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Climate activist Anjali Appadurai takes on David Eby in BC NDP leadership race

Climate activist Anjali Appadurai takes on David Eby in BC NDP leadership race

Aug 10, 2022 / 6:02 pm

The BC NDP is losing its “heart and soul” as a defender of workers’ rights, an advocate of curbing climate change and a model of transparent...

Electric bike batteries cause four fires in three weeks in DTES housing

Electric bike batteries cause four fires in three weeks in DTES housing

Aug 10, 2022 / 5:59 pm

A Vancouver non-profit housing provider says four of its buildings in the Downtown Eastside were damaged in fires over the past three weeks because of people...

Planned ignition set to take place at fire south of Cranbrook

Planned ignition set to take place at fire south of Cranbrook

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE 4:35 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says it did not move ahead with a planned planned ignition today due to adverse weather. "We are expecting...

Will B.C. adopt 'McMafia' law to combat money laundering?

Will B.C. adopt 'McMafia' law to combat money laundering?

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Richmond resident Laura Gillanders says she’s been baffled by the steep rise of large mansions being built on farmland on the city’s urban-rural...

Prescription eyewear too expensive for many British Columbians, poll shows

Prescription eyewear too expensive for many British Columbians, poll shows

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:21 pm

More than half of British Columbians say they cannot afford to buy prescription eyewear, according to a recent survey by Specsavers, conducted by Research Co....

Man shot to death in cab in Surrey was recently convicted on drug charges

Man shot to death in cab in Surrey was recently convicted on drug charges

Aug 10, 2022 / 2:44 pm

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has named the man who died in the back of a cab in Surrey, in a shooting that also wounded the taxi driver....

Kayakers struck by large log rolled off cliff near Nanaimo; man arrested

Kayakers struck by large log rolled off cliff near Nanaimo; man arrested

Aug 10, 2022 / 2:22 pm

A man faces charges of assault with a weapon after rolling a large log off a cliff and striking two kayakers. The kayakers were paddling close to shore off...

B.C. motorists with peeling licence plates subject to $230 fine

B.C. motorists with peeling licence plates subject to $230 fine

Aug 10, 2022 / 11:54 am

Dave Muirhead first noticed his peeling licence plates about a year ago. He’s not alone. The Prince George resident is among thousands of B.C. drivers...

Multiple arrests after skirmish between VPD and crowd in Downtown Eastside

Multiple arrests after skirmish between VPD and crowd in Downtown Eastside

Aug 10, 2022 / 10:30 am

Officers responded to reports of a man throwing computers and behaving erratically Tuesday afternoon in downtown Vancouver. As officers were taking him into...

Vancouver's beached barge coming down, process could take 15 weeks

Vancouver's beached barge coming down, process could take 15 weeks

Aug 10, 2022 / 10:23 am

The big red walls of the English Bay Barge are gone. The long, black hull remains, but the tall walls which could be seen from almost anywhere in English Bay...

Man arrested after charging New Westminster police officer with hatchet

Man arrested after charging New Westminster police officer with hatchet

Aug 10, 2022 / 10:18 am

One man is in custody after charging at a New Westminster police officer with a hatchet. The NWPD says on Monday it received a report of a man walking through...

Commercial fishers, wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters

Commercial fishers, wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters

Aug 10, 2022 / 7:00 am

The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a bumper season for both pink and sockeye salmon in British Columbia rivers, with one veteran Indigenous fisherman...

Nohomin Creek no longer wildfire of note; remaining activity in inoperable terrain

Nohomin Creek no longer wildfire of note; remaining activity in inoperable terrain

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Nohomin Creek wildfire burning northwest of Lytton will no longer be considered a wildfire of note as the fire perimeter is largely inactive, save for an...

Woman arrested after pregnant mom, daughter assaulted with brick in Nanaimo

Woman arrested after pregnant mom, daughter assaulted with brick in Nanaimo

Aug 9, 2022 / 6:02 pm

A pregnant Nanaimo woman was hit in the stomach with a brick while trying to shield her young daughter from an unprovoked attack in downtown Nanaimo on Monday....

'I have no other place to go': the unhoused of the East Hastings strip pack their belongings

'I have no other place to go': the unhoused of the East Hastings strip pack their belongings

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:55 pm

Franchesca Leo spent part of her Tuesday loading dirty laundry and other personal belongings into a large plastic garbage container outside her tarp-heavy...

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Photos + Video: RCMP map accused killer's escape route from Port Coquitlam jail, post new suspect images

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:19 pm

It appears investigators have "established" the route of the van used to help break an accused killer out of the North Fraser Pretrial Centre almost...

British Columbians pampering pets with AC, says BC Hydro

British Columbians pampering pets with AC, says BC Hydro

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:18 pm

BC Hydro says pets may be one reason why residential air conditioning use is on the rise in the province. A survey conducted by the government-regulated power...

Cabbie caught in the crossfire of suspected targetted daylight shooting in a busy Surrey strip mall parking lot that left passenger dead

Cabbie caught in the crossfire of suspected targetted daylight shooting in a busy Surrey strip mall parking lot that left passenger dead

Aug 9, 2022 / 5:07 pm

An area around a strip mall in the Guildford neighbourhood of Surrey is cordoned off after a deadly daylight shooting. Surrey RCMP says that at approximately...

Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn near Sparwood

Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn near Sparwood

Aug 9, 2022 / 4:42 pm

The Cummings Creek wildfire continues to burn aggressively about five kilometres west of Sparwood. According to the BC Wildfire Service, the 44-hectare fire was...

Trucker ticketed after colliding with $600K McLaren on Coquihalla

Trucker ticketed after colliding with $600K McLaren on Coquihalla

Aug 9, 2022 / 2:50 pm

Police are reminding drivers to check their blind spots after a weekend wreck on the Coquihalla Highway caused six-figure damage to a $600,000 supercar. BC...

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