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One of the peacocks causing a fuss in a Surrey neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)

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Young woman killed in highway crash, peacock problems continue to plague Surrey, and more

One of the peacocks causing a fuss in a Surrey neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)
UPDATE: One dead after single-vehicle crash closes Coquihalla highway Sunday

UPDATE: One dead after single-vehicle crash closes Coquihalla highway Sunday

RCMP say alcohol or drugs not believed to be a factor in the deadly crash

UPDATE: One dead after single-vehicle crash closes Coquihalla highway Sunday
The section of Highway 17A at Ladner Trunk Road was closed for more than four hours after a fatal crash on Saturday evening. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Witnesses wanted for Delta crash that killed 19-year-old woman

Two young women had been stopped along Highway 17A when their vehicle was struck by another

The section of Highway 17A at Ladner Trunk Road was closed for more than four hours after a fatal crash on Saturday evening. (Google Maps)
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Mental health call-line set up for people affected by 2017 wildfire season

Telehealth program aims to help people suffering from depression, stress, or anxiety

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CP rail workers give strike notice

Employees could walk out as early as Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT

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This gas can was recovered from where the man sat at the back of the McDonald’s. (IIO)

Vancouver police cleared after man sets fire to himself, McDonald’s

Independent Investigations Office report released into March incident at Commercial and Broadway

This gas can was recovered from where the man sat at the back of the McDonald’s. (IIO)
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Public hearings set for Vancouver, New Westminster cops in misconduct cases

Allegations were made against Const. Mark Lobel, Const. Viet Hoang and Insp. John de Haas of the VPD

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Keri Smith, 36, and Terrence Peter Smith, 37, were found dead in a home in Richmond on Monday. (IHIT handout)

UPDATED: Pair found dead in Richmond moved from Surrey only a month ago

The two bodies have been identified as Keri Smith, 36, and Terrence Peter Smith, 37.

Keri Smith, 36, and Terrence Peter Smith, 37, were found dead in a home in Richmond on Monday. (IHIT handout)
A tanker truck and trailer crashed along Highway 2 near Dawson creek on Thursday, March 22. (B.C. government)

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

A tanker truck and trailer crashed along Highway 2 near Dawson creek on Thursday, March 22. (B.C. government)
Are you going to turn off the lights for Earth Hour?

Are you going to turn off the lights for Earth Hour?

BC Hydro report says fewer people in the province are taking part, but feel it’s still important

Are you going to turn off the lights for Earth Hour?
A Vancouver Aquarium team released a Giant Pacific octopus into the ocean near Bowen Island last Friday. (Vancouver Aquarium)

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

A Vancouver Aquarium team released a Giant Pacific octopus into the ocean near Bowen Island last Friday. (Vancouver Aquarium)
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UPDATED: B.C. landlords collect too much personal information, watchdog says

Report suggests low vacancy rates lead landlords to believe they can collect whatever info they want

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A Vancouver Aquarium team released this Giant Pacific octopus into the ocean near Bowen Island last Friday. (Vancouver Aquarium)

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A woman takes issue with students’ attempt at a joke, a suspicious package at a tax centre, and more

A Vancouver Aquarium team released this Giant Pacific octopus into the ocean near Bowen Island last Friday. (Vancouver Aquarium)
The Washington Avenue Grill is among OpenTable’s top 100 restaurants for a big night out. (WAG/Instagram)

Eight B.C. restaurants among website’s top 100 in Canada for night out

Seven in Vancouver and one in White Rock make OpenTable’s list of popular spots

The Washington Avenue Grill is among OpenTable’s top 100 restaurants for a big night out. (WAG/Instagram)
North Coast experienced a power outage on March 1. (BC Hydro map)

All of Prince Rupert on backup power after avalanche causes outage

The coastal city will be on a backup generator until BC Hydro can make repairs

North Coast experienced a power outage on March 1. (BC Hydro map)
Companies appeal fines in B.C. sawmill explosions that killed four workers

Companies appeal fines in B.C. sawmill explosions that killed four workers

The owners of the Lakeland mill in Prince George and the Babine mill in Burns Lake want a review

Companies appeal fines in B.C. sawmill explosions that killed four workers
Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond rides a teammater’s shoulders as Canadian athletes walk into the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games on Sunday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canadians all smiles after record medal haul

Team Canada is taking home a record 29 medals from Pyeongchang – 11 gold, eight silver, 10 bronze

Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond rides a teammater’s shoulders as Canadian athletes walk into the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremonies at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games on Sunday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Three-time Olympic speedskating medallist Kim Boutin will lead Canada into Pyeongchang Stadium for the closing ceremonies Sunday as flag bearer. (The Canadian Press)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Three-time Olympic speedskating medallist Kim Boutin will lead Canada into Pyeongchang Stadium for the closing ceremonies Sunday as flag bearer. (The Canadian Press)
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TransLink says 28 new Skytrain cars to arrive early

The cars for the Expo and Millennium lines will now be delivered three years earlier

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A multi-vehicle crash closed the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt on Sunday evening. (Hope SAR/Twitter)

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Dozens sent to hospital after major Coquihalla crash, ship spills fuel in Georgia Strait, and more

A multi-vehicle crash closed the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt on Sunday evening. (Hope SAR/Twitter)