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Semis collide head on

Jan 17, 2018 / 5:41 pm

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. Highway 1 is now open after a head-on collision involving two tractor trailers Wednesday. DriveBC said the highway is open as of 5:37 p.m. ...

Steals foot-long sex toy

Jan 17, 2018 / 5:36 pm

A Courtenay man was arrested after using a hammer to break into an adult boutique to steal a foot-long rubber sex toy. Surveillance cameras at Sexy Kitten...

Pee stop flushed away

Jan 17, 2018 / 5:24 pm

You may want to cut back on the coffee if you're planning to travel the Coquihalla Highway between the Okanagan and Lower Mainland. The tourist information...

PR flack 'barely guilty'

Jan 17, 2018 / 4:41 pm

A government communications director who pleaded guilty to breach of trust in connection with a plan to win votes from ethnic groups was "an instrument of...

Bad time to look at phone

Jan 17, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Surfing social media while stopped at a red light is never a good idea. Doing it beside a police car is even worse. A Victoria driver was fined more than $500...

Teen killed in crosswalk

Jan 17, 2018 / 3:16 pm

A 15-year-old girl was struck and killed on a Burnaby crosswalk, Wednesday. The teen was hit by a northbound vehicle on Cariboo Road, south of Highway 1,...

OD deaths hit new high

Jan 17, 2018 / 2:22 pm

The number of overdose deaths in Vancouver increased by 43 per cent last year compared with 2016. The city says there were 335 overdose deaths last year,...

Time limit put on solitary

Jan 17, 2018 / 11:49 am

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has struck down a law that permits federal prisons to put inmates into solitary confinement indefinitely. Justice Peter Leask says...

City bus shot up

Jan 17, 2018 / 11:37 am

Police are investigating shots fired at a Victoria-area transit bus. Someone shot a pellet gun at a bus in the View Royal suburb Wednesday morning, shattering...

Pipeline protesters back

Jan 17, 2018 / 11:26 am

Protesters blockaded the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby before sunrise Wednesday. Opponents of the company's controversial TransMountain pipeline...

Michelle Obama hot ticket

Jan 17, 2018 / 9:37 am

Michelle Obama will be doubling up on her speaking engagements in Vancouver next month after tickets to her first keynote address were quickly snapped up. The...

Serious syringe issue

Jan 17, 2018 / 8:36 am

CTV Vancouver Island is reporting that Island Health will hold an emergency meeting after a growing needle problem in downtown Victoria. Three people have...

Slain teen mourned

Jan 17, 2018 / 6:29 am

A Coquitlam high school is mourning the loss of one of its students following the death of 15-year-old Alfred Wong. Wong, an innocent bystander, was riding in...

Trial set in cop killing

Jan 17, 2018 / 6:07 am

The man accused of fatally shooting an Abbotsford police officer will face trial next January. Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann, 65, will be tried in New Westminster....

Unimaginable to most

Jan 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Numbers on BC Emergency Health Services' website give an idea what the province's paramedics are up against when they put on their uniforms. 517,309...

Highway 1 now open

Jan 16, 2018 / 8:39 pm

UPDATE 9:56 p.m. DriveBC is reporting Highway 1 is now open. Highway 1 is closed near Revelstoke because of an accident. According to DriveBC, the highway is...

Body found in trunk of car

Jan 16, 2018 / 7:58 pm

Trail RCMP are confirming a body was located inside the trunk of a burned vehicle that was abandoned and set ablaze on Highway 22 last weekend. Cpl. Dan...

No foreign buyers ban

Jan 16, 2018 / 2:32 pm

Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia's real estate market, but banning foreign buyers is not one of them....

Sled snatched from home

Jan 16, 2018 / 2:08 pm

A snowmobile was stolen from the owner's driveway in Revelstoke. RCMP said the theft happened from a residence on Sanderson Drive in Columbia Park on...

Ethnic vote plan fallout

Jan 16, 2018 / 1:26 pm

A special prosecutor says a former government communications director for the BC Liberals should serve a community sentence of 12 to 23 months after he pleaded...

