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Four Indian nationals accused of killing B.C. Sikh activist to appear in court today

Four Indian nationals accused of killing B.C. Sikh activist to appear in court today

Surrey May 21, 2024 / 5:41 am

Four Indian nationals accused in the murder of British Columbia Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar are all due in court today. Twenty-two-year-old Amandeep...

Abbotsford YouTuber fined $350,000 for defamation

Abbotsford YouTuber fined $350,000 for defamation

Abbotsford May 20, 2024 / 6:34 am

A professional YouTuber from Abbotsford has been ordered to pay $350,000 in damages for making false claims about a Texas company and its owner. The company, I...

Vancouver Canucks fan celebrations in Delta don't come cheap

Vancouver Canucks fan celebrations in Delta don't come cheap

Delta May 17, 2024 / 7:30 pm

The city’s Vancouver Canucks playoffs viewing parties outside the North Delta Recreation Centre have gone well and without problems, but the large...

Indecent exposure was no accident, B.C. judge says

Indecent exposure was no accident, B.C. judge says

Surrey May 17, 2024 / 5:05 pm

A Surrey Provincial Court judge has ruled a man’s penis did not accidentally fall out of his shorts twice. On May 15, Judge Jennifer Lopes found Thomas...

Man convicted in Burnaby sex assault on ex-Grade 9 girlfriend to live in Surrey on peace bond

Man convicted in Burnaby sex assault on ex-Grade 9 girlfriend to live in Surrey on peace bond

Surrey May 17, 2024 / 3:33 pm

A 29-year-old man who choked, robbed and raped a sex worker at a Vancouver park and then raped his Grade 9 girlfriend years after she broke up with him has...

Richmond hotel slapped with cease and desist for threatening striking workers

Richmond hotel slapped with cease and desist for threatening striking workers

Richmond May 16, 2024 / 5:36 pm

A Richmond hotel has received a cease and desist order after it was found to have breached the Labour Relations Code again during a strike. In a decision issued...

Violent assault on SkyTrain attendant in New West nets 10-year jail sentence

Violent assault on SkyTrain attendant in New West nets 10-year jail sentence

New Westminster May 16, 2024 / 2:43 pm

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a violent assault on a SkyTrain attendant. The Metro Vancouver Transit Police reports that the sentence is...

Two men found dead in Surrey home sparks homicide investigation

Two men found dead in Surrey home sparks homicide investigation

Surrey May 16, 2024 / 12:30 pm

Surrey Mounties say they have called in homicide investigators after discovering the bodies of two men inside a Newton neighbourhood residence. The Integrated...

Richmond cleared of discrimination in employee COVID-19 protocol case

Richmond cleared of discrimination in employee COVID-19 protocol case

Richmond May 16, 2024 / 6:48 am

The City of Richmond did not discriminate against an employee by asking her to leave the office temporarily while awaiting instructions on COVID-19 protocols,...

B.C. woman awarded $2.5M in accident claims

B.C. woman awarded $2.5M in accident claims

Langley May 16, 2024 / 5:47 am

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has awarded more than $2.5 million in damages to a woman injured in two car accidents. Jane Annette Valcourt was injured on Nov. 11,...

Illicit $8M fentanyl lab in Richmond leads to charges against three men

Illicit $8M fentanyl lab in Richmond leads to charges against three men

Richmond May 15, 2024 / 5:39 pm

Vancouver police are touting the approval of criminal charges against three men allegedly linked to illicit fentanyl production in a Richmond home in 2023. On...

Soaring costs force Vancouver restaurants to close

Soaring costs force Vancouver restaurants to close

Vancouver May 15, 2024 / 4:31 pm

Dozens of restaurant closures have ravaged Metro Vancouver’s dining scene this year. That hollowing out is set to continue as all restaurant owners...

'This is disappointing to see': Vancouver Canucks jerseys on public art set on fire

'This is disappointing to see': Vancouver Canucks jerseys on public art set on fire

Vancouver May 15, 2024 / 2:35 pm

Vancouver police are looking for the person who recently decided to take a flame to Canucks jerseys. In celebration of the Canucks making it into the Stanley...

Renowned SFU criminologist Robert Gordon dies, leaving trail of contributions

Renowned SFU criminologist Robert Gordon dies, leaving trail of contributions

Burnaby May 15, 2024 / 9:59 am

Prominent Simon Fraser University professor emeritus of criminology and public policy analyst Robert Gordon has died, leaving behind a trail of...

Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Role in suspected money laundering scheme nets B.C. lawyer suspension

Richmond May 14, 2024 / 5:34 pm

Richmond lawyer Spencer Owen May has been suspended from his practice for two months and ordered to repay the Law Society of BC over $20,000 for his role in...

Garibaldi at Squamish sale OK’d, despite provincial opposition

Garibaldi at Squamish sale OK’d, despite provincial opposition

Squamish May 14, 2024 / 11:55 am

A B.C. Supreme Court judge approved the sale of the Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort despite some opposition from the province, and the companies taking over...

West Vancouver pub on the hunt for stolen red lion statues

West Vancouver pub on the hunt for stolen red lion statues

West Vancouver May 13, 2024 / 6:56 pm

Someone stole the lion’s share of mascots from outside a pub in West Vancouver. They’ve withstood bitter cold and a coronavirus pandemic, but fell...

Jail drug-dealing B.C. special education assistant nine years, Crown says

Jail drug-dealing B.C. special education assistant nine years, Crown says

Vancouver May 13, 2024 / 6:55 pm

A woman who became involved in high-level drug dealing after becoming involved with a gang-connected, imprisoned man should be jailed for nine years, a...

B.C. moves to cap rent hikes for those in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

B.C. moves to cap rent hikes for those in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Vancouver May 13, 2024 / 5:20 pm

The B.C. government has introduced legislation that would allow the City of Vancouver to limit rent increases for new tenants in its poorest neighbourhood, the...

One man dead after fatal house fire in Surrey, B.C.: RCMP

One man dead after fatal house fire in Surrey, B.C.: RCMP

Surrey May 13, 2024 / 1:12 pm

RCMP in Surrey, B.C., say its officers are helping the fire department investigate a blaze in a home where a man's body was found on Sunday. Police say...