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Family calls for changes after Victoria man dies hours after being discharged from Royal Jubilee

Family calls for changes after Victoria man dies hours after being discharged from Royal Jubilee

Victoria Apr 13, 2024 / 7:45 am

BC United’s mental-health critic is proposing changes to improve communication with family members of patients in a ­mental-health crisis, in the wake...

Short-term rental owners fighting against province and City of Victoria

Short-term rental owners fighting against province and City of Victoria

Victoria Apr 13, 2024 / 7:00 am

Victoria’s Angela Mason joined a civil suit battling the ­province’s new short-term rental ­restrictions because she is...

B.C. rescue team regroups after little orca thwarts capture in remote lagoon

B.C. rescue team regroups after little orca thwarts capture in remote lagoon

Vancouver Island Apr 13, 2024 / 6:05 am

The team attempting to rescue an orphaned killer whale trapped in a remote B.C. lagoon is regrouping today after an initial attempt to capture the young orca...

Accused B.C. killer thought victim was a zombie

Accused B.C. killer thought victim was a zombie

Apr 12, 2024 / 9:15 pm

A B.C. man charged with second-degree murder in a 2022 Nanaimo stabbing has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. James Carey Turok,...

B.C. court upholds road rage sentence

B.C. court upholds road rage sentence

Apr 12, 2024 / 9:00 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has upheld the sentence of a man convicted of crimes stemming from a road rage incident. Brent Wei Kuen Chow pleaded guilty to...

Overdoses prompts B.C. First Nation to declare state of emergency

Overdoses prompts B.C. First Nation to declare state of emergency

Williams Lake Apr 12, 2024 / 6:02 pm

A spike in overdose deaths in the six British Columbia nations that make up the Tsilhqot'in National Government has prompted the chiefs to declare a local...

B.C.-based climate activist seeks deportation stay in Federal Court

B.C.-based climate activist seeks deportation stay in Federal Court

Vancouver Apr 12, 2024 / 5:39 pm

The lawyer for a Vancouver-based climate activist declared retroactively inadmissible to Canada for failing to make enough progress as a student while attending...

Former B.C. school trustee to pay $45K defamation damages

Former B.C. school trustee to pay $45K defamation damages

Chilliwack Apr 12, 2024 / 5:33 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered a controversial former Chilliwack school board trustee to pay a political opponent $45,000 in defamation damages. Carin...

B.C. businesses want feds to fight inflation in next week's budget

B.C. businesses want feds to fight inflation in next week's budget

Apr 12, 2024 / 4:40 pm

In anticipation of the federal budget release next week, B.C. businesses are revealing their top priorities. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) and...

Man faces two murder charges after shooting at remote B.C. First Nation

Man faces two murder charges after shooting at remote B.C. First Nation

Northern BC Apr 12, 2024 / 4:36 pm

Police say a man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with fatal shootings in a northern B.C. First Nation community this...

Find stink bug eggs? B.C. scientists want to hear from you

Find stink bug eggs? B.C. scientists want to hear from you

Apr 12, 2024 / 4:32 pm

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have had a foothold in regions in B.C. since 2015 with no signs of leaving. Now, scientists hope people will report only egg...

Playland's new launch coaster on track to open this summer

Playland's new launch coaster on track to open this summer

Vancouver Apr 12, 2024 / 4:31 pm

This summer, thrill-seekers will have a new ride to put on their must-try list as the PNE's Playland debuts the highly-anticipated new launch coaster...

B.C. orca calf 'decided that she is not ready to be moved,' rescue team says

B.C. orca calf 'decided that she is not ready to be moved,' rescue team says

Vancouver Island Apr 12, 2024 / 4:14 pm

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. The team trying to rescue an orphaned killer whale trapped in a B.C. lagoon says they are "truly humbled at the intelligence, adaptability...

RCMP in B.C. warn of fake Taylor Swift concert tickets being sold online

RCMP in B.C. warn of fake Taylor Swift concert tickets being sold online

Apr 12, 2024 / 3:16 pm

Police on Vancouver Island are warning Swifties about an online scam after several people lost money while trying to secure tickets for Taylor Swift concerts...

University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $21 million from province

University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $21 million from province

Apr 12, 2024 / 2:07 pm

The University of British Columbia will add 778 more student spaces for technology-related programs over the next six years through a $23-million investment...

DNA tests show dogs killed B.C. woman, not bear as first thought: coroner's report

DNA tests show dogs killed B.C. woman, not bear as first thought: coroner's report

Pitt Meadows Apr 12, 2024 / 1:43 pm

A woman killed while picking blueberries on a farm east of Vancouver was initially thought to have died in a bear attack in August 2021, but a newly released...

CN train collides with truck on North Van railroad crossing

CN train collides with truck on North Van railroad crossing

Apr 12, 2024 / 1:19 pm

CN Police are investigating after a CN tanker train hit a truck on an uncontrolled railroad track crossing in North Vancouver Thursday. The collision happened...

Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

Tax filing changes 'raising the burden' on B.C. taxpayers

Apr 12, 2024 / 11:35 am

Tax filing changes ‘raising the burden’ on taxpayers Whether you’re an employee or an employer, experts are flagging a few critical tax and...

'Micro-weddings' at Vancouver city hall reach almost 600 since 2020

'Micro-weddings' at Vancouver city hall reach almost 600 since 2020

Vancouver Apr 12, 2024 / 9:19 am

The happy couple that walked into the Vancouver council chamber at city hall last Friday afternoon wasn’t there to talk politics. Their attire indicated...

Central Saanich expropriates land for civic facilities, after failing to reach deal with owner

Central Saanich expropriates land for civic facilities, after failing to reach deal with owner

Saanich Apr 12, 2024 / 9:18 am

The District of Central Saanich is expropriating a parcel of land on Hovey Road to redevelop municipal facilities in need of an upgrade. The district said in a...

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