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BC Wildfire Service plans control burns to bring Okanagan wildfire in check

BC Wildfire Service plans control burns to bring Okanagan wildfire in check

KEREMEOS, B.C. — Controlled burns are scheduled in the southern Okanagan region of British Columbia in a bid to bring a large blaze burning in the area back under control, the provincial wildfire service said Sunday.
Downtown Vancouver Machete attack sends four to hospital with life-altering injuries

Downtown Vancouver Machete attack sends four to hospital with life-altering injuries

Vancouver police say they're investigating an alleged machete attack in the city's downtown core that sent four people to hospital with life-altering injuries.
'I didn't expect it so quickly,' Amanda Todd's mom says after verdict

'I didn't expect it so quickly,' Amanda Todd's mom says after verdict

Mother of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd says she's getting more invites to speak at cyberbullying conferences around the world since Aydin Coban was convicted on Saturday.
BC Housing 'relieved, thankful' after fire at one of their Penticton properties saw no injuries

BC Housing 'relieved, thankful' after fire at one of their Penticton properties saw no injuries

Five residents in total were displaced by the blaze
Incentives for complex care keep other patients from finding physicians: doctor

Incentives for complex care keep other patients from finding physicians: doctor

Dr. Peter Vizsolyi says the problem is not with physicians — to whom he’s grateful for taking some of his patients — “it’s the system.”

Man dies in car after double shooting on Highway 1 in Burnaby, B.C.

BURNABY, B.C. — A man has died in a double shooting on Highway 1 in Burnaby, B.C.
Hotter, drier weather causing increase in B.C. wildfire near Okanagan

Hotter, drier weather causing increase in B.C. wildfire near Okanagan

KEREMEOS, B.C. — A wildfire on the fringes of British Columbia's southern Okanagan has grown. The BC Wildfire Service said the blaze, which is about 21 kilometres southwest of Penticton, is now nearly 60 square kilometres in size.
Strangers rescue tenant from Saanich house fire

Strangers rescue tenant from Saanich house fire

Resident heard the men yelling and got to safety without injury
Vancouver Island performers make it to The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent

Vancouver Island performers make it to The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent

Singer Lauren Spencer-Smith will be on The Tonight Show on Monday, while dance duo Funkanometry have advanced to the next round on America’s Got Talent.
B.C. homicide squad says fatal Surrey park shooting was a targeted hit

B.C. homicide squad says fatal Surrey park shooting was a targeted hit

SURREY, B.C. — Police say a shooting at a Surrey, B.C., sports field that killed two men and left another man in hospital with life-threatening injuries was a targeted crime likely connected to gangs and drugs.