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  • B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge dismissed a second application Thursday for a publication ban on the identity of Michael Le, founder of the Red Scorpions gang, who is now a key witness in the trial of two men accused in the drug-related murders of six people near Vancouver. Jamie Bacon will stand trial sepa …

  • Trinity Western University students must sign a covenant recognizing the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.

    The Law Society of Upper Canada has voted 28 to 21against the accreditation of Trinity Western University's proposed new law school in B.C. That means law graduates from the B.C. university would not be able to practise in Ontario.

  • Tim Hortons breaks with franchisee, expands foreign worker oversight after wage theft claims

    The head office of Tim Hortons has taken over two franchises in Fernie, B.C., and Blairmore, Alta., months after several employees told CBC News the owner took advantage of their status as temporary foreign ...

  • Chinese migrant workers walk past a Ferrari F430 outside a new Ferrari showroom in Beijing Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. Metro Vancouver Mounties say they're appalled by the actions of Ferrari driver from Langley, B.C., who used area roads as his own personal race track. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Greg Baker

    VANCOUVER - Mounties say they're appalled by the actions of a Ferrari driver from Langley, B.C., who used area roads as his personal race track.

  • Ecologist Andy MacKinnon stands at the base of Big Lonely Doug which is found in an old-growth logging clearcut in a photo released on Friday April 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, TJ Watt

    Tape measures confirm that a Douglas fir tree on Vancouver Island is officially the second-largest in Canada. According to the B.C. Big Tree Registry run by the University of British Columbia, the tree stands 70.2 metres high, about as tall as an 18-storey building. Conservationists believe the tree near Port Renfrew, …

  • RCMP and ICBC have resolved concerns regarding the legality of driving with a Chinese-issued licence on B.C.'s roads.

    RCMP in B.C. have reached an agreement with ICBC to stop ticketing drivers from China who are temporarily using their drivers' licences while in the province.

  • Mission firefighters put out one of the fires that spread to the front of a house.

    Police in Mission, B.C., are looking for an arson suspect after several suspicious fires broke out around 2 a.m. PT Thursday morning.

  • Tenor Ben Heppner poses for a photo dressed as Captain Ahab for a in advance of the opera "Moby Dick" in Dallas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, LM Otero

    TORONTO - Celebrated Canadian opera singer Ben Heppner has announced his retirement. In a statement, Heppner says he wants to enter a new era in his life. The 58-year-old added that he would continue as the host of CBC-Radio's "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" and "Backstage with Ben Heppner." The B.C.-born Heppner first …

  • An off-duty Coast Mountain bus driver says it was a bus ride he'll never forget, after seeing a stranger give the shoes off his feet to a barefoot passenger in Surrey, B.C.

  • The USGS Pager map of the Port Hardy earthquake is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/United States Geological Survey

    PORT HARDY, B.C. - Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the epicentre was about 94 kilometres south of Port Hardy and struck at a depth of 11 kilometres. Emergency …

  • The recent voluntary recall of medical marijuana from a B.C. producer highlights the growing pains of a burgeoning industry coming to grips with a whole new regulatory process.  

  • Blair Qualey, president of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., says he has never seen an association member scanning licences for marketing purposes.

    The head of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C. says he hasn't seen any members uploading drivers' licences onto marketing software, a day after a CBC undercover investigation found B.C. car dealers may be violating customers' privacy rights.

  • Activists in Abbotsford, B.C., are outraged by what they say was unnecessary force that police used in the takedown of a mentally ill homeless man in that city last week. But police say the use of non-lethal force was approppriate.

  • Recess will be cancelled in several school districts across B.C. as the province's 41,000 public school teachers begin job action on Wednesday.

  • PENTICTON, B.C. - When a retired police officer from Summerland, B.C., left his job after 25 years, he hardly imagined fighting for his little granddaughter to be given marijuana. Chris Nuessler, along with his wife Elaine, wants Canada to allow two-year-old Kyla Williams to be given a form of medical marijuana known to …

  • VANCOUVER - A B.C. health-care employee who refused to get a flu shot or wear a mask was fired for failing to follow a government policy. Interior Health spokesman John Bevanda says the activity worker in Grand Forks was terminated after progressive disciplinary measures that typically involve a warning letter, a one- …

  • SkyTrain commuters got a bit of a scare when a door slid open while the train was still approaching Edmonds Station in Burnaby, B.C. on Wednesday morning.

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