Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2019

SkyTrain strike averted: Last-minute deal reached, 'most sticking points' dealt with The SkyTrain will be running Tuesday morning after the two sides in Metro Vancouver's latest transit labour dispute managed to hammer out an eleventh-hour deal

Serious collision closes long stretch of Burnaby's 10th Avenue Commuters travelling through Burnaby this morning are being warned to avoid a long stretch of 10th Avenue.  

Man in mobility scooter falls down Canada Line elevator shaft A downtown Vancouver Canada Line station was the site of a rescue operation Monday after a man in a mobility scooter fell down an elevator shaft

Interior First Nation says Fraser River slide has huge impact on its community High on the Chilcotin plateau in British Columbia's Interior, the chief of a local First Nation says the traditional diet of its members is threatened by a landslide more than 150 kilometre away

Carson Crimeni's father satisfied RCMP looked for his overdosing son The 14-year-old Langley boy died last August after older teens filmed his overdose and posted the video to social media

Teens arrested after threat made against Surrey school Two youths have been arrested about a month after a threat was made against a high school in Surrey, B.C

Vancouver-area home values down in latest property tax assessments Property tax assessments are down in B.C.’s lower mainland while other parts of the province are seeing values go up in many cases

Weekend knife fight was between 2 gangs, Vancouver police say Police say a weekend knife fight that left four men injured was between two Metro Vancouver gangs. 

Surrey RCMP find guns, Tasers and drugs in connection with Saturday shooting No one was hurt in the Dec. 7 incident, but a home near 139A Street and 108 Avenue was left riddled with bullet holes and 11 people were taken into custody. 

Cellphones won't give 911 operators your exact location, E-Comm warns The biggest 911 call centre in B.C. is speaking out about a "potentially dangerous public misconception" people have about using cellphones to call for help. 

White Rock honours donors who funded iconic pier's repairs Nearly a year after a windstorm ripped its iconic boardwalk apart, the City of White Rock is honouring those that helped pay for its repairs. 

Kelowna-Mission MLA announces plans to leave politics after a decade Steve Thomson, a former cabinet minister in British Columbia's previous Liberal government, says he won't run again in the next provincial election. 

No evidence presented in defence of man accused in Abbotsford school stabbing The defence lawyer for a man accused in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Abbotsford, B.C., says no evidence will be called in his defence.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019

State-of-the-art new Surrey hospital will be built in Cloverdale A much anticipated hospital will be built in Surrey's Cloverdale neighbourhood, the province announced Monday.  

Officers were not negligent in Carson Crimeni's death: IIO  B.C.'s police watchdog has found officers were not negligent in their response to a teenager's suspected overdose and subsequent death at a Langley skate park in August. 

Coroner asks for help identifying body found in B.C. field Officials are asking for the public's help to identify a body found in a field in northeastern B.C. based on the dead man's footwear. 

White Rock honours donors who funded iconic pier's repairs  Nearly a year after a windstorm ripped its iconic boardwalk apart, the City of White Rock is honouring those that helped pay for its repairs. 

Are these Metro Vancouver's best restaurants? 8 eateries make top 100 list From Italian food to Japanese cuisine, eight Metro Vancouver restaurants made a list of Canada's top 100 this year. 

Party bus company fined $27K for transporting minors with alcohol Days after the B.C. government reminded party bus operators of strict new fines for the holidays, Vancouver police have handed a company $27,000 in fines for transporting minors with alcohol.  

Vancouver lacrosse legend and BC Sports Hall of Famer Sohen Gill dies A local lacrosse legend died last week surrounded by friends and family. 

Indigenous cultural competency training now required by B.C. law society The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. 

South Surrey father returns home after full-body paralysis Matt Reisig is back at home playing with his daughter, just in time for Christmas. But just months ago, he thought she might grow up without her dad. 1

After abandoning the penny, are Canadians ready to scrap the nickel too? Seven years after ditching the penny, it appears most Canadians are on board with that decision, but are hesitant when it comes to getting rid of other coins. 

Four men are in hospital after Yaletown stabbing Several blocks in Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood were closed off after an early morning stabbing that sent four men to hospital.   

Norovirus-like outbreak benches teams at Victoria hockey tournament Several children taking part in a Victoria hockey tournament this weekend were not allowed to play in the games after a norovirus-like outbreak. 

Vancouver is not Canada's best city for biking - or even the best in B.C. Residents of a city that praises its bike-ability may be surprised to find a recent ranking does not put Vancouver in the top spot.  

Union says TransLink's comments have slowed negotiations ahead of SkyTrain strike Workers are set to walk off the job for three days starting Tuesday if their union and employer can’t make a deal. 

SkyTrain strike: What you need to know, and how to get around Ahead of the incoming job action, here's a quick look at what Metro Vancouver transit users need to know about the SkyTrain strike.   

Christmas tree shortage sweeps across North America Purchasing a Christmas tree may be a little more challenging this year

Brain injury from domestic abuse a 'public health crisis,' says B.C. researcher A British Columbia mother in her late 30s says there was "no support in sight" after she suffered two serious blows to the head at the hands of different partners more than a decade ago. 

University of Victoria chemist develops 'super glue on steroids' The high-tech material could be used to make paint that never peels and jeans that never fade.  

Richmond-based company on probation for exporting bad fish to U.S. The Seven Seas Fish Company Ltd. of Richmond, B.C., and its owner have been fined and placed on probation with increased scrutiny for fish imports to the United States.  

Rescue dogs come to Canada in search of forever families There were dozens of dogs in the back of the van travelling the 1,400 kilometres from Tennessee to the Greater Toronto Area - and one of them was a barker. 

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

Surrey house riddled with bullet holes after early morning shooting Surrey has been rocked by several recent shootings, and some residents say they blame city council's preoccupation with creating a new police force.  

Fires destroy tents at Oppenheimer Park homeless camp The City of Vancouver is once again raising concerns with safety at a tent city in Oppenheimer Park

Police arrest woman who allegedly plowed through parked cars in Kamloops  Video of the incident shows a white SUV careening through a parking lot, scraping many of the cars and emerging with a torn-off bumper.  

Vancouver police say hit-and-run left man 'screaming in pain' The 51-year-old man was hit by a car on Nov. 29, but police have made little headway in identifying the vehicle or driver.  

SkyTrain strike starts Tuesday, will end Friday morning The job action will stop the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines from running, but Canada Line and West Coast Express service will not be affected.  

B.C. company and owner fined and on probation for importing bad fish to U.S. The Seven Seas Fish Company Ltd. of Richmond, B.C., and its owner have been fined and placed on probation with increased scrutiny for fish imports to the United States

Surrey house riddled with bullet holes after early morning shooting Surrey has been rocked by several recent shootings, and some residents say they blame city council's preoccupation with creating a new police force”  

'Peloton wife' trades exercise bike for martini in Ryan Reynolds' new gin ad The actress in the now viral Peloton commercial has traded her exercise bike in for a martiniin a new ad for Ryan Reynolds’ gin label.  

