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

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

BC floods: Victim says insurance only covered $30K after home destroyed

BC floods: Victim says insurance only covered K after home destroyed

MERRITT, BC — A survivor of British Columbia’s catastrophic floods last year is warning others to check their insurance policies after she said she received a payout of only $30,000 when her home, assessed at $414,000, was destroyed. Pam Velt, whose house collapsed into the Nicola River last November, said she and her husband, Paulus, … Read more