The Province

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:02:36 Z
B.C.’s Real Estate Council warns realtors the public’s confidence in them is shaken by reports of shady dealing
B.C.’s Real Estate Council has notified all licensees that the public has lost confidence in the industry and realtors “must always act in the best interests of the client” according to a memo obtained by The Province. The Feb. 12 n...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:37:10 Z
Vancouver locksmith shows us how to effortlessly break into a safe
A Vancouver locksmith says he can easily break into safes with electronic locks typically found in homes and hotels using a good old-fashioned technique his grandfather used. The YouTube post showing how Terry Whin-Yates effortlessly cracks a small s...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:52:22 Z
BCIT admits a student-employee is being investigated for violating its policies in off-campus incident
The British Columbia Institute of Technology published a cryptic video about student misconduct two months after an employee reported allegations of sexual assault to the Vancouver Police Department.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:51:06 Z
A Spanish man didn’t report to work for six years, and no one noticed until he won an award
In 2004, the city council in Cadiz, Spain, put Joaquín García in charge of overseeing construction of a wastewater treatment plant, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:03:37 Z
Have you received unsolicited offers for your home?
If you've received flyers or other advertising offering to buy your home ASAP, we'd like to see them.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:42:44 Z
Saturday's B.C. lottery numbers: No 6/49 winner
Here are the most recent results from the B.C. Lottery Corporation for draws in the Lotto 6/49, BC/49 and Lotto Max, along with the Extra numbers for B.C.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:38:36 Z
Opinion: B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Alberta bashing latest sign of Canada's disintegration
"For the eastern provinces in particular, we solved what would have been a social disaster by bringing hundreds of thousands of people here, employing them, educating them and housing them. Otherwise they would have been sitting in very desperate sit...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:20:42 Z
Smyth: Victoria moving on tough new rules for commercial dog and cat breeders
All breeders of dogs and cats in British Columbia could face new licensing and registration rules after animal-welfare officers raided an alleged puppy mill and rescued 66 dogs. The Christy Clark government was considering the strict new regulations ...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:30:02 Z
Couple celebrates Valentine's together after he donates kidney to save her life
SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan man gave more than his heart to his ill fiancee in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day — he gave one of his kidneys.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:51:09 Z
Coquitlam police seeking two people ‘unlawfully at large’ from psychiatric care
Coquitlam RCMP are looking for two people who left psychiatric care in recent days: David Fomradas and Violet Miharija.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:10:57 Z
Adopted First Nations basketball player excluded from games as his native identity is questioned
Tattooed on Josiah Wilson’s chest is a fine line of writing that combines two significant dates: his birth and the death of his biological mother four days after he was born.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:15:50 Z
Justice system needs an overhaul for sexual assault cases, advocates say
Of the 401 people convicted of sexual assault in Ontario in 2013-14, half served time behind bars, with the rest serving conditional sentences or probation, according to StatsCanada.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:50:13 Z
Five party bus riders arrested after wild melee with Vancouver police responding to assault call
Vancouver police arrested five people early Saturday after a melee with passengers on a party bus downtown. Around midnight Friday, police responded to a report of an assault at Alberni and Thurlow streets, Sgt. Randy Fincham said in an emailed reply...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:17:57 Z
‘Unwavering defender of the written Constitution’: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead
Scalia was known for being confrontational and sarcastic. He called the 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage a 'threat to American democracy'

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:51:54 Z
Hundreds of Flint children don’t fear washing their hands — thanks to one seven-year-old boy
Isiah Britt raised the $500 he needed in two days to send a hand sanitizer dispenser for each classroom at a Flint, Michigan school

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:52:34 Z
Eastside Flea hopes to grow from pop-up markets to permanent arts space in Ellis Building
East Vancouver’s hippest flea market will soon have a permanent new home. But first, it needs a makeover.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:50:18 Z
Fortney: It's raining schadenfreude on Calgary and Alberta
It is the province that, for much of this current century, has been the main driver of the national economy, in the process sharing billions of dollars, along with jobs, with less prosperous regions. So why, asks Rex Murphy, have so few Canadian...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 06:36:27 Z
'Why me? Why my partner?': Former Surrey Mountie cries at criminal negligence sentencing
Const. Bonnie Sauve has waited two years to tell James Weaver what went through her mind and how her life changed when he rammed her police car with an SUV. “His actions have forever changed my psychological and emotional well being,” Sau...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:40:58 Z
Cougars surround truck in video shot near Courtenay on Vancouver Island
When he found himself surrounded by three cougars on a lonely mountain road outside of Courtenay, Adam Nash knew exactly what to do.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 06:03:46 Z
Deconstructing Marie Henein: Ghomeshi lawyer did 'excellent job,' fellow defence attorney says
‘Henein made a very clever final submission — she said is the truth is between the lines. She didn't say they lied. She said you cannot rely on what they said’

