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. […]

Quebec farmers planning new attempt to capture loose cattle in Quebec town

Quebec’s farmers union is asking for help to round up a herd of runaway cattle that have been wreaking havoc in farmers’ fields near a small town in the province’s Mauricie region. In a post on Facebook, the regional chapter of the Union des producteurs agricoles is asking farmers to volunteer their skills and equipment […]

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 […]

Atlantic Canada experts divided on backyard feeders as bird flu continues to spread

HALIFAX – Bird experts in Atlantic Canada are split on whether putting out backyard bird feeders over the winter is harmless or potentially deadly to birds given the risk of avian flu. Bob Bancroft, the president of Nature Nova Scotia, said in an interview this week that he understands the love many Atlantic Canadians have […]

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 […]