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'She's a rock star': B.C. woman hit by alleged drunk driver in U.K. recovering well, dad says

Emily Goss, 24, was hit by an alleged drunk driver June 16 in London, England, but has rallied since she was flown home to Canada.

Drone test flight successfully delivers prescription drugs in Canada for 1st time

A pharmaceutical retailer that opened in Vancouver in the 1940s is testing drones as a new method of prescription drug delivery.

Pharmacist fights for right to take opioid replacement medication on the job

B.C. pharmacist claiming he faced discrimination because he was banned from using addiction treatment medication on the job will be heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Punky's execution stayed as owner takes run at the Supreme Court of Canada

The owner of a Vancouver dog stuck on doggy death row is taking a run at the Supreme Court of Canada to try to save the animal's life and set a precedent for other pets deemed dangerous.

Racehorse owners, trainers left scrambling after surprise raid at Hastings racecourse

Trainers and horse owners at Hastings Racecourse say they're shocked at a Monday raid by border officials that ended with about two dozen foreign workers being led away in handcuffs.

Expenses for Trump family trips to Vancouver tower raise conflict-of-interest concerns

Trips taken by U.S. President Donald Trump and his children to the Trump Tower in Vancouver may have resulted in a conflict of interest, a watchdog group is alleging.

'Hard to fathom': Sea to Sky Gondola manager at a loss over motive for cutting cable

The manager of the Sea to Sky Gondola says he's angry and confused about why anybody would risk people's lives by cutting a thick steel cable in an apparent act of vandalism that brought 30 of the popular attraction's cars crashing to the ground.

11 more days for Punky, as death row dog wins last minute reprieve

A canine on doggy death row for the past two years has another 11 more days to live, unless his owner and lawyer decide to try to push his case further.

Death row dog loses appeal

Punky the dog has a history of biting and unless his owner can get leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, his days on death row are about to end in his execution.

Coquitlam bear lover demands officers use bear dogs instead of bullets and thousands agree

A Coquitlam woman says it's time conservation officers try a new tool in the struggle to deal with garbage bears. Bear dogs.

Lone northern Ontario teen gas attendant wary as paranoia grows over fugitives on the run

Pumping gas on a lonely stretch of the TransCanada in northern Ontario is unnerving these days, as possible sightings of two fugitives are investigated by police.

Fire blackens Mama Bear's laundromat, shatters windows and closes family business

Brandon Levitt said his mother had recently taken over the 30-year Mission business she and his dad considered their “biggest accomplishment.”

Inventors of the 'salmon cannon' propose novel solution to get fish past Fraser River rock slide

Washington state innovators are trying to pitch a non-dynamite solution to help 4.5-million incoming salmon get past a massive rock slide in the rain-swollen Fraser River, so they can spawn.

Transgender woman accused of murder loses final SCOC appeal against extradition to U.S.

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a transgender woman who has been fighting for years to stop her extradition to face murder charges in Washington state.

Man put under surveillance in high-profile money laundering investigation found dead in Colombia: reports

The remains of Vancouver man Richard Yen Fat Chiu, who had been stabbed and burned, were found near the Venezuelan border on June 20, according to Colombian news reports.