Topic: cbc vancouver

Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed B.C. teen

A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run crash that ended the life of 19-year-old Damien Seguin earlier this spring.

Playing through a pandemic: How 5 B.C. musicians are coping and creating despite COVID-19

From centre stage to the centre of the couch, this is how five musicians have had their work, and sense of selves, impacted since COVID-19 dropped the curtain on concerts over a year ago.

BC Ferries abruptly cancels trial for Sunshine Coast route changes in the face of public pushback

BC Ferries says it will not proceed with a trial to test major changes to its route from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast.

Changes to Sunshine Coast route will go ahead despite criticism, says BC Ferries

A trial to test major changes to BC Ferries' route from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast will go ahead, despite a petition gathering thousands of online signatures that criticizes the proposed changes.

DHL customer demands refund after being charged more than $260 in additional fees

A Burnaby, B.C., woman is sounding off against shipping provider DHL, in hopes the company will reimburse her after she paid more than $600 to have her packages released following an alleged employee error.

B.C. working to house people camping in Vancouver park as deadline to leave looms

British Columbia's housing minister says campers in Vancouver's Strathcona Park can either choose to accept the housing they are offered or leave the park by tomorrow's deadline.

Hospitals 'feeling the strain,' as B.C. records 853 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 853 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and one more death due to the disease, noting hospitals in some parts of the province, particularly in the Lower Mainland, continue to shoulder a heavy burden.

Thomas Berger, lawyer who fought for groundbreaking Indigenous land claims, dead at 88

The former B.C. Supreme Court judge, politician and lawyer, best known for his work to recognize Indigenous land claims, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Man who attacked and robbed woman in her building's elevator sentenced to prison time

A man who followed a woman into her Vancouver apartment building in the middle of the night and then robbed her in the elevator while holding a pen to her neck has been sentenced to five and a half years in a federal prison.

Tempers flare at Surrey vaccine pop-up clinic, as people wait for hours only to be turned away

People who waited in line for hours at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Surrey, B.C., on Wednesday were angry and frustrated to learn they would not receive a shot.

Mounties warn of highly toxic drugs circulating in Surrey

Mounties are warning of highly toxic drugs circulating in Surrey, B.C., that may be responsible for six deaths in less than a week.

Hospitalizations rise to new high, as B.C. records 841 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 841 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Wednesday, as the number of patients in hospital with the disease set another record.

Over 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines doled out at Fraser Health pop-up clinics, which could pop up again

Pop-up vaccine clinics in the Fraser Health region had thousands of people lining up for a shot at a shot on Tuesday — and the health authority's top doctor says appointment-free vaccine clinics aimed at residents of COVID-19 hot-spot communities could pop up again.

B.C. records 799 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths

B.C. health officials announced 799 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and, for the first time in a month, reported no new deaths.

Man charged with incitement of hatred, mischief over anti-Asian graffiti in Vancouver's Chinatown

A 47-year-old man is wanted for arrest after he was charged with one count of public incitement of hatred and one count of mischief to property in relation to hateful graffiti at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver police say.

B.C. links death of baby to COVID-19, as officials announce 17 deaths over past 3 days

B.C. health officials have confirmed that a baby died of COVID-19 in January, the youngest death from the novel coronavirus to date. Over the last three days, the province has recorded another 2,491 cases of the disease and 17 more deaths.

What you need to know about B.C.'s travel restrictions

The travel restriction formalized under B.C.'s provincial Emergency Program Act were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Fraser Health offers drop-in vaccine clinic for south Langley Township

Fraser Health is offering a drop-in clinic Sunday for COVID-19 vaccinations in south Langley Township, one of the Lower Mainland's high transmission neighbourhoods. 

Vancouver mayor calls for court injunction to close restaurant 'defiant' in the face of COVID restrictions

Vancouver's mayor is threatening to use a court order against a restaurant in the city's Kitsilano neighbourhood that has previously defied public health orders.

Vancouver landlord investigated for short-term vacation rental leases

The province is investigating a Vancouver company that offers furnished short-term travel accommodation for allegedly issuing tenancy agreements that contravene B.C.'s rental laws. 

Fraser Health Crisis Line marks 50 years as pandemic pushes demand

The phone line people turn to from Burnaby to Boston Bar for empathy and support during emotional distress has marked 50 years in service. As the Fraser Health Crisis Line scrambles during the pandemic to meet demand, volunteers are lining up to help.

Vancouver police arrest suspect after teen critically injured in stabbing

Police in Vancouver say a suspect is in custody as a teen clings to life with stab wounds following a fight at a West Side park Saturday afternoon.

51-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in Coal Harbour shooting

A 51-year-old man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection to a homicide in Vancouver's Coal Harbour last weekend.

B.C. cancels West Vancouver country club's clinic offering AstraZeneca vaccine to members

The B.C. government has cancelled a "pop up" vaccine clinic planned by an exclusive West Vancouver country club after it sent an email to members offering them doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Chinese seniors saved from eviction after province steps in to buy building

Grace Seniors Home in Vancouver's Chinatown will remain as culturally supportive housing and will be operated by social services agency S.U.C.C.E.S.S.