British Columbia

  • Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia
    Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia CBC - 17 hours ago

    Health officials in British Columbia are warning small-flock chicken farmers they may be raising chicks infected with salmonella, and the bacterial infection could be … More »Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia

    Salmonella infected chicks sold to small scale farmer in British Columbia

    Health officials in British Columbia are warning small-flock chicken farmers they may be raising chicks infected with salmonella, and the bacterial infection could be passed on to their customers through farm gate eggs. The infected chicks are from an Alberta hatchery linked to an outbreak of salmonella. Thirty-four people — …

  • Emails relating to B.C.'s Highway of Tears allegedly deleted CBC - 12 hours ago

    A former staffer at the B.C. Ministry of Transportation alleges that more than a dozen emails were deleted in November 2014 following a freedom of information request relating … More »Emails relating to B.C.'s Highway of Tears allegedly deleted

    A former staffer at the B.C. Ministry of Transportation alleges that more than a dozen emails were deleted in November 2014 following a freedom of information request relating to the Highway of Tears, a stretch of road notorious for cases of missing and murdered women. The NDP has made public a letter written by former …

  • Man injured in Alaska Highway crash medevaced to Vancouver
    Man injured in Alaska Highway crash medevaced to Vancouver CBC - 8 hours ago

    The Whitehorse driver seriously injured in a traffic accident Wednesday has been medevaced to Vancouver. The 48 year old man was initially taken to Whitehorse General … More »Man injured in Alaska Highway crash medevaced to Vancouver

    Man injured in Alaska Highway crash medevaced to Vancouver

    The Whitehorse driver seriously injured in a traffic accident Wednesday has been medevaced to Vancouver. The 48 year old man was initially taken to Whitehorse General Hospital after the accident in what police described as "grave" condition. RCMP haven't released the man's name.

  • Recession to unfold in Alberta, N.L., while B.C. powers ahead, economist predict … CBC - 17 hours ago

    Expect a recession this year in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, while British Columbia will have the highest growth, according to a new outlook from the Conference … More »Recession to unfold in Alberta, N.L., while B.C. powers ahead, economist predict …

    Expect a recession this year in Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, while British Columbia will have the highest growth, according to a new outlook from the Conference Board of Canada. There are "winds of change" blowing through the Canadian economy, it said, that will shift economic growth to Central Canada, Manitoba …

  • Coast to coast kitty compassion: B.C. girl raises money for Stephenville SPCA CBC - 21 hours ago

    Jessica MacLellan, a cat lover and Grade 6 student in Courtenay, B.C., read about the fire online and knew she had to help. As they try to rebound from the heart-wrenching … More »Coast to coast kitty compassion: B.C. girl raises money for Stephenville SPCA

    Jessica MacLellan, a cat lover and Grade 6 student in Courtenay, B.C., read about the fire online and knew she had to help. As they try to rebound from the heart-wrenching tragedy, the SPCA is now operating out of the town's pound while it raises money to re-open at a new location. Jessica figured she would step in to …

  • Doctors of B.C. to recount vote after Dr. Brian Day elected CBC - 16 hours ago

    An Oliver doctor who lost his bid to be the next president of Doctors of B.C. is calling for a recount after losing by one vote to one of the country's strongest advocates … More »Doctors of B.C. to recount vote after Dr. Brian Day elected

    An Oliver doctor who lost his bid to be the next president of Doctors of B.C. is calling for a recount after losing by one vote to one of the country's strongest advocates for private medical surgery options. Dr. Alan Ruddiman lost to Dr. Brian Day — 946 to 945 — when the results of the election were announced earlier …

  • Rare western painted turtle eggs threatened by invasive plants in B.C. CBC - 6 hours ago

    "Invasive plants are quick to colonize the loose gravel substrates near wetlands where females lay their eggs," said wildlife biologist Leigh Anne Isaac. Isaac will … More »Rare western painted turtle eggs threatened by invasive plants in B.C.

    "Invasive plants are quick to colonize the loose gravel substrates near wetlands where females lay their eggs," said wildlife biologist Leigh Anne Isaac. Isaac will be taking part in a public weed pull on Friday to prevent invasive plants from growing on the rare B.C. turtle's nesting grounds. "[It's] a long-lived species …

  • FIFA Women's World Cup trophy arrives in Vancouver amid controversy
    FIFA Women's World Cup trophy arrives in Vancouver amid controversy CBC - 5 hours ago

    Young female soccer players crowded around the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as the coveted golden statue was unveiled at a small ceremony at a downtown Vancouver community … More »FIFA Women's World Cup trophy arrives in Vancouver amid controversy

