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Drowning in the Fraser River

A man drowned overnight in the Fraser River.   Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on June 24th, callers to 9-1-1 reported a seeing a man in distress in the river about...

Suspicious circumstance leads police to ask public for help

Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a man seen with his hands down his pants in a public setting, a man who was then seen talking with a child between the ages of 8 and 12 only

Statement from Mayor Robertson on new HEAT shelter funding

“Today’s announcement that the Province will continue to fund three HEAT shelters is great news for the people of Vancouver and especially for our most vulnerable citizens. The HEAT shelters have...

Military Helicopter Buzzes False Creek While Tracking Paralympic Torch Relay on Camera

A military helicopter either on a practice drill or in preparation for the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympics hovered above the Granville Street Bridge and buzzed a path over False Creek to...

International Women’s Day: “We Hold up Half the Sky”

Kat Norris, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation and Nez Perce, founder of Indigenous Action Movement, and survivor of Kuper Island Residential School

When worlds cooperate

On the last day of the Olympics, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, an honouring ceremony was held for Native elder and activist Harriet Nahanee, who died after serving jail time for her role in the...

The world needs more Canada Critical Mass bike ride

  So you’ve visited us. You know all sorts of stuff now about Canada and Vancouver and hockey and the joys of “la-la land”. You also know we love to come together as a community and engage....

City and VPD Make it Easier to Find Crime, Public Art and Parking Meters Online

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Department have both announced new online data-sharing initiatives this week.

Hotties and Naughties for 2009

BC Civil Liberties' picks on which Canadians deserve a pat on the back this year, and which deserve to be sent to the corner. Candidates include BC's Police Chiefs, Leonard Cler Cunningham, the VPD an

New Emergency Winter Shelter to Open in Mt. Pleasant

A new emergency winter shelter will be opening tonight in the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood, providing a warm place to sleep at night for up to 40 homeless people until April 30, 2010. Located at 677...