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Against alt-right

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. Vancouver police say a rally and counter protest at city hall is now over. Police indicate only about 200 people remain in the area. Some city...

Winds don't fan flames

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Two of British Columbia's biggest wildfires haven't grown much over the past few days despite being fanned by strong winds. Kevin Skrepnek of the BC...

Evac lifted for Loon Lake

Aug 19, 2017 / 2:20 pm

Loon Lake residents will be going home Sunday. While the Elephant Hill Wildfire remains active in some areas of the Thompson-Nicola region, the imminent threat...

'The ingenuity amazes me'

Aug 19, 2017 / 11:44 am

Const. Pat Kelly of the Abbotsford Police Department bike squad made an unusual find earlier this week. It was not a vast criminal empire, but it is the talk of...

Decomposed body found

Aug 19, 2017 / 11:31 am

Abbotsford police are investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body. On Friday, Aug. 18, at 11:30 p.m., the Abbotsford Police Department attended a...

Some Cariboo alerts lifted

Aug 19, 2017 / 10:57 am

More residents in the Cariboo region can breath a little easier after officials lifted an evacuation alert. The Cariboo Regional District,...

Fencing to make Coq safer

Aug 19, 2017 / 10:52 am

New wildlife fencing will make driving the Coquihalla a little safer. Ten kilometres of fencing will go up this fall along the Coquihalla Highway south of...

Communications a vital link

Aug 19, 2017 / 9:31 am

Wildfires have destroyed vast swaths of forests, threatened communities and burned homes, and in the middle of it all, RCMP’s radio techs are focussed on...

Turn off the taps

Aug 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Cariboo and Thompson-Okanagan residents urged to turn off the taps. With streams and rivers in the Middle Fraser, Similkameen, Coldwater, Nicola and Kettle...

New wildfire evacuations

Aug 18, 2017 / 9:35 pm

The Cariboo Regional District issued another pair of evacuation orders late Friday night, in connection to the Kleena Kleene wildfire burning about 200...

Heroic swim saves sons

Aug 18, 2017 / 8:07 pm

Three men are lucky to be alive after capsizing in Howe Sound on Thursday afternoon, and getting no help from others in the area. Michael Forstved, was crabbing...

Teacher cusses out students

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:52 pm

A Vancouver high school teacher was suspended for three days and must take a conflict resolution course after he unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on a group...

Prized Chevy stolen

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

A Lower Mainland man is without a prized possession, after a classic car was stolen from his garage. Colin Franklin, 72, had his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air...

Horgan condemns hate

Aug 18, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Premier John Horgan is denouncing hate speech ahead of a rally in Vancouver this weekend. In a statement, Horgan says the recent violence in Charlottesville,...

Crash closes rail, highway

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:38 pm

Lougheed Highway and the rail overpass at Barnet Highway are both closed following a crash. Coquitlam RCMP report that just after 2 p.m., a truck collided with...

Details of Deadpool death

Aug 18, 2017 / 3:13 pm

British Columbia's workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a "Deadpool 2" stuntwoman's death, saying SJ Harris was...

Ferry traffic rides wave

Aug 18, 2017 / 2:38 pm

BC Ferries has released its first quarter results and says the numbers reveal it was a busy three months. The company says passenger traffic during the quarter...

2 suspicious deaths

Aug 18, 2017 / 1:16 pm

RCMP say the discovery of two bodies in Williams Lake is suspicious – but they do not believe there is any danger to the public. Police were called to a...

Arson in Williams Lake

Aug 18, 2017 / 1:02 pm

A fire bug may be loose in Williams Lake. This in an area still coming to grips with numerous wildfires burning around the community. Police say a resident of...

Emergency state extended

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:56 pm

British Columbia has extended a provincewide state of emergency because of wildfires that have scorched a record amount of land this season. Emergency...

Low BC sockeye returns

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:44 pm

The Fisheries Department says low salmon returns to British Columbia's Fraser River mean indigenous groups have priority access to the fish as conservation...

