November 23, 2017

IIO investigators in Vanderhoof after Sunday morning crash

The province's police watchdog is sending investigators to Vanderhoof to determine what role a mountie had in a crash that sent three people to hospital Sunday morning. "So essentially what we'll be doing is, is we will be investigating to No. 1, clarify the role of the officer in this. We understand there was no chase and we'll certainly look … [Read more...]

Fodor’s Talks Top Beach Destinations on CBS This Morning

Fearless Fodor's leader and Executive Editorial Director Arabella Bowen shared her knowledge on CBS This Morning with the help of our 80 Degrees trip-matching tool. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Picket line going up around BC Place Monday morning

Unionized workers at BC Place will be going on strike Monday morning. BC Government and Service Employees Union Spokesperson Karen Tankard says the workers have been without a contract since May, and are taking action after talks didn't go anywhere last week. "The main sticking point is job security. There is work that goes on in BC Place that is … [Read more...]

Port Mann bridge fares well on icy morning

It's suffered from some pretty bad press in it's first few weeks of operation. But while the rest of Metro Vancouver was slipping and sliding this morning, everything was okay on the new Port Mann bridge. "The commute this morning when just fine. No problems, even though we saw slippery conditions reported elsewhere throughout the lower mainland. … [Read more...]

Early morning fire displaces 18 people

18 people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. Crews responded around 6:30 this morning to the blaze on the ground floor of the London Hotel in the 700 block of Main Street. One man suffered smoke inhalation. Vancouver Police say the damage was isolated to part of the ground floor. Police and Fire are working with emergency social … [Read more...]

Snow continues to snarl morning commute

Much of the morning rush hour commute heading into downtown Vancouver has been at a standstill. By 9:30 on a regular weekday, traffic is usually flowing at a steady pace, but thanks to today's snowfall, much of which has already melted,  cars, trucks and buses have been stuck idling more than 30 minutes. Translink has been reporting backlogs … [Read more...]

Early morning fire in Richmond under investigation

An investigation is underway in Richmond following an early morning fire at a two-storey home near No. 5 Road and Cambie. Battalion Chief Richard Barnes says the fire took hours to extinguish. "The call came in at four in the morning. We wrapped up -- I mean, it's a lengthy process with spot fires -- but we wrapped up at about 10 o'clock." Four … [Read more...]

Port Mann apology after sluggish morning

An apology after commuters faced traffic chaos on the Port Mann bridge this morning. Drivers faced long delays after crews blocked off a westbound lane until quarter after six. Project spokesperson Greg Johnson says crews paving overnight had to keep the lane closed when they encountered difficulty replacing a concrete safety barrier. "Opening the … [Read more...]

Person of interest in Vancouver murder charged in connection with Thursday morning collision

Vancouver Police have now charged a 47-year old Burnaby man in connection to a collision with a police car Thursday morning. Constable Brian Montague says Lance Wraye Standberg is known to them. "Charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from a police officer." Standberg remains in custody -- and is also a person of interest in … [Read more...]

Richmond duplex destroyed by early morning fire

A two-storey duplex under construction in Richmond is destroyed, two other buildings are damaged, and seven people are out of those buildings after a fire early Sunday morning. Fire Chief John McGowan says the duplex at Francis and No. 2 Road, was fully involved when crews arrived around 1:45. The fire reached two buildings adjacent to the … [Read more...]