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Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon

Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson

Victoria police union distrusts chief's leadership after text messages

Chief Frank Elsner issued a statement earlier this week saying he was sorry and humiliated Twitter exchange with woman.

B.C. boy sentenced for movie-like attempted murder of his little sister

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A boy who repeatedly watched a violent scene from a well-known horror movie before stabbing his little sister several times in their home near Prince George, B.C., won't be...

Woman alleges illegal search, says Mounties threatened to seize her children

First Nations woman suing the province for $15,000 after alleging that Mounties threatened to seize her children.
Cannabis Day on Canada Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest turns violent

The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist...

VPD issues warning after man exposes himself to young girl

Vancouver Police Department is warning the public after a 13-year-old girl was the focus of a sexually motivated incident at English Bay.

Jian Gomeshi's 1982 memoir an ode to Bowie

Jian Ghomeshi didn’t just want to write a book about himself. Instead, he wrote a book about himself wanting to be David Bowie. He wrote about himself wanting to be David Bowie and having a crush on...

Another female Mountie alleges sexual harassment on the job

Another female Mountie alleges sexual harassment on the job (RCMP-Harassment)et another female Mountie is alleging she was sexually harassed by a male colleague and that his superiors did not...

Surrey hit in early-morning cross-Canada police raids

900 officers stage raids over alleged attempted murder, prostitution, firearms and drug trafficking.

Media fight police order for Stanley Cup riot photos

Turn us into police informants and we can't do our jobs, journos argue.