Case of infectious tuberculosis confirmed at Vancouver high school Vancouver Coastal Health said all staff and students at the school were notified about the case on Dec. 5

New allegations against 3 VPD officers being investigated Alberta RCMP are investigating three Vancouver police officers alleged to have helped a disgraced former detective to obstruct another investigation

Students threaten hunger strike if UBC does not fully divest from fossil fuels Members of the group Extinction Rebellion say a recent commitment from UBC to divest some of its endowment fund is not good enough

B.C. conservation officers destroy six bears Two bears families frequently spotted in a Port Coquitlam, B.C., playground were relocated and then euthanized

Story of Vancouver woman who stole her bike back now a children's book When Kayla Smith stole back her stolen bike in 2013, the story made international headlines and even netted her an appearance on a U.S. talk show

SkyTrain workers' union issues 72-hour strike notice The union representing SkyTrain workers has issued a 72-hour strike notice.  

15 coworkers in Dawson Creek to split lotto win Coworkers who say they've been buying lottery tickets for more than a decade finally won a draw.  

Surveillance video of arson suspects released by Richmond Mounties Mounties said it appears the fire was suspicious and deliberately set

Violent bus passenger tried to grab officer's gun during arrest: Vancouver police Police say an arrest on a Vancouver bus turned violent Thursday evening, after an officer was assault by an aggressive passenger

46-year-old man seriously injured after West End assault The man is so badly hurt he can’t be interviewed, so police are appealing for any witnesses

Student was unintended target of 2018 shooting, police say A university student killed in a shooting last year was an "innocent victim," and not the intended target of the incident, investigators say. 

 

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

SkyTrain strike starts Tuesday, will end Friday morning - The job action will stop the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines from running, but Canada Line and West Coast Express service will not be affected. 

Case of infectious tuberculosis confirmed at Vancouver high school Vancouver Coastal Health said all staff and students at the school were notified about the case on Dec. 5

New allegations against 3 VPD officers being investigated  Alberta RCMP are investigating three Vancouver police officers alleged to have helped a disgraced former detective to obstruct another investigation

Students threaten hunger strike if UBC does not fully divest from fossil fuels Members of the group Extinction Rebellion say a recent commitment from UBC to divest some of its endowment fund is not good enough. 

B.C. conservation officers destroy 6 bears Two bears families frequently spotted in a Port Coquitlam, B.C., playground were relocated and then euthanized.   

Story of Vancouver woman who stole her bike back now a children's book When Kayla Smith stole back her stolen bike in 2013, the story made international headlines and even netted her an appearance on a U.S. talk show

15 coworkers in Dawson Creek to split lotto win Coworkers who say they've been buying lottery tickets for more than a decade finally won a draw

Surveillance video of arson suspects released by Richmond Mounties Mounties said it appears the fire was suspicious and deliberately set

Violent bus passenger tried to grab officer's gun during arrest  Police say an arrest on a Vancouver bus turned violent Thursday evening, after an officer was assault by an aggressive passenger. 

46-year-old man seriously injured after West End assault The man is so badly hurt he can’t be interviewed, so police are appealing for any witnesses. 

Student was unintended target of 2018 shooting  A university student killed in a shooting last year was an innocent victim, and not the intended target of the incident, investigators say.  

B.C. lost more than 18,000 jobs last month B.C.'s jobs minister says the province's economy remains resilient despite disappointing news from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey today.  

Balmoral, Regent hotel owners fight city's $1 expropriation in court The owners of two derelict hotels on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a legal challenge against the city's plan to expropriate the buildings for $1.  

High risk missing person last seen at Surrey hospital Police are asking for the public's help to locate a man they describe as a "high risk" missing person. 

Costco snowmen recalled due to injury hazard A trio of snowmen for sale at Costco has been recalled because a wire inside could cause injuries, Canadian health officials are warning

Long lines for TransLink's keychain-sized 'Compass Mini' Transit users eager to get their hands on a keychain-sized version of the Compass Card were in line early Friday morning

Suspect arrested after violent robbery at King George Station Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a suspect has been arrested following a violent robbery outside the King George SkyTrain Station.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

SkyTrain workers' union issues 72-hour strike notice The union representing SkyTrain workers has issued a 72-hour strike notice.  

Slain Surrey man's widow issues plea to B.C.'s top cop Darlene Bennett, whose husband was shot and killed in their Surrey driveway in 2018, confronted B.C.'s public safety minister over the city's controversial budget.  

FortisBC bills will be going down for some British Columbians as of January  For many B.C. residents paying natural gas bills, the amount owed might be slightly lower next year.

Violent bus passenger tried to grab officer's gun during arrest Police say an arrest on a Vancouver bus turned violent Thursday evening, after an officer was assault by an aggressive passenger. 

46-year-old man seriously injured after West End assault The man is so badly hurt he can’t be interviewed, so police are appealing for any witnesses.  

Student was unintended target of 2018 shooting, police say A university student killed in a shooting last year was an "innocent victim," and not the intended target of the incident, investigators say. 

B.C. lost more than 18,000 jobs last month B.C.'s jobs minister says the province's economy remains resilient despite disappointing news from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey today. 

Balmoral, Regent hotel owners fight city's $1 expropriation in court The owners of two derelict hotels on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a legal challenge against the city's plan to expropriate the buildings for $1

'High risk' missing person last seen at Surrey hospital Police are asking for the public's help to locate a man they describe as a "high risk" missing person

Costco snowmen recalled due to injury hazard A trio of snowmen for sale at Costco has been recalled because a wire inside could cause injuries, Canadian health officials are warning.  

Long lines for TransLink's keychain-sized 'Compass Mini' Transit users eager to get their hands on a keychain-sized version of the Compass Card were in line early Friday morning

Suspect arrested after violent robbery at King George Station Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a suspect has been arrested following a violent robbery outside the King George SkyTrain Station. 

1,000 shoes to line art gallery steps Friday in memory of women killed in B.C. Marking the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre when more than a dozen women were killed at a university, hundreds of shoes will line the Vancouver Art Gallery's steps Friday

Witnesses sought after robbery suspect sustained head injury, died The province's police watchdog is seeking witnesses to an arrest in Penticton earlier this month where a suspect sustained a head injury and died six days later. 

Metro Vancouver bus workers ratify three-year collective agreement  After nearly a month of strike activity, unionized bus and SeaBus workers voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement Thursday

Squamish hunter fined $4K after mistakenly killing therapy dog  A hunter from Squamish, B.C. has been fined $4,000 for mistakenly killing a therapy dog two years ago.  

Universal contraceptives? B.C. premier says province open to the idea  B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government is open to funding universal, publicly funded contraception as advocates insist the program could actually save money in the long run.  

