British Columbia

  • B.C. storm: Why did the wind and rain do so much damage? CBC - 35 minutes ago

    The Vancouver Park Board alone says it lost approximately 500 trees in the storm. Brian Quinn, director of park operations for the Vancouver Park Board, says the drought-like … More »B.C. storm: Why did the wind and rain do so much damage?

    The Vancouver Park Board alone says it lost approximately 500 trees in the storm. Brian Quinn, director of park operations for the Vancouver Park Board, says the drought-like conditions around southern B.C. contributed to the severity of the damage by weakening trees. In fact, Vancouver is currently in the process of …

  • Cyclists on cancer ride hit by tree during B.C. storm CBC - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Two cyclists on the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer were hit by a tree that was torn off during the storm this weekend.  More »Cyclists on cancer ride hit by tree during B.C. storm

    Two cyclists on the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer were hit by a tree that was torn off during the storm this weekend. 

  • B.C. storm devastates Surrey Night Market
    B.C. storm devastates Surrey Night Market CBC - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    The summer Surrey Night Market is closing down early this year, after last weekend's storm left it devastated. The popular night market was supposed to stay open for … More »B.C. storm devastates Surrey Night Market

    B.C. storm devastates Surrey Night Market

    The summer Surrey Night Market is closing down early this year, after last weekend's storm left it devastated. The popular night market was supposed to stay open for three more weekends, but organizers aren't insured for such a serious weather event and neither are many of the vendors.

  • Cellphone video of stabbing sought by Vancouver police CBC - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses who may have taken video of a stabbing outside the Esso gas station on Davie Street at Burrard Street last week. Having … More »Cellphone video of stabbing sought by Vancouver police

    Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses who may have taken video of a stabbing outside the Esso gas station on Davie Street at Burrard Street last week. Having viewed CCTV footage from the surrounding area, detectives now say there are witnesses to the incident that have not yet come forward. According to police, …

  • B.C. storm helps firefighters contain wildfires CBC - 3 hours ago

    The storm hitting hitting British Columbia may have cut power for tens of thousands of customers, but it has had some benefits — helping firefighters trying to contain … More »B.C. storm helps firefighters contain wildfires

    The storm hitting hitting British Columbia may have cut power for tens of thousands of customers, but it has had some benefits — helping firefighters trying to contain wildfires across the province and in the U.S. On Sunday, firefighters made significant gains on the Stickpin wildfire, currently burning in Washington state, five …

  • Incentive points program for active B.C. residents: health minister The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago

    Staying in shape and eating right will soon pay off in British Columbia where an initiative is in the works to reward people with collector points for healthy-lifestyle … More »Incentive points program for active B.C. residents: health minister

    Staying in shape and eating right will soon pay off in British Columbia where an initiative is in the works to reward people with collector points for healthy-lifestyle choices, says Health Minister Terry Lake. B.C. is set to launch a joint federal-provincial healthy living program that will allow participants to earn …

  • A city worker uses heavy equipment to move a very large tree stump and roots off the road after being uprooted during Saturday's windstorm, in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 30, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
    Communities, insurance totalling losses after powerful southern B.C. windstorm The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    Communities and residents across southwestern British Columbia are tallying the damage after a powerful weekend windstorm ripped up trees, crushed vehicles and left half-a-million … More »Communities, insurance totalling losses after powerful southern B.C. windstorm

    A city worker uses heavy equipment to move a very large tree stump and roots off the road after being uprooted during Saturday's windstorm, in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 30, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Communities and residents across southwestern British Columbia are tallying the damage after a powerful weekend windstorm ripped up trees, crushed vehicles and left half-a-million customers without power. Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart said thousands of trees had been affected in his community. Calls to 911 were up "enormously" …

  • Ivan Henry, who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in 1983, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 31, 2015. Henry is suing prosecutors for allegedly breaching his charter rights after he was acquitted in 2010 of 10 sexual-assault convictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
    Wrongfully convicted B.C. man seeks damages after 27 years behind bars The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    The wrongful conviction of a British Columbia man who spent nearly three decades behind bars hinged on a flawed police investigation and Crown prosecutors who were willing … More »Wrongfully convicted B.C. man seeks damages after 27 years behind bars

    Ivan Henry, who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault in 1983, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 31, 2015. Henry is suing prosecutors for allegedly breaching his charter rights after he was acquitted in 2010 of 10 sexual-assault convictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    The wrongful conviction of a British Columbia man who spent nearly three decades behind bars hinged on a flawed police investigation and Crown prosecutors who were willing to go to extremes to prove they'd found their man, a court has heard. Ivan Henry's lawyer John Laxton was in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday to argue that …

