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Hit-and-run driver found guilty in fatality

VERNON — A man charged with dangerous driving causing death has been found guilty of the crime that ended the life of a 22-year-old woman as she walked along a highway near Vernon.
Stranded snowboarder cold, but no major injuries after 2 days on North Shore mountain

Stranded snowboarder cold, but no major injuries after 2 days on North Shore mountain

METRO VANCOUVER - The turnaround came at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, when a helicopter searching for a snowboarder lost in the North Shore mountains since Sunday morning spotted fresh tracks in the snow.
Pickton inquiry report may not push through opposition to regional police force

Pickton inquiry report may not push through opposition to regional police force

VANCOUVER - The final report into the failures that allowed Robert Pickton to remain at large for so long has revived a decades-old debate about whether there should be a regional police department in the Vancouver area, one of the only major cities
Pickton victims treated as 'throwaways': inquiry commissioner

Pickton victims treated as 'throwaways': inquiry commissioner

VANCOUVER - The families of Robert Pickton's victims have received public confirmation of something they already knew to be true: if their daughters, sisters and mothers weren't poor, drug-addicted sex workers from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, many
Pickton victims' families cautious but hopeful for change following inquiry

Pickton victims' families cautious but hopeful for change following inquiry

VANCOUVER - Families of women believed murdered by serial-killer Robert Pickton welcomed the massive inquiry report into the police bungling that allowed the pig farmer to continue killing, saying wearily they hope it will lead to positive change.
Number of UBC research animals subjected to distress increases

Number of UBC research animals subjected to distress increases

VANCOUVER — More research animals at the University of B.C. were subjected to moderate to severe distress in 2011 than during the previous year, according to statistics released by UBC.
B.C.’s preppers are preparing for the worst

B.C.’s preppers are preparing for the worst

VANCOUVER — Much of B.C. lies under the cover of darkness. Phones have gone silent, roads have split and sewer lines are spewing their contents to the surface. Some buildings are still swaying, others have partially collapsed.
Mountie was speeding without siren or emergency lights before fatal crash

Mountie was speeding without siren or emergency lights before fatal crash

Const. Adrian Oliver was speeding without his sirens or emergency lights on at the time of a head-on collision that killed him last month, according to an ongoing Surrey RCMP investigation.
Pickton inquiry report to be released today

Pickton inquiry report to be released today

VANCOUVER — The closest thing Marilyn Renter has ever had to a trial for her step-daughter's death is the public inquiry into the failures that allowed a serial killer to target sex workers from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Krys Kolanos scores in shootout as Abbotsford Heat edge Texas Stars 2-1

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Krys Kolanos has had a tough go of it this season but Saturday he showed he still has his offensive flare.