'Give up your nukes'

Jan 16, 2018 / 1:23 pm

If North Korea wants freedom from sanctions and acceptance from the international community, it must end its nuclear weapons program, Canada and some of its...

Thief poses as police

Jan 16, 2018 / 1:19 pm

A thief is posing as a police officer in Surrey. RCMP are warning the public to beware people claiming to be police officers who are not wearing a full uniform....

Deepest cave discovered

Jan 16, 2018 / 11:58 am

A member of a team of explorers has reached a record depth in a cave near Fernie, B.C., that is believed to be the deepest in Canada. The cave has so far been...

North Korea summit in Van

Jan 16, 2018 / 8:06 am

A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation and...

Site C legal injunction

Jan 16, 2018 / 7:44 am

Two First Nations groups have launched legal action to halt the construction of the Site C dam. West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have combined...

Beer vs herons in park

Jan 16, 2018 / 6:30 am

Opponents of a brew pub planned for Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park say the project will ruin the park's atmosphere and pose a threat to herons nesting...

Pricked by needle in planter

Jan 16, 2018 / 6:13 am

A third incident of someone being pricked by a needle in downtown Victoria has been reported in just one week. Victoria Police say a syringe appeared to have...

Violence not part of job

Jan 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

During the 2017 provincial election, the B.C. Nurses Union launched a commercial campaign it called: Violence. Not Part of the Job. One commercial hit close to...

Freezing rain en route

Jan 15, 2018 / 11:14 pm

A freezing rain warning has been issued for the Okanagan Valley. Environment Canada says freezing rain is expected Tuesday morning for Kelowna, Vernon and...

Teen caught in gunfire dies

Jan 15, 2018 / 5:00 pm

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Vancouver Police have been advised by the BC Coroners Service that the 15-year-old injured in Saturday night's shooting in Vancouver has...

Arrest in mall stabbing

Jan 15, 2018 / 4:34 pm

Police say a woman stabbed an elderly man after threatening people at a shopping mall food court on Monday in Abbotsford. Officers were called after people...

Emerson steps out of fight

Jan 15, 2018 / 3:25 pm

David Emerson's appointment as British Columbia's special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan says in...

Charges after body found

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:40 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. Three men accused of killing a 20-year-old man near Hope appeared in Kelowna provincial court on Monday morning. Ryan Watt, 26, Joshua...

Charged in 'spambot' attack

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:38 pm

A B.C. man has been charged with mischief after a U.S.-based social media platform was allegedly flooded with thousands of spam messages, effectively shutting...

Faith in humanity restored

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:16 pm

A woman's faith in humanity has been restored by strangers after her car was looted three times – all while visiting her dying brother in hospital....

Thank goodness for low tide

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:01 pm

Thank goodness for low tide. No one was injured when a Toyota minivan jumped a curb and went over the sea wall at Willows Beach in the Victoria suburb of Oak...

Hwy contracts coming due

Jan 15, 2018 / 11:58 am

Highway maintenance contracts are coming up for renewal in several parts of the province. The new contracts will include increased standards for winter...

Coquihalla reopened

Jan 15, 2018 / 8:50 am

UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. Southbound lanes of the Coquihalla reopened shortly after 8 a.m. UPDATE: 6:50 a.m. DriveBC reports the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla...

Island pot grower sold

Jan 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has signed a deal to buy Broken Coast Cannabis Inc., a cannabis producer on Vancouver Island, in a transaction it valued...

More than just opioids

Jan 15, 2018 / 6:46 am

People who live with chronic pain need options beyond prescription opioids, and it's up to the B.C. government to provide more services such as...

'Brazen' Van. shooting

Jan 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

A targeted shooting on a major Vancouver street has left three people injured, including someone police describe as an "innocent" teen. Vancouver...

Life on the front lines

Jan 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

There's an old newsroom truism that "If it bleeds, it leads." However, when the attention shifts, that doesn't mean the suffering ends. Today...

Arrest in Nanaimo killing

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:57 pm

A home invasion in Nanaimo, B.C. which resulted in a death on Sunday in an apparently targeted killing has warranted an arrest. 34-year-old Troy Dax McKinnon...

