January 21, 2018

Clinic break-in prompts warning from Vancouver Police

Vancouver Police have a warning for drug users after a clinic on Abbott Street was broken-into early Sunday morning. They say it was reported that nine syringes containing various amounts of heroine and morphine were taken from the Crosstown Clinic. The drugs were being used in a research program designed to wean users off drugs. Police say there … [Read more...]

Man falling over third floor railing at Surrey pre-trial centre prompts review

A review will be done after a man accused of attacking multiple people in Vancouver’s West End in January hurt himself at Surrey's North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre Friday morning. Thirty-three year old Jerome Bonneric threw himself over a third floor railing. His lawyer says Bonneric has suffered injuries to his collar bone, hip, and head. "When … [Read more...]

Norovirus outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital prompts quarantine

A Norovirus outbreak has shut down two wards at Royal Columbian Hospital. Twelve patients in General Medicine Geriatric wards were under quarantine or sent home to prevent the spread of the stomach virus. Fraser Health Spokesperson Tasleem Juma says patients with flu like symptoms are asked to either stay home, or inform staff to prevent the … [Read more...]

Spike in drowning deaths prompts warning

The BC Coroners Service is concerned about a 50 percent spike in drowning deaths this summer. Coroner Barb McLintock says 34 people have drowned so far in various incidents and she's urging the public to remember basic water safety procedures, such as staying sober. "It is a truism that alcohol and boating don't mix, alcohol and swimming don't mix, … [Read more...]

Coast Guard closure prompts Park Board motion

More fall-out from the federal government's decision to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard station...NPA Park Board commissioner John Coupar plans to table a motion, directing staff to examine what the board can do to respond to the cuts. "We have a really proffessional group in our organization and I'm sure that they can engage, maybe engage the … [Read more...]

Victoria gas leak prompts evacuation

Douglas Street & Johnson Street, Victoria Police say the leak was reported at the corner of Douglas and Johnson streets by a 7-Eleven worker at about 4:30 a.m. PT. Douglas Street is closed ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Seizure of Vancouver Island dogs prompts debate over puppy mills

A sale of Crown drilling rights on Wednesday brought in $ 153 million, putting the Alberta treasury just over the $ 2-billion mark for 2011. Results posted on the Alberta Energy website show the ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]