Mystery cash in library book

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:35 pm

A library user who returned cash found in a book has drawn the RCMP into a detective whodunit. Cpl. Richard De Jong says the mystery began July 24 when the...

Girls rescued from trestle

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:27 pm

Firefighters rescued two girls who were climbing a railway trestle near Parksville, Thursday. Firefighters from Parksville and Qualicum Beach were called to the...

Winds fan fire worries

Aug 18, 2017 / 11:47 am

Windy and unstable weather is forecast for most of Southern and Central British Columbia, conditions that officials say have the potential to kick up wildfires....

Talk to kids about hate

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:43 am

A former neo-Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily...

BC woman in terror melee

Aug 18, 2017 / 6:10 am

A B.C. woman was among those who ran for their lives during the mayhem of Thursday's terror attack in Spain. Alisha Norris of Surrey was in Barcelona's...

Wilson suing for $5M

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:55 am

B.C.'s former LNG advocate Gordon Wilson has filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Premier John Horgan and two of his fellow NDP politicians. The...

Ready for PNE fun

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Fair at the PNE will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday when events begin Saturday in Vancouver. "We have a number of attractions, whether it...

Police issue groper alert

Aug 17, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Vancouver Police are warning the public after four women were groped on the city's seawall. On Friday, police received three separate reports between 9 and...

Winds threaten to fan fires

Aug 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

The weather forecast calls for a cold front, bringing gusty winds that could inflame B.C. wildfires that had stabilized this week. Kevin Skrepnek with the BC...

Don't mess with momma

Aug 17, 2017 / 2:41 pm

Martial arts training might not be the first thing a daycare worker would list on a resume, but six youngsters are safe because the operator of their preschool...

Trick-or-treat deer rescue

Aug 17, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Conservation officers have rescued a deer on Vancouver Island that had a plastic jack-o-lantern stuck on its muzzle. Officers in Sooke were able to sedate the...

Riding against gunfire

Aug 17, 2017 / 1:43 pm

The B.C. Sikh motorcycle club is sending a message in Surrey. Nearly 100 bikers took part in a ride through the city on Wednesday, in an effort to bring unity...

Tug rammed at full speed

Aug 17, 2017 / 11:51 am

The Transportation Safety Board says a six-to-eight-second absence from the controls of a tug boat caused the sinking of another tug off the east coast of...

MP's son eyes council

Aug 17, 2017 / 9:31 am

A Vancouver community advocate will make a second attempt to win a city council seat for the Green party. Pete Fry is the son of longtime member of Parliament...

How low can thieves get?

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:32 am

Some low-down thieves looted a grieving father's vehicle as he said goodbye to his dying daughter. Peter Short was at his daughter Kira's bedside at...

Unpaid pot fines top $1M

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:17 am

Unpaid fines issued to unlicensed Vancouver marijuana dispensaries have topped $1 million. Bylaw officers have issued 2,004 tickets worth $1.2 million, the city...

Float plane flips in lake

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:03 am

A float plane overturned Wednesday during a hard landing on Comox Lake on Vancouver Island. Witnesses say the small plane skipped hard off the water and flipped...

Think you're a good driver?

Aug 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

It turns out we like to say we're good drivers, but most of us really do have bad habits behind the wheel. A new survey conducted by belairdirect shows that...

Highway 3A open

Aug 16, 2017 / 8:47 pm

UPDATE 8:45 P.M. Highway 3A is reopened 11 km west of Junction with Highway 97 in Kaleden. ORIGONAL 6:15 P.M. Highway 3A is closed between Keremeos and...

Fire two hectares in size

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:10 pm

A forest fire broke out this afternoon 23 kilometres northwest of Merritt at Nooaitch, between the Nicola River and Highway 8. The fire is currently two...

Mayor pans racist rally

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Right-wing extremists may find themselves seriously outnumbered at a rally planned for Saturday in Vancouver. The gathering, just one week after deadly violence...

Evacuation orders lifted

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:17 pm

Several evacuation orders in the Cariboo have been downgraded to evacuation alerts. Residents living in the Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake, Charlotte Lake and West...

