crow has become a neighbourhood celebrity with a large social media following,...

City ponders coffee cup ban

Jun 25, 2017 / 7:34 am

The City of Vancouver is considering a ban on disposable coffee cups. A staff report found disposable cups, lids and sleeves are among the most commonly...

Pain pushed her to drugs

Jun 25, 2017 / 6:46 am

Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver...

A gift of glasses

Jun 24, 2017 / 8:41 pm

Two organizations teamed up Saturday to give free prescription glasses to those who need them in the Downtown Eastside. The Union Gospel Mission and Clearly...

Snowbirds in Revelstoke

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:37 am

One of the most iconic symbols of Canada will be soaring over Revelstoke next month. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will at the community July 25-26, and while...

Nicest person in Canada

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:40 am

Angel Magnussen is officially the nicest person in Canada. The Port Alberni woman who has made it her life's work to sew blankets for sick children has been...

Cariboo fire out of control

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

The BC Wildfire Service is currently battling a blaze it has characterized as being "out of control." The fire is currently burning about 40...

Noted BC activist dies

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:13 pm

Gwen Barlee, a defender of wild animals and advocate for enhanced endangered species legislation in British Columbia, has died. The Wilderness Committee, where...

Huge blaze on car barge

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:56 pm

A huge fire erupted among scrap cars on a barge in Victoria, Friday afternoon. The fire started about 2 p.m. in the Gorge Waterway, sending dark, acrid smoke...

Confidence motion Monday

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:28 pm

British Columbia's New Democrats say they will introduce an amended motion Monday that aims to defeat Premier Christy Clark's minority Liberal...

Carfentanil shows up more

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:10 pm

The City of Vancouver says its first responders are attending to an increasing number of calls linked to deaths or overdoses caused by illicit drugs. City...

Highway 20 still closed

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Highway 20 remains closed in both directions west of Williams Lake after a washout destroyed the roadway on Monday. The closure is 25 kilometres west of...

Tourist death accidental

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:28 am

Police investigating the death of a man found in a parking lot at Kingsgate Mall Thursday have determined his death was accidental. Vancouver Police Department...

Road work on Hwy 1

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

Road work along Highway 1 will slow traffic heading in both directions. According to DriveBC Parks Canada is undertaking paving rehabilitation in Yoho National...

Package closes bus loop

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

UPDATE: 10:12 a.m. Police have reopened the Coquitlam Central Bus Loop after a police incident involving a suspicious package. RCMP and Metro Vancouver Transit...

Weekend will be a scorcher

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:25 am

It's going to be hot this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, warning of possible...

Woman to sue Facebook

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:21 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says a woman who wants to sue Facebook over its use of "sponsored stories" can pursue her case in British Columbia....

Pride crosswalk destroyed

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:36 am

Vandals destroyed a rainbow crosswalk in Campbell River within hours of it being installed. Residents are shocked after vandals repeatedly did burnouts on the...

Report into school stabbing

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:25 am

A report into a deadly school stabbing in Abbotsford last year has made 31 recommendations to improve crisis response in the school district. Staff at...

Blaze guts business strip

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:05 am

A fire in commercial strip overnight has destroyed several businesses in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighbourhood. The three-alarm fire broke out 8 p.m....

$63M listing breaks record

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A 21,977-square-foot mansion recently put up for sale has become the priciest real estate to ever be listed in Vancouver. Belmont Estate, sitting on 1.28 acres...

Pup saved from fentanyl OD

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:22 pm

A seven-week-old puppy almost died after getting into its owner's drug stash. A veterinarian was able to revive the pup with a naloxone IV. Dr. Adrian...

Throne speech promises

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:43 pm

A throne speech outlining what could be the final goals of Premier Christy Clark's government includes a promise to hold a referendum on electoral reform....

No charges after gunfire

Jun 22, 2017 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: Thursday 2:20 p.m. A man arrested after shots were fired at Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday has been released. Police boarded one of...

'Life-changing' donation

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:38 pm

A BC Ferries employee and workers at two businesses have helped make life easier for a youngster and his family in Surrey. BC Ferries says one of its workers...

Boy falls 30 ft down drain

Jun 22, 2017 / 1:15 pm

A 13-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after falling almost 30 feet down an open storm drain at his school. Fire crews arrived on scene to Dover Bay Secondary...

Suspicious death in East Van

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

Vancouver police are investigating a possible homicide in East Vancouver. Police were called after a man was found in the parking lot of Kingsgate Mall at 370...

Beginning of Clark's end?

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:21 am

B.C. politicians return to the legislature in Victoria today, marking the beginning of the end for the minority Liberal government. Premier Christy Clark's...

First Nation airport deal

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:04 am

A Lower Mainland First Nation has signed a long-term benefits agreement with Vancouver International Airport. The Musqueam Indian Band and airport officials say...

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