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First homicide of 2011

The first homicide in Vancouver of 2011 took place tonight on Hornby Street, police reported.

Vancouver Crime Rate Dropped During Vancouver Olympics

During the 17 days of the Olympics the total numbers of all crimes fell by about one-and-a-half per cent, recent statistics compiled by Vancouver's Police Department show. During the period of...

Offender Wanted Canada Wide for Breach of Parole

A Canada-wide warrant for breach of the "Corrections and Conditional Release Act" has been issued for a violent offender for breaching his parole and failing to return to his halfway house on the...

Next to Pickton pig farm, life goes on and land values rise

The Pickton pig farm abuts a picturesque townhouse development in Port Coquitlam. Twenty-seven kilometers east of Vancouver, here is where the farmer was said to have slaughtered his female victims,...