Saturday, April 5, 2020

Of B.C.'s 35 speed cameras, why is only one on Vancouver Island? 

Earlier this week, the province announced that all but one of the 35 previously identified intersections are now equipped with speed-detecting cameras. 

Warning from police to parents: Keep a close eye on your kids' internet use
A sudden increase in internet activity has police warning parents to keep an eye on what their children are doing online. 

Sea lion found with 'gruesome injuries' has a happy ending, rescuers say
The California sea lion had what members of the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre described as "gruesome" and "horrific" injuries. 

Son charged with second-degree murder in his mother's death
A man has been arrested in Vancouver and charged with second-degree murder after his mother's body was found in her home in Squamish Wednesday night. 

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Pea-sized hailstones, lightning reported in Metro Vancouver
Unusual weather was noted in parts of Metro Vancouver and the Victoria area Tuesday by forecasters and others on Twitter.

Some B.C. residents report feeling Idaho's 6.5-magnitude earthquake
B.C. may be over 1,000 kilometres away, but some residents reported feeling the 6.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Idaho Tuesday. 

Argument leads to stabbing in downtown Vancouver, police say
A man was stabbed Tuesday morning following an argument in downtown Vancouver, police say. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Endangered orcas could be threatened by proposed B.C. container terminal
A federally appointed panel has found the development of a new shipping container terminal south of Vancouver would result in "significant adverse" effects on endangered southern resident killer whales.

Have you seen this high-risk offender? Call 911 immediately, VPD say
Police are asking the public for help to find a woman who disappeared from her halfway house over the weekend.

Police deploy trailer camera to deter property crime downtown
The Vancouver Police Department has deployed its "public safety trailer" in the downtown core to help deter property crime.

Billie Eilish records uplifting video for young B.C. girl battling leukemia
A young B.C. girl who is battling leukemia for a second time amid the COVID-19 crisis has been given an uplifting personal message from her hero, Billie Eilish.

Victoria police arrest men in alleged COVID-19 Airbnb scam
Two men were arrested this weekend after police were called to investigate an alleged coronavirus Airbnb scam in Victoria.  

Missing pilot's wallet found 22 years after disappearance near Port Hardy
A North Island family may be getting closer to solving a two-decade-old mystery now that some personal items belonging to a missing pilot have surfaced. 

Police investigating string of arson fires in Saanich, Oak Bay
The Saanich Police Department is investigating a string of suspicious fires that were lit in Saanich and Oak Bay early Monday morning. 

 

March 26

53 animals seized from B.C. property in cruelty investigation 
Among the animals seized were 36 miniature horses, four goats and five llamas. 

Verdict date postponed for man accused of killing Vancouver couple
The verdict for a man accused of killing a Vancouver couple has been adjourned for now, following the suspension of regular operations of the B.C. Supreme Court due to COVID-1 

Abbotsford woman arrested for impaired driving with 5-year-old in car
A woman has been arrested for impaired driving in Abbotsford while her young child was in the back seat, local police say. 

March 21, 2020

Body found in Chilliwack; homicide team investigating
A body was found in Chilliwack late Thursday night, prompting an investigation from the homicide team. 

Police stop allegedly impaired dump truck driver in Surrey
Mounties in Surrey say they issued a three-day driving ban to the operator of a dump truck in their jurisdiction last week after "observing some concerning driver behaviour." 

Suspect charged a year after stabbing at Surrey banquet hall
A man in his 20s has been charged more than a year after a stabbing at a Surrey, B.C., banquet hall.

Naming of new RCAF planes stalled by legal issues
Four months after the Royal Canadian Air Force was due to announce the official name of Canada's newest search and rescue plane, the Department of National Defence is still dealing with legal and trademark issues around naming the aircraft. 

B.C. warns of likely return of Asian giant hornets
The B.C. government is warning residents that Asian giant hornets, which first appeared on Vancouver Island last year, could return this spring and summer

Man in custody after firing gun in Langford
One man is in police custody after firing a gun in public in Langford. 

West Shore RCMP release video of man wanted for assault
The West Shore RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who reportedly attacked a woman and then a bystander who attempted to intervene.

Friday, March 20

VPD recommends charges against Car2Go driver involved in fatal collision with taxi
Police have recommended six charges to Crown but said it's unlikely they will be approved since the driver isn't able to participate in court proceedings because of his his medical condition. 

Air and ground search launched for missing snowshoer in Lions Bay
A major search and rescue effort involving several teams from Metro Vancouver has been launched for a 37-year-old hiker from Burnaby who hasn’t been seen since Saturday. 

Driver charged after deadly crash that killed 13-year-old pedestrian in Coquitlam
The driver behind the wheel of a BMW that slammed into a group of pedestrians, killing a 13-year-old girl has been charged, nearly a year after the deadly collision that claimed the life of Deborah Seol.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Mixed feelings for Alan Kurdi's aunt after sentencing
The aunt of three-year-old Alan Kurdi says she has mixed feelings after three people were sentenced in the human smuggling case that resulted in the deaths of her nephew, his brother and mother as they fled Syria in 2015. 

A Surrey teen accused of stabbing a teacher has been charged
A 19-year-old is facing multiple charges after a teacher was attacked at a Surrey, B.C., high school last week.

Sister of woman charged in suspicious death investigation missing 
Homicide investigators are releasing new information to the public in its investigation into a suspicious death in Coquitlam. 

BC Ferries cancels more sailings as coronavirus reduces demand 
BC Ferries has issued a travel advisory for this week, warning of reduced sailings between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. 

Victoria police seek witnesses after 71-year-old stabbed
The Victoria Police Department is asking for witnesses to come forward after a 71-year-old was stabbed in the downtown area on Friday morning.