  • Vancouver Hope in Shadows homeless initiative inspires UK project CBC - 6 hours ago

    Now, one of the people who spearheaded the project in Vancouver has brought the idea to the UK, where it is attracting international interest. The Hope in Shadows initiative … More »Vancouver Hope in Shadows homeless initiative inspires UK project

    Now, one of the people who spearheaded the project in Vancouver has brought the idea to the UK, where it is attracting international interest. The Hope in Shadows initiative distributes disposable cameras to homeless individuals and encourages them to take photos that capture their own unique perspectives and experiences. …

  • Toronto, Vancouver housing affordability deteriorates to 'risky' levels: RBC
    Toronto, Vancouver housing affordability deteriorates to 'risky' levels: … CBC - 12 hours ago

    Rising prices in Vancouver and Toronto pushed housing affordability closer to "risky levels" in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report from RBC. Lack of affordability … More »Toronto, Vancouver housing affordability deteriorates to 'risky' levels: …

    Toronto, Vancouver housing affordability deteriorates to 'risky' levels: RBC

    Rising prices in Vancouver and Toronto pushed housing affordability closer to "risky levels" in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report from RBC. Lack of affordability in Vancouver is at a record level, according to RBC's quarterly housing affordability report released Monday. It is approaching 1990 levels in …

  • Natural gas leak near Vancouver Art Gallery fixed

    The streets around the Vancouver Art Gallery have reopened to pedestrians and vehicles after a natural gas leak triggered a closure on Monday morning. Natural gas was spotted bubbling up through the sidewalk at Hornby and West Georgia streets around 11 a.m. PT. Spokesman Michael Allison said the gas was rising into the …

  • Assiniboine Park Zoo staff monitoring red pandas in light of B.C. death

    Staff at the Assiniboine Park Zoo say they're taking extra measures to keep their red pandas healthy, in light of the recent death of a red panda — one that was born at the Winnipeg facility — in a zoo in British Columbia. Rakesh, a 15-month-old male red panda, died of a fungal infection at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in …

  • Metro Vancouver rainfall warning issued

    A cold front stalled over the South Coast of B.C. is expected to dump another round of heavy rain Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley on Monday.

  • Ivan Henry launches wrongful conviction lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court

    A man who spent nearly three decades in prison for sexual assaults he did not commit is launching a lawsuit for wrongful conviction this morning in B.C. Supreme Court. In 1983, Ivan Henry was convicted of 10 sexual assaults involving eight women. In 2010, Henry was acquitted of the crimes.

  • TORONTO - The cost of owning a home has been holding steady in most parts of Canada, but affordability declined during the second quarter in the two most expensive markets, Vancouver and Toronto, a report ...

  • Metro Vancouver rainfall warning issued

    About 55,000 customers are still without power following a massive weekend storm that hit Metro Vancouver and the South Coast of B.C., at one point leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Power outages continue in Surrey, Langley, Burnaby and Vancouver, and BC Hydro is aiming to have power restored to all areas …

  • A handful of people living near Oliver in British Columbia's South Okanagan can return to their homes now that an evacuation order has been lifted for 27 properties. The homes are still under evacuation alert, meaning they could be forced out of their homes on a moment's notice. Evacuation alerts were lifted earlier today …

  • City workers clean up the remains of a large tree that was uprooted during Saturday's windstorm, in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 30, 2015. BC Hydro says it could take until Monday morning to restore power to some areas of southwestern British Columbia after a windstorm tore through the region during the weekend, leaving an estimated 500,000 customers without power. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    Had Vancouver resident Sherrell Hutchingson been standing a foot to the side while opening her car door during Saturday's vicious windstorm it's unlikely she'd be able to tell her close-call story of a large tree narrowly missing her as it crushed her vehicle. Hutchingson's experience was part of a myriad reported incidents …

  • B.C. storm: Man escapes car after tree falls on it while he's driving

    On Sunday afternoon, Keith and Kristie Walters were out for a walk to survey the damage in their neighbourhood. They can't stay in their home because the damage is so bad. The storm triggered wind warnings from Environment Canada, forced the temporary closure of Vancouver's Stanley Park, and slowed ferry service between …

  • Vancouver dog on sidewalk isn't dead; he's just sleeping

    It might sound like something out of a Monty Python sketch, but Comet the Dog is not dead yet. Comet is known for startling passers-by with his bizarre sleeping habits. Comet has been sleeping in front of Dyer's shop, Hymach Industries, for 14 years now.