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Public Safety

David Liu: Missing hiker's body found in Lynn Creek, North Vancouver

North Van RCMP: Body pulled from water in Lynn Creek identified as Hai Tao (David) Liu

Alexander Francis Gammie: Burnaby coroners confirm identity of 1975 cold case

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of 1975 cold case.

Vancouver moves to strengthen earthquake preparedness

Learn about Vancouver's updated earthquake preparedness strategy, and how you fit in.

Thomas Billings missing: Help Vancouver Police find British tourist

British traveller disappeared in East Vancouver.

Halloween safety tips: How to deal with candy, traffic, and the undead

Halloween can be both safe and awesome.

Cutting off freighters in your 14-ft boat is a bad idea: VPD Marine Unit

21,000-ton freighter vs 14-ft dinghy: that could have ended badly.

Vancouver woman killed in bizarre traffic accident

Woman trapped by her own car near Commercial Drive.

Collapse of scaffolding on Abbott worries DTES residents

Local residents were alarmed on Sunday when a section of scaffolding at the intersection of Abbott and Hasting street suddenly collapsed, obstructing the sidewalk. According to Downtown Eastside...

Victoria deadlier than New York City for the homeless?

Deaths among the homeless skyrocketed the autumn of 2012. Why?

After Sandy, questions about Canadian nuclear power plant safety

If superstorm Sandy were to hit Canada's nuclear plants, would we be safe?