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Ladysmith man faces attempted-murder charges after road-rage shooting

Ladysmith man faces attempted-murder charges after road-rage shooting

Nanaimo Feb 6, 2023 / 5:49 pm

A Ladysmith man is facing attempted-murder charges after allegedly firing a gun into a vehicle following what police describe as a road-rage incident. Nanaimo...

New coalition formed to save BC salmon from extinction

New coalition formed to save BC salmon from extinction

Feb 6, 2023 / 5:48 pm

The First Nations Fisheries Council of B.C. and non-aboriginal partners, including the Pacific Salmon Foundation, today launched a campaign to save wild salmon...

'Out of control': Vancouver mom 'harassed' for months for Bell Mobility debt she didn't owe

'Out of control': Vancouver mom 'harassed' for months for Bell Mobility debt she didn't owe

Vancouver Feb 6, 2023 / 5:46 pm

A B.C. mother says she's been harassed by collections agencies for months after someone fraudulently opened an account with Bell Mobility under her name...

Suspect arrested after Nanaimo, B.C., axe attack: RCMP

Suspect arrested after Nanaimo, B.C., axe attack: RCMP

Nanaimo Feb 6, 2023 / 5:42 pm

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C., say they've arrested a suspect after a 30-year-old man was struck with the blunt end of an axe blade over the...

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

Vancouver Feb 6, 2023 / 4:40 pm

North Vancouver securities lawyer William (Bill) Lorne MacDonald, who chairs the Canucks Autism Network, is facing an administrative fraud investigation by the...

B.C. man accused in deadly sucker-punch case to be sentenced in March

B.C. man accused in deadly sucker-punch case to be sentenced in March

Vancouver Feb 6, 2023 / 4:03 pm

A Vancouver provincial court judge says he will sentence a man for manslaughter in May after the accused pleaded guilty in the punching death of a Downtown...

'It's painful to let her go': Someone is selling an old BC Ferries lifeboat

'It's painful to let her go': Someone is selling an old BC Ferries lifeboat

Vancouver Feb 6, 2023 / 3:02 pm

A little piece of B.C.'s maritime history is being sold. A 2004 lifeboat from the BC Ferries fleet is being sold off. Current owner Michael Rayne bought it...

NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

Feb 6, 2023 / 2:42 pm

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. British Columbia's New Democrat government says it plans to put this year's projected budget surplus of almost $6 billion to work as an...

Water restrictions lifted on Sunshine Coast as disastrous drought sidestepped

Water restrictions lifted on Sunshine Coast as disastrous drought sidestepped

Sunshine Coast Feb 6, 2023 / 12:51 pm

For the first time since last May, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has lifted water conservation regulations affecting a large part of its area north of...

'A scientific sin': 16 Canadian salmon scientists claim DFO sea lice report was manipulated

'A scientific sin': 16 Canadian salmon scientists claim DFO sea lice report was manipulated

BC Coast Feb 6, 2023 / 12:28 pm

A group of over a dozen leading fish scientists are slamming a federal study that found “no statistically significant association” between infested...

BC SPCA reports higher number of pets being surrendered in 2022

BC SPCA reports higher number of pets being surrendered in 2022

Feb 6, 2023 / 10:28 am

The BC SPCA says the number of animals surrendered by their owners jumped in 2022. It was the first increase since 2019, before the pandemic. “With the...

Fire alarm at Surrey apartment building leads to homicide discovery

Fire alarm at Surrey apartment building leads to homicide discovery

Surrey Feb 6, 2023 / 9:21 am

Homicide detectives have taken over an investigation after a dead woman and a critically injured man were found as fire crews answered an alarm at a Surrey...

VPD investigate homicide in Chinatown

VPD investigate homicide in Chinatown

Vancouver Feb 6, 2023 / 8:40 am

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place in the city's Chinatown neighbourhood. The VPD says officers responded to the...

Woman's suspicious death being investigated by Prince George RCMP

Woman's suspicious death being investigated by Prince George RCMP

Prince George Feb 6, 2023 / 7:31 am

Prince George RCMP got a call just before 1 a.m. Saturday that reported the death of a woman in a residence on the 500 block of 17th Avenue. “The death is...

Gloomy economic outlook, elevated mortgages drag down 2023 B.C. housing market: BCREA

Gloomy economic outlook, elevated mortgages drag down 2023 B.C. housing market: BCREA

Feb 6, 2023 / 7:08 am

The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the chill across the province's property sector will drag on through this year, but it calls for a strong...

How Stanley Park’s miniature railway stopped rolling

How Stanley Park’s miniature railway stopped rolling

Vancouver Feb 5, 2023 / 4:59 pm

The Stanley Park Ghost Train was cancelled at least five days before the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation made a public announcement on Sept. 20....

Unexploded mortar round found in Colwood

Unexploded mortar round found in Colwood

Vancouver Island Feb 5, 2023 / 4:58 pm

Roads around Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood were closed Sunday morning after a hiker discovered an unexploded two-inch mortar round. The military explosive ordnance...

Governments, B.C. coastal First Nations endorse marine protection action plan

Governments, B.C. coastal First Nations endorse marine protection action plan

Vancouver Feb 5, 2023 / 12:40 pm

The federal and British Columbia governments, alongside 15 coastal First Nations, have officially endorsed the blueprint for a vast network of marine protected...

Tiny wines find home in B.C.'s market, as Canadians consider reducing consumption

Tiny wines find home in B.C.'s market, as Canadians consider reducing consumption

Feb 5, 2023 / 7:15 am

Wine lovers have growing options on the shelf to enjoy their favourite beverage as producers in B.C. offer smaller container sizes. Multiple British Columbia...

An earthquake occurred east of Kaslo Saturday night

An earthquake occurred east of Kaslo Saturday night

Kaslo Feb 5, 2023 / 7:00 am

An earthquake occurred in B.C.'s Kootenay region Saturday night. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake occurred about 40 kilometres east of Kaslo at 9:25 p.m.,...

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