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B.C. Liberals announce BC United as top choice for party name change

B.C. Liberals announce BC United as top choice for party name change

Sep 27, 2022 / 10:29 am

The British Columbia Liberal Party could soon have a new name. The party says the proposed new name, BC United, has been selected after a three-month membership...

Early fall heat wave shatters daily temperature records in 20 B.C. communities

Early fall heat wave shatters daily temperature records in 20 B.C. communities

Sep 27, 2022 / 9:33 am

Twenty daily temperature records tumbled across British Columbia on Monday as conditions in the province remain unseasonably warm for the first week of fall....

'Perplexing problem': Whale mystery solved by B.C. scientists

'Perplexing problem': Whale mystery solved by B.C. scientists

Sep 27, 2022 / 9:32 am

Scientists at the University of British Columbia believe they’ve solved a whale mystery. A group of researchers has spent decades trying to understand...

Colwood mother sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for sexual assaults and luring involving teen boy

Colwood mother sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for sexual assaults and luring involving teen boy

Colwood Sep 27, 2022 / 9:29 am

A Colwood mother has been sentenced to five-and-a half years in prison after being convicted of internet luring and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in...

Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Tofino Sep 27, 2022 / 9:28 am

A former Tofino man has been awarded $75,805 after his elbow was injured and his car repeatedly struck by another man wielding a piece of wood like a baseball...

Human remains found near Chetwynd now identified

Human remains found near Chetwynd now identified

Chetwynd Sep 27, 2022 / 9:26 am

A sad ending to a missing persons case last month in Mackenzie. A body discovered Aug. 20 at a boat launch outside the community of Chetwynd has been identified...

Burnaby delivery driver fined for doctoring licence plate to dodge parking tickets

Burnaby delivery driver fined for doctoring licence plate to dodge parking tickets

Burnaby Sep 27, 2022 / 9:18 am

A Burnaby food delivery driver who changed his licence plate with a black marker to dodge parking tickets during deliveries got a $200 fine and some plain talk...

B.C. man guilty of sex assault after befriending victims at Metro Vancouver churches

B.C. man guilty of sex assault after befriending victims at Metro Vancouver churches

New Westminster Sep 27, 2022 / 7:16 am

A British Columbia man now in his late 70s has been found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault. Coquitlam resident Raymond Gaglardi appeared in B.C....

Most British Columbians will be at work on Sept. 30, but that may change next year

Most British Columbians will be at work on Sept. 30, but that may change next year

Sep 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Government employees and students will be getting the day off on Friday, Sept. 30, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal holiday, for...

Suspect allegedly attacks woman and hits her in head with hammer

Suspect allegedly attacks woman and hits her in head with hammer

Vancouver Sep 26, 2022 / 5:49 pm

A woman was allegedly attacked and struck in the head with a hammer in an unprovoked attack in downtown Vancouver Sunday (Sept. 25) evening. Just after 6:15...

Men involved in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded over $20M

Men involved in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded over $20M

Chilliwack Sep 26, 2022 / 5:48 pm

B.C. Supreme Court has awarded a combined $19.6 million to two men involved in a March 2016 Chilliwack industrial accident. On March 11, 2016, a construction...

Non-binary customer denied haircut at Squamish barbershop

Non-binary customer denied haircut at Squamish barbershop

Squamish Sep 26, 2022 / 5:47 pm

Just a few months after returning to Canada after living abroad, Lindsay Petley-Ragan decided to move to Squamish. Petley-Ragan, who self-identifies as...

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 5:06 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of...

Alleged B.C. gangster jailed for Richmond hotel lobby gun incident

Alleged B.C. gangster jailed for Richmond hotel lobby gun incident

Richmond Sep 26, 2022 / 2:01 pm

A man described by police as one of the top six alleged gang members in Metro Vancouver was jailed for four years Sept. 26 after pleading guilty to Richmond gun...

Vancouver stockbroker penalized after 'Bridgemark Group' trades

Vancouver stockbroker penalized after 'Bridgemark Group' trades

Vancouver Sep 26, 2022 / 11:02 am

A Vancouver stockbroker has admitted to failing her gatekeeper responsibilities while facilitating trades in companies linked to individuals facing insider...

Missing Whistler resident Clorrica Riggs found dead: social media reports

Missing Whistler resident Clorrica Riggs found dead: social media reports

Whistler Sep 26, 2022 / 9:58 am

The body of a Whistler woman who went missing last month has been found, according to social media posts from her family. Clorrica Riggs, 29, was last seen on...

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 6:47 am

A man suspected of exposing himself to a woman walking near downtown Victoria Sunday afternoon may have victimized others, police say. Police were called to...

Fire at Vancouver SRO building displaces dozens on Downtown Eastside

Fire at Vancouver SRO building displaces dozens on Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Sep 26, 2022 / 6:30 am

More than 50 residents were forced from their homes Saturday by a fire at a single-room occupancy building on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Brian Bertuzzi,...

Prince George pilot program to look at Indigenous overrepresentation in criminal justice system

Prince George pilot program to look at Indigenous overrepresentation in criminal justice system

Prince George Sep 25, 2022 / 11:45 am

The B.C. First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) has received funding from the province to design a pilot program to address structural factors contributing to...

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria Sep 25, 2022 / 8:00 am

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak says he supports ­involuntary custodial care for people ­struggling with substance abuse and mental illness who are at...

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