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B.C. police watchdog says 'reasonable grounds' to consider charge against officer

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog says it has sent a report to the Crown asking it to consider charges linked to an arrest in Vancouver 18 months ago.
Man shot and killed in Vancouver's DTES

Man shot and killed in Vancouver's DTES

According to the VPD, paramedics requested help with a 37-year-old man who was acting erratic and aggressive.
Higher property values in B.C. prompt increase in 2021 homeowner grant

Higher property values in B.C. prompt increase in 2021 homeowner grant

VICTORIA — A grant that helps British Columbia homeowners offset a portion of their property tax is being raised to reflect an increase in the assessed value of their homes.
BC Hydro offers options to cut power consumption by mobile home residents

BC Hydro offers options to cut power consumption by mobile home residents

VANCOUVER — A new report from BC Hydro says mobile homes gobble power, putting their primarily senior or low-income residents at a disadvantage.
B.C. government takes over running of homeowner grant

B.C. government takes over running of homeowner grant

Homeowners in all municipalities will now submit their applications directly to the B.C. government, instead of through their municipal office.
Wind, rain, snowfall warnings posted as storm hammers most of coastal B.C.

Wind, rain, snowfall warnings posted as storm hammers most of coastal B.C.

VANCOUVER — Weather warnings cover most of coastal British Columbia and wind gusts topping 100 km/h are already lashing Haida Gwaii as the leading edge of a powerful storm hits the province.
B.C.'s top doctor releases COVID-19 vaccination plan for first three months of 2021

B.C.'s top doctor releases COVID-19 vaccination plan for first three months of 2021

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor says immunizations are expected to be ramped up in the coming weeks as Health Canada approves more COVID-19 vaccines, but a major challenge will be for people to ensure they get immunized. Dr.
Housing assessments show slight increases for homeowners in B.C. Lower Mainland

Housing assessments show slight increases for homeowners in B.C. Lower Mainland

VICTORIA — Housing values in British Columbia's Lower Mainland have been "resilient" through the COVID-19 pandemic with assessment notices showing moderate increases in property valuations.
Wind warnings for Vancouver Island and B.C. coast while snow expected in Interior

Wind warnings for Vancouver Island and B.C. coast while snow expected in Interior

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of Vancouver Island and the British Columbia coast, while snowfall warnings are in place in the eastern Interior.
Top baby names in B.C. in 2020

Top baby names in B.C. in 2020

The top by name for 2020 was Liam.