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Coquitlam man stabbed by woman in DTES

 A 45 year old Vancouver woman is in custody and a 20 year old Port Coquitlam man has been released from hospital and is recovering after an early morning stabbing in Vancouver's Downtown…

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Police warn drug users

 Two people have already died from what police fear is potentially fatal heroin in circulation. Two women, one 19 years old and one 26 years old,

Pedestrian fatality at 10th and MacDonald

 A woman in her thirties has been killed after she was struck by a car near the intersection of West 10th and McDonald early

Public information meeting on downtown building heights

The City of Vancouver is holding a public information meeting to provide details on two reports concerning downtown building heights that will be considered by City

Downtown cultural hub, possible Vancouver Art Gallery relocation, and public plaza

It's all up in front of City Council next week. Show up, if you want to weigh in on these important public issues.


VPD to use criminals’ marijuana profits and assets to fight crime

At a press conference yesterday, Chief Jim Chu and Inspector Brad Desmarias talked about new million dollar crime fighting assets.


Blood-covered man screams for help on West 4th

 Vancouver Police Robbery/Assault Detectives are investigating a serious assault that has resulted in a 31 year old man being taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Canadian Jewish Congress Welcomes Six Month Sentence in Nova Scotia Cross Burning Case

An interracial couple in Nova Scotia awoke early one morning to see a 2 metre high cross burning in their yard. Two men have been sentenced.


A cruel hit and run and a sex choking public warning

Police released a video statement today from the family of 72 year old Bhajan Hayer who was critically injured in a pedestrian collision on December 25th while crossing

Frozen ponds and lakes pose danger in city’s parks

The Vancouver Park Board is asking would-be skaters not to venture out onto frozen lakes and ponds in city parks. Most ice is too thin to support people

2011 predictions

As we round out another decade, thoughts turn to the future. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Hugh Mackenzie, Shauna Mackinnon, Bruce Campbell, Trish Hennessy, Jim

Canadian CEO pay: recession-proof, CCPA finds

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Research Associate Hugh Mackenzie shows Canada's best paid 100 CEOs appear to be recession-proof. The

VPD Issues Public Warning After Woman Sexually Assaulted


First tenants move into Olympic Village affordable housing

The first tenants of the affordable housing in Vancouver's Olympic Village moved in to their new homes this week, fulfilling the City’s promise

House fire on Pandora Street fatal

 Vancouver Police say they are assisting Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services at the scene of a fatal house fire in the 2800 block of Pandora Street

Shots fired on West Georgia Street at 2 a.m.

 Vancouver Police are searching a park near Denman and W. Georgia for any discarded evidence after a shot was fired in the area overnight.

Gang shooting injures ten on Oak Street

Several people are in custody this morning in connection with a gang-related shooting overnight on Oak Street. Six men and three women are being treated for

Police Chief Chu announces program to protect women

 We are standing today in the heart of a community where women are especially vulnerable to violence and danger.  They are the victims

BC First Nation can launch lawsuit over damage to salmon stocks

A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class-action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago.

Child hostage back home

  The three year old boy injured during a dramatic hostage taking overnight is back home with his family after undergoing surgery to repair a five-inch

Statement from Mayor Robertson on VPD Hostage Rescue

“Last night, a very disturbing and rare event took place with a hostage incident at Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives statement on North Korea

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today strongly condemned the artillery attack by North Korea on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong which resulted in the deaths of two South Korean

Google Maps gearing up to add bike directions feature in Canada

At today’s Sustainable Mobility Conference in Ottawa, spokespersons said it would be announced that biking directions will be available on Google Maps in the

80 year old struck by cyclist dies

 The Vancouver Police Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the death of a pedestrian after he was struck by a cyclist on the morning of

Winter weather advice from City Hall

Winter is upon us and the City is preparing to fight the cold when the first snow falls on Vancouver. With lessons learned from the big snow

Charges laid in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Charges have now been formally laid against two men allegedly involved in an assault that happened in the early morning hours of October 8th, 2010. Shortly

Vancouver named Cultural Capital of Canada

Mayor Gregor Robertson thanked Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore yesterday for naming Vancouver one of three 2011 Cultural Capitals of Canada and for providing the city

Gunfire injures three in Gastown

Three women and a man were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a multiple shooting early Sunday morning in Gastown. Two of the victims have

Council to consider plan to move bylaw infractions from courts to adjudication

Vancouver City Council will consider a plan next Thursday that creates a more flexible and efficient City based ticket dispute process to replace the Provincial court-based

Award-winning authors dazzle at Writers Festival

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up this week, with 60 per cent of events at near capacity attendance and more than 13,000 people

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