|Surrey elementary school closing for 2 weeks after COVID-19 outbreak declared - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:01:50 -0800|
A Surrey elementary school will be closed for two weeks after 16 people in the school community tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Fraser Health to declare an outbreak.
|B.C. adds 911 cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths as hospitalizations top 300 - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:51:00 -0800|
British Columbia's surging COVID-19 case numbers broke provincial records once again on Friday as health officials announced 911 new infections.
|After beating, Chinese journalist targeted in Surrey protest wants action from city and police - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:02:00 -0800|
The Chinese journalist targeted by an ongoing protest in a Surrey cul-de-sac that turned violent this week says he wants the city and the police to step in before more people get hurt.
|B.C. now has more than double Ontario’s active cases per capita - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:27:00 -0800|
At the end of a difficult week that saw several records shattered for COVID-19 infections and deaths in B.C., the province now has more than twice as many active cases per capita as Ontario.
|Vancouver company develops COVID-19 screening device that uses artificial intelligence - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:10:00 -0800|
A Vancouver tech company has developed a COVID-19 screening device that uses infrared cameras and facial recognition technology.
|What we've learned from the Mounties and border officers who testified in Meng Wanzhou's extradition case - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:45:00 -0800|
What follows is some of the more revealing testimony from key witnesses in Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearings from October and November 2020, and how it may impact a case that's put both Vancouver and Canada at the centre of a political and economic battle between two global superpowers.
|Union wants better safety protocols after COVID-19 cases at Surrey, Abbotsford courts - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:56:00 -0800|
The union representing deputy sheriffs in B.C.'s provincial court system is calling for change after several of its members working at the Surrey courthouse tested positive for COVID-19.
|Push for rapid testing as B.C. care homes battle 4 major COVID-19 outbreaks - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:25:00 -0800|
COVID-19 continues to devastate care homes in B.C., particularly in the Fraser Health region where there are currently four large outbreaks in seniors’ facilities.
|One man seriously hurt in construction accident in Vancouver - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:46:00 -0800|
WorkSafeBC is investigating after a serious construction accident in Vancouver led to a complicated technical rescue operation.
|Four men face gambling charge after raid uncovers alleged poker ring in Burnaby - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:27:21 -0800|
Four men are facing charges after police say they broke up a gambling ring in Metro Vancouver.
|11 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as province announces 911 new cases - Mon, 2 Nov 2020 14:43:16 EST|
|Advocates hope to create 'Vancouver model' for drug decriminalization - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 22:22:57 EST|
Advocates are hoping Vancouver can blaze a trail for other municipalities after city councillors to ask the federal government to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use.
|Power knocked out for hundreds in B.C.'s Central Coast region - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:33:34 EST|
Heavy snow has blanketed parts of B.C.'s Central Coast, contributing to power outages that could leave people in the dark until at least Saturday morning.
|B.C. actor brings Indigenous identity to Hallmark Christmas movie - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:43:37 EST|
We may not have Christmas parties or visits to Santa at the mall, but there is still one holiday tradition going strong this year: the Hallmark Christmas movie, and this year's run will feature the first Indigenous woman in the main cast.
|Rescuers spend 3 hours freeing worker half-buried in trench collapse at construction site - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:53:08 EST|
One man in in hospital while two others managed to free themselves a trench they were working in gave way in East Vancouver.
|Women in B.C. have fared worse than men during the pandemic, study finds - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:46:33 EST|
A report has found that women have been negatively affected by COVID-19 to a disproportionate degree, as they are more likely to work public-facing positions and were forced to take on increased responsibilities as the pandemic deepened.
|Police watchdog investigates after man dies in altercation with officers at Vancouver coffee shop - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 01:09:54 EST|
B.C.'s Independent Investigations Office was called after a man went into medical distress and died during a confrontation with Vancouver police on Thursday night.
|Employer not doing enough to protect courthouse staff, union says, after 8 sheriffs test positive for COVID-19 - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:56:15 EST|
"It is an employers' responsibility to provide a safe workplace during the pandemic and what is happening at the Surrey courthouse indicates what this employer is doing is not enough," the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said.
|20 people displaced after overnight fire in North Vancouver apartment building - Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:26:08 EST|
Twenty people have been displaced after an overnight fire in a North Vancouver apartment complex in the 3000 block of Princess Avenue.
|Man arrested after assault of Walmart employee who asked him to wear face mask, B.C. RCMP say - Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:11:52 EST|
RCMP arrested a man in Dawson Creek, B.C., Wednesday after reports that the Walmart customer assaulted a store employee who asked him to wear a face mask, which is both store policy and a provincial health order.
|More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:55:04 Z|
Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more shootings.
|B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:08:34 Z|
A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said Monday.
|Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:24:06 Z|
The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measures for every publicly funded seniors home […]
|Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2 - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:53:40 Z|
Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National Hockey League games to win three straight. They finally made […]
|Photos: Top images from around the globe - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:17:43 Z|
View the best photographs from hot spots around the world.
|Rental housing is for residents, says Vancouver councillor eyeing Airbnb rules - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:04:54 Z|
A Vancouver councillor is eyeing regulation of home-sharing services like Airbnb, as the city’s rental vacancy rate hovers near zero. Coun. Geoff Meggs wants to expand and accelerate a study already underway by city staff on the effect Airbnb and similar websites are having on the supply of rental housing. “We’re going to […]
|No 'gay on the runway': Producer quits St. Paul's fundraiser, citing LGBTQ concern - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:22:22 Z|
The founder/producer behind a popular St. Paul’s fundraising gala has resigned after allegedly being told to tone down the show’s LGBTQ presence.
|Vaughn Palmer: Independent MLA leads the charge for election finance reform - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:41:53 Z|
As the legislature resumed Monday after a two-week spring break, Independent MLA Vicki Huntington was first on her feet during introduction of bills with as timely a measure as the house has seen this session.
|Ian Mulgrew: Pilot legal aid project supporting families - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 Z|
A pilot legal aid project for parents — particularly aboriginal parents — is showing great promise and getting child-custody disputes out of court and resolved quicker and more cheaply.
|Where is Trudeau government heading on China? - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:15:24 Z|
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is undertaking a major internal review of Canada’s relationship with China, cautiously considering steps that include launching free trade negotiations and helping up to 100,000 Canadian students study there. T