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:33:00 Z
Man sues parents over 2010 accident that left him in wheelchair to ‘protect them’
Inside the murky world of insurance law

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:13:54 Z
'I'll just need to take a statement... and your baby'
A Vancouver police officer apprehended the cutest suspect of all time earlier this month, turning everyone’s heart to mush just before Valentine’s Day.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:49:41 Z
Saskatoon police warn against vigilante pedophile stings after video viewed nearly 300,000 times
City police are discouraging vigilantism after a video of an alleged pedophile sting by a Saskatoon resident surfaced online. “We certainly don’t recommend anybody do this sort of vigilante action,” said Saskatoon police&#...

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:52:15 Z
The kite is out there: Nanaimo UFO sightings turn out to be less than X-Files material
The unearthly fantasies of people tracing the course of an unidentified flying object over north Nanaimo on Wednesday were grounded after police investigated.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:48:19 Z
Blatchford: Ghomeshi defence team a contrast to over-delicate view of women around trial
His lawyers were comforting because they are women, because they were so brilliantly and obviously seeking neither favour, nor break nor quarter

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:43:12 Z
The tobacco endgame: Radical proposals part of strategy to win faltering war on smoking
Tax hikes, graphic warning labels and public smoking bans have been successful at reducing smoking — but a stubborn 20% of the population refuses to quit

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:49:13 Z
Pirates in your neighbourhood: How new online copyright infringement laws are affecting Canadians one year later
Proponents say the use of infringement notices is reducing piracy, while privacy advocates want clearer rules to prevent film studios from shaking people down for settlements

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:51:07 Z
Vancouver mining company sues Ottawa over blocking of Williams Lake-area Taseko gold mine
VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation for a 2014 decision that blocked development of a proposed $1.5 billion gold and copper deposit.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:53:39 Z
B.C. announces it will spend $355 million on affordable housing over next five years
British Columbia has committed $355 million toward creating as many as 2,000 new affordable housing units across the province.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:59:49 Z
EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
EU countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:16:59 Z
Two students killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school
Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at Independence High School, but it was not clear what led up to their deaths

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:43:57 Z
New federal mortgage rules may be too late for Metro Vancouver
Bankruptcy professional Blair Mantin is seeing surreal financial conditions on the margins of Vancouver’s housing bubble. On Monday new federal mortgage rules aimed at cooling Vancouver’s market will take effect. The Central Mortgage and ...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:49:19 Z
Travel advisory: Main Street and much of Chinatown closed to traffic for events Sunday
Some main streets will be closed in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, so plan ahead if you’re heading into the city for Valentine’s Day. Main Street will be closed from Hastings to Terminal from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 26th annual women&...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:49:47 Z
Vancouver police hunting for suspect(s) in two assaults on women in the Oakridge area
Vancouver police are investigating two recent assaults on women in the Oakridge area. The first occurred just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 23 after a 23-year-old woman left the Langara Canada Line station.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:50:22 Z
Analysis: The poor are better off when we build more housing for the rich
Analysis: It's supply and demand: Increase the sheer amount of housing, and competition for it will fall, bringing down rents along the way to the benefit of everyone

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:52:16 Z
Man who beat mother of seven to death in Port Hardy has sentence reduced by two years
A man who brutally beat a mother of seven to death has had his jail term reduced by two years on appeal. In May 2014, Dakota Dillon Johnny was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the September 2012 slaying of Cindy Scow, 28, in an abandoned ...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:52:53 Z
Fassbender denies allegations of conflict on dealings with Uber
Questions were raised Thursday in the B.C. legislature about whether there was a conflict of interest involving a cabinet minister who is overseeing the government’s dealings with Uber and the work of his chief of staff’s daughter, who ha...

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:51:36 Z
The earthquake app: Researchers are developing a detection and early-warning system for your smartphone
Smartphone technology is shaking up earthquake research with a new app that may soon connect millions of users around the world to create an early-warning network.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:00:43 Z
‘I just thought he was going to … slash me up’: Man killed after walking into diner swinging machete
Police said the man walked into a diner and began attacking people at random with the machete. He injured four people before police shot and killed him

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:40:27 Z
B.C. children’s ministry bars toddler from attending Métis event in her honour
British Columbia’s Children’s Ministry has barred a Métis toddler at the centre of a cross-country adoption battle from attending a cultural gathering in her honour.