Two quakes off Van. Island

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:09 pm

Port Hardy, B.C. was rocked by two earthquakes before noon this morning. No damage was reported, but two earthquakes registering at 4.2 and 4.5 magnitude...

Pot biz eager for workers

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:04 pm

Canadian marijuana companies are on a hiring spree, looking to fill an array of roles as they gear up for the legalization of recreational cannabis later this...

Police vehicle catches fire

Jan 14, 2018 / 2:54 pm

A police vehicle caught fire Sunday, after hitting a manhole in Surrey. The fire then spread to a business. At about 7 a.m. on Jan. 14 Surrey RCMP responded to...

3 injured in shooting

Jan 14, 2018 / 10:23 am

A teenage boy and two other people were injured in a shooting on Saturday night. Vancouver Police responded to several shots fired at about 9:15 p.m. near East...

Tries again on terror charges

Jan 14, 2018 / 6:58 am

A British Columbia judge was wrong to throw out findings of guilt against a pair of accused terrorist sympathizers who planted what they thought were...

Shot dead in broad daylight

Jan 13, 2018 / 9:27 pm

Police in Nanaimo are investigating a brazen daytime shooting that left one man dead Saturday. The man was found just before 11 a.m. in a parking lot of...

'Putting lives at risk'

Jan 13, 2018 / 4:32 pm

Lives are being put in danger due to careless drivers. For the third time this month, a motorist has driven over a firehose at an active fire scene and that is...

Corrections' wages lacking

Jan 13, 2018 / 10:05 am

The B.C. Government Employees Union is worried about the high turnover rate of correctional officers, which is reportedly close to three-times higher than the...

Highways remain dangerous

Jan 13, 2018 / 8:41 am

Slightly warmer temperatures and no precipitation is expected for the next several days across the Okanagan Valley, but conditions remain less-than-ideal on...

$14M for modular homes

Jan 13, 2018 / 8:13 am

B.C.'s fastest-growing city will soon have more resources to help get residents off the street. The City of Surrey is being provided $13 million of capital...

Man dies after Costco attack

Jan 13, 2018 / 7:42 am

An elderly man who was assaulted outside the Costco in downtown Vancouver last month has passed away as a result of his injuries. According to police, the...

Crown goes after fuel spill

Jan 12, 2018 / 8:53 pm

A Greek shipping firm accused of operating a vessel that spilled thousands of litres of fuel into Vancouver's English Bay will be prosecuted regardless of...

Hoyer to defend title

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:42 pm

Brock Hoyer is continuing to make a name for himself in the world of snow bike racing. The BC product won the inaugural snow bike competition at the X Games...

Butterflies for slain sisters

Jan 12, 2018 / 3:43 pm

Two sisters who were found dead on Christmas Day were symbolized by butterflies at their funeral today. Rev. Ansley Tucker of Christ Church Cathedral in...

Over budget, mismanaged

Jan 12, 2018 / 3:29 pm

A new report says the implementation of an electronic records system by Vancouver Island's health authority has been mismanaged and is now more than $54...

Victoria bans plastic bags

Jan 12, 2018 / 3:02 pm

Victoria is the first city in B.C. to ban plastic shopping bags. City council voted 8-1 to ban single-use bags, such as plastic shopping bags. Under a new...

Hwy 3 reopened

Jan 12, 2018 / 1:48 pm

UPDATE 1:45 p.m. DriveBC reports avalanche control work between Nelson and Creston has been completed and Highway 3 is reopened. ORIGINAL 11 a.m. Highway 3...

Cops hit by suspected drunk

Jan 12, 2018 / 12:36 pm

Two Vancouver Police community safety officers were injured in a collision with a suspected drunk driver early Friday. The officers' vehicle was struck at...

Driver runs over fire hose

Jan 12, 2018 / 12:29 pm

Firefighters were battling a blaze in Burnaby early Friday when a driver ran over one of their hoses. It's the second time this month in Metro Vancouver...

Rescue on Boulder Mtn

Jan 12, 2018 / 10:57 am

It keeps happening. Revelstoke RCMP say search and rescue crews were called again to Boulder Mountain to help three snowmobilers who became lost. On Thursday,...

