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Liberals scoop up Dianne Watts's former riding in federal byelection

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:35:57 EST


The Liberal Party of Canada has snatched a seat in Parliament away from the Conservatives after a close byelection vote in B.C.

John Horgan's Site C choice a political loss, but a win may not have been possible

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:23:05 EST


The NDP is betting announcements made between now and the next election will ease the sting for disappointed voters.

Liberals win federal byelection in B.C., taking seat from Conservatives for second time this fall

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:19:05 EST


The federal Liberals went into Monday’s four federal byelections holding two of the four seats that were up for grabs but walked away with three, delivering a blow to the Conservatives for the second time this fall.

Mathieu Perreault helps Jets snap 3-game losing streak

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:45:31 EST


Mathieu Perreault scored two goals and added one assist to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated with U.S. in early 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:26:02 EST


The U.S. government has announced plans to renegotiate and "modernize" the Columbia River Treaty in early 2018.

Public interest behind Crown appeal of stay granted to accused killer Jamie Bacon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:57:08 EST


Saying it's in the public interest and citing errors in law, Crown prosecutors have filed an appeal of the decision to stay charges against gangster Jamie Bacon in the Surrey Six murders.

John Horgan disappoints both Site C opponents and supporters in northeast B.C.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:29:06 EST


Opponents of the Site C dam say they are "devastated" by the premier's decision to move forward with the project, while supporters say the NDP leader's handling of the decision is unlikely to win him future votes.

Child's smartphone searches become subject of short film

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:02:23 EST


When Brett Gaylor discovered an archive of every voice search his five-year-old son had made on Google Assistant, it raised some troubling questions about artificial intelligence.

Greyhound wants to leave northern B.C. and says government-funded transit should take its place

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:46:35 EST


Saying it is no longer possible for bus companies to be profitable in rural British Columbia, Greyhound Canada is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step in with public funding for intercity transit routes.

Search and rescue teams see record call volumes in 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:33:46 EST


Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) had more call-outs in 2017 than any year in its history. The volunteer, non-profit organization received 54 calls for help, a 38 percent increase over last year

Drug overdose deaths in B.C. up nearly 50% over same period last year, says B.C. Coroners Service

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:41:48 EST


The B.C. Coroners Service says fentanyl was found in approximately 83 per cent of overdose deaths so far this year.

B.C. government to go ahead with Site C hydroelectric dam project

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:34:50 EST


​Calling it a "difficult decision," the B.C. government has decided to go ahead with the controversial Site C hydroelectric dam, paving the way for work to restart.

Last Christmas for a legendary Victoria holiday display

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:11:46 EST


For sale: Santa in a hot tub, a Yeti and a set of giant inflatable Christmas ornaments

At last, Kei Kamara is a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:58:55 EST


​Kei Kamara turned up at the Columbus Crew's practice facility in May 2016 convinced he was set to join the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Historic photos show how Canada's mountains have changed in 150 years

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:41:21 EST


A new interactive map allows users to compare current and historical photos of mountains in B.C. and Alberta, showing effects of climate change and human development.

Kamloops business association pushing back against parking fees

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:04:22 EST


The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association is asking city council to delay by one year a planned increase in the price of downtown street parking.

Charges laid against men connected to Red Scorpion drug trafficking ring

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:17:52 EST


A year-long investigation nets charges against three gang associates from Kamloops and Coquitlam.

Fact-finding major goal for Canada at between-round NAFTA talks this week

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:10:13 EST


Canada's NAFTA negotiators are on a fact-finding mission this week in Washington, seeking places where compromises might be found in the new year when the talks enter a critical, potentially do-or-die phase.

From housing to sidewalks: making Vancouver a more disability-aware city

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:05:11 EST


It’s been 30 years since Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen wheeled across four continents to change perceptions about people with disabilities and, while things have improved, he says much more work is still needed to make communities accessible to all.

Group says Site C approval will have 'grave consequences' for NDP

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:46:47 EST


Longtime NDP supporters threaten to cancel donations to NDP, quit fundraising, change vote.