Arson

Before (left) and after photos of a Community Cupboard that was torched outside City Centre Church in Surrey. (Submitted photos)

Torched ‘Community Cupboard’ destroys ‘a very positive thing’ outside Surrey church

‘It’s just malicious,’ says reverend at City Centre Church, on 104 Avenue

 

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman charged in connection with multiple wildfires east of Kamloops

Joint investigation between RCMP and BC Wildfire Service leads to four counts of arson

 

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Arson suspected in 2 North Okanagan wildfires

Suspicious circumstances surround the two small fires that sparked on Monday

 

Aftermath of the fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19, 2021. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey church arsonist sentenced to four years in prison

Kathleen Panek, 35, burned St. George Coptic Orthodox Church down and also set a carport on fire at Sunshine Co-op, forcing residents to flee

Aftermath of the fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19, 2021. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

Whalley church arsonist to be sentenced April 8

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church at 13905 108 Ave. was destroyed by fire on July 19, 2021

Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
Surrey RCMP detachment building in Newton. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP investigating suspected arson at Guildford apartment building

Police say nobody was injured in the fire, that happened at about 3 a.m Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the 10600-block of 150 Street

Surrey RCMP detachment building in Newton. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Paul Stanczak and Danielle Bablich’s cottage, which was still under construction, is seen on fire in a suspected case of arson which left the structure, near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, in ashes on Boxing Day, in a Dec. 26, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Danielle Bablich, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Paul Stanczak and Danielle Bablich’s cottage, which was still under construction, is seen on fire in a suspected case of arson which left the structure, near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, in ashes on Boxing Day, in a Dec. 26, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Danielle Bablich, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)
A commercial building at 5405 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen was gutted by fire in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta man pleads guilty to 2020 Tsawwassen arson

Daniel Robert Hacking, 31, plead guilty to setting fire that razed a commercial building at 5405 12th Ave.

A commercial building at 5405 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen was gutted by fire in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)
Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

Woman charged with arson in fire that destroyed St. George Coptic church in Whalley

Arson charges have been laid against Kathleen Panek, 35, of no fixed address

Aftermath of fire that destroyed St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley on July 19. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police looking for man after residential school memorial set on fire

Security cameras caught a man who appeared to light the fire just before midnight

A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Mission firefighters can be seen here dousing the flames. The Mission RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken control of the investigation. Screenshot from Facebook video.

Morning house fire was arson, may be related to Lower Mainland gang conflict, Mission RCMP say

Witnesses see vehicle flee scene, investigators say accelerant may have been used to set blaze

Mission firefighters can be seen here dousing the flames. The Mission RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken control of the investigation. Screenshot from Facebook video.
Police on Friday (July 30, 2021) issued an update on the May 2016 Five Corners fire investigation. (Teresa Frederick photo)

PHOTOS: Arrests announced in devastating 2016 White Rock arson

Two males were arrested July 6, police say

Police on Friday (July 30, 2021) issued an update on the May 2016 Five Corners fire investigation. (Teresa Frederick photo)
Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP recover surveillance equipment from burned Coptic church

Fire chief says investigators have not been able to establish what caused the ‘definitely’ suspicious fire because of extensive damage to church

Investigators hunt for evidence in aftermath of July 19 Whalley church fire. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
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Fire destroys Catholic Church north of Edmonton, RCMP say blaze suspicious

Fire was so fierce that firefighters could not enter the 114-year-old Morinville building

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A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)

RCMP scrutinize suspicious church fire in northwest B.C. for any links to Okanagan blazes

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak remains intact after June 26 suspicious fire

A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)
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Firefighters can be seen in the lower-left side of the photo hosing down the still smouldering building at Khalsa Centre summer camp. The building, partially used as a gym and partially used as a storage facility, is one of 17 buildings at the camp. Photo courtesy of Sundeep Kaur.

Building at Mission summer camp destroyed in fire, RCMP say arson suspected

Khalsa Centre summer camp was closed due to COVID-19, 17 staff were present on site

Firefighters can be seen in the lower-left side of the photo hosing down the still smouldering building at Khalsa Centre summer camp. The building, partially used as a gym and partially used as a storage facility, is one of 17 buildings at the camp. Photo courtesy of Sundeep Kaur.
Wei Li, the 49-year-old convicted of lighting his rental property on fire in the fall of 2017, was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary on Friday in the Supreme Court of B.C. (Facebook/Debbie Beech)

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

Wei Li, the 49-year-old convicted of lighting his rental property on fire in the fall of 2017, was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary on Friday in the Supreme Court of B.C. (Facebook/Debbie Beech)
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