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Charges laid in arsons, shootings targeting B.C. Justice Institute

Two men have been arrested and charged for attacks on more than a dozen people linked to institute that trains police officers and first responders.

Former Mountie found guilty in B.C. court of child pornography charges

Charges stem from illegal images discovered on memory stick in 2013 by ex-cop's former wife.

Mom of four kids allegedly abducted overseas wants to see progress in case

A Canada-wide warrant for father Saren Azer (a.k.a Salahaddin Mahmudi-Azer) was issued on Aug. 24 for abduction - but he has flown the coop with children in tow.
Surveillance footage of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody

Top cop wanted B.C. terror suspects away from distraction of video games, drugs

'They weren't motivated to do much of anything except play video games,' says defence lawyer.
disco, DJ, entertainment, part, harassment,

Good Night Out campaign teams up with nightclubs to stop sexual harassment at local hotspots

A new program 'audits' Vancouver nightclubs and tackles rape culture in the process.
Crime, Surrey, Gang war, RCMP, Surrey shootings, U.S. Preventive Services Task F

Feds approve 100 new RCMP officers as Surrey gang war rages

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government has pledged 100 new Mounties to the Metro Vancouver city in the middle of a spasm of gun violence and added $3.5 million to extract those vulnerable to becoming...

Vancouver police ask public for help after brutal robbery

The Vancouver police took the rare step of releasing the photograph of a robbery victim who suffered life-altering injuries during the incident and who remains in hospital six months later. The...

Charles Manson & marriage: an ungodly duo

The internet erupted after learning Charles Manson, 80, was granted a license to marry 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who prefers the name “Star,” because Manson says she's a "Star in the...

Tammy needs more laughs, and Gore Vidal puts barbs into 4th of July

Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy take a road trip without even a nod to Thelma and Louise

Update: Third homicide of 2014

Small child crying, a man yelling, and blood on the walls in the hall of an apartment building at 3319 Kingsway. This is the heart-wrenching scene of the third homicide in Vancouver of 2014.