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External LinkTragically Hip's Gord Downie dead at 53
MUSIC Polaris Music Prize 20170918

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:39:06 EDT

External LinkWoman alleged to have unlawfully injected botox for years under investigation
Before and After lip injection

The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking an injunction against a Surrey woman Rajdeep Kaur Khakh who it says may have unlawfully injected clients with botox and other substances while posing as a doctor at salons, "botox parties" and in clients' homes according to court documents.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

External LinkMan dead in Revelstoke following police standoff

A man police believe to be connected with a Calgary homicide investigation has died following a standoff in Revelstoke.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:36:47 EDT

External LinkAmmonia leak believed responsible for 3 deaths at Fernie, B.C., arena
Fernie Memorial Arena

The City of Fernie, B.C., has confirmed three people have died from possible exposure to ammonia after emergency crews were called to the Fernie Memorial Arena for reports of an ammonia leak just before noon on Tuesday.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:45:02 EDT

External LinkThousands without power as windstorm batters B.C.
Summerland wind damage

Tens of thousands of British Columbians were without power Tuesday after a windstorm swept across the province Tuesday, felling trees and damaging electrical infrastructure.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:50:34 EDT

External LinkThis season's flu shot aimed at those at highest risk of complications
flu season

With the beginning of flu season underway, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's says its main focus is on people who are at the highest risk for influenza complications

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:26:37 EDT

External LinkMayor's motion on condo presales passes but may not impact Vancouver's affordability
Vancouver Condos

"It's tough to know for sure how strict or how much of an impact it's going to have, in terms of maintenance and controlling anything. It's such a murky process," said one realtor.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:08:36 EDT

External LinkB.C. flood and fire response to be examined in independent review
aid package for bc fires

The B.C. government has confirmed there will be an independent review to look at the devastating 2017 flood and wildfire season.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:26:14 EDT

External LinkKingcome, B.C., experiences major flooding after heavy rainfall and high tides
Flooding in Kingcome

Chief Willie Moon says the community was prepared for the flooding, which started to recede Tuesday afternoon.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:09:46 EDT

External Link3-day music festival planned for Vancouver's Stanley Park
Stanley Park

The producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival and the Celebration of Light fireworks show are planning on launching a new music event in Vancouver for the summer of 2018.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:09:41 EDT

External LinkVictoria women's health clinic calls for abortion pill coverage

A pill for medical abortions was approved for use in Canada in January, but clinic director Dawn Fowler says B.C. is the only province without universal coverage for the cost of the pill through the public health plan.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:45:04 EDT

External LinkHit-and-run victim awarded record $100k in punitive damages in 'exceptional' case

For more than three years, Veronica Howell has lived with serious injuries from a hit-and-run accident after a pickup truck driver going the wrong way down the street struck the then 22-year-old and left her lying unconscious on the road.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:33:39 EDT

External LinkConvicted human trafficker sues Canada over non-kosher prison meals

Reza Moazami, convicted of luring 11 teens into prostitution and sentenced to 23 years jail time, is suing the Attorney General of Canada claiming he was wrongfully denied kosher meals in prison.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:23:03 EDT

External LinkGrab your umbrella: 2nd B.C. storm expected to sweep in Wednesday
Rain pedestrian

Fall weather is in full swing, as much of the province was pounded by heavy winds and rain Tuesday morning. A second storm is expected to hit early on Wednesday.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:11:19 EDT

External LinkRezoning of Steveston's waterfront subject of contentious public hearing
Steveston empty space

The public gave voice to what they think of a developer's plans for Steveston's historic waterfront.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:35:51 EDT

External Link'Nothing like this ever happens': small town hockey team promised $7.5M donation
Kimberley Dynamiters $7.5M donations

When Mike Gould first approached the Kimberley Dynamiters Junior B team with the offer of a $7.5 million donation, team president James Leroux couldn't quite believe his ears.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:19:22 EDT

External LinkFlood damage closes Okanagan parks for up to 18 months
Flood damage Hardy Falls 2

People hoping to enjoy certain Okanagan parks will have to wait until next year as crews continue to repair damage following widespread spring flooding.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:54:24 EDT

External LinkBest response to #MeToo is pledging #IWill and taking action, says Vancouver writer
Me Too

Alexandra Samuel, a Vancouver-based technology writer, said these kinds of social media campaigns can be a powerful way to draw attention to an issue, but she hopes to see concrete change as a result.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:40:19 EDT

External LinkShip strike likely killed humpback whale found on B.C. shore, biologist says
Campground owner Curtis Fendelet points to broken whale jawbone

A broken jawbone suggests a humpback whale that washed up on shore near Ucluelet, B.C. last week was struck by a large vessel before it died, a marine biologist says.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:02:57 EDT

External LinkIvan Henry will not settle with women claiming he attacked them, lawyer says
Henry Wrongful Conviction 20150831

Legal counsel for Ivan Henry, who was found to have been wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting eight women, said Henry will not be settling with five women taking him to civil court.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:44:33 EDT