Katya Slepian

FILE – Security camera images recorded in Saskatchewan of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are displayed as RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet speaks during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday July 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Armed Forces spent $123,000 on Manitoba manhunt for Alberni fugitives

Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, confessed to killing three people, RCMP said

FILE – Security camera images recorded in Saskatchewan of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are displayed as RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet speaks during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday July 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, right, are both suspects in a double homicide and a suspicious death in B.C. (Instagram, RCMP)

‘It’s incomprehensible’: Locals react to Port Alberni teens wanted for 3 deaths

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are wanted for a double homicide and suspicious death in northern B.C

Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, right, are both suspects in a double homicide and a suspicious death in B.C. (Instagram, RCMP)
RCMP have cordoned off the Port Alberni shelter after a bomb threat. (Susan Quinn/Alberni Valley News)

Bomb disposal unit clears Port Alberni Shelter of homemade device

A suspected homemade bomb forced evacuation of neighbourhood, lockdown of a school

RCMP have cordoned off the Port Alberni shelter after a bomb threat. (Susan Quinn/Alberni Valley News)
Recreational pot is now legal across Canada. (Unsplash)

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

Recreational pot is now legal across Canada. (Unsplash)
A planned spill response base in Port Alberni is on hold. (WCMRC)

Alberni council pushes for spill response base despite Trans Mountain decision

B.C. mayors and councillors voted to ask the province to continue building bases

A planned spill response base in Port Alberni is on hold. (WCMRC)
Western Canada Marine Response Corp. launched the first of 40 vessels for the Trans Mountain expansion project on June 12 in Prince Rupert. (WCMRC photo)

B.C. spill response plans in limbo after Trans Mountain decision

Nearly $150 million in new bases, personnel and ships are on hold

Western Canada Marine Response Corp. launched the first of 40 vessels for the Trans Mountain expansion project on June 12 in Prince Rupert. (WCMRC photo)
Rendering of a planned Surrey light rail train. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey mayor says transit deal means LRT could be running by 2021

New federal agreement unlocks $2.2B in TransLink cash to help pay for projects like Surrey light rail

Rendering of a planned Surrey light rail train. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Locations like Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge heated up for the first weekend of summer. (Black Press)

Port Alberni breaks temperature records

It was the hottest spot on Vancouver Island and saw record-breaking temperatures reach above 30 degrees

Locations like Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge heated up for the first weekend of summer. (Black Press)
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UPDATE: Voter turnout hits 61.5 per cent in 2017 B.C. election

Over half of B.C. voters went to the polls on May 9

(Black Press)
5 to start your day

5 to start your day

An unsteady Liberal minority, Greens as kingmakers and more you need to know

5 to start your day
B.C. will elect a new government on May 9.                                 B.C. will elect a new government on May 9. (Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: All you need to know on May 9

How to vote and where to catch up on the issues you missed in the B.C. election run-up

B.C. will elect a new government on May 9.                                 B.C. will elect a new government on May 9. (Black Press)
Former ICBC employee pleads guilty to role in arsons and shootings

Former ICBC employee pleads guilty to role in arsons and shootings

Candy Rheaume provided information that led to attacks on people with ties to justice institute

Former ICBC employee pleads guilty to role in arsons and shootings
Travis Selje died after a crash Wednesday night near the intersection of 176th Street and 64th Avenue.

5 to start your day

Two car crashes in Surrey and Langley, a Surrey soccer star remembered and more you need to know

Travis Selje died after a crash Wednesday night near the intersection of 176th Street and 64th Avenue.
Anthony Adevai (RCMP photo)

Remains found near missing Alaska man’s vehicle in northern B.C.

Anthony Adevai had been missing since November 2016

Anthony Adevai (RCMP photo)

Remains found near missing Alaska man’s vehicle off Hwy 37

Anthony Adevai had been missing since November 2016

Advance voting locations are available throughout Nanaimo’s three ridings. (News Bulletin file)

5 to start your day

A Surrey woman says she’s wrongfully detained, Jeans Day comes to B.C. and more you need to know

Advance voting locations are available throughout Nanaimo’s three ridings. (News Bulletin file)

ELECTION 2017: Parties promise to tackle Metro Vancouver transit woes

All three B.C. provincial parties have pledged to fund the region’s transit

(Black Press)

Richmond man charged three Vancouver sexual assaults

Bilali Miyonkuru, 19, is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and robbery

(Black Press)
B.C. shift from single-family homes continues: census

B.C. shift from single-family homes continues: census

Residents are moving to large apartment buildings and duplexes, Stats Can figures show

B.C. shift from single-family homes continues: census

B.C. shift from single-family homes continues: census

Residents are moving to large apartment buildings and duplexes, Stats Can figures show