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Dramatic hostage rescue

Twenty nine year old victim.

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 laceration to his left...

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 city when I say how relieved we are that the...

Nanny McPhee, Mesrine, Joan Rivers and seven other new films open

Nanny McPhee Returns starring Emma Thomson just may be the best new film this week. It’s good fun for both kids and nostalgic adults. (read more)

Assault, abduction, hate

Vancouver Police are issuing a public warning regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred around 11:15 p.m. on July 6th on a trail in the 3500 block of Southeast Marine Drive....

Sex offender declares intention to settle in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department believes that compelling circumstances exist requiring the Department to warn the public that Wesley Johnathan Wheaton poses a risk of significant harm to the...