Families heartbroken by decision to close Surrey group home  A government-funded group home in Surrey that houses vulnerable adults is closing its doors and the clock is ticking to find new accommodations

Thursday, Dec. 5

Holiday hosting leads to increased electricity use, BC Hydro says Those hosting holiday parties in the next several weeks might see a boost in their electricity bill, BC Hydro is warning

Six residents displaced after overnight fire in South Vancouver Six residents were forced out of their home early Thursday morning after a fire tore through a home on SE Marine Drive near Argyle Street.  

High risk threatened salmon species won't be fully rescued after Fraser River slide Government officials say there is a “high risk” they won't be fully successful in rescuing salmon species threatened by a massive landslide on British Columbia's Fraser River

No payout for driver who damaged her pickup making room for fire truck A B.C. woman who drove her pickup truck into a concrete barrier in order to make room for firefighters won't be getting any help with her repair bills.  

Former B.C. mayor sentenced to 2 years less a day for sex assaults of 4 boys A man who once served as B.C.'s youngest mayor was sentenced Wednesday to two years less a day for the sexual assaults of four boys under the age of 16

 Parliament kicks off with Speaker election, throne speech  Forty six days after the Liberals were reduced to a minority government in the federal election, the 43rd Parliament is getting under way in Ottawa. 

3 crashes on B.C. highways in less than 3 hours; 1 dead in Coquihalla collision Dangerous conditions on two B.C. highways may have been a factor in multiple crashes Wednesday, including one fatal incident south of Merritt

West Vancouver police officer nearly lost thousands in SIM card scam The scam is known as SIM swapping, and it involves fraudsters moving or "porting" your phone number to a new device

Advocates outraged by not guilty verdict in shooting of pregnant woman Angela Marie McDougall was hoping Carleton Stevens would be convicted of attempted murder for shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend in Vancouver last year. 

Who benefits from Vancouver's community gardens? Developers get a tax break when they put community gardens on empty lots that are awaiting development

Driver clocked going double the speed limit in Burnaby Mounties are reminding drivers to slow down after a vehicle was clocked going more than twice the speed limit in a residential area of Burnaby

After his house was burgled, Surrey councillor stands behind city police plan Despite a dire warning from Surrey's RCMP commissioner, Doug Elford says a city force will serve the municipality better

Inspection of fish plant ordered after latest video emerges The B.C. government is sending an inspector to a Vancouver Island fish processing plant after video emerged showing bloody discharge being dumped into seawater near Campbell River

For $7.5 million, you could own your own lake near Vancouver The Laxton Lake Estate near Abbotsford includes a four-bedroom house, a three-car garage and a caretaker’s suite on 80 acres 

Surrey man not guilty of attempted murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend A man accused of shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend at a Vancouver print shop in 2018 is not guilty of attempted murder, a judge ruled Wednesday

TransLink looking for new SeaBus designs with minimal emissions Looking to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, TransLink is looking for proposals to add efficient SeaBuses to its fleet.  

Nine people hospitalized after Pitt Meadows carbon monoxide leak Nine people, including a pregnant woman, are recovering Wednesday after a serious carbon monoxide leak inside an office building in Pitt Meadows.  

More than 2,000 Christmas lights illuminate this 'reindeer bus' in Vancouver With the transit strike well over, a beloved festive tradition was able to roll into Metro Vancouver streets Wednesday.  

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Washout stalls traffic on Pacific Rim Highway near Tofino - A washout has closed part of Highway 4 in and out of Tofino and Ucluelet.

The average Canadian family will pay almost $500 more on food next year An annual food price report highlights climate change as a major culprit for rising food prices, especially in the produce department

19-year-old suspect charged in stabbing at Abbotsford house party Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say they've arrested a suspect for an alleged stabbing that happened two-and-a-half weeks ago

President's Choice coleslaw recalled from B.C. grocery stores due to salmonella risk A packaged coleslaw sold in B.C. grocery stores and across the country is being recalled due to possible salmonella, Canadian health officials are warning.  

70-year-old pedestrian taken to hospital after being hit by car in Vancouver A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after they were hit by a car in Vancouver, early Wednesday morning.  

'Feels good to be back': Burrows inducted into Ring of Honour at Rogers Arena After an illustrious 12 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, left winger Alex Burrows was inducted into the Ring of Honour at a pre-game ceremony Tuesday night.  

Victim killed in shooting near playground in Surrey identified  A man killed in a shooting on Sunday night in a residential area of north Surrey has been identified as 21-year-old Verron Nand.  

Alex Trebek among special 2020 Canadian Academy award recipients Alex Trebek, David Suzuki, Tina Keeper and Daniel Levy will receive special honours from the organization behind the Canadian Screen Awards next year.  

Canucks hand Senators their 5th straight loss It took Antoine Roussel less than two minutes to make an impact.  

California sheriff shares new details on arrest of B.C. fugitive New details are emerging about the dramatic arrest of one of B.C.’s most wanted fugitives down in California.  

'I wasn't gonna let it happen': Ottawa Senators tough guy takes down thief in Vancouver Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki lived up to his "Borocop" nickname over the weekend, stopping a thief in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood with his bare hands

Wild salmon once again swimming in potentially dangerous bloodwater in B.C. B.C. photographer Tavish Campbell has released new video showing blood contaminated with piscine reovirus gushing from a pipe connected to a farmed-salmon processing plant

CP locomotive engineer dies in accident at Port Coquitlam rail yard A union representing Canadian railway workers is renewing calls for safer work conditions after a locomotive engineer died Monday night in Port Coquitlam, B.C. 

No apology from Trudeau after Trump calls him 'two-faced' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not apologize after U.S. President Donald Trump called him "two-faced" in the wake of a video of the PM apparently speaking candidly to other world leaders about the president

Officials shut down unlicensed petting zoo in Maple Ridge  The City of Maple Ridge has closed down a petting zoo that was apparently operating without a proper licence.  

6 taken to hospital after CO leak at Pharmasave in Pitt Meadows Half a dozen people were taken to hospital Tuesday following a carbon monoxide leak at a pharmacy in Pitt Meadows.  

'Going to set the city back decades': Councillors, RCMP slam Surrey's police budget plan  Surrey's decision not to increase its number of police officers for a second year in a row would have a "detrimental effect," one of the city's top cops warns

City of Vancouver says it's ready for ride-hailing While the timeline for when ride-hailing will arrive in B.C. is a little hazy, the City of Vancouver says its ready to license companies as soon as their operation is approved by the province.  

Tips for cutting your own Christmas tree this holiday season  Cutting down a Christmas tree is still a holiday tradition for many B.C. families, and it won't put you on the province's naughty list as long as you follow a few easy rules

Medical emergency causes SkyTrain delays  TransLink says a medical emergency has disrupted SkyTrain service during the end of the evening commute on both the Expo and Millennium lines. 

