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Premier a "no show" at the leg — She once said she didn't like working at the legislature because of its "sick culture".....maybe that's why Premier Christy Clark seems to have avoided the capital during the fall session. The NDP says Clark has only been at the legislature seven days during this six week session.

A new perspective on the Burnaby Mountain pipeline protest — With all of the attention focused on the Burnaby Mountain pipeline protest a botanist says it is distracting from other, more serious, concerns. Ron Long, a research botanist, says resource development, including fracking, are threatening pristine BC wilderness far from Metro Vancouver.

Police say remains found in Langley were badly burned — More details on the human remains found yesterday on 64 ...

Turning parking tickets into Christmas toys for the Salvation Army — Those who have any unpaid parking tickets lying around may be in luck. Tomorrow, Impark and the Salvation Army are partnering up for the "Toys for Tickets" campaign. Lauren Chan with the Salvation Army says those who donate new, unwrapped toys to the charity will have parking tickets waved by Impark.
Nov 26, 2014

Turning parking tickets into Christmas toys for the Salvation Army

Vancouver police urge road safety as days get shorter, rain continues — Vancouver Police are urging drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to be more careful as it gets dark and rainy. "Definitely in the last 24 hours, we have seen a drastic increase in incidents involving cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles.
Nov 26, 2014

.@VancouverPD urge safety after drastic increase in pedestrian, cyclist, & vehicle accidents. #Vancouver

Victim of Surrey stabbing not co-operating with police — Surrey Mounties are investigating an early-morning stab ...

Should minimum wage be raised in British Columbia? — A day after renewed calls to reduce child poverty in British Columbia were dismissed, the provincial government is now being lobbied to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. The BC Federation of Labour has launched the Fight For 15 campaign in Vancouver.

Cross-border shoppers asked to help clean oily birds in Burnaby — Anyone shopping on the other side of the border is being asked to pick up a few extra bottles of dish soap on the way home. Yolanda Brooks with the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC says the soap is desperately needed to clean 10 birds covered in oil.
Nov 25, 2014

Rescue workers in #Burnaby pleading with cross-border shoppers to bring home dish soap.

Early parole granted to man responsible for death of Surrey grandfather — "It stinks". That from a Surrey man after the driver responsible for killing his father was granted early parole. Manjeet Benning says Gurjit Dhillon will have served only four months of a one year jail sentence when he is released in a few days.
Nov 25, 2014

Family of #Surrey grandfather upset man responsible for his death granted early parole.

New CEO of Fraser Health Authority already saving region money — While we wait for improvements ordered by Health Minister Terry Lake earlier year, the Fraser Health Authority has a new CEO. "Michael Marchbank came out as the leader to take Fraser Health forward."

NDP wants crackdown on party bus industry — An NDP MLA has tabled a Private Member's bill to toughen up regulations on the party bus industry. Vancouver-Fairview MLA George Heyman wants to legislate better protections for young teenagers who use party buses. Heyman says despite several warnings, the party bus industry continues to advertise the use of alcohol as part of the experience.

NDP wants Advanced Education Minister kicked out of Cabinet — It's a complicated story, but the bottom line is this.. ...
Nov 24, 2014

RT @CKNW: NDP wants Advanced Education Minister kicked out of Cabinet |

A river ran through it — It has been over 3 weeks since flash floods hit North Vancouver but for Chris Klar and Mark Ely, the financial stress is only starting to sink in. A river literally ran through their Fromme Road home causing over $100,000 dollars worth of damage. Here's the kicker: the flood isn't covered under home insurance.
Nov 24, 2014

A North Van family affected by recent flooding has to foot a 6 figure bill but the community is rallying behind them

New child poverty report once again blames provincial government — A new child poverty report by the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition says one-fifth of BC children are living in poverty due to government inaction. The report says child poverty rates in BC continue to head up and at 21% per the latest Stats-Can figures from 2012 for BC, two points higher than the national average.
Nov 24, 2014

New child poverty report once again blames provincial government

Surrey homicide | (CKNW AM) AM980 — The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now taken over the case of an apparent murder in Surrey. It happened yesterday in the Newton neighbourhood. Neighours say a woman's body was found in a home. IHIT says it's appears to be a domestic-related homicide, and it's looking to obtain more details.

Pat Quinn dies | (CKNW AM) AM980 — Former Vancouver Canuck Coach and General Manager Pat Q ...

Lynn Valley family getting help to recover from recent flood — One North Vancouver family continues to repair the damage to their home after the Lynn Valley flood three weeks ago, but they aren't picking up the pieces alone. And while 100 homes were affected, Mark Ely's home took the hardest hit after a culvert gave way, sending water rushing straight down a hill and right into his home.
Nov 24, 2014

Lynn Valley family getting help to recover from recent flood

North Vancouver RCMP ask for public help in finding a missing man — North Vancouver RCMP are asking for public help in finding a 57-year-old man who was last seen Saturday afternoon. Andrzej Stanczak left for a walk from his home on East Keith Road. He has no cell phone or vehicle. He is Caucasian, balding, slim build, and wears glasses.
Nov 24, 2014

North Vancouver RCMP ask for public help in finding a missing man