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Vancouver News Jan 28 to Feb 3, 2018

Pedestrian struck, killed

Feb 3, 2018 / 6:00 pm

A pedestrian was killed in the early morning hours of Saturday in Squamish on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Police responded to the stretch of highway between Loggers...

Robs banks, crashes SUV

Feb 3, 2018 / 4:30 pm

Two people were arrested in Vancouver Saturday afternoon after the alleged robbers crashed their stolen getaway vehicle after a string of bank robberies. After...

Released from jail early

Feb 3, 2018 / 3:20 pm

The man convicted of being an accessory to the 2011 murder of 19-year-old Maple Batalia has been released from custody early, just one year after he was...

Senior assaulted in apt.

Feb 3, 2018 / 8:02 am

Police are looking for a suspect after an 89-year-old was allegedly assaulted in her apartment Thursday. Police said the victim was alone in her Lynn Valley...

Shooting was targeted

Feb 2, 2018 / 4:50 pm

Richmond RCMP are investigating a targeted shooting. Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 7000 block of Westminster Highway, where a...

Can't keep tongue to himself

Feb 2, 2018 / 1:45 pm

Transit police in Vancouver are seeking a mysterious SkyTrain passenger with a wandering tongue. A woman reported that a stranger in his twenties licked her...

Condo demand still strong

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:27 pm

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says demand continues to be high for condominiums and townhomes in the region, but less so for detached properties....

BC tops in film industry

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:11 pm

A new report says British Columbia, the home of blockbuster movie shoots such as "Deadpool 2" and "Star Trek Beyond," has surpassed Ontario...

Balcony rescue in fire

Feb 2, 2018 / 10:02 am

Residents of an Abbotsford apartment building had to be rescued from their balconies during a fire early Friday. About a dozen people were brought down by...

Eby wants 'full disclosure'

Feb 2, 2018 / 8:06 am

Attorney General David Eby wants to release documents he says show how the former Liberal government could have acted to prevent financial chaos at ICBC....

Struck, killed in crosswalk

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:51 am

Vancouver Police are investigating the city's first traffic fatality of 2018. A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle just before 6 p.m. Thursday...

The Uber of camping

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

With more and more people taking to the great outdoors, where can one go to find a place to be at one with nature? Enter the Uber of camping. Guita Yazdani is...

Name the new police pups

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:33 pm

Hey kids ... you could name one of 13 adorable German shepherd pups that will grow up to be police dogs. The contest is open to children 14 and under across...

Cops cleared in takedown

Feb 1, 2018 / 2:48 pm

British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared officers of wrongdoing after a man suspected of fatally shooting a constable was injured during his arrest....

Fentanyl showing up more

Feb 1, 2018 / 2:27 pm

Researchers say opioid users in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are increasingly testing positive for the potent painkiller fentanyl, which was linked to the...

Stabbing on the mountain

Feb 1, 2018 / 12:55 pm

UPDATE: 12:50 p.m. RCMP say their response early Thursday on Mount Seymour was for a stabbing. North Vancouver RCMP received a 911 call from an injured male...

Woman dies in fire

Feb 1, 2018 / 12:27 pm

A woman has died in a late-night apartment fire in Vancouver's Yaletown district. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services says the blaze broke out at about 11:30...

Voting begins for new leader

Feb 1, 2018 / 12:20 pm

Voting to choose a new leader for B.C.'s Liberals is open for an estimated 60,000 party members. They can cast their ballots by phone or online for one of...

Guilty plea in homicide

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:08 am

Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team are crediting hard work for sending a killer to jail. On Jan. 26, Randeep Singh Match, 36, pleaded guilty...

Prolific porta-potty pyro

Jan 31, 2018 / 4:17 pm

A prolific porta-potty arsonist in Vancouver has struck again, prompting a warning to all portable toilet owners from police. The portable washroom was set...

Curfew for vote scandal

Jan 31, 2018 / 3:37 pm

A former government communications director has been given a nine-month conditional sentence for using his public job to woo ethnic votes for the BC Liberal...

Cops bust busy vandal

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:37 pm

RCMP in Coquitlam have put an end to a one-man vandalism spree that included spray painted buildings, vehicles getting scratched with keys and vehicles getting...

Cops walking the beat

Jan 30, 2018 / 4:54 pm

Vancouver Police are turning to an old tactic to improve safety in the Downtown Eastside. The VPD is expanding foot patrols. “In recent months, there has...

Landslide crashes down

Jan 30, 2018 / 4:03 pm

UPDATE: 4 p.m. Heavy machinery is expected to arrive Wednesday to clean up a landslide in a residential White Rock neighbourhood. City crews began clean up and...

Driver busted with gun

Jan 30, 2018 / 2:57 pm

A sharp-eyed traffic cop made a significant bust in the Lower Mainland. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said on Jan. 23 at 7:45 p.m., a member of Surrey...

Body stuck under log jam

Jan 30, 2018 / 2:05 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. North Vancouver RCMP say the body of a kayaker missing on the Capilano River was found under a log jam. The 48-year-old victim entered the river...

Vancouver renters' union

Jan 30, 2018 / 5:17 am

Rising rental costs, evictions and a scarcity of units in Vancouver's densely populated West End were among the reasons for Gail Harmer's decision to...

Drug users are people, too

Jan 29, 2018 / 4:43 pm

NHL players have supported teammates through substance use, and now it's time for the Vancouver Canucks to acknowledge fans battling their own addiction...

Skier buried in avalanche

Jan 29, 2018 / 2:31 pm

A group of four backcountry skiers found themselves in an avalanche on Hollyburn Mountain in West Vancouver, Saturday, but managed to escape without injuries....

ICBC a 'dumpster fire'

Jan 29, 2018 / 1:06 pm

B.C. Attorney General David Eby says major reforms are on the way to extinguish a "financial dumpster fire" at the province's public auto insurer....

Clampdown on ride apps

Jan 29, 2018 / 11:32 am

B.C. is clamping down on illegal ride-hailing services. In a press release issued Monday, the provincial government says: :All those seeking to provide...

'We still need answers'

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:27 am

A celebration of life was held on Sunday for a young Delta baseball player who lost his life suddenly last week. Friends, family and even those who had never...

Fire engulfs heritage home

Jan 28, 2018 / 2:48 pm

A multi-unit heritage home in Vancouver's West End was destroyed by a three-alarm blaze Saturday night. Two people were rescued from the house, located at...

Losses could be $1.3 billion

Jan 28, 2018 / 11:46 am

British Columbia's public auto insurer is projecting $1.3 billion in net losses by the end of the current fiscal year. The Insurance Corporation of B.C....

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