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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:37:19 EST

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Why B.C. and Alaska avoided a massive tsunami

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:14:10 EST


Coastal communities in B.C. and Alaska were evacuated to higher ground early this morning after tsunami warning sirens blared following a large earthquake off the coast of Alaska. But the warning was later cancelled without any reported tsunami damage. Why?

Snowboarder dies on Vancouver Island's Mount Washington

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:04:05 EST


A male snowboarder in his 20s has died at the Mount Washington ski resort on Vancouver Island.

Sex store robbed, employees tied up in Kelowna, B.C.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:37:19 EST


An adult sex shop in downtown Kelowna was robbed Monday night and two employees were tied up as suspects made off with cash and sex toys.

Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:16:50 EST


Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News.

B.C. minister promises review of alert system after patchwork of tsunami warnings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:07:30 EST


Depending on where you live in B.C. you could have heard about Tuesday's tsunami threat in several different ways. But why wasn't there a single message from a single source?

Burnaby Hindus move into spacious new temple, one of North America's largest

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:17:38 EST


The North Burnaby Hindu congregation, one of Canada's oldest, first gathered in a converted church in 1972 — but now worshippers are moving to brand new facility to accommodate their growing numbers.

Tsunami warning ends for B.C. after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:41:55 EST


A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck, about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today.

UBC student stabber sent back to Saudi Arabia after discharge

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST


A UBC student found not criminally responsible for stabbing a fellow student in the neck has been sent back to Saudi Arabia after being discharged from custody.

More tobacco taxes, smoke-free bylaws: local group calls on B.C. government to take action

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:52:29 EST


British Columbia’s smoking rate is the lowest in the country at 14.3 per cent, according to data from Statistics Canada from 2014, but that’s still far from the government’s smoking-reduction goal.

Owner of Harvey's, Swiss Chalet buying steakhouse chain The Keg for $200M

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:50:21 EST


The owner of some of the biggest restaurant chains in Canada is about to get a bit bigger after Cara Operations struck a deal to buy The Keg steakhouses for $200 million.

Fraser Valley mayors call on province to widen Highway 1 through to Chilliwack

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST


Mayors in the Fraser Valley are renewing calls on the province to widen Highway 1 to six lines between Langley and Chilliwack to improve traffic flow and safety in the rapidly growing region.

Highway reopened after fire at Port Coquitlam, B.C., train yard

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:11:41 EST


Homes and businesses near a Canadian Pacific Railway yard in Port Coquitlam, B.C., were evacuated after a truck and a train car collided Monday night, sparking a large fire.

'Stop feeding the birds': B.C. town overrun by dozens of wild turkeys

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:00:00 EST


A local official in Edgewater, B.C., says a bylaw may be necessary to prohibit residents from feeding roughly 100 wild turkeys that are causing damage.

Future uncertain for Dawson Creek's man-made lake after girl's drowning death

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:23:05 EST


Northern Health wants more safety regulations at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek, B.C., but city leaders say they can't afford the associated costs.

New revamped DTES clinic aims to take load off ER

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:00:00 EST


Officials say the centre is designed to make it easier for marginalized people to access care since so many services will be under one roof.

After stormy weekend, more snow on the way for B.C. ski hills

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:25:53 EST


Over 100 centimetres expected for Grouse, Seymour and Mount Washington by Thursday, according to the B.C. Snow Report.

Log car from Williams Lake, B.C., fuels multiple bids on the auction block

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:36:41 EST


It was 'pandemonium' as the so-called Pioneer Cedar Rocket was sold at the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Opioid crisis remains 'hidden epidemic,' Fraser Health report finds

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:54:25 EST


Eighty per cent of people who died from an illicit substance overdose in the area had received care in the emergency department at least once in the 12 months before their death, a recently released report by the health authority found.

In this luxury enclave, success is a dirt-jump track for former pro biker

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:33:58 EST


On a large, leafy lot in an exclusive Victoria neighbourhood, Hugo Donais is realizing a childhood dream of building a professional-grade dirt jump track.

B.C. woman marks 60th birthday with 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:23:53 EST


Vancouver woman embarks on seven continent marathon race to celebrate her 60th birthday. She intends on running 42.2 kilometres every day for seven days.