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Police seek man found in wrong home, asleep in bed beside female resident

SURREY, B.C. — RCMP in Surrey, B.C., are looking for a man who entered the wrong home and crawled into bed with the female resident. The man believed to be in his early 20s entered the home early...

Fentanyl stolen in gun robbery in Vancouver

Police warn drug users to be alert after fentanyl patches are stolen in Vancouver pharmacy robbery.

Media swarming California shooters' home recalls incident in B.C.

Dozens of journalists pushed through and broadcast live from inside the cramped home and rifled through killers' personal effects.

Creating pornography charge dropped for Dutch man linked to Amanda Todd case

VANCOUVER — Dutch prosecutors have dropped a charge of creating child pornography against a man who is also accused of extortion and Internet luring in Canada related to the Amanda Todd case. Aydin...

At least 20 years in prison for B.C. man who trafficked teens for sex: Crown

Moazemi found guilty last year of luring nearly a dozen teenage girls into prostitution, in the B.C.'s first human-trafficking conviction.

Young man who died after B.C. attack was overwhelmed, couldn't pay rent: chief

Bridge River Indian Band Chief Susan James said band staff were trying to help young man with stable housing and resolving his rent issues.

One dead, as many as 10 hurt, in attack at B.C. First Nation Office

Two survivors in critical condition, another two in serious condition, and six more with non-life threatening injuries.

B.C. man who killed parents and two others as teen granted day parole

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man who murdered four people as a teenager has been granted day parole. James Ruscitti is serving a life sentence for the June 22, 1996 shooting deaths of his parents...

Double trouble, not double-double for suspected Vancouver van thief

VANCOUVER — Thieves take note — if you plan to steal a delivery van, have your morning coffee before committing the crime. A 55-year-old man is pondering that lesson while awaiting a Sept. 30 court...

Convicted B.C. pimp fires lawyers again, judge raises concerns over more delays

Reza Moazemi was convicted last September of 30 of 36 charges against him in B.C.'s first human-trafficking conviction.