city council to consider plastic bag ban amendments
Victoria city council is set to review amendments to its Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw after the original bylaw
was struck down by the B.C. Supreme Court, and its subsequent appeal declined by the Supreme Court of Canada.
killer Kelly Ellard has parole extended again
Ellard, who has changed her name to Kerry Marie Sim, will now be allowed to spend up to four days away from custody per
Industry group forecasts $2-billion
rise in oil and gas spending this year
Spending in the oil and gas sector is expected to rise by about $2 billion this year after declines in four of the past five years.
Face masks in short supply as coronavirus concerns sweep
Face masks have become more common around British Columbia in the past several days, as folks fearing the spread of the novel coronavirus have been snapping
them up from stores.
Plane to help 156
Canadians leave China awaits Chinese approval: official
Canada's top foreign-affairs official says 156 Canadians have asked for help to leave China amid an outbreak of
a new virus.
Horgan says he has no plans to
call an election
Premier John Horgan says he has no plans to call an election as the Opposition Liberals ramp up their nomination process in British Columbia.
Canada's chief public health officer says no
vaccine for coronavirus for a year
Canada's chief public health officer says it will likely take at least a year before a vaccine is developed to protect people against
the new coronavirus that is spreading around the globe.
ship nears completion of $5M upgrade
HMCS Saskatoon is due to return to sea next month after undergoing approximately $5 million in upgrades since July 2019.
Langford, Tofino and Tahsis are fastest growing island
Langford’s rein as Vancouver Island’s boom town continues, while small communities like Tofino and Tahsis saw growth rates jump in 2019, according
to population estimates.
soccer captain Christine Sinclair breaks world scoring record
Canada captain Christine Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's world-record total of 184 goals on Wednesday, scoring
for the second time against St. Kitts and Nevis at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.
announces new programs to improve accountability at ICBC
Attorney General David Eby says the provincial government is making changes to increase British Columbian's confidence
they will be treated fairly by the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
charged with criminal negligence, accused of starving woman to death
A Metro Vancouver caregiver has been charged in the death of 54-year-old Florence Girard, who had been living
with her at the time.
Victoria, Saanich to review possible
The City of Victoria and the District of Saanich have approved of joint terms of reference to form a citizens' assembly that will explore the costs,
benefits and disadvantages of amalgamating the two.
main break causes sinkhole, road closure in Esquimalt
A water main break in Esquimalt has caused a vehicle to fall into a sinkhole and has shut down a residential cul-de-sac
BC Housing addressing
need for middle-income housing in Greater Victoria
The BC Housing HousingHub program is working hard to build housing options for middle-income earners in Greater Victoria.
has the worst traffic congestion in Canada again
An annual traffic study suggests Vancouver-area commuters face the worst congestion in Canada.
Man arrested in Burnaby after colliding with unmarked police cruiser
A crash in Burnaby involving an unmarked police cruiser and a stolen vehicle was the result of a significant emergency response Thursday morning.
Pattullo Bridge to be closed overnight this weekend to test early warning system
Those hoping to use the Pattullo Bridge overnight this weekend will need to take a different route as testing is conducted on a new early warning system.
Man charged after string of robberies in Surrey
Ulmer Brown was arrested Jan. 22 for the robberies that occurred earlier this month and "multiple outstanding warrants," police said.
believe alleged pimp may have more victims in Quebec and B.C.
Montreal police have arrested a man for the alleged sexual exploitation of a 20-year-old woman, and investigators
believe there may be more victims
'Historic agreement' to help SkyTrain
reach UBC announced
Hoping to ensure a SkyTrain extension will be built all the way to the University of British Columbia, a major agreement between the post-secondary
institution, the City of Vancouver and local First Nations was announced Wednesday.
actions did not contribute to collision that killed cab driver, IIO says
The office tasked with investigating deaths and serious injuries stemming from incidents involving
the police in British Columbia has discontinued its investigation of the crash that claimed the life of a Vancouver taxi driver last month.
who told court he killed Vancouver couple testifies about video games
A man who testified Tuesday about attacking and killing a Vancouver couple took the stand for a
second day, where he was questioned about his video game play, something he testified he used to do as much as 12 hours a day or more.
seize more than 100 pounds of pot, other drugs in Chilliwack
Mounties in Chilliwack have arrested two men and seized more than 100 pounds of cannabis they say was being
Vancouver Public Library approves Meghan
Murphy event for March
After much deliberation, the board of the Vancouver Public Library has decided to approve an upcoming event featuring controversial feminist speaker
Could tighter scrapyard regulations decrease
theft of car parts?
A Surrey, B.C., woman suggests tougher regulations might help prevent the theft of car parts.
Surrey mayor, Uber wage public war of words over ride-hailing tickets
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum vows to keep up his fight against popular ride-hailing giant Uber, even as the company takes the city to B.C. Supreme Court, hoping a judge will order it to stop issuing bylaw tickets against
Truck driver charged in Alberta crash that killed 11-year-old
Police say charges have been laid against a 37-year-old man in connection with a fatal crash that killed a young boy and sent four members of his family to hospital
Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has parole
Ellard, who has changed her name to Kerry Marie Sim, will now be allowed to spend up to four days away from custody per week.
B.C. to launch free 24/7 mental health support in all post-secondary
The B.C. government has announced plans to launch a free 24/7 mental health counselling and referral service across the province.