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First Nation wants anti-pipeline group to apologize for protest outside premier’s home

First Nation wants anti-pipeline group to apologize for protest outside premier’s home

The Beecher Bay band says Extinction Rebellion ignored protocol and terrorized a private citizen on their land
Horgan says pipeline protests at B.C. legislature 'counterproductive'

Horgan says pipeline protests at B.C. legislature 'counterproductive'

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan questions what is being achieved by ongoing protests at the legislature, but he won't ask dozens of people camped at the building's ceremonial gates to leave.
Manslaughter charge laid in death of man at Vancouver homeless camp

Manslaughter charge laid in death of man at Vancouver homeless camp

Vancouver police say a man has been charged in the homicide of a 62-year-old man at a homeless camp in the Downtown Eastside. Police say 50-year-old Glen Martin has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Jesus Cristobal-Esteban. Const.
Strike possible by Saturday at Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria

Strike possible by Saturday at Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria

VICTORIA — Workers have served strike notice at the Fairmont Empress, a well-known landmark hotel in Victoria. A statement from Unifor Local 4276 says it represents almost 500 workers in several departments from housekeeping to groundskeeping.
B.C. schools advised to cancel or postpone trips to coronavirus-hit regions

B.C. schools advised to cancel or postpone trips to coronavirus-hit regions

However, health officials said the risk of COVID-19 spreading remains low in B.C.
B.C. Supreme court hears audio tape of arrest at murder trial

B.C. Supreme court hears audio tape of arrest at murder trial

KELOWNA, B.C. — A man accused of second-degree murderer in West Kelowna, B.C., asked for a ride to the hospital after being found by police covered in blood and hiding in a dumpster, a court heard Tuesday.
Man with ties to Scouts accused of distributing child porn in Surrey, B.C.

Man with ties to Scouts accused of distributing child porn in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — A man from Surrey, B.C., with ties to Scouts Canada is accused of distributing, accessing and possessing child pornography. The RCMP say in a news release that 57-year-old Edward Vandeyck was charged Friday.
9th case of coronavirus revealed in B.C.

9th case of coronavirus revealed in B.C.

The new case is a man in his 50s, who recently came home to the Fraser Health Region from Iran
Vancouver police cruisers, fleeing car, damaged at end of early morning chase

Vancouver police cruisers, fleeing car, damaged at end of early morning chase

VANCOUVER — Police say one man suffered minor injuries when his car and several police cruisers collided numerous times at the end of a brief pursuit in Vancouver. It happened just after 2 a.m. when Const.
B.C. hate-motivated crime numbers jumped in 2018

B.C. hate-motivated crime numbers jumped in 2018

New stats show hate crimes in B.C. based on sexual orientation jumped 78%, while those based on religion were down 33%