Tuesday, Dec.3

Rendering of earthquake-ravaged Tennyson elementary could upset kids A rendering of what a Vancouver elementary school might look like after a catastrophic earthquake could be nightmare-fuel for young students, according to a warning from administrators

Surrey mayor's coalition pushes ahead with 5-year budget plan despite safety concerns Surrey city council voted 5-4 in favour of a five-year draft budget that will see millions of dollars spent on the transition to a municipal police force while setting aside no money to hire new RCMP officers or firefighters in the meantime.  

Six Vancouver residents escape early morning house fire Six residents had to evacuate their home early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out, according to Vancouver Fire Rescue Services. 

B.C. fugitive allegedly rammed into SWAT truck before arrest in California One of B.C.'s most-wanted fugitives was arrested over the weekend in California, but not before allegedly making one more desperate attempt to evade law enforcement.  

Coquitlam mall partially evacuated after reported pepper spray incident  A mall in Coquitlam, B.C. was partially evacuated on Monday after someone apparently set off pepper spray or a similar substance inside the building.  

Meng Wanzhou’s open letter careful PR move but risks seeming tone deaf An open letter written by detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is the latest apparent move in a carefully cultivated image strategy that seeks to win over Canadian public opinion

Artist shows what a Vancouver school could look like after an earthquake An illustration showing a Vancouver school damaged by earthquake Monday is hypothetical, and was part of an experiment from seismic engineers and psychologists at the University of British Columbia

Ottawa Senator foils robbery in Vancouver by 'clotheslining' suspect  A defenceman for the Ottawa Senators is being lauded for helping to thwart a robbery in downtown Vancouver on Sunday

BC Lions name Rick Campbell as new head coach  The BC Lions have named Rick Campbell as the team's new head coach

Snow desk and touchscreen kiosks all part of TransLink's winter plans Winter may still be a couple of weeks away, but TransLink has released its plans to manage the impacts of cold weather.  

Public safety concerns raised over Surrey's draft budget Surrey residents got the chance to weigh in on the city's draft budget and the funding it has set aside for a planned switch to a municipal police force Monday.    

One dead, one injured, no suspects in custody Homicide investigators were on scene near a Surrey park Monday morning, after one man died and another was injured from gunshots. 

At least 7 straight days of rain in Vancouver's forecast as temperatures warm up After a week of cold temperatures, Vancouver is expected to see warmer, rainier weather in the week ahead.  

Teen with Down syndrome scores buzzer-beating basket A video of a buzzer-beating three-pointer sunk by a B.C. teen with Down syndrome has gone viral online, and the school is receiving praise for its team spirit and inclusion efforts.  

Multiple overnight car fires being investigated in Metro Vancouver Police are investigating several car fires in Metro Vancouver that occurred overnight Sunday into Monday morning.  

Man taken to hospital after violent incident in Burnaby One person has been taken to hospital after a violent incident in Burnaby Monday morning

First Nation-owned and operated solar farm opens in B.C. The chief of a small Indigenous community in British Columbia's Interior says he expects the power to go on any day now for what will be among the first solar farms 100 per cent owned and operated by a First Nation in the province. 

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

1 man dead, another injured after late night shooting in Surrey
Homicide investigators were on scene near a Surrey park Monday morning, after one man died and another was injured from gunshots. 

Seven days of rain in Vancouver's forecast as temperatures warm up
After a week of cold temperatures, Vancouver is expected to see warmer, rainier weather in the week ahead.  

Live at noon: BC Lions to make 'major' football operations announcement
A "major" announcement is expected from the BC Lions on Monday

Public to weigh in on Surrey's draft budget, funding for municipal police force
Surrey residents will get the chance to weigh in on the city's draft budget and the funding it has set aside for a planned switch to a municipal police force Monday.  

Multiple overnight car fires being investigated in Metro Vancouver
Police are investigating several car fires in Metro Vancouver that occurred overnight Sunday into Monday morning.  

Man taken to hospital after violent incident in Burnaby
One person has been taken to hospital after a violent incident in Burnaby Monday morning

First Nation-owned and operated solar farm opens in B.C.
The chief of a small Indigenous community in British Columbia's Interior says he expects the power to go on any day now for what will be among the first solar farms 100 per cent owned and operated by a First Nation in the province

New whistleblowers law will increase accountability: B.C. ombudsperson
British Columbia's ombudsperson says a new law protecting whistleblowers will increase accountability and transparency in government. 

Former BC Lion asks for public's help finding lost Grey Cup rings
Former BC Lions offensive lineman Cory Mantyka is hoping the public can help him find his two lost Grey Cup championship rings.

Taxi in a Vancouver bike lane. Cyclists say it happens all the time.
"If that taxi's coming in the bike lane, you basically have to find some sort of way to … avoid it and avoid getting run over

Alberta trade minister to visit Vancouver to create investment opportunities
Alberta's Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism is drumming up business and investment opportunities in British Columbia this week

AIDS 'no longer an epidemic' in B.C., amid record-low number of cases 
On World AIDS Day, Dr. Julio Montaner declared the disease "no longer an epidemic" in the province thanks to world-leading treatment options

Do mandatory winter tires really make roads safer?
While the majority of Canadian drivers install winter tires for the cold season, according to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, Quebec is the only province to force motorists to do so 

Huawei releases Meng Wanzhou letter on arrest anniversary 
On the first anniversary of Meng Wanzhou's arrest at the Vancouver airport, the Huawei executive has released an open letter thanking supporters for standing behind her.  

RCMP identify Kamloops man whose body was found wrapped in rug
RCMP are looking for help piecing together the timeline of events that led to a man's body being left near a dumpster in Kamloops.  

Candlelight vigil held for international student killed in Surrey
"We want community solidarity - it's kind of at that point where we're losing too many of our children

B.C. workers face uncertainty as forestry continues to falter
Thousands of people have lost their jobs as mills shut down across the province. 

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019

RCMP investigating five-car crash in Port Coquitlam - Intersection at Westwood Street and Lougheed Highway will be closed for some time, police warn  

Grieving families call for action on opioid crisis - Holding white crosses and photographs of loved ones lost to overdoses, dozens of families gathered on Jericho Beach on Saturday to call for change.

31 people taken into custody after Surrey shooting linked to Airbnb  - RCMP released house party guests after questioning them and verifying their identity. 

Vancouver's Robson Square Ice Rink is open this weekend - A favourite Vancouver winter tradition kicked off today, as the Robson Square Ice Rink officially opened Saturday and skaters took to the ice. 

Landslide could wipe out some B.C. salmon species, sparking federal response - Ottawa is seeking help to avoid what it says could be the extinction of some British Columbian salmon species because of a massive landslide on the Fraser River that sparked a co-ordinated emergency response this year. 

Hikers find burned truck in B.C. that belongs to missing Alberta man - Police are investigating and searching the area where 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa's burned truck was found.  

Kamloops RCMP investigating suspicious death - Police say they haven’t yet been able to identify the body, but they do know the death is a criminal matter 

Former MLA kept using govt cell phone after search by Chinese agents - A former BC Liberal MLA says he was forced to hand over his personal cellphone and government issued BlackBerry upon landing in China on a trip in 2015.  2

Driver fined but keeps licence after Richmond pedestrian dies - Milagros Aguasin's family is outraged that driver Regina Lurye will only have to pay a $1,500 fine, but a criminal lawyer explains judges take into account a wide variety of factors. 1

Search suspended for Maple Ridge senior with dementia - Search crews have made the difficult decision to call off the search for a Maple Ridge senior who has been missing since Thursday morning. 

Surrey RCMP seize 30 kilograms of cocaine, over $125,000 in November traffic stops - Police say the seizures will "represent a significant financial hit" to drug traffickers. 1

Who killed Vicki Black? Arrest made in reopened B.C. cold case - More than two decades after a B.C. woman was killed, a man has been charged in her homicide. 

B.C. guiding company hit with record $35K fine for using bait to attract bears - The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says a guiding company in the province has received the highest-ever fine imposed by a B.C. court for using bait to attract bears. 

Black Friday shoppers slow traffic en route to YVR  - McArthurGlen Designer Outlet mall in Richmond opened its doors two hours early on Black Friday as hundreds of shoppers lined up as early as 7 a.m. 1

Vancouver police identify victim of city's 9th homicide Police in Vancouver have identified the victim of the city's ninth homicide of the year. 

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Hikers find burned truck in B.C. that belongs to missing Alberta man
Police are investigating and searching the area where 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa's burned truck was found

Kamloops RCMP investigating suspicious death
Police say they haven’t yet been able to identify the body, but they do know the death is a criminal matter. 

Former B.C. MLA kept using government BlackBerry after search by Chinese
A former BC Liberal MLA says he was forced to hand over his personal cellphone and government issued BlackBerry upon landing in China on a trip in 2015.   

Driver fined but keeps licence after Richmond pedestrian died
Milagros Aguasin's family is outraged that driver Regina Lurye will only have to pay a $1,500 fine, but a criminal lawyer explains judges take into account a wide variety of factors.  
 

Search suspended for Maple Ridge senior with dementia 
Search crews have made the difficult decision to call off the search for a Maple Ridge senior who has been missing since Thursday morning

RCMP seize 30 kilograms of cocaine, over $125,000 in traffic stops
Police say the seizures will "represent a significant financial hit" to drug traffickers

Who killed Vicki Black? Arrest made in reopened B.C. cold case
More than two decades after a B.C. woman was killed, a man has been charged in her homicide

B.C. guiding company hit with record $35K fine for using bait to attract bears
The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says a guiding company in the province has received the highest-ever fine imposed by a B.C. court for using bait to attract bears

Black Friday shoppers slow traffic en route to YVR 
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet mall in Richmond opened its doors two hours early on Black Friday as hundreds of shoppers lined up as early as 7 a.m

Vancouver police identify victim of city's ninth homicide
Police in Vancouver have identified the victim of the city's ninth homicide of the year.

This Alberta man got a hole-in-one and won an SUV. He still hasn't got his prize
A 2019 Ford Escape has proven as hard earned and inconceivable as the golf shot an Alberta man made to win it

Rescue of juvenile bald eagle from B.C. settling pond caught on camera
The rescue of a bald eagle stuck in a settling pond required some quick thinking from those who came to help

Car flips and lands in Surrey ditch; driver and passenger uninjured
A local nurse says she didn't expect to come across a flipped car in a ditch on her drive Thursday night. 

Police seek robbery suspect who attacked store clerk
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a robbery suspect who assaulted a 61-year-old store clerk in downtown Vancouver. 

Three seniors found, two still missing in Metro Vancouver amid cold snap 
Three Metro Vancouver seniors who went missing during this week's cold snap have been found, but there are two others who remain unaccounted for in the region.  2

Third pedestrian fatality in two days in Lower Mainland 
A pedestrian in Delta has been hit and killed in the Lower Mainland's third fatality in just two days. 

Car crashes through windows of Burnaby building during rush hour
Fire crews say it's lucky nobody was injured after a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a Burnaby business during Thursday's rush hour. 

Judge rules homeowners not liable for accidents on poorly cleared sidewalks

Deadly Kingston, Ont., plane crash 'leaves a hole' in Uzbek community

 

Friday, Nov. 29

2 seniors missing in Metro Vancouver in the middle of cold weather snap 
Emergency crews in Metro Vancouver have been urgently searching for four seniors who have gone missing over the past several days in the midst of a cold snap in the region

Car crashes through windows of Burnaby building during rush hour 
Fire crews say it's lucky nobody was injured after a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a Burnaby business during Thursday's rush hour.  

3rd pedestrian fatality in 2 days in Metro Vancouver 
A pedestrian in Delta has been hit and killed in Metro Vancouver's third fatality in just two days

Vancouver's $4.8 million chandelier turns heads
The underside of the Granville Street Bridge is the last place you’d expect to find multi-million dollar public art.  

Sketch shows suspect in attempted B.C. child abduction: RCMP 
Police have released a composite sketch of a man believed to be connected with an attempted child abduction in Barriere, B.C. 

Driver gives emotional testimony in fatal Burnaby crash
One of the two drivers charged in a fatal incident involving a teenage exchange student spoke in his own defence Thursday, sobbing as he described checking to see if the girl was still alive.

Police investigating city's ninth homicide in downtown Vancouver 
A 43-year-old man has died in what Vancouver police are calling the ninth homicide of 2019 in the city.

Meng Wanzhou's lawyers argue she shouldn't be extradited to U.S.
 In their latest battle against efforts to extradite Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the U.S. to face fraud charges, the Huawei executive’s defence team argued that even if she were to have committed the crimes alleged, they weren’t crimes under Canadian law.

Sea lion was shot with crossbow on B.C. coast 
A sea lion found with "horrific injuries" had been shot with a crossbow, a B.C. wildlife rescue group says.  

Vancouver bans plastic bags, straws, foam containers and other single-use items - Vancouver is bringing in bans on the use of plastic bags, disposable cups, plastic straws and other single-use items

Tree crashes through Abbotsford home, narrowly missing teen - 
An Abbotsford, B.C., family is badly shaken after a large tree crashed into their home Wednesday evening, narrowly missing a teenage girl.

Vancouver opens warming centres as temperatures drop  With wind chill expected to reach -9 C overnight, Vancouver has opened up its warming centres to give homeless residents another place to escape the cold.  

Armed suspects broke into home while posing as bylaw officers
Mounties in Richmond are investigating suspicious incidents after a home was broken into twice this month, once while suspects were armed and posing as city bylaw officers.  

Horgan says ride-hailing will arrive in B.C., downplays Christmas deadline 
B.C.'s transportation minister says she is still confident the province will see ride-hailing by Christmas.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Elderly pedestrian struck in Burnaby has died
An elderly woman hit by a vehicle in Burnaby Wednesday has died, Mounties confirmed the next day. 

Facebook says access issues also affected Instagram, Messenger
Users who found they were unable to use certain functions on social media sites were not alone. 

Pedestrian killed in Abbotsford collision, police close roads
A pedestrian has been hit in Abbotsford and police have closed roads in all directions in the area. 

Vancouver's empty homes tax increasing by 25 per cent
Vancouver's controversial empty homes tax is going up by 25 per cent starting next year, and there will be more increases to come, following a decision by city council. 

UBC study finds caribou habitat restoration may be ineffective in the short term
A new study done in northeastern Alberta suggests habitat restoration may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou, at least in the short term, and researchers at the University of British Columbia say their results make the case for a more rigorous analysis of conservation methods. 

Surrey man gets new lease on life thanks to game-changing medical technoloy
ECMO kept Nick Kanaan alive, acting as his heart and lungs, while he waited for a lung transplant 

Border workers' union says 'two-tier system' at CBSA creates toxic environment
The union representing thousands of front line employees working without a contract at the Canadian border has released a scathing new video accusing management at the Canada Border Services Agency of “abuse of authority” and “harassment.”

Judge dismisses defamation suit started by anti-SOGI Chilliwack school trustee 
It’s the first use of B.C.’s new anti-SLAPP legislation, which seeks to protect freedom of speech against frivolous lawsuits. 

Are ride-hailing drivers employees or contractors? B.C. union wants answer
Should the people who drive for Uber and Lyft be considered employees or just independent contractors? 

BC Children's Hospital celebrates 300th kidney transplant
BC Children's Hospital is celebrating its 300th kidney transplant and recognizing a special young recipient who received his donation from an excellent match: his father. 1

Police reunite 86-year-old veteran with stolen scooter
The scooter was reported stolen to the West Vancouver Police Department on Tuesday, but it was found in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

Vancouver council votes to give veterans free parking
Staff will now report back to council before next Remembrance Day on how to implement the program. 

 

 

Tentative deal struck with Metro Vancouver transit workers
Commuters will be able to bus to work Wednesday after the two sides in Metro Vancouver's transit labour dispute managed to reach a tentative deal at the eleventh hour. 1

Emergency alert test: When to expect it in B.C., and what to do if you don't get it
Six months after the last test, B.C. cellphones, TV stations and radios will issue emergency alert messages on Wednesday.  

High winds lead to power outages, late opening for some North Vancouver schools
Extreme winds have led to thousands of power outages across B.C., hitting the Lower Mainland's North Shore particularly hard.  

North Vancouver actor and model Godfrey Gao dies on set at 35
Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao has died at the age of 35.  

Langley crash sends 2 to hospital with serious injuries
A serious late-night crash in Langley sent two to hospital Tuesday night. 

Province reviewing paid parking at B.C. hospitals
British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says he's taking a serious look at making parking free at hospitals in the province

Vancouver hot yoga studio feels blowback from scathing Bikram Netflix documentary
A B.C. hot yoga studio owner is feeling the heat after the release of a Netflix documentary detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by infamous Indian guru Bikram Choudhury

Spotted in Burnaby: B.C.'s brightly coloured 'hot duck' appears to be back
A rare bird that ruffled feathers of birders and photographers last winter appears to be back in Metro Vancouver.  

85-year-old man violently assaulted in Abbotsford 
A 19-year-old man is in custody after allegedly assaulting and robbing a senior in Abbotsford

B.C. government defends hands-off approach to Metro Vancouver transit strike
The B.C. government defended its hands-off approach to the pending transit strike Tuesday, as the opposition tried to paint the province as asleep at the wheel.  

Young man from North Vancouver charged with child porn offences 
A 21-year-old man from North Vancouver has been charged with child pornography offences, and police are asking anyone with information about him to come forward

Surrey natural health clinic sold products with lead, mercury
Some of the products sold at a Surrey, B.C. natural health clinic have been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, mercury and other heavy metals, according to health officials

B.C. passes UN Indigenous rights bill 
British Columbia's Green caucus says legislation promising a new relationship between the province and First Nations has passed unanimously in a "historic" moment

B.C. budget balanced, faces risk from ICBC 
The B.C. government is forecasting a surplus of $148 million, but ICBC’s finances present a risk to the province's bottom line. 

B.C. firm broke rules for Facebook ads: privacy commissioners
An investigation by two Canadian privacy commissioners found that a British Columbia firm broke privacy laws when it used and disclosed personal information in the province, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Alberta, B.C. didn't protect teen who overdosed: report
The children's watchdog in British Columbia says confusion and discord between child welfare authorities in that province and Alberta failed a teen who'd suffered sexual and physical abuse during a chaotic life before his death from a fentanyl overdose. 

Large performance venue proposed in plans to reshape downtown Burnaby 
A master plan that would redevelop the heart of downtown Burnaby was unveiled on Monday night.  

Inaugural Vancouver Santa Run sets off this weekend to raise funds for burn victims
Dozens of Kris Kringle lookalikes are expected to be spotted jogging around the Stanley Park seawall this weekend as Vancouver's inaugural Santa Run kicks off. 1

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Tentative deal reached to end CN Rail strike
Teamsters Canada says it has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian National Railway Co. to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers.  

Report from B.C.'s police complaint review committee shows 38 recommendations
A special committee of the B.C. legislature reviewing the province's police complaint process makes 38 recommendations to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of the complaint process. 

Pressure on Canada to meet emission targets as CO2 levels hit record high
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2018, according to new data put out by the World Meteorological Organization, a revelation that casts a dim light on Canada’s current methods in battling the climate crisis.  

It could feel as cold as -10 C with the wind chill this week An Arctic air mass heading toward Metro Vancouver threatens a possible wind chill of -10 C this week. 

Search for missing senior continues as temperatures set to drop in Metro Vancouver RCMP are still searching for an elderly Richmond woman who's been missing since Nov. 20. 

Elderly woman found dead after fire tears through Surrey home An elderly woman has died after flames tore through a two-storey home in Surrey, B.C. Monday morning.  

Vancouver housing market bouncing back faster than expected: report Vancouver’s booming real estate market came crashing down in 2018, but it appears to be recovering faster than expected. 

Wondering how to get around during the bus strike? There are apps for that Two start-ups scrambled to get their apps up and running this week as Metro Vancouver inched closer to a potential bus strike. 

Transit strike update: Both sides returning to bargaining table Tuesday The two sides in Metro Vancouver's ongoing transit labour dispute are heading back to the bargaining table before Wednesday's system shutdown.

