Ashley Wadhwani

FILE – Twelve catalytic converters found during a police siezure in the Lower Mainland in January 2022. (Abbotsford Police Department handout)

Catalytic converter theft ends with foot chase for police through B.C. park

More than 1,900 catalytic converter thefts were reported to ICBC in 2021

FILE – Twelve catalytic converters found during a police siezure in the Lower Mainland in January 2022. (Abbotsford Police Department handout)
A earthquake was detected off Tofino on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, but did not cause a tsunami warning. (Josie Osborne/Twitter)

4.8-magnitude earthquake hits close to Tofino, felt as far as Courtenay

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck roughly 34 kilometres northwest of Tofino on Friday…

A earthquake was detected off Tofino on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, but did not cause a tsunami warning. (Josie Osborne/Twitter)
Shooting in Coquitlam on Nov. 23, 2022, left two people dead and one injured. Suspects remained at large while police took evidence from the crime scene. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Shooting in Coquitlam leaves 2 dead and 1 injured; IHIT deployed

Two people are dead and one person is injured after a shooting…

Shooting in Coquitlam on Nov. 23, 2022, left two people dead and one injured. Suspects remained at large while police took evidence from the crime scene. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Large police presence across multiple locations in Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)

VIDEO: 2 suspects at large, 2 others arrested in Lower Mainland dealership robbery

Witness video shows police in tactical gear running through the gridlock traffic

Large police presence across multiple locations in Lower Mainland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (@kristianb01/Twitter)
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, psilocybin mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

9 firearms, 8 garbage bags of magic mushrooms seized on rural property in Greenwood

Three people were arrested as charges considered by BC Prosecution Service

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, psilocybin mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The Earth’s population is set to reach 8 billion people today

A ‘milestone in human development’ but also a need for action on climate change and sustainability, says UN

Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine Street, Monday,  April 6, 2020 in Montreal. Statistics Canada plans to provide an updated look at immigration data and our ethno-cultural and religious diversity today in new round of data from the 2021 census.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)

VIDEO: Protester who interrupted Remembrance Day ceremony in Victoria arrested

As hundreds gathered for what appeared to be the largest Remembrance Day…

Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)
A photograph of a person who died due to an illicit drug overdose is tied to a tree with a purple ribbon by members of Moms Stop the Harm, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

1,600 British Columbians died of toxic drug poisonings in the first 9 months of 2022

A majority, or 71 per cent, of those who have fatally overdosed were between 30 to 59 years old

A photograph of a person who died due to an illicit drug overdose is tied to a tree with a purple ribbon by members of Moms Stop the Harm, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Example of THC products that look like candy but include psychoactive cannabis ingredients. (Richmond RCMP handout)

Child accidentally eats THC candy in Halloween bag, prompting warning from Richmond RCMP

The child was transported to a local area hospital by her parents after she became sick

Example of THC products that look like candy but include psychoactive cannabis ingredients. (Richmond RCMP handout)
Child sex offender Shaun Deacon has been sentenced for shoplifting and breaching his conditions in April. (Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)

Child sex offender who has broken numerous supervision orders to live in the Lower Mainland

Shaun Deacon has been in and out of prison for breaking court-ordered conditions

Child sex offender Shaun Deacon has been sentenced for shoplifting and breaching his conditions in April. (Photo courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department)
Maxwell Johnson (left) and Heiltsuk Chief Marylin Slett stand outside a Bank of Montreal Branch on Burrard Street in Vancouver to announce a settlement has been reached after Johnson and his granddaughter were handcuffed outside the branch two years ago. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver police officers who handcuffed Heiltsuk man, granddaughter not at apology ceremony

The Nation and Maxwell Johnson voiced deep disappointment by the officers’ individual decisions not to attend

Maxwell Johnson (left) and Heiltsuk Chief Marylin Slett stand outside a Bank of Montreal Branch on Burrard Street in Vancouver to announce a settlement has been reached after Johnson and his granddaughter were handcuffed outside the branch two years ago. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
First responders line the streets in Burnaby as the body of Const. Shaelyn Yang is transported to Burnaby Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (James Smith/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Thousands honour Const. Shaelyn Yang killed in line of duty

Jongwon Ham, 37, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Yang’s death

First responders line the streets in Burnaby as the body of Const. Shaelyn Yang is transported to Burnaby Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (James Smith/Black Press Media)
Burnaby Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was killed while on duty Oct. 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP Commander Dwayne McDonald/@RCMP_GRC_EDIVCO/Twitter)

1st-degree murder charge laid in killing of Burnaby Const. Shaelyn Yang

Jongwon Ham set to appear in court Nov. 2

Burnaby Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was killed while on duty Oct. 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP Commander Dwayne McDonald/@RCMP_GRC_EDIVCO/Twitter)
Burnaby Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was killed while on duty Oct. 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP Commander Dwayne McDonald/@RCMP_GRC_EDIVCO/Twitter)

Burnaby officer fatally stabbed; suspect shot and in hospital

Officer identified as 31-year-old Const. Shaelyn Yang

Burnaby Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was killed while on duty Oct. 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of BC RCMP Commander Dwayne McDonald/@RCMP_GRC_EDIVCO/Twitter)
Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)

ELECTION 2022 RESULTS: Mayoral winners across British Columbia

There are 162 municipalities in B.C. – 37 of which have already declared an acclaimed winner

Results are expected to start flowing in after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 15, 2022. (Black Press Media graphic)
Bear 747 in Katmai National Park in Alaska. (Screenshot via Explore.org)

747 reigns as Alaska park’s Fat Bear Week champion yet again

The large bear is preparing to hit snooze for winter at Katmai National Park

Bear 747 in Katmai National Park in Alaska. (Screenshot via Explore.org)
FILE – Indigenous organizations, tent city residents and others hold a news conference outside the former single room occupancy Balmoral Hotel to protest the city’s ongoing removal of a homeless encampment on the sidewalks in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

75% spike: 247 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021 in B.C.

Increase in lives lost fuelled by the ongoing toxic drug poisonings

FILE – Indigenous organizations, tent city residents and others hold a news conference outside the former single room occupancy Balmoral Hotel to protest the city’s ongoing removal of a homeless encampment on the sidewalks in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
File - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Fight over vape pen leaves 17-year-old with life-threatening injuries in Vancouver

Police also found the suspect, an 18-year-old, who was hospitalized for non life-threatening injuries

File - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
A man jumps on a skimboard while riding on tidal pools at Spanish Banks as smoke from wildfires burning in B.C. and in the U.S. hangs over the downtown core, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Strong winds set for B.C. as tree branches weakened by ongoing drought

Conditions ‘may give rise to injuries, damages, or power outages,’ Environment Canada says

A man jumps on a skimboard while riding on tidal pools at Spanish Banks as smoke from wildfires burning in B.C. and in the U.S. hangs over the downtown core, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An amber alert was issued for a missing three-year-old boy last seen at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in Sept. 19, 2022. He has since been found safe in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Boy, 3, and mother found in Calgary after Amber Alert issued in Vancouver

Alert issued late Sept. 19 after boy went missing from BC Children’s Hospital

An amber alert was issued for a missing three-year-old boy last seen at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver in Sept. 19, 2022. He has since been found safe in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck