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External LinkIndigenous filmmaker wants fines, jail time for 'pretendians' who misrepresent their identity
Tamara Bell

A Haida filmmaker and several Indigenous elders are calling for a federal act to authenticate Indigenous identity in Canada. The move comes shortly after award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer's unfounded identity claims were exposed by Indigenous elders. 

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:00:00 EST

External LinkVancouver high schoolers suffering from too few instructional hours during pandemic, parents say

The Vancouver School Board is getting a failing grade from some parents who say their children aren't getting enough class time in high school. This perceived instructional deficit has them worried about their kids' academic prospects in the future and their mental health today.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:00:00 EST

External LinkRCMP union warns of officer burnout after pandemic delays training

The union representing thousands of Mounties says it fears pandemic-related delays at the RCMP training depot will worsen its staffing crunch and increase the risk of officer burnout.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST

External LinkB.C. records 31 deaths and 1,330 new cases of COVID-19 over 3 days

B.C. has recorded 1,303 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths in the province over a three day period.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:18:13 EST

External LinkGirl, 14, arrested in second school attack in a week in Mission, B.C.
École Mission Senior Secondary

RCMP are now investigating two separate attacks linked to Mission-area schools in the same week.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:36:19 EST

External LinkVancouver mother wants answers after memorial to slain daughter removed

Marlene Thistle maintained the shrine over the past four years to commemorate her daughter Janice Nicole Bryant, and to keep a light on her unsolved case.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:40:37 EST

External LinkB.C. teenager free to move forward with gender-affirming surgery after mother's lawsuit tossed
B.C. Supreme Court B.C. Court of Appeal Vancouver

A Supreme Court justice has thrown out a woman's attempt to stop her teenager from having gender-affirming chest reconstruction surgery, finding the mother had "misled" the court during her fight against an issue that's already been settled.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:31:33 EST

External LinkKelowna, B.C., church fined $2,300 a 2nd time for holding in-person services
Art Lucier

Kelowna Harvest Church pastor Art Lucier says he received a $2,300 violation ticket on Sunday for holding services.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:04:04 EST

External LinkB.C. phasing out enhanced driver's licence and ID cards used for land entry into U.S.
COVID US Cda Border 20200318

A statement from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General says the enhanced driver's licence and enhanced identification card are being discontinued because other travel documents are more cost effective, remain valid longer and cover air travel.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:52:48 EST

External LinkCoroner's inquest called into death of 20-year-old Hudson Brooks, shot 9 times by police
Hudson Brooks

The 20-year-old was in apparent distress and impaired by cocaine and alcohol when he was shot nine times by an officer outside the south Surrey RCMP detachment.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:08:37 EST

External LinkWhat you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for Jan. 18

The Sunday-to-Monday jump of 301 new cases represents the lowest level of one-day growth since Nov. 3, with active cases at their lowest level since Nov. 7. Restrictions were first implemented for some health regions in B.C. on Nov. 8.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:00:00 EST

External LinkB.C. Green Party leader accuses premier of lack of transparency over Site C
Tunnel construction Site C north bank

B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau accused the government Monday of a lack of transparency over the Site C dam, after Premier John Horgan announced last week additional studies had been undertaken on the $10-billion mega-project.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:04:00 EST

External LinkIllegal backcountry trash dumpers ticketed by the dozens, says Okanagan forest watchdog
Okanagan Forest Task Force

A group of volunteers in B.C.'s Interior says dozens of illegal garbage dumpers have been caught and ticketed, thanks to the installation of motion-activated cameras in local "hot spots."

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:37:31 EST

External LinkStranded teen snowmobiler commended by B.C. search and rescue crews for digging snow cave
Snow cave dug by 17-year-old snowmobiler 100 Mile House

Search and rescue crews near 100 Mile House, B.C., are commending the actions of a 17-year-old who dug a snow cave to stay warm and safe after getting lost snowmobiling.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:27:48 EST

External LinkRudolf Neufeld died from COVID-19. This is why his family wants you to know his story
Paula Neufeld's father died two days before Christmas after contracting COVID-19 during his stay at

Rudolf Neufeld was a jokester and an active man who continued going to the gym even after he was diagnosed with dementia. He died two days before Christmas at the age of 81 after contracting COVID-19 at Lions Gate Hospital, after being admitted shortly before an outbreak there.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:15:41 EST

External LinkLarge number of staff affected by COVID-19 forces temporary closure of Cowichan Valley school
Duncan Christian School

The Duncan Christian School is closed for two weeks due to a COVID-19 cluster, part of a wave of COVID-19 cases hitting Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:23:06 EST

External LinkJohnny Gaudreau notches goal and assist as Flames win 2nd straight against Canucks

Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for the Calgary Flames in Monday's 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Mikael Backlund, Elias Lindholm, Mark Giordano and Rasmus Andersson with an empty-net goal also scored for the Flames.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:11:17 EST

External LinkWild ride in stolen truck earns repeat offender sentence of 2 years, 4 months
RCMP stock

Paul Daniel Shaw, 36, was prohibited from driving for three years and must pay $7,920 restitution for an incident on Dec. 7, 2018, that began when he found a set of keys in the parking lot of a Prince George grocery store.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:51:59 EST

External LinkDawson Creek mayor says it's 'disappointing' that city councillor travelled abroad
Darcy Dober

Mayor Dale Bumstead confirmed newly elected Coun. Darcy Dober was out of the country last week. The mayor said he knew Dober was on vacation but was unaware of his travel plans.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:11:04 EST

External LinkMan critically injured after targeted shooting in underground Langley parkade
langley shooting

One man is critically injured after being shot in a targeted shooting Langley, B.C., shortly after midnight.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:41:12 EST