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‘Awesome’: B.C. bear shoplifts bag of candy from gas station

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size The owners of a popular pit stop in Lake Cowichan, B.C., are used to people coming in to get snacks and treats but one recent customer was completely unexpected. “This little black bear walked in the door… It’s a first,” Karen… Read More…

Another fake nurse caught trying to get work in B.C. hospitals, college says

[ad_1] The B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives has issued a public advisory about a woman they say has been pretending to be a nurse and trying to get work in a hospital. The college says Charrybelle Talaue, who uses several pseudonyms, is not a registered nurse and has never… Read More…

B.C. mother, whose son drowned, wants more safety signage at Golden Ears Park – BC

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size A B.C. mother on Sunday visited the site where her son drowned in August. Michelle Tomas said her 13-year-old son, Ivan, drowned at North Beach in Golden Ears Park on Aug. 22. “It’s hard. It brings back all the pain and… Read More…

B.C. climber dead after avalanche in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

[ad_1] A 29-year-old B.C. man was killed Saturday following an avalanche in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country. RCMP Corp. Troy Savinkoff said Stoney Nakoda RCMP received notice of an avalanche involving two people shortly after 3 p.m. MT, on Saturday.  Rescuers found a 26-year-old woman, but the man… Read More…

Record warm Thanksgiving weekend in some B.C. cities

[ad_1] It was a nearly summery Sunday in B.C., with the mercury rising above seasonal norms in seven cities. In Lytton, the province’s most notorious hot spot, the temperature brushed against summer weather, when it reached 29.6 C, breaking an old record of 26.2 C set in 2022. The rest… Read More…

Majority of surveyed B.C. businesses report cyberattacks

[ad_1] Vancouver – Global accounting firm KPMG says cybercrime is a growing issue in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. The firm says a survey of 700 Canadian businesses conducted last month revealed that more than half of those in Vancouver and on the island had been hit by cyberattacks… Read More…

Dignified focus needed for B.C. toxic drug crisis, doctor says

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2023 6:03 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A British Columbia health expert says the province needs more overdose prevention sites and a renewed commitment to decriminalization as it tries to curb drug poisonings that kill six people… Read More…

B.C. man wins big in U.S. with one-tonne pumpkin named ‘Mama’ – BC

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 3, 2023 8:02 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size An enormous pumpkin nicknamed “Mama” grown in a Richmond, B.C., backyard has won first place in one of North America’s most prestigious pumpkin weigh-offs, tipping the scales at more than… Read More…

Kamloops, B.C., to host 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

[ad_1] Kamloops, B.C., has been selected as the host city of the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Event will be 42nd edition of the Canadian women’s curling championship The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 06, 2022 6:48 PM EST | Last Updated: January 6, 2022 Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson… Read More…

B.C. introduces crowd sourcing mechanism to protect old growth forests, more habitat

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 26, 2023 8:17 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The British Columbia government is moving to protect more old-growth forests and critical habitat with a type of crowd-source funding. Premier David Eby says the government will work with the… Read More…

B.C. Helijet flight makes safe landing after rare lightning strike

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 24, 2023 10:17 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A commercial helicopter with 14 people on board landed safely in Victoria on Tuesday after it was hit by lightning. Rick Hill, the vice-president of Helijet, said the aircraft was… Read More…

B.C. care aid facing criminal charges caught working again, police say

[ad_1] A care aid accused of assaulting an elderly woman in West Vancouver last year has been caught working as a care aid again in violation of a court order, according to police. Authorities said 51-year-old Rubina Walji was arrested by Langley RCMP earlier this month after she allegedly became… Read More…

Fentanyl equal to 2.5 million street doses seized at rural property in Mission, B.C.: police

[ad_1] Mission RCMP say they seized a huge quantity of fentanyl from a clandestine drug lab on an acreage in the rural Hatzic Valley in southwest British Columbia. Approximately 25 kilograms of pure fentanyl was seized along with three kilograms of fentanyl already diluted for street distribution.  Additional precursor materials used to manufacture… Read More…

3 dead after small plane crashes in Chilliwack, B.C.

