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No wreckage found in Mount Cheam area after reports of plane crash earlier Tuesday evening

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:20 pm

UPDATE: 10:20 p.m. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre aircraft sent to search the Mount Cheam area after a plane crash was reported found no wreckage, according...

Work begins on resurfacing of Bamfield road in wake of fatal bus crash

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:49 pm

Gold shovels broke ground this week for the start of resurfacing work on Bamfield Main Road, an upgrade promised by the province after two University of...

Pack of coyotes chases teen in West Vancouver

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:00 pm

A West Vancouver mom is warning neighbours in the Altamont area to be cautious after her 13-year-old son was chased by a pack of five coyotes near his home....

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs demand banks divest from gas pipeline

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:58 pm

Nearly 100 environmental and Indigenous groups have backed a letter demanding over two dozen financial backers of a controversial natural gas pipeline in B.C....

5,500 healthcare workers in B.C. unvaccinated a week before mandate goes into effect

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:32 pm

More than 5,500 healthcare workers in B.C. remain unvaccinated a week before the province’s vaccine mandate for the sector goes into effect. Anyone who...

Plenty to see in the night sky early Wednesday

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:02 pm

Skywatchers might be hoping the Full Moon isn’t too bright Wednesday morning. That’s because it’s also the time when the Orionid meteor shower...

B.C. to reopen sports arenas, concerts to max capacity: situation in Interior Health unclear

Oct 19, 2021 / 4:59 pm

UPDATE 5 p.m. It is not yet known whether Interior Health will be lifting capacity restrictions for concert and sporting events next week alongside the rest...

BC announces 560 new coronavirus cases; 79 in Interior Health

Oct 19, 2021 / 4:08 pm

The provincial government has announced 560 new coronavirus cases, including 79 in the Interior Health region. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the...

Health authority seeks injunction to shut down B.C. restaurant not complying with vaccine card mandate

Oct 19, 2021 / 3:51 pm

The Fraser Health Authority has filed an injunction in B.C. Supreme Court, seeking to force a Hope restaurant that has refused to comply with the BC Vaccine...

Lawyers say they should be excluded from money laundering policies in B.C.

Oct 19, 2021 / 2:47 pm

Two groups representing lawyers say their profession should be excluded from any government regulations aimed at fighting money laundering in British Columbia...

Victoria masseur facing 10 charges of sexual assault

Oct 19, 2021 / 1:06 pm

A Victoria masseur has been charged with sexually assaulting 10 customers at a Fort Street business during the past two years. Ajesh Jacob, who goes by the name...

NDP going backward on government transparency: critics

Oct 19, 2021 / 12:57 pm

B.C.’s NDP government is under fire for its proposed Freedom of Information and Privacy Act changes from critics who say it will not increase government...

British Columbians can start booking appointments for free influenza vaccination

Oct 19, 2021 / 12:11 pm

UPDATE: 2:10 p.m. The provincial government has announced B.C. is getting 2.4 million doses of influenza vaccine this year. That’s 200,000 more than last...

$180K worth of crystal meth seized from prison in Abbotsford

Oct 19, 2021 / 11:55 am

Guards at a federal penitentiary in the Fraser Valley say they have seized $183,000 worth of methamphetamine from within the prison’s perimeter. The...

Drunk driver who hit pedestrian caught driving just weeks into ban

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:54 am

A man caught driving at night without his lights on just weeks after being sentenced for driving drunk and hitting a pedestrian in Burnaby is...

Prince George RCMP seek vehicle caught on video at scene of gunfire

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:48 am

Police in Prince George are looking for more information on a shooting that occurred on Sunday. Just after 7 a.m., Prince George RCMP received a call to a...

Former Gastown restaurant owners blast neighbourhood conditions

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:32 am

Owners of the critically-acclaimed – and now-defunct – Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver's Gastown have some harsh words for Mayor Kennedy Stewart...

More than 170 Fairy Creek logging protesters charged

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:14 am

The B.C. Prosecution ­Service has now approved 169 criminal contempt charges and three criminal-code charges against anti-logging protesters arrested at the...

Opposition BC Liberals say COVID booster shots should have gone out weeks ago

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:10 am

Sixty-two long-term care and assisted living homes in B.C. have received COVID-19 booster shots, with “more to come every day,” Health Minister...

Family of beavers to be relocated from Cranbook park, but not until spring

Oct 19, 2021 / 8:49 am

A family of annoyingly busy beavers won't be evicted from a city park in southeastern British Columbia until at least spring. Officials in Cranbrook have...