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Saanich nanny faces sexual charges in case involving two boys

A nanny is being investigated for suspected sexual crimes involving two brothers under the age of 10 who were in his care.Saanich police said …

Vancouver Island

Random draw determines order on Vancouver's election ballot

When Vancouver voters head to the polls Oct. 20, the first name they will see on the list of candidates for mayor will be Jason Lamarche, following a …

School Administration

Allowing duplexes in Vancouver will increase land values, at least a little

Vancouver city council’s decision to rezone 99 per cent of single-family home areas to allow duplexes has set off a debate over whether it will …

Concerns raised about City of Surrey light-rail communications plan

Elections B.C. will be keeping an eye on whether activities outlined in the City of Surrey’s light-rail communications plan and expected to take …

Commuter Rail

Cool reception from B.C. opponents on order to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The Trudeau government’s announcement on Friday that the National Energy Board will be reconsidering the Trans Mountain expansion project to take …

Trans Mountain Pipeline

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

Three First Nations in British Columbia gathered Friday to raise a restored replica totem pole at a Canada-U.S. border crossing — a decade after it …

Border Crossings

Richmond Mounties seize database servers allegedly being sold on Craigslist and containing private data

Police in Richmond are investigating allegations that database servers containing sensitive and unencrypted customer data from the bankrupt tech …

Credit Cards

Fixing affordability: Mayoral candidates in Burnaby, Vancouver and on the North Shore have plenty of ideas

Accountant Lotfi Fetoui and his wife are raising their baby in a one-bedroom apartment in an older, low-rise Metrotown building where they have lived …

Burnaby

Fate of Maple Ridge homeless camp could be decided by election

The modular housing promised for Maple Ridge might not be enough to dismantle Anita’s Place homeless camp. Fifty-three units of modular housing will …

Maple Ridge

Energy board review of Trans Mountain pipeline will include impact on orca

OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says Ottawa is not assuming the National Energy Board will again approve the Trans Mountain …

Trans Mountain Pipeline

Rally in Mission to call for killer's transfer to maximum security

Nothing less than maximum security prison is appropriate for the man who brutally murdered a Mission mother three years ago, say friends and family …

Fraser Valley

Metro Vancouver mayors endorse TransLink's emissions, energy goals

Metro Vancouver mayors have approved TransLink’s plan to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and increase its use of renewable energy …

Natural Gas

Judge gives campers 21 days to vacate tent city in Nanaimo

NANAIMO — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has given people living in a tent city in Nanaimo 21 days to vacate land owned by the …

British Columbia

This Week in History: 1914 — A father of seven is murdered after he tries to collect on a mortgage

In 1914 Angelo Teti had a mortgage on a rooming house at 1374 Graveley St. But the owner fell behind in her payments, and Teti went to see her.“My …

Real Estate

Three dead, including one pedestrian, in separate Metro Vancouver crashes

Three people have died in separate collisions across Metro Vancouver in just over six hours.The driver of a truck was killed and two passengers are …

Insurance brokers see changes and limits in insurance coverage for Airbnb listings

There are signs it might be harder to get and keep insurance coverage for short-term rentals in Metro Vancouver, a market that has exploded in recent …

Insurance

Vancouver Weather: Rainy, risk of a thunderstorm

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The region can expect heavy rain early Friday, tapering to showers later in the morning. Then, in the afternoon, there is a risk of …

Fraser Valley

Legal society poster seeks complainants against two cops on Downtown Eastside

A legal advocacy organization on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is circulating flyers with pictures of two police officers and asking if anyone has …

Vancouver

Dead and dying birds rain down in unexplained occurrence in Delta

A B.C. man who witnessed dozens of birds falling from the sky in Delta says he was horrified by the sight.“I called it birdageddon. It was really, …

Birds

Work continues on salvage of grounded barge on Haida Gwaii

QUEEN CHARLOTTE — The Haida Nation says the potentially dangerous work of removing cargo from a grounded barge on Haida Gwaii will continue for …

Haida

Huge fire at Agassiz dairy farm

A fire that broke out at an Agassiz dairy farm late Wednesday destroyed multiple buildings and claimed the lives of two cows, but if not for the …

Cows

Alberta bus line seeks to link Metro Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops

An Edmonton-based bus line has applied to carry passengers between Vancouver and the two largest cities in the Interior — Kelowna and Kamloops — as …

Western Canada

Daily poll: Do you agree with allowing duplexes in single-family home areas in Vancouver?

Vancouver city council voted to allow duplexes in some areas of Vancouver zoned for single-family homes, in an effort to provide ore housing options. …

Developers, candidates and planners argue over Vancouver's move to allow duplexes

Vancouver city council’s vote to allow duplexes in most parts of the city’s single-family home areas could be easily reversed after the Oct. 20 …

City Politics

Conversations That Matter: Can First Nations save Canada’s resource industries?

The Kinder Morgan pipeline, like 263 court decisions before it, went in favour of the First Nations that opposed the project.One court decision after …

Canada

Town Talk: B.C. Children's Hospital recognizes valued donors

GRAND TIME: Sherry Doman, Tammi Kerzner and Jacquie Prokopanko staged a reception for B.C. Children’s Hospital Circle of Care at Parq Vancouver’s D/6 …

McGill University

Raise-a-Reader wraps 2018 campaign with $500,000 boost from provincial government to support reading and literacy

The Vancouver Sun’s Raise-a-Reader annual literacy campaign officially winds up Friday with news of continued provincial funding to keep instilling …

Homeless can stay at Goldstream Provincial Park for now, ministry says

Homeless campers evicted from tent cities in two locations in Saanich on Vancouver Island will be allowed to stay at Goldstream Provincial Park in …

Campgrounds

TransLink sets emissions goals, aims to green its operations

TransLink is considering some ambitious environmental goals, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent and using only renewable …

Natural Gas