Heat advisories have ended in British Columbia following several days of record-breaking temperatures in some areas, but Environment Canada’s advisories about wildfire smoke still stand and air quality across Metro Vancouver and south Vancouver Island was very poor Friday morning. The weather office is maintaining smoky skies bulletins for most ofRead More →

RCMP in British Columbia say four Americans have been fined $500 each for violating emergency orders under the Quarantine Act. Spokeswoman Dawn Roberts says a vehicle with Alaska licence plates sparked suspicion in the Vancouver area late last month. She says police found the vehicle and determined the driver and three passengers were inRead More →

Documents from lawyers for Canada’s attorney general say a series of witnesses will prove Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou lied to HSBC bank about the company’s relationship with Skycom in Iran. The documents released Friday are the government’s arguments to be used during a hearing next April and they say there’s enoughRead More →

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Wednesday that new measures will be brought in for bars and nightclubs as the province’s COVID-19 numbers creep upwards. Thirty-four new cases were announced in the province on Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,362 cases in the province. No newRead More →

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada mid-March, health experts feared Vancouver’s impoverished Downtown Eastside would be decimated — the coronavirus expected to tear through its vulnerable population. That didn’t happen, and now a B.C. medical sleuth is trying to find out why only a handful of residents have tested positive for the virusRead More →

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 →