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Conditions easing, ferry travel resumes after wind, rain batter B.C. coast

Conditions easing, ferry travel resumes after wind, rain batter B.C. coast

VANCOUVER — Wind and rain warnings have been lifted from coastal British Columbia following a powerful storm that hammered Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and cancelled sailings on most BC Ferry routes.
B.C. state of emergency extended again as pandemic wears on

B.C. state of emergency extended again as pandemic wears on

VICTORIA — British Columbia has again extended its state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic nearly 10 months after it was first declared. The Ministry of Public Safety says in a news release the extension until Jan.
B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again due to COVID-19

B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency again due to COVID-19

B.C. is currently in the longest state of emergency in provincial history.
Drug trafficker tests B.C.’s civil forfeiture regime

Drug trafficker tests B.C.’s civil forfeiture regime

Stephen Hai Peng Chen is seeking police investigation documents that the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office is calling a ‘fishing expedition’

Man fatally shot by police in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood

VANCOUVER — A 37-year-old man has died after being shot by police in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood early Tuesday.

B.C. police watchdog says 'reasonable grounds' to consider charge against officer

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog says it has sent a report to the Crown asking it to consider charges linked to an arrest in Vancouver 18 months ago.
Higher property values in B.C. prompt increase in 2021 homeowner grant

Higher property values in B.C. prompt increase in 2021 homeowner grant

VICTORIA — A grant that helps British Columbia homeowners offset a portion of their property tax is being raised to reflect an increase in the assessed value of their homes.
BC Hydro offers options to cut power consumption by mobile home residents

BC Hydro offers options to cut power consumption by mobile home residents

VANCOUVER — A new report from BC Hydro says mobile homes gobble power, putting their primarily senior or low-income residents at a disadvantage.
BC Hydro report says mobile homes use the most electricity out of any type of residence

BC Hydro report says mobile homes use the most electricity out of any type of residence

A new report from BC Hydro has revealed mobile homes use much more electricity compared to other homes, for a variety of reasons.
Man ticketed near 100 Mile House after mask refusal leads to fight

Man ticketed near 100 Mile House after mask refusal leads to fight

A business owner in the 100 Mile House area suffered minor injuries after an altercation last week with a patron refusing to wear a mask. Police say they were called just after 6 p.m. on Dec.