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Hunt for escaped prisoner

Apr 25, 2018 / 4:28 pm

Police are searching for a convicted killer who has escaped a minimum security prison in the Fraser Valley. Correctional Service Canada says staff discovered...

Cross-border drug bust

Apr 25, 2018 / 12:58 pm

Charges have been laid against a B.C. man who allegedly trafficked more than 100 kilograms of drugs between the United States and Canada. RCMP Chief Supt. Keith...

Crime spree ends in arrest

Apr 25, 2018 / 11:05 am

Civilians helped apprehend the suspect in a short-lived crime spree in Vancouver, Tuesday. The suspect allegedly stole a purse, a van, and robbed a restaurant...

Gas inches closer to $1.60

Apr 25, 2018 / 10:54 am

Gas prices are inching closer to $1.60 a litre in Metro Vancouver. Lower Mainland commuters woke up Wednesday to fuel prices at 158.9 cents a litre at some...

Violent assault suspect dies

Apr 25, 2018 / 10:49 am

The man charged with the violent sexual assault of a Lower Mainland senior has died. New Westminster Police Department detectives have used DNA and other...

Microgreens recall in BC

Apr 25, 2018 / 6:52 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall warning for numerous salad-type greens produced by Ontario-based Greenbelt Microgreens. The agency says...

VPD prepares for worst

Apr 25, 2018 / 6:48 am

Vancouver Police have issued a public safety warning in the wake of Toronto's deadly van attack. “If you're walking by yourself on the street,...

Port Mann forced to close

Apr 25, 2018 / 6:44 am

The Port Mann Bridge had to be shut down at both ends overnight as police had their hands full with a person requiring assistance. Police received a complaint...

Abbotsford kids taken

Apr 24, 2018 / 8:00 pm

An Abbotsford mother is desperately trying to get her children home after their father allegedly abducted them to the Middle East. Nine-year-old Mia and...

Offender loses appeal

Apr 24, 2018 / 2:40 pm

The Parole Board of Canada's appeal division has upheld a decision to deny parole to a sexual offender in British Columbia who has been behind bars since...

Barn, car go up in flames

Apr 24, 2018 / 11:32 am

Fire engulfed a barn and car in Pitt Meadows early Tuesday. Firefighters managed to stop the flames from spreading to a nearby home despite having to contend...

Caught in a bait car

Apr 24, 2018 / 10:33 am

Two thieves were arrested in Surrey last week after a successful bait car operation. On April 16, a bait car was activated in the north end of the city. Two...

Killer still on the loose

Apr 24, 2018 / 10:05 am

It has been has been almost 10 months since the body of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen was found in a Lower Mainland Park and police are still looking for her killer....

Teck Resources sales up

Apr 24, 2018 / 5:24 am

Teck Resources Ltd. reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit as revenue also grew compared with a year ago, helped by improved sales volumes. The...

Gas prices hit record high

Apr 23, 2018 / 1:15 pm

The cost of driving just hit an all-time high in Metro Vancouver. Drivers woke up to prices as high as 157.9 cents a litre on Monday. Surrey appears to be the...

$30M/year for empty homes

Apr 23, 2018 / 12:53 pm

The City of Vancouver's new empty homes tax is expected to bring in $30 million in revenue in its first year. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says $17...

Pipeline protest pushback?

Apr 23, 2018 / 7:02 am

The second report in a two-part Angus Reid Institute study of the TransMountain conflict finds Canadians are three times more likely to say the protesters do...

1 dead in East Van assault

Apr 23, 2018 / 6:53 am

Police are investigating the death of a man after an assault in East Vancouver. Police tape surrounded a restaurant at Kingsway and Nanaimo Street, and one man...

More joint surgeries to come

Apr 22, 2018 / 8:11 pm

A new hip and knee replacement program announced by the B.C. government aims to give people in the Fraser Health area better access to those surgeries. "We...

Chinese receive apology

Apr 22, 2018 / 7:29 pm

Vancouver city council has delivered a formal apology to the Chinese community for historical discrimination. Mayor Gregor Robertson, who read the apology in...

Argument ends in death

Apr 22, 2018 / 11:13 am

A 55-year-old man is dead after an assault early Sunday morning in Vancouver. Just before 1:30 a.m. police and ambulance responded to Kingsway and Nanaimo...

Big beach mess after 4/20

Apr 21, 2018 / 2:26 pm

The sun has risen and the haze has cleared, but Vancouver's Sunset Beach will take months to get back to normal after thousands attended Friday's 4/20...

Pipeline support growing

Apr 21, 2018 / 7:48 am

Support is growing in B.C. for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A recent poll has found more than half of B.C. residents now support the controversial...

Thousands spark up for 4/20

Apr 20, 2018 / 4:41 pm

The 24th annual 4/20 rally on Vancouver's Sunset Beach drew a crowd long before pot smokers were expected to light up at 4:20 p.m. Vendors started setting...

Mentally unfit for trial

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

A man accused of murdering a student at an Abbotsford high school has been found unfit to stand trial because of his mental state. B.C. Supreme Court Justice...

Naturopath under fire

Apr 20, 2018 / 8:51 am

A bizarre case of a naturopath treating a young B.C. boy with the saliva of a rabid dog because of werewolf like behaviour, has caught the attention of...

Tasered for jaywalking?

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:59 am

An investigation has been ordered into the tackling and Tasering of a Vancouver athlete by police. Former UBC football player Jamiel Moore-Williams was...

100,000 pot plants at YVR

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:43 am

A shipment of 100,000 marijuana seedlings arrived at Vancouver International Airport, Thursday, destined for the world's largest cannabis greenhouse in...

Ruling corks wine hopes

Apr 20, 2018 / 5:21 am

The Supreme Court of Canada ruling upholding interprovincial trade laws may have other implications for trade, including for the Trans Mountain pipeline...

Commercial fishery granted

Apr 19, 2018 / 6:04 pm

A group of West Coast First Nations has won the right to harvest and sell fish commercially after a 12-year court battle. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary...

Family still seeking answers

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:27 pm

The family of a British Columbia man missing for a decade is pleading for any help in solving what the police are treating as a homicide. Kellen McElwee was 25...

Accused killer unfit: Lawyer

Apr 19, 2018 / 3:23 pm

A defence lawyer says his client's ongoing psychosis makes him unfit to stand trial for the murder of a high school girl in Abbotsford, B.C. Martin Peters...

Stranger in her bedroom

Apr 19, 2018 / 10:05 am

A public warning has been issued after an Abbotsford woman woke up to find a stranger in her bedroom. A police press release described the intruder as a...

Road rage behind rollover?

Apr 19, 2018 / 7:05 am

Road rage may have led to a rollover crash in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood on Wednesday. Police say a black BMW collided with a grey Toyota Corolla...

Bring on the sexbots?

Apr 19, 2018 / 4:59 am

A UBC professor has sparked a debate that crosses all kinds of lines when it comes to marriage and love in the modern world. Marina Adshade has been teaching an...