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What exactly are Chinese “police stations”?

What exactly are Chinese “police stations”?

Richmond Jan 28, 2023 / 6:49 am

The probe into an alleged Chinese “police station” nestled in a residential neighbourhood in Richmond has left many intrigued by its operations. The...

Death at Victoria's 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

Death at Victoria's 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

Victoria Jan 28, 2023 / 6:47 am

Jamaal Johnson knew the only way he was leaving Victoria's 844 Johnson St. was in handcuffs or a body bag. On Jan. 10, 2023, his premonition came true. The...

North Vancouver distillery awarded for best whisky in Canada

North Vancouver distillery awarded for best whisky in Canada

North Vancouver Jan 27, 2023 / 9:52 pm

Winning the award for best whisky in Canada was a breeze for Sons of Vancouver. Palm Trees and Tropical Breeze to be exact. The North Vancouver distillery took...

Nakusp caribou pen being prepared for second maternity season

Nakusp caribou pen being prepared for second maternity season

Nakusp Jan 27, 2023 / 8:00 pm

A group working to save an endangered herd of caribou are busy these days collecting wispy pieces of lichen off trees in the Arrow Lakes area. “We need...

Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Courtenay Jan 27, 2023 / 7:45 pm

A Courtenay woman set to be deported to Zimbabwe next week has received a last-minute reprieve allowing her to remain in Canada, at least for now. Grace...

B.C. boy handcuffed, mother says children's hospital should have been safe space

B.C. boy handcuffed, mother says children's hospital should have been safe space

Vancouver Jan 27, 2023 / 7:30 pm

The mother of a 12-year-old Indigenous boy who was handcuffed by police at B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver says it should have been a safe place for...

'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

'Smelly work': B.C. study finds dead salmon make plants grow bigger

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:32 pm

A 45-minute boat ride west of Bella Bella, B.C., a small river drains out of the Great Bear Rainforest, sending water past a pea-green meadow and into the sea....

B.C. health minister Dix 'delighted' premiers finally set to meet PM on funding

B.C. health minister Dix 'delighted' premiers finally set to meet PM on funding

Jan 27, 2023 / 3:50 pm

British Columbia's health minister says he's "delighted" Canada's premiers are set to meet with the prime minister early next month to...

Last Site C turbine arrives at dam site

Last Site C turbine arrives at dam site

Fort St. John Jan 27, 2023 / 3:34 pm

The last of six turbine runners built for the Site C dam has arrived on site, BC Hydro said Friday. Spokesman Bob Gammer said the milestone 11,00-kilometre...

B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

Williams Lake Jan 27, 2023 / 2:25 pm

The chief of the Williams Lake First Nation says he would support excavating possible unmarked graves at the site of the former St. Joseph's Mission...

'Scariest moment of my life': Baby B.C. moose rescued after getting trapped in wire fence

'Scariest moment of my life': Baby B.C. moose rescued after getting trapped in wire fence

Hazelton Jan 27, 2023 / 12:49 pm

A baby moose was able to run free after a group of people rescued it from a wire fence near Hazelton. Cecilia Wilson, her husband Darryl, her brother and her...

A 'housing bottleneck': Immigration targets exacerbate B.C.'s housing crisis

A 'housing bottleneck': Immigration targets exacerbate B.C.'s housing crisis

Jan 27, 2023 / 11:55 am

As Canada aims to welcome 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023, B.C. is grappling with the question of not only where they will live, but how to factor...

Leader of billionaire-funded protest of Surrey journalist expresses remorse for violent attack

Leader of billionaire-funded protest of Surrey journalist expresses remorse for violent attack

Surrey Jan 27, 2023 / 11:54 am

The exiled Chinese billionaire connected to Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon paid $300 a day for picketers to march daily outside a Surrey journalist’s...

International student applications to B.C. are booming

International student applications to B.C. are booming

Jan 27, 2023 / 11:51 am

New international study permits for students coming to B.C. experienced their slowest annual growth in 2022 since at least 2015, excluding the massive one-year...

BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

BC Cancer Agency halfway through cancer cluster investigation at elementary school

Maple Ridge Jan 27, 2023 / 11:50 am

Epidemiologists are halfway through an investigation into a potential cancer cluster at a B.C. school, Glacier Media has confirmed. A spokesperson for the BC...

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

Port Alberni Jan 27, 2023 / 10:07 am

VANCOUVER - More than 100 workers in Port Alberni are the latest forest industry employees to face layoffs as Western Forest Products confirms it will not...

Homeless man who torched Burnaby sushi restaurants 'wanted to teach somebody a lesson'

Homeless man who torched Burnaby sushi restaurants 'wanted to teach somebody a lesson'

Burnaby Jan 27, 2023 / 10:05 am

A homeless man who set fire to two Burnaby restaurants – one of them twice – was “frustrated” and “overwhelmed” and wanted...

Woman who defrauded Richmond private school abandons bid to appeal

Woman who defrauded Richmond private school abandons bid to appeal

Richmond Jan 27, 2023 / 10:01 am

A B.C. Court of Appeal judge has dismissed a woman’s appeal of a trial judgment in favour of Chaoyin International School, deeming her to have abandoned...

Why you might see people catching seagulls in Vancouver

Why you might see people catching seagulls in Vancouver

Vancouver Jan 27, 2023 / 9:41 am

If you see people catching seagulls in Vancouver, they might just be federal scientists. Mark Hipfner and his crew are researchers with Environment Canada...

Vancouver residents lost over $700,000 to 'network of scammers' in 2022

Vancouver residents lost over $700,000 to 'network of scammers' in 2022

Vancouver Jan 27, 2023 / 9:39 am

Vancouverites lost over $700,000 combined to a bail money scam in 2022. The Vancouver Police Department shared on Thursday that 56 victims handed over cash for...

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