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Two men shot in front of Italian Kitchen restaurant on Alberni

Vancouver Police will be looking for witnesses and information today after two men were shot in front of the upscale Italian Kitchen restaurant in the 1000 block of Alberni Street overnight. Police...

East Vancouver stabbing lands two in custody

A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man near 1800 Franklin in East Vancouver last night just before midnight. Investigation is still underway but police also arrested the victim for...

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.

Grow-op discovered on Knight Street

Knight Street has reopened to traffic after several people were forced out of the now-suspected drug house and taken in for questioning.

Missing Women Inquiry: Senior RCMP officer stands by glowing report

The author of a 2002 report praising RCMP for its efforts to catch serial killer Robert Pickton stood by his conclusions, despite admitting more could have been done in hindsight.

Vancouver woman dies from ecstasy overdose

A  22-year-old Vancouver woman died in an overdose due to a fatal reaction to what is believed to be ecstasy, police reported today. Despite death and overdose, therapeutic Ecstasy shows...

High-risk sex offender Shaun Joshua Deacon to reside in Vancouver

Police issue a public warning about a repeat child sex offender in Vancouver.

Man taunting police from third-floor window at Vancouver Art Gallery

Howe Street is closed as police attempt to bring a man down from the third floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Mother of Pickton victim says cops brushed her off, withheld daughter's possessions

Brushed off by the missing persons unit. Denied even her murdered daughter's possession or photos. A mother speaks out at the Missing Women Inquiry today.

Shooting on Davie leaves one man injured

Victim sitting alone at time of shooting.