A former nurse who worked at the Lynn Valley Care Centre at the peak of its devastating coronavirus outbreak has lost his job over allegations he didn’t wear his personal protective equipment (PPE) properly around residents with COVID-19. Kenneth Chan was accused of failing to “properly don and doff” PPE when working withRead More →

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away — actually, Taiwan, 1980 — a man named Dar Tson “David” Shen started a telescope company. Four decades later, in a court in Northern California, Shen and his B.C.-based relatives are accused in two proposed class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of amateur astronomers who claim they’re victimsRead More →

It’s not easy to spot northern anchovies in murky sea water, but a school of these 10-centimetre-long fish can often set off a frenzy of hungry seabirds and sea mammals that reveals their underwater dance. The sight of anchovy scales catching the glint of the sun is becoming more common in B.C. waters,Read More →

Three RCMP officers have been criminally charged, four years after a violent arrest in a Prince George alley that was captured by a backyard security camera. Now, Const. Joshua Grafton is charged with assault, assault with a weapon and obstruction of justice.  Const. Wayne Connell and Const. Kyle Sharpe are charged with assaultRead More →

A prominent Chinese-Canadian activist says she is shocked, disappointed and angry about an Instagram post from Canadian singer Bryan Adams’ official account that she says is racist. Adams’ video is a snippet of him playing his hit song “Cuts Like a Knife.” An accompanying description of the video expresses hisRead More →

Researchers say hand-held ultraviolet light devices being sold online with claims they can disinfect groceries and clothing can be unreliable and dangerous if mishandled. The UV light sanitizers are being advertised as the panacea for the COVID-19 pandemic, able to disinfect everything from dinner vegetables to doorknobs. Many different modelsRead More →

The District of Squamish, located north of Vancouver, has joined a growing chorus of small communities in British Columbia asking visitors to stay away to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  On Sunday the district sent out a media release that said many people visiting the area’s popular outdoor attractions weren’t abidingRead More →

The U.S. Department of Justice hit telecommunications giant Huawei with new charges of stealing trade secrets and breaking sanctions by doing business with North Korea. A new superseding indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York also adds racketeering conspiracy charges to the allegations already facing the Chinese telecommunicationsRead More →

A Vancouver woman who went public with allegations of sex slavery inside a cult-like self-empowerment group is among more than three dozen Canadians who are part of a lawsuit against the organization’s inner circle. Sarah Edmondson is suing the leaders of NXIVM — along with two heiresses of the Seagram’s liquorRead More →