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Taylor Swift ticket scam creates bad blood in North Van

North Vancouver RCMP is warning the public to beware of online scams involving the sale of tickets to upcoming Taylor Swift concerts. Police have received two reported incidents where victims responded to ads for Taylor Swift tickets on Facebook Marketplace. In each case, when e-transfer payments were made, the “seller” stopped all communication. The scammer […]

BC govt seizes $10 million through Civil Forfeiture Office

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has released the following statement regarding the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office’s single largest forfeiture in the history of the program: “Today, the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office has concluded proceedings that will result in the forfeiture of $10 million from PacNet Services Ltd., a money-service business that […]

Mental-health, substance-use supports available during holiday season

While the holiday season is a time for celebrations, it can also be a time of year when people may feel lonely, stressed or triggered. The past few years have been difficult for people due to global unrest, the lasting impacts of natural disasters and the pandemic. On top of this, people in B.C. continue […]

New rebates make healthier home heating more affordable

Keeping warm during winter will have a lower effect on air quality in B.C. as more incentives and education on replacing wood stoves with cleaner, healthier heating options roll out. “Burning wood is one of the largest air-pollution sources affecting B.C. communities, and switching to healthier, clean-heat sources can save people money by heating homes […]

Update from BC Coroners Service about increasing deaths from unregulated drugs

In response to a recent increase in deaths caused by toxic drugs, the BC Coroners Service is issuing a public safety warning to anyone using substances purchased from the illicit market. In its October 2023 update, the coroners service revealed that the province is expected to record an unprecedented number of unregulated drug-related deaths in […]

RCMP said infant located safely following AMBER Alert

RCMP said a two-month old infant has been safely found following an AMBER Alert Saturday afternoon in the Lower Mainland. Surrey RCMP said officers were on scene December 9, 2023 in the 7700-block of 146A Street conducting an investigation. RCMP said as part of the investigation, police were speaking with a man who was in […]

Uncovering the 12 Sneaky Christmas Scams of 2023

With 2023 quickly winding down, the  Better Business Bureau of BC has compiled a list of the 12 sneaky scams of Christmas, which urges the public during this hectic shopping or donating holiday season to watch out for schemes trying to swipe cash or steal personal information. “With BC holding one of the highest cost […]

An ode to a Canadian hero: 99 years old and still flying high

Ed. note: I tried to rewrite this to make it more ‘newsy’. Oh, the hubris. I should know better than to second-guess my Dad and his wife (and co-author of this article, Elaine). At any rate, it’s a super-neat story I hope you enjoy. My late wife, Betty, and I retired to a coastal village […]

Quebec man dies in backcountry accident near Revelstoke

RCMP said a snowmobiler has died in an accident Saturday, December 2 on Boulder Mountain, near Revelstoke. RCMP said the local detachment was notified at 5:40 p.m., of a missing snowmobiler on Boulder Mountain. Police said that the 27-year-old man from Quebec was snowmobiling with a group when he became separated. RCMP said the man […]

Fatal snowmobile incident near Revelstoke

On Dec. 2, at 5:40 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP were notified of a missing snowmobiler on Boulder Mountain, near Revelstoke, according to an RCMP press release issued Dec. 4 The release said the 27-year-old man from Quebec was snowmobiling with a group when he became separated. He had tried to radio to his group his […]

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