Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canada sailed a warship through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday as the vessel joined the ongoing effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defense says the frigate HMCS Vancouver sailed through the narrow passage between China and Taiwan alongside the American guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins. A … Read more

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

A young BC actor who fatally shot his mother in their Squamish home has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 14 years. Ryan Grantham, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for pulling the trigger on March 31, 2020. Justice Kathleen Ker handed down the sentence in a Vancouver courtroom Tuesday, … Read more

BC launches fall booster campaign with next COVID surge expected in November

BC launches fall booster campaign with next COVID surge expected in November

BC health officials are now encouraging all British Columbians five years of age and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. This comes as the province prepares for a surge in COVID-19 cases in November and December connected to the respiratory illness season. Starting this week, the Moderna bivalent vaccine will start arriving in the … Read more

BC to stay the course as US CDC relaxes COVID guidelines: Health minister

BC to stay the course as US CDC relaxes COVID guidelines: Health minister

British Columbia’s health minister says the province will stay the course on its own COVID-19 policy, as the United States’ top public health agency relaxes its guidelines around the virus. On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its recommendation that people stay six feet away from others and that they quarantine … Read more

BC health officials recommend a fall booster for COVID-19

BC health officials recommend a fall booster for COVID-19

BC health officials Friday issued a recommendation that people 12 and older receive a fall booster for COVID-19 in the fall. This comes as BC is seeing a rise in the Omicron BA.5 variant, Acting Provincial Health Officer Dr. Martin Lavoie said Friday. 1:25 Acting provincial health officer Dr. Martin Lavoie explains BC’s booster rollout … Read more

COVID-19: Cases in BC hospitals climb 85, cases in ICU up 9 over last week

COVID-19: Cases in BC hospitals climb 85, cases in ICU up 9 over last week

British Columbia is reporting an increase of 85 COVID-19 cases in hospital and nine in intensive care over the last week. According to the BC Center for Disease Control, there were 570 cases in hospital and 47 cases in critical or intensive care as of Thursday. Read more: ‘Individual responsibility is not gone’: BC disease … Read more

When can I water the lawn this summer? Metro Vancouver restrictions take effect May 1

When can I water the lawn this summer?  Metro Vancouver restrictions take effect May 1

Lawn watering across Metro Vancouver will be limited to once a week when restrictions come into effect May 1, down from twice a week last year. Water use can increase by up to 50 per cent in the summer months according to the regional district, and lawn watering is a major reason why. The Phase … Read more

Vancouver weather: Record low from 1896 broken

Vancouver weather: Record low from 1896 broken

Nearly two dozen BC communities saw new record low temperatures in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. For some areas, it was the third straight day of record-breaking cold. Bella Bella, Clinton, Nakusp and Puntzi Mountain all saw their lowest-ever minimum temperatures for April 16 on Saturday, and … Read more

E-transfers disappearing from some RBC accounts, bank says

E-transfers disappearing from some RBC accounts, bank says

A number of customers have reported e-transfers disappearing from their Royal Bank of Canada accounts, something the company has promised to resolve. Several people flagged the issue on social media Friday, saying money that had previously been deposited into their account had gone missing. “It was there yesterday and now it’s gone. What’s happening?” one … Read more

Border waits: BC residents face hours-long lineups on Good Friday

Border waits: BC residents face hours-long lineups on Good Friday

Massive lineups at the Peace Arch Border Crossing had drivers growing increasingly frustrated, with some social media users reporting waits as long as five hours. Images from the BC Ministry of Transportation’s highway cameras showed vehicles backed up bumper-to-bumper well past 8 Avenue in Surrey as families flocked to the US for day trips and … Read more