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Black bear takes a stroll outside Coquitlam Centre

Black bear takes a stroll outside Coquitlam Centre

VANCOUVER — A black bear was spotted casually walking in the parking lot of Coquitlam Centre, near Sears, around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday.
B.C. Hydro forecasts ‘massive' rate increases

B.C. Hydro forecasts ‘massive' rate increases

Homeowners, small businesses and industrial users are facing a staggering 26.4-per-cent electricity rate increase from 2014 to 2016, according to a confidential B.C. Hydro document. B.C.
Former North Cowichan mayoral candidate killed in farm accident

Former North Cowichan mayoral candidate killed in farm accident

Prominent North Cowichan council critic and one-time mayoral candidate (Rodney) Scott Baker died Saturday following an accident at his Chemainus farm. B.C. Coroners Service spokeswoman Barb McLintock confirmed the 47-year-old’s death on Tuesday.
Port Alberni becomes Island's first Bear Smart city

Port Alberni becomes Island's first Bear Smart city

Ministry of Environment commends city staff for work toward reducing human conflict with bears
Inmates hospitalized after ingesting hallucinogen that grew on Metro Vancouver prison grounds

Inmates hospitalized after ingesting hallucinogen that grew on Metro Vancouver prison grounds

Taking angel's trumpet is such an unpleasant experience that few ever want to repeat it, doctor says
Cougar that crushed Flores Island woman’s skull may have stalked others

Cougar that crushed Flores Island woman’s skull may have stalked others

Big cat's body found about 50 metres from attack site
Three die in fiery crash near Port Alberni

Three die in fiery crash near Port Alberni

Three people from Ahousaht are dead after a vehicle drove off the highway near Port Alberni, rolled over and burst into flames, say police. Port Alberni police say the crash occurred at about 3:45 p.m.
Glider crashes into building in Langley

Glider crashes into building in Langley

A man has been transported to hospital after a glider crashed into an apartment complex near the municipal airport in Langley Sunday morning.
Lucky Gibsons man wins $1.3-million PNE Prize Home

Lucky Gibsons man wins $1.3-million PNE Prize Home

Luck turned Gibsons resident Dean Cockerill’s way Thursday evening when his winning ticket worth nearly $1.3 million was drawn for the PNE Prize Home. He’s been buying tickets for years, his wife, Dianne, said.
Automated passport system to shorten wait times at Vancouver airport

Automated passport system to shorten wait times at Vancouver airport

VANCOUVER — U.S.-bound Canadians flying from Vancouver International Airport can expect shorter waiting times at U.S. customs now that they can use an automated passport control system.