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Vancouver News Mar 4 to 10, 2018

Rallies for, against pipeline

Mar 10, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Protesters around Vancouver held duelling rallies on Saturday, some welcoming Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with others decrying...

Search for prolific offender

Mar 10, 2018 / 4:33 pm

A Canada-wide search warrant has been issued by Vancouver Police for 42-year-old Kevin Jerome Holden. Holden is on parole and didn't return for his curfew...

Shooting victim identified

Mar 10, 2018 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. The victim in a fatal shooting in Surrey on Friday has been identified as 23-year-old Pardip Brar of Delta. Brar was known to police and has...

Rallying against pipeline

Mar 10, 2018 / 11:30 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Indigenous leaders and environmentalists beat drums and sang as they protested Kinder Morgan's $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline in...

Warrant for sex offender

Mar 10, 2018 / 9:45 am

Police in Vancouver are looking for a high-risk sex offender after he failed to return to his halfway house, for the second time in the last three years. A...

Window falls from highrise

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:25 pm

A pane of glass fell from a highrise hotel in downtown Vancouver early Friday. The window smashed on the sidewalk and road below, closing down a section of...

Actor denies allegations

Mar 9, 2018 / 12:20 pm

Vancouver actor Michael Coleman is denying sexual harassment allegations levelled against him. The actor, who is known for his role as Happy the dwarf in the...

Trans Mountain legal action

Mar 9, 2018 / 10:24 am

Trans Mountain is seeking an injunction against a group of anti-pipeline activists protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby, B.C. A notice of civil...

7 people hospitalized

Mar 9, 2018 / 8:34 am

VPD are investigating an early morning crash in East Vancouver that sent seven people to hospital Friday morning. Two of the victims are reportedly suffering...

B.C. home sales to fall

Mar 9, 2018 / 8:20 am

Real estate experts in British Columbia predict residential home sales will dip this year but remain well above the province's 10-year average, although...

Family torn apart

Mar 9, 2018 / 6:55 am

The son of an Iranian-Canadian professor who died in a Tehran prison fought back tears after he arrived in Canada on Thursday as he explained how his mother...

Aquarium drops lawsuit

Mar 8, 2018 / 10:42 pm

The Vancouver Aquarium has dropped its legal battle against a filmmaker whose documentary criticized its practices of keeping dolphins and whales in captivity....

Atwal renounces terrorism

Mar 8, 2018 / 1:16 pm

A man at the centre of a controversy surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent visit to India says he has renounced terrorism and no longer...

Near-record gas prices

Mar 8, 2018 / 12:19 pm

Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver have hit $1.50 a litre and are near record highs, with at least one analyst saying they could climb further still. Dan...

Vees sweep first round series

Mar 8, 2018 / 9:41 am

The Penticton Vees pulled out the brooms in their playoff set with the Coquitlam Express on Wednesday, earning a 2-1 win in game four to sweep their first round...

UFV instructor on leave

Mar 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

A University of the Fraser Valley instructor has been placed on administrative leave after a Creep Catchers video was posted online. The man was a seasonal...

1,000s face empty-home tax

Mar 7, 2018 / 4:29 pm

Nearly 8,500 homes have been declared vacant or underused in Vancouver after the submission deadline passed for the city's new empty homes tax. The figure...

Dating site conman charged

Mar 7, 2018 / 2:44 pm

Fraud and theft charges have been laid against a 37-year-old B.C. man accused of swindling money from people he met through online dating sites and dating...

Drivers can't resist phones

Mar 7, 2018 / 1:26 pm

Despite giving motorists advance notice with two big, bold signs, police on the North Shore handed out dozens of tickets for distracted driving in a two-hour...

Set fire to home, killed wife

Mar 7, 2018 / 10:36 am

A man who intentionally set fire to his home in Port Moody, killing his wife, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail. The 47-year-old father of multiple...

Murder charges laid

Mar 7, 2018 / 10:31 am

Second-degree murder charges have been laid against two men accused of a January 2016 slaying in Vancouver. Surrey residents Gage McPake and Cody Stuiver are...

Cops looking for pot thief

Mar 7, 2018 / 10:01 am

Vancouver police are hoping the public can help them locate a violent marijuana thief. On Nov. 4, 2017, just before 1 p.m. a man entered the Weeds Glass and...

Vees take series stranglehold

Mar 7, 2018 / 9:33 am

The Penticton Vees have a chance to sweep their first round series with the Coquitlam Express on Wednesday night, thanks to a 7-2 win in game three on Tuesday....

Gas prices staying high

Mar 7, 2018 / 7:16 am

GasBuddy.com's Dan McTeague is sounding the alarm over high gas prices in Vancouver. "We're getting very close to the all-time highs and that...

Needle placed to poke

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:35 pm

A B.C. paramedic is sounding the alarm after he found a needle placed in an automatic door opener in Vancouver's Downtown East Side. Will Rogers wrote in a...

Province scalper crackdown

Mar 6, 2018 / 12:15 pm

The province is cracking down on ticket scalpers who they say are gouging customers and they want to hear your input. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety...

Trans Mountain protest plan

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:47 am

Metro Vancouver opponents of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion believe their protests could cost the company hundreds of millions of...

More trees, please

Mar 6, 2018 / 7:34 am

West Vancouver is considering a bylaw mandating a minimum number of trees on any property. A staff report considered by council suggests owners be required to...

Gun, drugs seized in Surrey

Mar 5, 2018 / 1:16 pm

RCMP in Surrey are saying thanks to a lengthy investigation a significant amount of drugs and a loaded handgun is off the streets. Police issued a search...

eTickets rolled out in Delta

Mar 5, 2018 / 10:18 am

Police will now have the ability to issue eTickets. A pilot project was launched in Delta today that will allow officers to scan drivers' licence...

Self-driving 'sailbot' returns

Mar 5, 2018 / 8:27 am

She lost her sail and has a few scratches, but a robotic sailboat has returned home in relatively good condition after being lost at sea. The self-navigating...

Pedestrian struck

Mar 5, 2018 / 7:59 am

Burnaby RCMP are asking for the public's help to try and find the driver of a vehicle involved in a 68-year-old pedestrian being taken to hospital...

Distracted driving month

Mar 5, 2018 / 7:48 am

B.C. drivers will have to keep their heads up, "literally" in some parts of the province as distracted driving month kicks off in earnest this week....

1 dead in crash

Mar 4, 2018 / 1:12 pm

UPDATED: 10:26 a.m. Vancouver Police are investigating an early morning crash that left one man dead on Sunday. Police said a white Mercedes sedan was...

Rethinking dementia care

Mar 4, 2018 / 6:16 am

The construction of specialized dementia care village in British Columbia that gives residents the freedom to walk outside and participate in activities...