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VSB audit recommends trustees stop acting as advocates, start acting as stewards

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:48 EDT


The 28 recommendations also call on the VSB to reduce facility and labour costs and transfer partial interest in Kingsgate Mall to the province.

Minister vows to investigate daycare wait-list fees

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:14:57 EDT


B.C.'s minister of children and family development says her office will look into the practice of childcare operators charging parents to put their children on a wait-list for a daycare spot.

Mother of baby-boom orca dies after months of weight loss

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:03:14 EDT


The U.S.'s Centre for Whale Research says an iconic orca named J28 has died after months of losing weight, which could also bring about the death of her latest offspring, J54, who was born in late 2015.

Victim of 'barbaric' Langley killing had suspected gang links

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:09:50 EDT


The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identifed Shaun Alan Clary, 27, as the man whose remains were found Wednesday morning near 243 Street and Robertson Crescent in Langley.

No charges in Nanaimo police dog incident that left man badly injured

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:00:06 EDT


Three Nanaimo RCMP officers will not be charged in connection with a police dog incident two years ago that left a suspect badly injured.

Angry motorists berate first responders at fatal crash scene on Malahat

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:15:24 EDT


RCMP officers had to step in yesterday to protect first responders from angry motorists at the scene of a fatal accident on the Trans Canada Highway outside Victoria.

Watchdog chides government for role in 2014 Enderby, B.C., landslide

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:20:01 EDT


In a new report, the B.C. Forest Practices Board found the government did not properly maintain a road associated with the 2014 flood and landslide that stranded 200 people near Enderby, B.C.

Seymour trail users given OK to access CMHC land

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:49:36 EDT


Hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers can get back on the trails passing through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) land on Mount Seymour, about two weeks after 'no trespassing' signs suddenly popped up.

City of Surrey cracks down on illegal fireworks

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:33:53 EDT


The City of Surrey is cracking down on illegal fireworks and firecrackers prior to Halloween weekend.

Cellphone use skyrockets. Bills jump. Time to be freed from data caps?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT


Wireless internet data usage continues to skyrocket in Canada and we’re spending more to feed our habit. So internet advocacy group OpenMedia is calling on the CRTC to free Canadians from internet data caps.

Delta renews call for 'critical' Tsawwassen Mills pedestrian overpass

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:08:37 EDT


Delta is once again calling for a pedestrian overpass spanning Highway 17 near Tsawwassen Mills mall, despite a provincial report deeming it unnecessary.

B.C. Conservatives oust recently re-elected leader

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:28:33 EDT


Just weeks after electing Dan Brooks to the party's top job, the B.C. Conservative Party is once again hunting for a leader.

Airbnb taking 300 units out of Victoria's rental pool, council told

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:17:26 EDT


Airbnb rentals are taking hundreds of suites out of the rental housing pool, according to a report provided to Victoria's city council. But Vancouver consultant Jay Wollenberg advises city officials against immediate action to limit short term rentals.

Record snowfall freezes northeastern B.C. grain harvest

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:01:45 EDT


An early winter and record snowfall in B.C.'s Peace region has forced farmers to leave anywhere between 10 to 20 per cent of their crop in the field.

Several Vancouver streets flooded Thursday night

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:03:37 EDT


Social media users posted videos and photos of flooded Vancouver streets Thursday night.