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Vancouver News Mar 11 to 17, 2018

Protesters not done

Mar 17, 2018 / 6:33 pm

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. Authorities arrested anti-pipeline protesters Saturday on Burnaby Mountain — a first in a string of actions demonstrators said they have...

Arrest one day after ban

Mar 17, 2018 / 7:50 am

Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction...

Random attacks warning

Mar 17, 2018 / 7:49 am

Police are warning the public after several seemingly random attacks in the Lower Mainland. The series of assaults on Vancouver's West Side appear to have...

$7B metro transit expansion

Mar 16, 2018 / 3:19 pm

The British Columbia government has come to an agreement with Metro Vancouver mayors to move ahead on expanding transit in the region. The agreement will make...

BC backs high-speed rail

Mar 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. B.C. is backing a bid to develop high-speed rail service between Vancouver and Seattle. The province will help fund a study into a potential...

Pipeline: Wash. supports BC

Mar 16, 2018 / 1:33 pm

The governor of Washington says his state is "allied" with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded. The...

BC business tied to drug biz

Mar 16, 2018 / 12:05 pm

A Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide drug traffickers with modified BlackBerry smartphones to evade law enforcement. The United...

Man sets self on fire

Mar 16, 2018 / 10:06 am

A distraught man has lit himself on fire at a McDonalds restaurant near Commercial Drive and East Broadway Avenue in Vancouver. Witnesses say the man in his...

'Determined' on pipeline

Mar 16, 2018 / 7:04 am

Canada's natural resources minister says Ottawa is determined to see the Trans Mountain pipeline expanded, despite an interprovincial dispute on whether the...

Protest injunction granted

Mar 15, 2018 / 7:14 pm

Protesters must be restrained from obstructing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a British Columbia Supreme Court judge who has granted the...

BC airline shut down

Mar 15, 2018 / 7:08 pm

UPDATE: 7:08 p.m. Calgary-based Integra Air is stepping in to operate Orca Airways flights after Transport Canada pulled Orca's operator certificate on...

Are these your medals?

Mar 15, 2018 / 3:25 pm

RCMP in Surrey are hoping to find out who is missing some military medals. The medals were originally found at the bus stop at 72nd Avenue and 148th Street, in...

Daredevil video warning

Mar 15, 2018 / 10:05 am

Police in Vancouver have issued a warning to thrill seekers after a daredevil crane climbing video. The YouTube video shows a man scaling a crane at the...

Most trusted professionals

Mar 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

A new poll from Insights West indicates firefighters and nurses are the only professionals respected by more than nine-in-ten Canadians. Not surprisingly car...

Passing on beautiful game

Mar 15, 2018 / 6:40 am

Not everyone is happy with the decision to pull out of a joint World Cup bid for 2026. Specifically, Vancouver says it's "extremely disappointed, we...

New festival comes to BC

Mar 14, 2018 / 7:00 pm

In spite of several B.C. music festivals going under in the last year or so, there's a new kid on the block. Skookum is coming to Stanley Park in Vancouver...

Crash leaves senior critical

Mar 14, 2018 / 4:15 pm

RCMP in Surrey are currently investigating a motor vehicle collision in which a 70-year-old woman was rushed to hospital. The incident happened at 1:20 p.m....

Wants to ban protesters

Mar 14, 2018 / 3:29 pm

Social media posts suggest anti-pipeline activists are determined to continue blockades at two terminals in Burnaby as they cause more irreparable harm to the...

Busted twice in 7 minutes

Mar 14, 2018 / 1:59 pm

New Westminster Police busted the same driver twice in just seven minutes for distracted driving. The driver of a Dodge Journey was ticketed for using an...

Cop car hits pedestrian

Mar 14, 2018 / 10:28 am

A man has been seriously injured after being hit by an unmarked police vehicle in Squamish. The Independent Investigations Office, which probes all...

Early morning fire

Mar 14, 2018 / 7:08 am

Fire has struck a Surrey strip mall Wednesday morning. CTV Vancouver is reporting that there is a flooring business and a couple of restaurants in the building....

Won't buy murder mansion

Mar 13, 2018 / 1:42 pm

The former owner of a mansion in Vancouver's exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood must repay a $300,000 deposit after the sale of the property fell through...

Party causes $20K damage

Mar 12, 2018 / 4:01 pm

What police are describing as an "uncontrolled" house party in West Vancouver has caused about $20,000 in damage after a teenage girl rented the home...

Hemsworth loves BC

Mar 12, 2018 / 12:04 pm

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth is raving about Vancouver. The Marvel movie hero is in B.C. for a new film, and has shared video on Facebook extolling...

Boy and grandmother struck

Mar 12, 2018 / 11:23 am

A B.C. grandmother and her grandsons are in hospital today after being struck by a car while walking to school in Abbotsford Monday morning. Witnesses said the...

Boy may be disguised

Mar 12, 2018 / 11:21 am

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. Vancouver police say a woman who allegedly abducted her nine-year-old son contrary to a custody order may have changed his appearance and...

Re-think Robson Square

Mar 12, 2018 / 6:42 am

At least one Vancouver city councillor wants to take back Robson square. The area has been dominated by an open-air cannabis market which has caused security...

Body found in water

Mar 11, 2018 / 3:57 pm

A man has died in Richmond and the RCMP have deemed the death suspicious. On Saturday, around 8 a.m., Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a man in the water...

Sex offender arrested

Mar 11, 2018 / 7:56 am

Vancouver Police have arrested Stanley Porter, 47, a sex offender and parolee, who failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house. A Canada-wide warrant was...

'It's really frustrating'

Mar 11, 2018 / 7:07 am

Jaspreet Bal was eating lunch with friends in rural Ontario when she says a "kind, well-intentioned" white man approached them to chat. He asked about...