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Charges laid after cat allegedly abused and drugged with MDMA, with videos sent to family

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:29:02 EST


Sharline Haglund said her daughter started receiving disturbing Snapchat videos of the cat being tormented on Tuesday.

Small garages 'swamped' with used oil after large retailers shrink recycling programs

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:00 EST


Several locally-owned garages in Vancouver say they've been overwhelmed by the number of people dropping off used motor oil and motor oil products, after several major retailers like Canadian Tire, Mr. Lube and Midas stopped their used oil recycling programs at some locations.

Mudslide shuts down Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:43:53 EST


An overnight mudslide has shutdown the Trans-Canada Highway between Chilliwack and Hope, but a detour is available through Agassiz from both directions, according to DriveBC.

Quesnel to put needle disposal boxes in public washrooms

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:50:37 EST


The city of Quesnel, B.C., will become the latest community to offer needle disposal boxes in public washrooms as the opioid crisis worsens.

Will Canada's first national housing strategy make a difference in B.C.?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:12:28 EST


Two B.C. housing experts say they are cautiously optimistic about Canada's first ever national housing strategy, but are unsure if it will make a dent in the province's housing crisis.

Missing dog walker Annette Poitras found 'alive and well' in Coquitlam, B.C., after massive search

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:26 EST


Loud cheers greeted dog walker Annette Poitras and three dogs when they were rescued Wednesday after a massive search spanning three days in Coquitlam, B.C.

Cat named after Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times — and survives

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:48:48 EST


A Prince George, B.C., cat named 'Biggie' is being described as a miracle after surviving multiple pellet gun shots from close range.

Kelowna Mounties look for owner of WWII-era locket

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:11:11 EST


Kelowna RCMP hope to track down the owner of an an antique locket with possible sentimental value after someone mailed the jewelry to the detachment.

No conflict between science and faith for the Vatican's chief astronomer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:53:11 EST


"God created the universe; this I get from my faith," says Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican observatory. "But my science tells me how he did it."

Hope and worry for Zimbabwe students in B.C.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:36:10 EST


Robert Mugabe is the only president B.C. international students Michael Musa and Takundanashe Chisvo have ever known, and they wonder how his departure will change their home country of Zimbabwe.

Williams Lake city councillor worries time running out to salvage B.C.'s wildfire-damaged timber

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:21:46 EST


The province needs to move faster on letting forest companies salvage timber damaged by this summer's unprecedented wildfires, says a Williams Lake city councillor.

1 person in hospital after being shot by police in Mission, B.C.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:28:15 EST


One person is in hospital after being shot by police Wednesday morning on a set of train tracks near the Lougheed Highway in Mission, B.C.

Victoria housing strategy eases supply shortage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:32:02 EST


One year into Victoria's affordable housing strategy, construction in the city is starting to catch up with population growth.

Environmental Assessment Office completes review of Ajax Mine near Kamloops

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:24:34 EST


The provincial ministers of environment and mines have until January 4, 2018, to decide whether to issue an environmental assessment certificate.

As Vancouver election looms, Coun. George Affleck leaves politics

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:10:24 EST


Coun. George Affleck says after a lot of mind changing, he has decided to withdraw from municipal politics.

B.C. union's affordable housing plan proposes taxes targeting speculators

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:55:16 EST


One of B.C.’s largest unions says it has developed a plan that could help combat a lack of affordable housing in the province. It's recommending several tax changes it says would help ease the stresses put on Metro Vancouver’s housing market.

Lockdown lifted at Langley high school; RCMP continue search for suspicious man

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:29:28 EST


The lockdown at Brookswood Secondary School in Langley has been lifted, but police are still investigating secondhand reports that a man with a gun was seen in the area.

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:19:53 EST


The provincial government has agreed to pay back more than $5.5 million in fees collected from more than 11,700 methadone patients.

Body found in Kelowna house fire deemed non-suspicious

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:56:40 EST


Kelowna RCMP said the death and fire are considered accidental and the investigation has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

Vancouver proposes 3.9% property tax hike for 2nd year in a row

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:57:54 EST


The City of Vancouver has proposed a 3.9 per cent property tax hike to help pay for its 2018 budget.