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Vancouver News Feb 4 to 10, 2018

Fatal shooting victim ID'd

Feb 10, 2018 / 7:36 pm

The victim in a fatal shooting in Langley on Friday has been identified. Surrey native Ali Al-Romeshi, 23, was gunned down near a townhouse complex in the...

Couple attacked in break-in

Feb 10, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A couple in Coquitlam were assaulted when strangers tried to break into their home on Friday night. The husband and wife answered their door when the doorbell...

Car catches fire at airport

Feb 10, 2018 / 2:00 pm

A vehicle caught fire in a parking lot at the Vancouver International Airport Saturday, billowing smoke high into the air. Fire crews responded to the fire just...

Another fatal shooting

Feb 10, 2018 / 11:25 am

In yet another targeted shooting in the Fraser Valley, a man was killed in Langley Friday night. Police responded to the 8200-block of 204B Street at 9 p.m. to...

Aquarium ban overturned

Feb 9, 2018 / 2:41 pm

A British Columbia court has ruled that Vancouver's park board didn't have the authority to ban whales, dolphins and porpoises at the city's...

Pregnant and on the street

Feb 9, 2018 / 6:54 am

Living on the street is hard enough. Being pregnant, even harder. About 130 people live in a tent city on Surrey's notorious Whalley Strip, where paramedics...

Cops ran red lights

Feb 8, 2018 / 8:00 pm

UPDATE: 8 p.m. After dramatic dashcam footage of several vehicles running through red lights in Richmond on Jan. 31 recently went viral, the culprit has come...

Arrests at pipeline protest

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:17 pm

Two people have been arrested following a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline in Coquitlam. RCMP say nine people were peacefully protesting Thursday but...

Crane fire closes highway

Feb 8, 2018 / 3:05 pm

A part of a Delta highway was shut down after a crane caught fire Thursday morning. The southbound lanes of Highway 91 was closed near 72 Avenue when the fire...

Sexual predator warning

Feb 8, 2018 / 2:42 pm

Vancouver police are warning the public about a sexual predator with a high risk to reoffend. Cameron Eugene Ratelle, 39, is living in Vancouver and poses a...

BC needs more judges

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:48 pm

The chief justice of British Columbia's Supreme Court says he is frustrated by the federal government's "failure" to appoint judges, and he is...

Historic theatre saved

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:37 pm

The operators of one of the last independent movie theatres in Vancouver say their multimillion-dollar offer to buy the aging cinema has been accepted and now...

HOV dummy busted

Feb 8, 2018 / 11:50 am

Don't be a dummy in the HOV lane. Police pulled over a driver for speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway between Surrey and Langley this week. And when the...

Hoping to save theatre

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:15 pm

The operators of a threatened east Vancouver cinema have made an offer to buy the building and hope they will be able to save one of the city's last...

Knocked out in front of bar

Feb 7, 2018 / 4:38 pm

Police are looking for witnesses to an assault in downtown Vancouver Tuesday night that left a 51-year-old man in critical condition. Emergency crews were...

Dogs sniff out bed bugs

Feb 7, 2018 / 3:47 pm

Vegas the beagle has been trained to sniff out bed bugs from firefighters gear to make sure they don’t bring them home with them. The pup is on a team...

They want ridesharing now

Feb 7, 2018 / 10:45 am

Eight organizations in B.C. are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been...

Bye bye, Yaletown parking

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:39 am

Yaletown parking spots are being removed to make way for better access for emergency responders. Firefighters say they don't have enough space to properly...

Surrey strip overrun

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:03 am

Surrey businesses may finally have had enough after they say they have been overrun by homelessness, drug use and crime. "It's a nightmare for any...

Teen hit, runs into traffic

Feb 6, 2018 / 2:09 pm

B.C.'s police watchdog says a 17-year-old youth was badly injured when he ran into traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday night after a traffic stop...

Human bones retrieved

Feb 6, 2018 / 1:33 pm

Police and coroners are investigating the discovery of human bones on a rural Abbotsford property. The remains were found in a field on the 1600 block of...

Drones study BC jellyfish

Feb 6, 2018 / 5:27 am

Technology is allowing researchers in British Columbia to study blooms of jellyfish and their impact on the ocean in a whole new way. University of B.C....

SkyTrain commuter chaos

Feb 5, 2018 / 7:36 pm

A stalled SkyTrain caused commuter chaos in Vancouver at rush hour today. The train stopped on the tracks between the Stadium and Science World stations about 4...

Lululemon CEO turfed

Feb 5, 2018 / 1:51 pm

Lululemon Athletica says its CEO has left the company after failing to meet its standards of conduct. The company says in a statement that it "expects all...

Champion for BC tech

Feb 5, 2018 / 11:14 am

British Columbia has appointed its first innovation commissioner to advocate for the province's technology sector in Ottawa, Washington state and abroad....

Paul Simon farewell in BC

Feb 5, 2018 / 9:57 am

Folk-pop music legend Paul Simon will kick off his farewell tour in Vancouver. Simon tweeted Monday that his upcoming tour will be his last. Tickets for the...

Arrests in bank robberies

Feb 5, 2018 / 6:35 am

Charges have been laid following a pair of bank robberies in Vancouver. Crown Counsel has approved two counts of robbery against Jordan Anthony Doddridge, 23,...

BC author - wildfire stories

Feb 5, 2018 / 5:10 am

Countless stories of heroism and compassion emerged from British Columbia's historic wildfire season, and one author now plans to document those experiences...

More marijuana education

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:23 am

From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the...

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