B.C. provided $830M in fossil fuel subsidies in 2017-18: report A new report says the British Columbia government gives hundreds of millions of dollars annually in subsidies for fossil fuel, including $830 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Suspect charged with attempted murder in New Westminster shooting investigation A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in New Westminster that prompted a major police response and sent one woman to hospital with serious injuries.

Here's what TransLink is doing to minimize the impact of a bus service shutdown Transit users in Metro Vancouver are still feeling the impact of an ongoing labor dispute as the union representing bus operators and maintenance workers prepares to escalate job action dramatically. 

New supportive spaces, affordable homes for women leaving violence coming to B.C. Kicking off 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the province is creating dozens of safe shelter spaces and homes for women and children leaving violence. 1

Hundreds died while awaiting surgery in B.C., trial challenging medicare hears The head of the British Columbia Anesthesiologists' Society says the government has failed to meet its own targets of maximum acceptable wait times for medically necessary surgeries.

Whistler set to open this week, North Shore mountains waiting for more snow Skiers and snowboarders hoping to hit the slopes early this season will have to trek to Whistler for now as the North Shore mountains are still waiting for more snow. 

Trial in deadly Burnaby crash hears two drivers hit teen A Crown prosecutor has laid out disturbing new allegations as the trial begins for two drivers charged in the death of a Brazilian exchange student, including the fact the teen was struck by first one and then the other vehicle. 

'She was happy': Indian international student identified as Surrey homicide victim An international student from India has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Surrey, B.C.  

Hiker and dog rescued near Cypress during snowstorm, as North Shore mountains blanketed A woman and her dog hiking the Eagle Bluffs area Sunday night was rescued by North Shore Rescue, after she became lost, overwhelmed by darkness and snow started to fall. 

Mother calls for change after finding used needles on Vancouver playground A Vancouver mother is raising concerns after she found used needles on a local playground this weekend. 

More First Nations kids deserve child-welfare compensation, federal lawyers argue The federal Liberals say they are appealing a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations children because it limits the families that could receive compensation to those affected in the last 13 years. 

 

Monday, Nov. 25

Transit strike impact: 2 SeaBus sailings cut, several bus runs cancelled
Transit users in Metro Vancouver are still feeling the impact of an ongoing labor dispute as the union representing bus operators and maintenance workers prepares to escalate job action dramatically. 

Bodies found in Surrey ID'd as B.C. 18-year-old, 21-year-old from India
Homicide investigators have identified two people involved an incident in Surrey, B.C., as young adults, though few other details have been provided so far. 

North Shore mountains see overnight snow
Ski season is in sight. The North Shore mountains saw snow overnight, and ski resorts were quick to celebrate online. 

Lower mortgage rates, growing population speeding up B.C.'s housing recovery
Housing sales in British Columbia are climbing faster than anticipated after a downturn, but a rebound won't be as inflamed as the sellers' market two years ago, says a report released Monday by Central Credit Union. 

Free menstrual products, affordable internet options among BC NDP resolutions
British Columbia's New Democrats have wrapped up a three-day convention after nearly 700 delegates voted on resolutions including those that would pressure the federal government to deliver more affordable cell phone and internet options. 

Mother calls for change after finding used needles on Vancouver playground
A Vancouver mother is raising concerns after she found used needles on a local playground this weekend.  

Ottawa to argue appeal of tribunal order to compensate First Nations children
Federal lawyers will be in court later this morning to argue the government's appeal of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered Ottawa to pay billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children and their families. 3

Man dies after motorcycle crash in downtown Vancouve\Police are investigating after a fatal motorcycle crash in downtown Vancouver Sunday afternoon. but say speed was likely a factor. 

Climate activists attempt to block NDP members from attending convention
Climate activists blocked the main doors to the Victoria Conference Centre Sunday morning, hoping to stop - or at least, delay - more than 800 BC NDP members returning from their lunch breaks. 

Universities not doing enough about abusive coaches, students say
University student-athletes in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia all say their schools mishandled serious complaints against coaches in recent years. 

Burnaby man pleads for return of stolen handcycle
Vlad Bogdanov, an amputee, came back from vacation to find his $3,000 hand-powered bicycle gone. 

B.C. teachers rally outside NDP convention after rejecting contract offer
The union has said more teachers must be hired, but Education Minister Rob Fleming maintains the province made efforts to recruit over 900 out-of-province teachers last year and increased funding for all 60 school districts. 1 

2 in hospital in critical condition after crash on Highway 1
The crash shut down the highway in both directions a few kilometres west of Chase, B.C. 

University threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation
Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. 

Sunday, Nov 24

Bulldozers roll into Surrey homeless camp, but some people remain
Heavy machinery loaded with heaps of garbage emerged from the woods of Surrey's so-called Sanctuary Tent City Saturday morning. 

Sexual assault survivors rally at RCMP detachment 
When Aden Withers was a teenager, she reported a sexual assault to Kelowna RCMP. The police officer who interviewed her asked if she had been "turned on" and warned her about making a false report. 

Harley unveils its first electric motorcycle
Harley Davidson unveiled its new electric motorcycle Saturday. The company is hoping to expand its clientele by attracting riders that want to shrink their carbon footprint. 1

Two B.C. MPs chosen for key roles in NDP caucus
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has tapped two MPs from British Columbia to lead his caucus' behind-the-scenes negotiations and work in the House of Commons. 

 With liquor licence application, Hollywood Theatre moves closer to reopening
Vancouver was set to lose another historic movie theatre, but the new operators plan to reopen as a performance arts space. 

 B.C. teachers rally outside NDP convention after rejecting contract offer
The union has said more teachers must be hired, but Education Minister Rob Fleming maintains the province made efforts to recruit over 900 out-of-province teachers last year and increased funding for all 60 school districts. 

Veterans should be allowed to park for free, says Vancouver councillor
Melissa De Genova is proposing that veterans should be able to park for free throughout the city. 

2 in hospital in critical condition after crash on Highway 1
The crash shut down the highway in both directions a few kilometres west of Chase, B.C. 

Activists outside BC NDP convention push for party to support safe drug supply
Advocates for drug policy reform gathered outside the Victoria Conference Centre Saturday morning to push the BC NDP to do more to address the province's overdose crisis. 

RCMP seek suspect in attempted child abduction north of Kamloops
RCMP in Barriere, B.C. say they are looking for a suspect in an apparent attempt to abduct a child. 

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019

University threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation
Three rowers who accused coach Barney Williams of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. 

Auction house pulls Nazi items after public outcry
After public outcry and condemnation by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, a Richmond-based auction house has decided to pull Nazi memorabilia from a sale on Saturday. 

Bubble Tea stores to get 1-year exemption from plastic straw ban: report
The City of Vancouver is recommending bubble tea stores be given a one-year exemption from the single-use plastic straw ban.