Hotel sues hockey team

Jan 12, 2018 / 10:27 am

A lawsuit has been filed against a minor hockey association, a team representative and 60 unidentified players and parents alleging more than $200,000 in damage...

Prison drug drone foiled

Jan 12, 2018 / 10:20 am

Vigilant staff members at a federal prison in the Fraser Valley have seized a package of contraband they say was being smuggled into the institution by drone....

B.C.'s home sales strong

Jan 12, 2018 / 8:19 am

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says fewer homes were sold across the province in 2017 compared with the year earlier, but it says prices were up...

Two-to-one approve Site C

Jan 12, 2018 / 7:13 am

While hotly debated, it seems that just over half of British Columbians approve the NDP government decision to go ahead with construction of the Site C...

Pedestrian struck in Surrey

Jan 12, 2018 / 7:11 am

Surrey RCMP is currently on scene at a pedestrian struck motor vehicle collision in the South Surrey Area. The collision happened at approximately 4:48 am,...

Funeral today for slain girls

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:59 am

A public funeral service is being held today for two British Columbia sisters found dead on Christmas Day. The bodies of Aubrey and Chloe Berry, aged four and...

Can pot beat opioid crisis?

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:44 am

Terry Lake, the former B.C. health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on...

Who's next after Gregor?

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:42 am

Who will be Vancouver's next mayor? A day after Gregor Robertson announced he won't seek re-election in October, few seem eager to take on the mantle....

Vancouver's logo fiasco

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:29 am

The City of Vancouver is scrapping a plan to update its corporate logo. Outgoing Mayor Gregor Robertson called the old trademark "lame" and...

Island hwy 'most dangerous'

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:12 am

The mayor of Langford says something needs to be done about what he says is Vancouver Island's most dangerous highway. Stew Young says the time for talk is...

Fake gold scheme busted

Jan 11, 2018 / 4:42 pm

Two men have been arrested after a fake Chinese gold scheme. A man was told he was purchasing “priceless” Chinese artifacts, but discovered they...

Homicide victim identified

Jan 11, 2018 / 4:00 pm

The victim of a homicide in Surrey four days ago has been identified by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. Surrey resident Shawnn Patrick Cotter, 37,...

More making the grade

Jan 11, 2018 / 3:50 pm

The B.C. Education Ministry says high school completion rates across the province are on the rise and the greatest gains are among Indigenous students and...

Killed in truck crash

Jan 11, 2018 / 1:19 pm

RCMP say a driver was killed Wednesday in a logging truck crash on Highway 97 near Lac La Hache. A loaded logging truck headed south tried to pass a semi in the...

Treasure trove of images

Jan 11, 2018 / 12:49 pm

More than two million images documenting decades of Vancouver's history have been donated to the city's archives. Postmedia Network Inc., which owns the...

Avalanche warning issued

Jan 11, 2018 / 11:15 am

Avalanche Canada has issued a special warning for backcountry users, in place immediately through to the end of Monday. The warning applies to most of the...

Premier's brother dies

Jan 11, 2018 / 11:08 am

Premier John Horgan's brother has died. The Premier's Office issued a statement, Thursday on the death of Pat Horgan. "It's with great sadness...

Stabbed outside karaoke bar

Jan 11, 2018 / 9:45 am

A stabbing incident sent two men to hospital in Burnaby overnight. The incident happened about 3 a.m. outside a karaoke bar off Kingsway, near Metrotown mall....

Pipeline protesters arrested

Jan 11, 2018 / 8:30 am

Two elderly First Nations women were arrested after RCMP in Burnaby forced open the door of a camper trailer that was used to block a road near the construction...

Chained up in park protest

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:18 am

Protesters chained themselves to earth-moving equipment at a Surrey construction site, Wednesday. The group is opposed to a controversial road being built...

Freight train slams into semi

Jan 11, 2018 / 5:58 am

A freight train smashed into a semi at a Surrey rail yard, Wednesday. The collision happened about 4:15 p.m. at CN Rail's Thornton rail yard property off...

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