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Environment Canada warns of freezing rain, icy conditions on B.C. highways

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada is warning of freezing rain across a sprawling section of central British Columbia and icy conditions on several highways.

Barge runs aground off B.C. coast but no injuries or sign of pollution

QUADRA ISLAND, B.C. — The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have responded after a barge ran aground on Quadra Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. The coast guard says in a statement it received a report just before 8 p.m.

Surrey RCMP investigate shots fired; one man with non-life-threatening injuries

SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP is investigating after a man was injured in a shooting in Surrey, B.C. Mounties say they received the call just before noon on Sunday.
Black bear stops for a paws at Lower Mainland home

Black bear stops for a paws at Lower Mainland home

No SeaBus cancellations this weekend as Metro Vancouver transit strike continues

VANCOUVER — Commuters who rely on a busy pedestrian ferry connecting Vancouver to the North Shore are enjoying a reprieve from cancellations.

B.C. teachers reject mediator's recommendation to settle contract with employer

VANCOUVER — Teachers in British Columbia have rejected a mediator's report that suggested they accept their employer's latest offer of a three-year contract with an annual two per cent wage increase.

Police investigate after teen stabbed at house party in Abbotsford, B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police are investigating a stabbing at a large house party in Abbotsford, B.C. Officers responded just before 11 p.m. Friday to a report of a stabbing.

Lumber mill in southern B.C. cites rising costs for closing doors

KELOWNA, B.C. — A lumber mill in southern British Columbia that employs 174 people is to shut its doors in the new year. Tolko Industries says it will permanently close its Kelowna division on Jan. 8.

Man struck store employee with hatchet during robbery attempt: Victoria police

VICTORIA — Police in Victoria say a man who allegedly attacked a store employee with a hatchet he tried to steal is facing multiple charges following his arrest.

Vancouver sets record for longest fall dry spell but forecasters say end in sight

VANCOUVER — Usually soggy, blustery fall weather across Metro Vancouver has been replaced by a record-breaking dry spell through October and November.