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Vancouver News Jul 8 to 14, 2018

Lower Mainland heat wave

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:46 am

Summer has arrived in a big way. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland as temperatures are expected to reach the high...

2 charged in major theft ring

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:33 pm

Two people have been charged in connection to a "large retail theft operation" in the Lower Mainland, which was investigated by Surrey RCMP for more...

Jagmeet hints at BC run

Jul 13, 2018 / 4:11 pm

Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says while he has been encouraged to run for Parliament in the newly vacated British Columbia riding of Burnaby South,...

Cop wrote phoney tickets

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:17 pm

A Delta police officer who ticketed drivers for offences that didn't happen has won a review of the suspension and demotion proposed by the province's...

No way to treat a chicken

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:52 am

An Abbotsford egg farm has been decommissioned following disturbing video of conditions there. The BC Egg Marketing Board says the chickens will be removed, and...

Discriminatory police stops?

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Indigenous and civil rights activists seeking an investigation of the Vancouver Police Department's use of random street checks want to amend their...

Wooden coaster turns 60

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A beloved Vancouver roller coast that has shaken nerves and rattled brains is celebrating a special birthday this year. It was 60 years ago that the PNE roller...

Officer 'had no choice'

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:10 pm

B.C.'s prosecution service says a police officer who deployed a service dog during an arrest was not charged with any offence because he had no other way to...

Slashing victim sues UBC

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:58 pm

A woman is suing the University of British Columbia for negligence after having her throat slashed in the front doorway of her dorm room in 2016. Mary Hare...

7 city staff fired for theft

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:18 pm

A Metro Vancouver city says it has fired seven employees involved in a "highly co-ordinated" theft scheme that lasted over a decade and cost more than...

Family feeds bear cub

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:07 pm

British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service is investigating allegations a Vancouver-area family fed a mother black bear and her cub. Conservation...

Who is mystery man?

Jul 12, 2018 / 9:42 am

It's been 20 years and police are still searching for the identity of a man found dead in Port Coquitlam. Cpl. Michael McLaughlin said on July 2, 1998, a...

Driver left man in distress

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:46 am

A Vancouver woman says a bus driver just drove away after she sought help tending to a man in medical distress at a Downtown Eastside bus stop. The bus rider,...

25th Burn Camp back

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:36 am

Burn Camp 2018 is ready to roll for the 25th year starting this Sunday at the Legacy Sports Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. Things get underway at 3270 Trethewey...

SkyTrain bully in court

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:33 am

An accused SkyTrain bully made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Matthew Chris Limowski is accused of assaulting a 42-year-old woman rushing to board a...

Check your banking records

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:15 pm

Transit police found credit and debit card skimmers on two Compass Card vending machines in Vancouver. The skimmers, used to steal credit card information, were...

Shots fired at home

Jul 11, 2018 / 2:29 pm

RCMP are investigating after shots were fired at a Burnaby home early Wednesday. Bullets hit the home just before 4 a.m., on the 5200 block of Smith Avenue,...

Easiest arrest ever

Jul 11, 2018 / 12:08 pm

A 38-year-old man suspected of vehicle theft is under arrest in Abbotsford, but police say he actually captured himself. A tweet from the department says...

Sentenced in huge drug bust

Jul 11, 2018 / 7:09 am

Two years after what was the biggest fentanyl bust in B.C. history, two men have finally been sentenced. Police discovered large quantities of drugs, weapons...

Casino whistle-blower fired

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:58 am

A former casino investigator says he was fired after ringing alarm bells about money laundering in B.C. back in 2014. Joe Schalk was the senior director of...

Rusting ship a toxic stew

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:22 am

The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an unwanted...

RCMP a 'toxic' force

Jul 10, 2018 / 8:27 pm

Former RCMP officers who suffered sexual harassment and bullying on the job are grieving the suicide of an ex-Mountie who advocated for change within the force...

A rare, stinking treat

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:59 pm

Stop and smell the flowers — if you dare. A rare, exotic tropical plant known as a corpse flower is set to unleash its putrid scent inside the Bloedel...

Opioid lab shut down

Jul 10, 2018 / 4:25 pm

RCMP have made two arrests after shutting down a suspected synthetic opioid lab in Burnaby. Police began investigating a group of people believed to be...

Drugs seized, nine arrested

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:28 pm

RCMP have seized a cache of illicit drugs, cash, stolen property and a handgun in a raid on a Surrey home. RCMP executed the warrant at a home in the...

Family sues over dad's death

Jul 10, 2018 / 2:10 pm

The family of a B.C. father who died after somersaulting into a foam pit at a Richmond trampoline park is suing the facility for negligence. Tanya Hayes and her...

How not to tow your boat

Jul 9, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Here's a lesson on how not to tow your boat this summer. An Abbotsford police officer found a driver using pallets and duct tape to secure a towed boat on...

Shooting has Vernon link

Jul 9, 2018 / 2:34 pm

Surrey RCMP are renewing a public appeal for information in connection to a July 9, 2017 shooting, in which one of the vehicles associated was stolen from...

Bear picnics at beach

Jul 9, 2018 / 6:33 am

A curious bear amused beach-goers in Port Moody over the weekend. But, conservation officers warn the bruin, seen poking its nose in picnic baskets and beach...

10-year-old girl found

Jul 9, 2018 / 6:06 am

UPDATE: 6 a.m. Vancouver police say a missing 10-year-old girl was found overnight and is safe. ORIGINAL: 5 p.m. Police are searching for a 10-year-old girl...

Ferries cancelled today

Jul 8, 2018 / 1:22 pm

BC Ferries has cancelled sailing on Sunday between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Sailing from the Tsawwassen Terminal at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., as...

Terrifying grizzly bear attack

Jul 8, 2018 / 1:01 pm

A British Columbia park ranger is grateful to be alive after a terrifying grizzly bear attack outside his home in Bella Coola. Jordan Carbery says he saw...

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