    FIFA Women's World Cup trophy arrives in Vancouver amid controversy

    Young female soccer players crowded around the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as the coveted golden statue was unveiled at a small ceremony at a downtown Vancouver community centre Thursday. In the past, only winners were able to get this close to the trophy, but FIFA decided to make an exception for Vancouver, the city …

  • 5 weekend events in and around Vancouver May 29-31
    5 weekend events in and around Vancouver May 29-31 CBC - 5 hours ago

    Whether you're looking to take a leisurely stroll on the North Shore, sip on an award winning craft beer or learn a new dance style, there's plenty of great events happening … More »5 weekend events in and around Vancouver May 29-31

    5 weekend events in and around Vancouver May 29-31

    Whether you're looking to take a leisurely stroll on the North Shore, sip on an award winning craft beer or learn a new dance style, there's plenty of great events happening in and around Vancouver this weekend. The goal is to create innovative and collaborative performances that integrate bhangra with other art forms …

  • Trauma dog, Caber, helps girl testify at B.C. child sex assault trial CBC - 6 hours ago

    Caber, a seven-year-old Labrador retriever, became the first dog to be allowed in a B.C. court, due to a successful application by Surrey Crown Counsel Winston Sayson. … More »Trauma dog, Caber, helps girl testify at B.C. child sex assault trial

    Caber, a seven-year-old Labrador retriever, became the first dog to be allowed in a B.C. court, due to a successful application by Surrey Crown Counsel Winston Sayson. The decision to allow Caber to help the child in this case, demonstrated the ability of the criminal justice system to "evolve and be innovating in accommodating …

  • A police dog has helped a 10-year-old girl endure the pain of testifying about an alleged sexual assault, and in doing so has become the first canine to assist a child during a trial in British Columbia. Caber, a yellow Labrador retriever, rested peacefully in a bed and at the girl's feet, as she spoke in the witness box, …

  • Arvin Golic — the man charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Luka Gordic in Whistler, B.C. — will remain in custody after a decision over whether to grant bail was delayed until later in June. The family of the victim — who was killed on the Victoria Day long weekend — was in court for Golic's bail …

  • A llama that went on the lam before it could be auctioned off has a new home after his antics stopped traffic on a highway in Armstrong, B.C. Auctioneer Don Raffan eventually got Bert back and put out the word that money from the highest bidder for the llama would be donated to B.C. Children's Hospital. Traci Evans says …

  • John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video. Members of a British Columbia jury have been asked to curb their sympathies when deciding the fate of a husband and wife accused of plotting to blow up the provincial legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP

    Jurors at a British Columbia trial have been asked to curb their sympathies when deciding the fate of a husband and wife accused of plotting to blow up the provincial legislature. Crown lawyer Peter Eccles said a life of hardship for John Nuttall and Amanda Korody — as recovering heroin addicts living on welfare — doesn't …

  • RCMP officers search the property surrounding an apartment building where six people died in a mulitple homicide in Surrey, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. Two men convicted of first-degree murder in a mass execution that left six people dead are suing the British Columbia government for their alleged mistreatment in prison.Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston were also convicted of conspiracy in the October 2007 deaths in a Surrey highrise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston say they were held in solitary confinement without adequate cause for 14 months after their arrests in April 2009. The plaintiff began to feel like he was no longer the same person," Johnston's statement of claim says. Haevischer and Johnston were each convicted of conspiracy and six …

  • Vancouver mattress recycling facility destroyed by fire

    Mattress Recycling's owner, Fabio Scaldaferri, said he'd just locked up and gone home for dinner when he got a call from one of his business's neighbours. Vancouver Fire Battalion Chief Ken Abel said when his crews arrived, they found the facility fully engulfed in flames. Abel says fire crews struggled to knock down …

  • Home renovation market thriving in Vancouver

    The home renovation industry is thriving in Metro Vancouver, according to an economist with CIBC. Citing figures from the Bank of Canada, Benjamin Tal said renovations in the region are worth nearly $8 billion to the B.C. economy. A report by TD Economics in 2013 found renovation spending across Canada has increased roughly …

  • B.C. landlord fined for not renting to depressed woman

    A woman who failed to prove she actually has a mental disability has been awarded $2,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after claiming a landlord wouldn't rent to her because she appeared to suffer from depression. The landlord, Nattanya Andersen, didn't respond to the complaint or attend the hearing. Ironically, Andersen …

  • Dr. Brian Day elected head of Doctors of B.C.

    Dr. Brian Day, who co-owns the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, was elected yesterday to take over as president of Doctors of B.C. — formerly known as the B.C. Medical Association — in 2016. Day said he isn't impressed by the poor turnout and said doctors need to get more involved in shaping the health-care system. …

  • Vancouver woman sexually assaulted in her bed

    Police are searching Vancouver's West Side for a man who allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman in her bed early this morning.