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Court hears B.C. Mountie twice convicted of punching Indigenous suspects

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:49:31 EDT


A veteran Mountie convicted of punching a handcuffed Indigenous teen in Terrace was previously convicted of punching an Indigenous suspect in a Prince Rupert jail cell more than a decade ago, his sentencing hearing has heard.

Vancouver students call for fired VSB trustees to be reinstated

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:59:16 EDT


A declaration signed by all 18 secondary school student council presidents, Vancouver district student council president, and the student trustee was delivered to VSB headquarters Friday.

Stunning drone footage reveals bowhead whales feeding, swimming patterns

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:36:04 EDT


Bowhead whales like their afternoon siestas. That's what UBC's Sarah Fortune realized after she and her fellow researchers gathered and analysed stunning drone footage of the mammals in the eastern Canadian Arctic.

Rehabilitated seal pups flop back into ocean

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:17:56 EDT


After several months of rehabilitation, four harbour seal pups were fitted with satellite-linked transmitters and released into the waters off Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

Man faces charges for allegedly selling fake Justin Bieber tickets

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:51:47 EDT


A man is facing charges in connection with an alleged concert ticket scam that left Justin Bieber fans with phony tickets.

19-year-old facing 29 child porn charges involving 15 victims

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:02:09 EDT


Seamus Martin Weeks, 19, is facing 29 criminal charges related to invitation to sexual touching, possessing and making child pornography, extortion and uttering a threat.

Canucks in win-now mode after adopting new defensive system

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:57:47 EDT


The Vancouver Canucks sat down after last season and crunched the numbers. Having missed the playoffs for the second time in three years, they knew something had to give when it came to their structure.

Man dies in Qualicum Beach antique store fire

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:07:37 EDT


A Qualicum Beach man is dead after a fire broke out in his antique store Friday afternoon.

CBC pays tribute to iconic documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:51:06 EDT


In 1986 two filmmakers headed to a Judas Priest show in suburban Largo, Md. It seemed only fitting that CBC would honour the event with our own version of the product of their endeavours, Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Owner of stricken tugboat apologizes for diesel spill

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:33:54 EDT


Stormy, wet weather has thwarted efforts to assess the fallout of a sunken tugboat leaking diesel in a remote region off British Columbia's central coast.

Nanaimo teen dies after being struck by a truck while jaywalking

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:50:10 EDT


A 16-year-old girl who was hit by a truck while jaywalking in Nanaimo last month has died from her injuries.

System will evolve after release of Nick Lang report, says minister

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:06:44 EDT


Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux responds to report by the representative of children and youth on Nick Lang, a 15-year-old who died only six days into a stay in a youth justice program.

Environmentalists laud motor restrictions on Columbia River

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:59:04 EDT


After 15 years of lobbying, a conservation group in the Kootenays has succeeded in getting motor restrictions on the Columbia River.

Murder they played: Theatre troupe enacts murder in UBC's Botanical Gardens

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:38:09 EDT


Halloween is around the corner, and it's inspired a Vancouver theatre company to create a uniquely creepy show — in an unusual location.

Gerald Battersby gets 18 years for Yaletown shooting

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:22:02 EDT


The man who shot his former employer in a dramatic daytime attack in Vancouver's Yaletown two years ago has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.