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Shooting victim identified

Jan 20, 2018 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. IHIT has identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Abbotsford on Friday to be 24-year-old Lovepreet Singh Dhaliwal. In a news release, IHIT...

Arrested after assault

Jan 19, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Some tense moments in Richmond Thursday when police were called to a possible hostage situation and a man with a gun. Cpl. Dennis Hwang said shortly before 8...

Fighting ODs with tech

Jan 19, 2018 / 4:31 pm

Firefighters in Surrey have turned to technology in the battle against opioid overdoses. The fire department has partnered with Vancouver-based software...

No free pass for fare skipper

Jan 19, 2018 / 2:30 pm

Vancouver police say a 53-year-old man who decided to piggyback through a fare gate in plain view of officers ended up travelling straight to jail. Police say...

Hollywood North's a hit

Jan 19, 2018 / 1:45 pm

Mayor Gregor Robertson says it's great to hear that Vancouver remains in the top two places in North America for movie makers to live and work. Movie Maker...

Gunfight witness appeal

Jan 19, 2018 / 12:45 pm

Vancouver Police are making another appeal for witnesses to come forward in their investigation of a gunfight that claimed the life of the 23-year-old target as...

Body in trunk identified

Jan 19, 2018 / 11:24 am

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. Vancouver Police confirm the body found in a parked car in East Vancouver, Thursday, was that of missing teen Sachdeep Singh Dhoot. Dhoot was...

Can't use Bitcoin for taxes

Jan 19, 2018 / 10:43 am

A North Vancouver man is out $3,000 after he was tax-scammed. RCMP say the man received a phone call from an alleged employee of Canada Revenue Agency on Jan....

3 hurt in sawmill blaze

Jan 19, 2018 / 9:36 am

Three workers were injured in a sawmill fire in South Vancouver early Friday. Firefighters continue to battle the two-alarm blaze, which is believed to have...

Outburst shocks courtroom

Jan 19, 2018 / 6:34 am

A profanity-laced outburst shocked a Vancouver courtroom on Thursday. Tyler Lagimodiere is accused of stabbing a Vancouver photographer to death in Stanley Park...

Overdose deaths on rise

Jan 18, 2018 / 4:24 pm

The city of Vancouver has had 335 overdose deaths last year, compared with 234 the year before. There was a huge jump in response to overdose calls by...

Alleged thief rams cop car

Jan 18, 2018 / 2:44 pm

A Lower Mainland man is facing numerous charges after allegedly breaking into a business and ramming a police cruiser in a bid to escape. Richard James Harris...

Website for murdered teen

Jan 18, 2018 / 1:20 pm

UPDATE 1:21 p.m. Police are hoping a website with information on a murder victim can help them crack the case. Marissa Shen, 13, was murdered six months ago...

No-whale era at aquarium

Jan 18, 2018 / 10:50 am

The Vancouver Aquarium has announced that it will no longer display whales or dolphins. Aquarium president John Nightingale says in a statement that the...

Ministry of loneliness

Jan 18, 2018 / 6:52 am

The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom to tackle social isolation is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian experts say needs to be...

Opioid vending closer

Jan 18, 2018 / 6:36 am

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says a safe opioid vending machine is one step closer to reality. Executive medical director Dr. Mark Tyndall says the CDC...

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...

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,...

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...

Cops injured, local arrested

Jan 17, 2018 / 10:08 am

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m. Vancouver police say one officer is recovering from a severely broken leg and a second officer has sprained fingers after subduing an...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

'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...

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...

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...

'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...

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