Two arrested in stabbing

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:13 pm

Police have arrested two Surrey men following a stabbing in Harrison Hot Springs over the weekend. “The arrests stem from a call made to Agassiz RCMP on...

Headless bear on beach

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:08 pm

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is investigating the discovery of a decapitated black bear on a Haida Gwaii beach. The bears body was dumped on the...

Officially the worst

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:11 pm

British Columbia's wildfires have destroyed a record amount of forest, brush and grassland, surpassing the devastation of nearly 60 years ago. Kevin...

Doctor dies in bus crash

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A Massachusetts hospital group says one of its doctors was struck and killed by a bus while on vacation with his family in Vancouver. The chief executive...

Moment of silence on set

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds and director David Leitch led a moment of silence on the film's set Wednesday to honour the stuntwoman killed in a crash...

Abduction attempt charges

Aug 16, 2017 / 2:07 pm

A 35-year-old Prince George man faces several charges over allegations he tried to abduct two children. Kenneth John faces two counts of kidnapping and one...

Users know users best

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:56 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control is calling for the expansion of prescription opioids in place of contaminated street drugs as a way to combat the...

5 caught starting fires

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:34 pm

Williams Lake RCMP say five men were taken into custody Tuesday, after residents spotted people trying to light a number of fires. Insp. Jeff Pelley says no one...

More structures burn

Aug 16, 2017 / 1:21 pm

The same fire that destroyed dozens of homes near Ashcroft six weeks ago has now consumed structures in the Green Lake area almost 100 kilometres away....

Rifle, drugs seized in raid

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:57 am

RCMP in Surrey have taken an assault rife and hard drugs off the streets. On Aug. 11, officers with the Surrey RCMP’s drug section executed a search...

Threats fly over flag

Aug 16, 2017 / 10:03 am

A Burnaby resident has removed a confederate flag from his home after receiving threats. Shocked neighbours say they were stunned to see the flag go up in light...

Help for fire-hit farmers

Aug 16, 2017 / 8:59 am

Government help may be on the way for farmers and ranchers hard hit by wildfires that have charred more than 8,450 square kilometres of timber, range and...

Worst fire year ever?

Aug 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

With an estimated 845,000 hectares of B.C. forests burned since April 1, the BC Wildfire Service says it's "safe to say we're on track for this to...

Disabled phone discount?

Aug 15, 2017 / 9:30 pm

Those who voluntarily disable their cellphone while behind the wheel could get a break on their insurance rates. ICBC is exploring how apps that block incoming...

Pay hike for 100,000

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:50 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. The B.C. government says it's planning to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Labour Minister Harry Bains said...

Flipped car catches fire

Aug 15, 2017 / 5:52 pm

A car flipped and burst into flames on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Tuesday afternoon, but the two people inside made it out alive thanks to the...

2 attempted abductions

Aug 15, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Police say a man has been arrested for allegedly trying to abduct two children in Prince George. RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says officers were called to a...

Stunt rider lived life to max

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. A stuntwoman killed while filming a scene for the movie "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday is being remembered as a pioneering...

Clinton residents can return

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:38 pm

Residents of Clinton and surrounding areas can return home this afternoon. The Thompson Nicola Regional District issued a release stating areas north of Cache...

Cpt. Sparrow pays a visit

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:45 am

The world's most popular pirate paid a surprise visit to the BC Children's Hospital Monday. Capt. Jack Sparrow, aka actor Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the...

Ignore evac, accept risk

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:59 am

People who refuse to leave in a wildfire evacuation are being warned the decision comes with some responsibilities. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued...

Obviously he's the one

Aug 15, 2017 / 6:44 am

A Terrace man has been tapped as a temporary pitchman for Hotels.com. Ryan Sergerie will step in for Captain Obvious actor Brandon Moynihan while he's on...

Deadly Hwy 1 pileup

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:34 pm

At least one person died in a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Chilliwack, Monday. The crash happened in the westbound lanes near Vedder Road,...

