‘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

Body confirmed to be missing BC Indigenous woman Tatyanna Harrison

Body confirmed to be missing BC Indigenous woman Tatyanna Harrison

The search for missing Indigenous woman Tatyanna Harrison came to a tragic close Saturday afternoon. Vancouver Police Department said human remains found in Richmond on May 2, 2022, have been identified at Tatyanna Harrison. “Tragically, we now believe Tatyanna died in another city before she was reported missing, “Const. Tania Visintin said, a VPD officer. … Read more

‘Largest-ever decontamination’: BC crews track down mussel-infested barge from eastern Canada

‘Largest-ever decontamination’: BC crews track down mussel-infested barge from eastern Canada

A barge from Ontario was stopped last month from potentially infesting BC waters with invasive mussels. On Saturday, the Ministry of Environment said BC’s Conservation Officer Service (COS) achieved its largest-ever invasive mussel decontamination after learning about an infested barge heading west. According to the ministry, the barge from Lake Ontario was headed to a … Read more

Double homicide investigation underway in Richmond, IHIT says – BC

Double homicide investigation underway in Richmond, IHIT says – BC

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been deployed to Richmond. The team announced that IHIT has taken conduct of a double homicide, Saturday afternoon. “IHIT is working closely with the I-Teams along with the Richmond RCMP to gather evidence,” IHIT staff wrote in a social media post. IHIT DEPLOYED TO RICHMONDIHIT has taken conduct of … Read more

‘I couldn’t breathe’: Teen says she was attacked by older male student in Richmond, BC – BC

‘I couldn’t breathe’: Teen says she was attacked by older male student in Richmond, BC – BC

WARNING: Some details in this story may be disturbing to readers. Discretion is advised. Grade 9 student Janice Xie said she had just met her friends for lunch Thursday, when an older male student came up behind her, and pushed her. It was the beginning of an allegedly brutal assault that left the 14-year-old girl … 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