Five-foot fence post thrown at Vancouver city bus window, police say

VANCOUVER – Metro Vancouver Transit Police say they are investigating after a five-foot metal fence post was allegedly thrown at the windshield of a city bus on Friday night. They say the impact shattered the glass near the driver’s side of the bus. Police say the driver was able to pull over safely and no […]

Two die in house fire at Comox, B.C.; cause of blaze under investigation

COMOX, B.C. – Emergency officials say two people are dead after a house fire in a rural area near Comox, B.C. Comox Fire Rescue assistant chief Jim Larivier says a male and female have died in a fire at a one-storey home reported Friday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m. He says the cause of the […]

Heavy snow on Coquihalla, bitter cold in northwest and central B.C.: weather alert

VANCOUVER – Environment Canada is warning of heavy snow on the Coquihalla Highway and bitterly cold temperatures in British Columbia’s northwest as arctic air sweeps across the province. Up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on the highway between Hope and Merritt before easing Sunday afternoon and the snow will also blanket […]

Closing arguments in trial of Alberta Mounties charged with manslaughter

EDMONTON – Closing arguments are scheduled today in the jury trial of two Alberta Mounties charged with manslaughter. Const. Jessica Brown and Cpl. Randy Stenger are accused in the fatal shooting of Clayton Crawford on July 3, 2018, near Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton. Both officers testified they feared for their safety and acted in self-defence. […]

RCMP release more information about four victims of northern Alberta house fire

FOX LAKE, Alta. – RCMP have released more information about four people found dead Saturday after a house fire in northern Alberta. The dead have been identified as a 78-year-old man and woman, an eight-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old girl. The fire happened in Fox Lake on the Little Red River Cree Nation, a remote […]

Vancouver council green light’s UN Indigenous rights plan |

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 26, 2022 10:29 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Vancouver council has passed an Indigenous rights strategy that it says will make the city a national and world leader in implementing a plan towards reconciliation. The strategy is based on the United Nations Declaration on […]

B.C. woman grateful for breast milk donations wants to give back

VANCOUVER – A smooth pregnancy had Cindy Li dreaming of motherhood. But when she suddenly started bleeding at 32 weeks, her baby boy arrived early and needed breast milk that she couldn’t produce. Li was grateful for milk donated by other moms as the best option compared with formula for little Ethan Liang, who was […]

Former Edmonton MLA and son sentenced to house arrest in immigration fraud case

EDMONTON – A former Alberta Progressive Conservative legislature member and his son have been sentenced to house arrest for immigration fraud. Carlito and Charles Benito pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of employing unauthorized foreign nationals. The immigration consultants employed eight illegal foreign nationals in Edmonton and […]

Fight or flight: Climate forces B.C. community choice |

The idea of relocating his community isn’t one that Arnie Lampreau of the Shackan Indian Band in British Columbia’s Nicola Valley thought he’d be considering when he was elected chief early last year. After wildfires torched the forests surrounding the band’s reserves and flooding swept away homes and the only highway access just months later, […]

Arrests are ‘futile’ to curb crime, B.C.’s attorney general says |

More arrests are “futile,” British Columbia’s attorney general says as he rebuffed criticism of government policies on repeat offenders and violent crime across the province. Murray Rankin told the legislature on Tuesday that increasing arrests is not the answer to battle crime. Read more: B.C. government releases final expert report investigating repeat offenders  His statement […]