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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...

Meticulous plane search

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:57 pm

The search for a missing small white plane that took off from Parkland Airport in Spruce Grove, Alta., continues in full force Tuesday. A single-engine, white...

Snow flies on slopes

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:55 pm

We still haven't turned the page on summer yet but old man winter keeps knocking on the door. Snow has already fallen in parts of B.C. and now it's...

B.C. invests in French

Sep 18, 2018 / 1:53 pm

The British Columbia government wants to double the number of French teachers available for the 2019-20 school year. Education Minister Rob Fleming says the...

Tornado sighting on cam

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:25 pm

It happens once every 10 years in British Columbia, and a woman captured the entire thing on video. Wild weather northwest of Mission B.C., created the perfect...

Traffic officer does not sleep

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:17 pm

Speeding drivers beware, Coquitlam RCMP have a new recruit. For the next two months, 'Constable Scarecrow' will be in service as a pilot project on the...

Hard drugs found in raid

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:28 am

RCMP in Chilliwack have taken what they believe to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine off the streets. Cpl. Mike Rail said on Sept. 10, police executed a...

Riding for a cause

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:21 am

Members of the RCMP have traded their police cars for bicycles in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast. On Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 3:50 p.m. the Cops for Cancer...

Grounded barge rescue

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:35 am

Crews in British Columbia say they're making some progress and the weather is co-operating as they deal with a grounded and potentially explosive barge on...

Legalization growing pains

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:15 am

Ready or not there is less than a month to go before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada and there are still plenty of unanswered questions about...

Learn Indigenous names?

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:49 am

The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion to learn the traditional Indigenous names for the lands it administers, including areas within Stanley Park and the...

Blue Bridge forensic audit

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:40 am

A controversial construction project on Vancouver Island is coming under scrutiny now that it's been completed. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps wants the province...

Terrifying fire tornado

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:01 pm

A BC Wildfire Service firefighter captured startling footage this weekend outside of Vanderhoof of a fire tornado. The incredible video shows firefighters...

Propane recycling plant fire

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:53 pm

UPDATE 3:55 p.m. One person has been injured by a large fire Monday afternoon in Surrey at a facility that recycles propane cylinders. The blaze broke out...

Natural gas rates stay flat

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:23 pm

FortisBC has announced natural gas rates will remain the same through the end of the year. The company has received approval from the BCUC to maintain the cost...

B.C. working on pain plan

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:34 pm

The head of a patient advocacy group says the British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services...

Vigil held for missing teen

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:31 pm

More than 200 people gathered in a northern British Columbia community to show their support for the family of a teen who vanished in late August. Smithers RCMP...

Chinatown a UNESCO site?

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:30 pm

British Columbia and Vancouver want the city's Chinatown designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Premier John Horgan says the area is a "symbol of...

Just one gov't cannabis store

Sep 17, 2018 / 1:04 pm

A spokeswoman for British Columbia's Liquor Distribution Branch says it's not concerned that the province will have only one government-run pot shop...

Plane search homes in

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:15 am

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. More search and rescue crews will be flying over an area north of Kamloops in search of a missing plane on Monday. A total of four Royal...

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