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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.

Surrey's South Asian temple leaders push solicitor general to let city replace RCMP

Surrey’s South Asian temple leaders are calling on the province to allow the city to switch out the RCMP for a new municipal police service.

Tech startup founder was forced out of company so investors could make 'gobs of cash,' lawsuit claims

Kathryn Loewen says investors conspired to push Control Mobile Inc. into receivership before they bought her intellectual property and assets in a foreclosure sale for $1.8 million — and then had the company appraised at close to $90 million.

Police take down stabbing suspect with Taser on crowded Vancouver street

Vancouver police have confirmed that a 22-year-old suspect from Surrey, B.C., was arrested at gunpoint after police responded to a report of a stabbing near the PNE grounds at about 10 p.m. PT on Sunday.

B.C. drought fears surge as rivers dry up across the province

Extreme hot dry weather has left streams and rivers across the province running low and that's creating drought conditions more commonly seen in late July.

A 'selfless' stranger offers Coquitlam SAR volunteer a kidney

A man who has spent years rescuing others wrote a social media post about his kidney disease and ended up finding four people willing to donate a kidney.