Belle Puri is a veteran journalist who has won awards for her reporting in a variety of fields.
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Tight race in Victoria has Green Party looking for a big win in federal election
The Vancouver Island riding of Victoria is expected to be a close three-way race between the Green Party, NDP and Liberals. Some pundits predict the Greens will win.
TD Bank refuses to refund art student $600 in fraudulent cheques
A Vancouver man is frustrated TD Canada Trust will not reimburse him for $600 in cheques that were cashed on his bank account this summer.
Veteran with PTSD says B.C. rules are a barrier for the service dog he depends on
William Webb, who was suffering flashbacks, night terrors and anxiety episodes after witnessing a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, says a service dog has given him a new lease on life — but differences in rules between provinces mean his companion is not automatically recognized in B.C.
A $3.50 parking charge can turn into an $89 fine — but you don't necessarily need to pay it in full
Pratik Mehta thought he was only paying $3.50 for a half hour of parking at an Impark lot in downtown Vancouver last May. Instead, he came away with bill for $89.25 for overstaying by 20 minutes.
Former owner of Port Moody pub owes $12K to ex-employees, province finds
The former owner of a shuttered Port Moody bar owes ex-employees almost $12,000 in back pay, a branch of the provincial government has found.
Ambulance crew took 35 minutes to get into apartment of dying woman
Chelsea Brent blames changes to B.C.'s emergency dispatch policy for it taking the ambulance crew 35 minutes to get into her dying mother's apartment last November. The province's health minister has ordered a review of the case.
Owner of shuttered pub owes thousands in wages, tips, staff say
Half a dozen former employees of Brew Street Craft and Kitchen, in Port Moody, have gone to the Employment Standards Branch in a bid to get unpaid wages from the operator of the now-defunct pub.
Guatemalan workers allege poor conditions at Aquilini berry farm
A group of female farm workers from Guatemala is alleging poor living and working conditions at a berry farm operated by the billionaire Aquilini family in Pitt Meadows, B.C.
Hong Kong born Buddhist embraces Sikhism
Pat Singh Cheung is one of likely very few people of Chinese descent in the world who consider themselves Sikhs.
Revamped donation bins return to Delta
Clothing donation bins have started to return to Delta after city required owners to make modifications to the containers ensuring people cannot get trapped in them.
Surrey councillor calls for temporary development freeze along new SkyTrain route
In a notice of motion to council, Coun. Brenda Locke said the city needs to make sure it builds the right infrastructure to properly support the transit expansion.
Hero among 2 police officers run down during training session
The Abbotsford police officer run down during a training session was twice honoured for his bravery and commitment to keeping people safe.
Svend Robinson's life in politics already spans decades
A look back at Svend Robinson's past in politics.
Puppy's death sparks call for tougher dog breeding rules
A Vancouver Island couple who paid $1,800 for a nine-week old puppy from a Langley breeder say the dog died four days after they picked it up.
10,000 sick birds face uncertain future as avian hospital struggles to find qualified staff
The Night Owl hospital in Vancouver needs more staff, but it can't find qualified veterinarians to hire in Canada.