[ad_1] Authorities have confirmed three people are dead after a small plane crashed in Chilliwack, B.C., Friday afternoon. The aircraft went down near the Chilliwack Motor Inn, located about one kilometre from the Chilliwack Municipal Airport. Pictures from the scene show a heavy presence of first responders at the property,… Read More…

B.C. warned to prepare for heavy rain, wind, snow

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 10, 2023 11:41 am Updated November 10, 2023 8:01 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Environment Canada says a “vigorous frontal system” expected to cross British Columbia’s South Coast is bringing with it heavy rain and wind for some… Read More…

B.C. man who ‘unlawfully’ hunted Roosevelt elk fined $15K

[ad_1] A resident of Vancouver Island has been handed a $5,100 fine and a two-year hunting ban for “unlawfully harvesting” a Roosevelt elk, according to conservation officers. Kyle Watson-Harley received the penalties after pleading guilty to killing wildlife not in open season, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said in a… Read More…

Emergency room at Nicola Valley Hospital in Merritt, B.C., temporarily closed

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size Merritt, B.C., residents in need of emergency care will have to travel to Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital, an approximately 90-minute drive, after Interior Health announced the emergency room at the Nicola Valley Hospital will be closed for 24 hours. “People in… Read More…

Glacier Media shutting down two B.C. community newspapers

[ad_1] FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two newspapers in British Columbia are publishing their last editions this week, eliminating coverage by community newspapers for a large swath of the province’s northeast. Glacier Media announced it is shutting down both the Dawson Creek Mirror and the Alaska Highway News out of… Read More…

Cargo of fireworks explodes into hour-long light show after Highway 1 crash near Hope, B.C.

[ad_1] A collision on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Vancouver resulted in an hour-long light show on Thursday night after the crash caused a cargo of fireworks to ignite. RCMP said a semi-trailer travelling eastbound collided with a pickup truck towing a trailer full of fireworks that was parked on the side of… Read More…

Over half of B.C. businesses surveyed have been hit by cyberattacks

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 24, 2023 10:47 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Global accounting firm KPMG says cybercrime is a growing issue in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. The firm says a survey of 700 Canadian businesses conducted last month revealed… Read More…

Man charged with second-degree murder in 2022 death of Coquitlam, B.C., woman: IHIT

[ad_1] Police say they have located the body of a Coquitlam, B.C., woman who was reported missing last November and a 30-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.  British Columbia’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says that after an almost year-long investigation, homicide investigators have determined that… Read More…

B.C. rights commissioner says Israel-Hamas conflict causing surge of discrimination

[ad_1] By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 6, 2023 3:52 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size British Columbia’s human rights commissioner says the devastating events in and around the Gaza Strip are causing a surge of discrimination and violence targeting Jewish and Muslim people. Kasari Govender… Read More…

B.C. moves to protect forests and habitats with crowd-source funding

[ad_1] VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is moving to protect more old-growth forests and critical habitat with a type of crowd-source funding. Premier David Eby says the government will work with the independent B.C. Parks Foundation and First Nations to introduce the funding tool that backs efforts to protect… Read More…

B.C. man gets 30 days in jail and $11K fine for killing black bear sow and cub

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Tofino, B.C., man has been handed an $11,000 fine and will spend 30 days in jail for illegally killing a black bear sow and her cub. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said Ryan Millar was also served a 20-year hunting… Read More…

1 dead in northern B.C. highway crash – Okanagan

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size One person is dead following a highway crash on Monday in northern B.C. Police say the incident happened on Highway 16 around 8:45 a.m., around six kilometres west of Vanderhoof. Vanderhoof RCMP say the collision involved several vehicles, including a Cadillac and… Read More…

B.C. watchdog calls for change to how province handles intoxicated prisoners

[ad_1] The head of British Columbia’s police watchdog says caring for intoxicated prisoners is a health-care issue and shouldn’t be a police responsibility. A report released by Ronald J. MacDonald, the chief civilian director of the Independent Investigations Office, says holding those who are intoxicated in jail cells is outdated… Read More…

More 1 Million March 4 Children rallies held in B.C.

[ad_1] Coquitlam, B.C. – Dozens of police officers could be seen on street corners and in parks throughout the province on Saturday, as hundreds of people rallied for and against sexual orientation and gender identity education in B.C. schools. Organizers of 1 Million March 4 Children, a group that wants… Read More…

B.C. firefighter teaches emergency medicine in Ukraine

[ad_1] Descrease article font size Increase article font size A North Vancouver District firefighter has returned from Ukraine, where he was teaching emergency medicine. Jared Reynolds, who is also a Canadian veteran, spent ten days in Ukraine teaching combat-casualty care to Ukrainian front-line soldiers, firefighters and medical officials. The medical… Read More…

7 B.C. communities break heat records after cold snap

[ad_1] Just a week after a late-October cold snap broke low temperature records across British Columbia, seven communities saw daily high temperature records fall on Saturday. It was the warmest Nov. 4 on record for Gibsons and Squamish, right after the two cities saw their coldest-ever Oct. 27, Oct. 28… Read More…

B.C. weather: Records could fall in some parts as forecast calls for warm Thanksgiving

[ad_1] Things could be sizzling this weekend in most parts of British Columbia and it won’t have anything to do with the Thanksgiving turkey in the oven. Environment Canada forecasts are calling for near-record temperatures, with highs up to 10 degrees above normal in many areas of northeastern B.C., the… Read More…