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Last Build Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:12:52 EST

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Metro Vancouver snow causing closures and traffic incidents

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:12:52 EST


The second snowstorm of the week in Metro Vancouver took longer than expected to hit on Friday, but is now starting to impact services in the region.

Suspicious Williams Lake house fire leaves 2 dead

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:06:16 EST


An investigation is underway after two people were killed in a suspicious house fire in Williams Lake early Thursday — one of two suspicious fires that broke out within minutes of each other at the same mobile home park.

Brace yourselves: more snow is on the way

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 19:30:31 EST


"Mixed bag" of weather expected over next couple of days, as higher elevations will continue to see snow while low-lying areas will see some rain.

Trudeau announces 'pan-Canadian framework' on climate — but Sask., Manitoba hold off

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:15:00 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "pan-Canadian framework" to fight climate change and meet Canada's commitments to cut carbon emissions by 2030 — but a day of intense talks failed to get all premiers onside.

New provincial opioid guidelines recommend Suboxone over methadone to treat addicts

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:56:46 EST


In the face of the growing fentanyl crisis in B.C., opioid researchers are sharing the key findings of the provincial opioid addiction guidelines with front-line health care workers, a month before they're due to be published.

ICBC Dial-a-Claim calls spike amid snowy week

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:04:47 EST


The number of claims rose this week after the South Coast saw its biggest dump of snow in years.

Residential burglaries up 42% over last year in Richmond

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:24:23 EST


Richmond RCMP say residential burglaries were up 42 per cent in the city between November and December 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Cold B.C. weather sparks 18% increase in power consumption

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:43:38 EST


British Columbians are turning their heat up higher as temperatures go lower. BC Hydro says over the next week we could beat a 10 year old record for electricity usage.

Vancouver luxury home market shows need for more ownership disclosure: anti-corruption group

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST


The federal government should require all companies and trusts to identify their beneficial owners, according to the recommendations contained in a report from the Canadian division of Transparency International, a global anti-corruption organization.

B.C. auditor general tells province to follow through on missing women inquiry

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:32:43 EST


British Columbia's auditor general is criticizing the B.C. government for not providing regular updates on the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry tabled in 2012.

Metro Vancouver's #bcstorm triggers social media mockery

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:35:28 EST


What happens when the predicted Friday morning 'snowmageddon' in Metro Vancouver fails to materialize?

One year in, Syrian refugees in B.C. struggle to find employment

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:12:05 EST


A survey of over 300 Syrian refugee families who now live in British Columbia are happy to be here, but still strive for self-sufficiency.

North Shore Rescue urges outdoor adventurers to stay safe

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:32:27 EST


Fresh snow has many Lower Mainlanders looking lustily toward the North Shore mountains — but North Shore Rescue is urging any would-be adventurers to stay safe if they attempt backcountry excursions.

Snowy morning commute in Metro Vancouver and South Coast

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:00:41 EST


Metro Vancouver and the rest of B.C.'s South Coast got a few centimetres of snow, but no major transit problems were reported during the morning commute.

Schools closed in several B.C. districts, SFU open as snow falls

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:47:15 EST


Several schools are closed around the province Friday morning.