Guide dog graduation ceremony held in Vancouver
At a special ceremony in Vancouver Friday, new graduates in caps and gowns celebrated a landmark achievement.

Island municipality considers ban on gas-powered leaf blowers
Oak Bay councillors are set to vote on a motion that would move forward with a potential ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in the municipality. 

Vancouver Island woman desperately searching for dog allegedly taken by tourists
A Tofino woman whose dog has been missing for nearly three weeks is still desperately hoping to get it back. 

Urban planner predicts a 'bus-pocalypse' if full-scale strike happens 
With both sides of the transit labour dispute refusing to return to the table, a total bus and SeaBus shutdown planned for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is looking more and more likely. 

Investigators identify last user of burning truck found with body inside
Homicide investigators say the burning vehicle in which a body was found in Abbotsford last Friday was rented to an Abbotsford man, and they're looking for more information about that individual. 

SkyTrain workers, employer returning to bargaining table this weekend 
The day after unionized SkyTrain workers voted in favour of strike action, the two sides in the dispute have agreed to return to the bargaining table this weekend.  1

Risk of flurries, freezing rain in southern B.C. Interior this weekend
Parts of B.C.'s southern Interior may be in for a rather frigid weekend as Environment Canada says there could be freezing rain and flurries. 

Richmond lotto winner shares good news with his dog, then his wife 
A Richmond man is $1 million richer after winning the Lotto 6/49 draw one day after his 36th birthday. 

Woman wounded in Oppenheimer Park shot accidentally by own son, VPD says
Police say they have completed their investigation into the shooting of a 53-year-old woman in the park on Oct. 26. They won't be recommending charges because "everyone involved has been uncooperative." 

Vancouver Archdiocese uncovers 26 cases where minors sexually abused since 1950s
A new report from the Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has uncovered 26 cases of clergy sexually abusing minors that "likely occurred" over the last 70 years.

Man injured, car crashes after shooting in Surrey neighbourhood
One man has been injured after a shooting in a residential area of Surrey Thursday night. 1

Man suspected of groping employee at Surrey business 
Police are asking for the public's held identifying a man suspected of groping an employee at a Surrey business two months ago. 

Overnight lane closures coming to Pattullo Bridge 
Closures on the Pattullo Bridge are scheduled to begin again this weekend and will continue into December for the installation of a seismic and wind warning system. 

B.C. military member accused of running illegal marijuana-oil lab
A Canadian Armed Forces member in British Columbia has been charged with operating an illegal marijuana-oil extraction lab, which police in other jurisdictions have linked to a number of dangerous home fires and explosions. 

Friday, Nov. 22

Man injured, car crashes after shooting in Surrey neighbourhood
One man has been injured after a shooting in a residential area of Surrey Thursday night. 

Microplastics found in all remote Arctic beluga whales tested: study 
A pioneering study of seven belugas in Canada's remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale. 

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease services need to be improved for patients
Being told he was too young to have Alzheimer's disease would always catch Jim Mann off guard, but it was a nurse's comment dismissing his condition that really stung. 

'Making sober look cool': Why some are choosing to have a booze-free
The holiday season is often filled with social gatherings and can be a trigger for those struggling with sobriety. 

Vancouver directing duo receives $100,000 Canadian theatre prize
Maiko Yamamoto and James Long are no strangers to sharing the spotlight. 

Two in five indebted Canadians don't ever expect to escape debt, says survey
Two in five indebted Canadians don't expect to escape debt in their lifetimes, says a new survey. 

Vancouver's Empty Homes Tax has brought in almost $40M in two years, city says
The City of Vancouver's second annual report on the EHT also showed decreases in the number of vacant and exempted properties across the city. 

Thursday, Nov 21

Police warning: Sex offender poses 'risk of significant harm' to women, adolescents
Police have issued a public warning about a high-risk sex offender who is believed to pose a "risk of significant harm" to women and adolescent girls. 

Man injured, ERT deployed after Langley shooting
A man has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Langley that prompted a large police presence in a rural neighbourhood Thursday morning. 

Results of SkyTrain workers' strike vote coming Thursday
The results of the SkyTrain workers’ strike vote are expected to be released Thursday, as commuters brace for a full-scale shutdown of bus service next week. 

1 dead after 2-alarm blaze destroys Langley home
A man has died after an intense two-alarm fire tore through a Langley home early Thursday morning. 

Drive-thru no-go: Tim Hortons wouldn't serve B.C. mother on an e-bike
A Vancouver woman says that she was told by a Tim Hortons employee that only 'motorized vehicles' were allowed in the drive-thru, even though she and her children were on an e-bike with a motor.

Complaint of racial discrimination against B.C. theatre to go ahead
When Ravi Jain heard about the experience of an actor in Victoria who alleges she was denied an opportunity to audition for a role in “Les Belles-soeurs” (The Sisters-in-Law) because she is black, it was a familiar story. 

Quesnel is B.C.'s most dangerous city, in Canada's top 5
Three B.C. cities made the top 10 in a ranking of Canada's most dangerous places to live. 

Vancouver transit strike: Union announces 3-day system shutdown
People who use the bus system in Metro Vancouver are being warned to expect delays Wednesday, as bus drivers refuse to work overtime for the second time this week. 5

John Mann, Spirit of the West singer, dead at 57
The singer of the Canadian rock band Spirit of the West died in Vancouver from early onset Alzheimer's disease. 

Vancouver airport suddenly hopping with bunnies
At first there were just a couple. Two rabbits were spotted at Vancouver International Airport around this time last year. But bunnies will be bunnies. 1

Calls for industry regulation after laser hair removal gone wrong 
When she ended up with painful red marks all over her legs and bikini area after laser hair removal, Vancouver exotic dancer Danielle Nadeau did some research, and was shocked to learn the industry isn’t regulated.  

Province won't intervene in Vancouver transit strike, minister says
As transit workers in Metro Vancouver prepare to walk off the job for three days next week, the provincial government insists it will not intervene. 4

4 men sentenced in Chilliwack drug trafficking investigation
Police who specialize in combating organized crime in British Columbia are celebrating the sentencing of four people arrested on drug trafficking charges in 2015, and they say more sentences are on the way. 

Man dies after being hit by train in Surrey: RCMP
A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train in a rural area of Surrey Wednesday night. 

Who are Trudeau's new cabinet ministers from B.C.?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet has been sworn-in, and there are four ministers from British Columbia, including some with high-profile portfolios. 

Teacher suspended after telling class they suck, pushing young students
A B.C. teacher has been suspended following a string of incidents where he pushed elementary school students and used "inappropriate language" in class. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Torstar shutting down free StarMetro newspapers across Canada
Torstar Corp. said Tuesday it will shut its StarMetro newspapers across the country and cut 73 jobs and will also offer voluntary buyouts to its Toronto Star editorial employees.

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