Wi-Fi reaches rest areas

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Free Wi-Fi has come to the aid of weary travellers at rest stops along B.C. highways. The Britton Creek rest area, a common stop for motorists at the summit of...

Reynolds 'heartbroken'

Aug 14, 2017 / 4:54 pm

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted Monday he's "heartbroken" over the death of a stuntwoman on the set in downtown Vancouver. "Today, we...

BC ending trophy hunt

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:23 pm

The B.C. government is putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt. Starting Nov. 30, the province will end grizzly bear trophy hunting and will stop all...

Tour bus hits, 1 dead

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:06 pm

UPDATE: 3:04 p.m. Vancouver Police can confirm that the three tourists hit in yesterday’s collision in front of Canada Place were all related and visiting...

Winter arrives early

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:21 pm

The calendar may say it's summer, but some parts of the province apparently haven't received the message. Photos shared widely on Facebook show fresh...

Help for fire-hit businesses

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

Small businesses affected by devastating wildfires in British Columbia will be getting some financial relief from the provincial government. Forests Minister...

Fatality on Deadpool set

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:11 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" has died after witnesses say she appeared to lose control of a motorcycle...

Woman dies in house fire

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:01 pm

A house fire claimed the life of a Campbell River woman, Monday. Flames broke out at the Alder Street home about 6 a.m. Witnesses say the victim was an older...

Rescued from burning SUV

Aug 14, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Bystanders who rushed to the aid of a family involved in a fiery crash are being hailed as heroes. The Good Samaritans pulled a family of five from a burning...

More hardship for Cariboo

Aug 14, 2017 / 11:32 am

Businesses in British Columbia's wildfire-ravaged Cariboo region are bracing for more economic hardship after the closure of much of the backcountry during...

1 injured in boating crash

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:33 am

RCMP are investigating a boating accident on Shuswap Lake that injured one person. Const. Valerie Guillaume said on Aug. 8 at 10:17 p.m., Chase RCMP responded...

Canim Lake evac lifted

Aug 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

While evacuation orders are being issued daily in the Cariboo region, one community will get to go home. The Cariboo Regional District and Canim Lake Indian...

Stunning wildfire video

Aug 14, 2017 / 9:50 am

The BC Wildfire service has released an amazing video showing how large and aggressive a wildfire can be. The fire at Bishop Bluffs west of Quesnel is an...

Charged with murder

Aug 14, 2017 / 8:50 am

An Abbotsford man is being charged with the second degree murder of Clarence Crothers. On the morning of July 4, Abbotsford Police attended a report of a...

Evacuation alert Tatla Lake

Aug 14, 2017 / 7:35 am

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre east of Tatla Lake to west of Alexis Creek. This alert...

Shooting in Maple Ridge

Aug 14, 2017 / 5:54 am

A shooting incident sent one man to hospital Sunday evening in Maple Ridge. RCMP believe the incident was targeted. Witnesses heard shots about 5 p.m., and...

Fun at Shambhala resumes

Aug 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

A weekend music festival in southern British Columbia that was cancelled due to an encroaching wildfire was put back on Sunday, although an evacuation alert...

Lightning sparks wildfires

Aug 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

It was a busy night for B.C. RCMP because of 28 new wildfires that started burning, mostly due to lightning, says B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts. On the...

Highway 59 closed

Aug 13, 2017 / 11:31 am

Highway 59 is closed in both directions at Doig Rd due to a forest fire, except for evacuation purposes. No detour is available. The next update at 12 Noon.

Multiple evacuation orders

Aug 13, 2017 / 7:20 am

Evacuation orders have been issued for the Canim Lake Area, and Alexis Creek to Riske Creek. The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area in the...

ICBC is a wreck

Aug 13, 2017 / 6:48 am

British Columbia's once-celebrated public auto insurer has become a financial train wreck, its critics say as studies into the beleaguered Crown corporation...

What's driving ICBC rates

Aug 13, 2017 / 6:45 am

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is under pressure on three fronts, all of which are contributing to a sharp increase in proposed rates for...

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