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The police drug unit has been watching the store on Vanness and Rupert streets s

East Van pot shop raid latest in crackdown on illegal dispensaries

The raid marks the latest of 11 warrants have been served on suspected illegal marijuana stores across Vancouver.
Surrey crime, Gang war, organized crime, B.C. Premier Christy Clark

More shots fired in Surrey, B.C., after premier assures residents amid gang war

SURREY, B.C. — There has been more gunfire in Surrey, B.C., hours after Premier Christy Clark assured residents all possible efforts are being made to combat an escalating gang war. RCMP say several...

Mexican whistleblower Karla Lottini fights corruption, death threats and deportation

"Tell her I came to say hi," a man told the journalist's sister – and showed her a gun. In this VO exclusive, Karla Lottini tells the tale of her fight to lead a safe life in Canada.

Gun death in downtown Vancouver: suspected gang execution

Another gun-related death in Vancouver: this time, a brazen shooting in Vancouver's upscale Sheraton's Bar One restaurant. This is the city's first murder of 2012.

Murdered UBC student Ximena Osegueda Magana was a 'beautiful shining soul', says capoeira friend

Friends of slain student Ximena Osegueda Magana, 39 are 'devastated' after the Hispanic studies researcher and capoeira performer was found murdered in Mexico this week.

"Jobs not jails": Manitoba protesters rally against Ottawa's omnibus crime bill

WINNIPEG – Protesters outside the Manitoba legislature have warned that the federal omnibus crime bill being fast-tracked into law will cost taxpayers more, won't reduce crime and will create more...

There's no loyalty among drug buddies, cops say in wake of gang-boss killing

"Wolf packs are not as tight as you think they are," says RCMP officer.

Will B.C. casinos' bad record on money laundering get worse at B.C. Place casino?

In the shadowy underworld of organized crime, casinos are an ideal place to turn dirty money into legitimate cash, according to a spokesperson from FINTRAC, the federal agency that monitors cases of...

Vancouver residents oppose downtown casino, Justason Market Intelligence poll finds

A January/February survey of Vancouver residents by Justason Market Intelligence finds that 51% of Vancouver residents oppose the proposed downtown casino development. This opposition includes...

VPD to use criminals' marijuana profits and assets to fight crime

At a press conference yesterday, Chief Jim Chu and Inspector Brad Desmarias talked about new million dollar crime fighting assets.