BC News

B.C. bank accidentally emails insurance claim list to media Jul 21, 2009 - 2:54 pm PST
An employee at Coast Capital Savings inadvertently emailed a list of insurance claims of 464 clients to about 75 Metro Vancouver media outlets. CBC

Opposition to Vancouver homeless shelter gets filthy Jul 21, 2009 - 2:14 pm PST
A threatening letter and a bag of human waste were hurled at a controversial homeless shelter on Vancouver's Howe Street this month, occupants and supporters said Tuesday. CBC

Drug users disrupt Vancouver council meeting Jul 21, 2009 - 1:51 pm PST
Dozens of drug users disrupted a Vancouver council meeting by shouting down the mayor at city hall Tuesday. CBC

Okanagan fire threatens forestry jobs Jul 21, 2009 - 12:02 pm PST
Hundreds of forestry jobs may have been lost as a result of the largest of three fires burning in B.C.'s Okanagan's Valley, which destroyed thousands of truckloads of timber - and the damage is not finished yet. CBC

New leader must press to end aboriginal poverty: Fontaine Jul 21, 2009 - 9:45 am PST
On the eve of the vote to choose a new leader of the Assembly of First Nations, departing National Chief Phil Fontaine says his successor must continue to look for ways to end the "onerous burden" of poverty among aboriginal Canadians. CBC

Iron Road's love story forged on Canada's railway Jul 21, 2009 - 9:05 am PST
The first Canada-China co-production film in 22 years tells the story of the Chinese workers who came to Canada in the 1880s to build the transcontinental railway. CBC

6,000 West Kelowna fire evacuees head home Jul 21, 2009 - 8:01 am PST
About 6,000 Okanagan residents began returning home Tuesday morning, after large parts of West Kelowna, B.C., were evacuated on Saturday due to forest fires. CBC

Abbotsford, Mission top Canada's homicide ratings Jul 21, 2009 - 7:57 am PST
The once sleepy B.C. farming communities of Abbotsford and Mission now have some big crime problems, with the highest homicide rate of any metropolitan area in Canada. CBC

Squamish forest fire flares up again Jul 21, 2009 - 7:51 am PST
A small wildfire near Alice Lake Provincial Park north of Squamish, B.C., flared up overnight after crews thought they had extinguished it Monday afternoon. CBC

Lions QB Jackson wins CFL honour Jul 21, 2009 - 7:11 am PST
Backup quarterback Jarious Jackson was named the CFL's offensive player of the week on Tuesday. CBC

Jericho Beach RV camp OK'd for Olympics Jul 21, 2009 - 5:21 am PST
The Vancouver Park Board has approved a plan to allow hundreds of RVs to camp in the parking lots along Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks during the 2010 Olympics. CBC

Okanagan firefighters face hot, dry forecast Jul 20, 2009 - 6:47 pm PST
Crews fighting three largely uncontrolled fires in the West Kelowna area of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley aren't expecting help from the weather, which is forecast to stay hot and dry for days. CBC

B.C. teacher may be jailed for sex with student Jul 20, 2009 - 4:27 pm PST
The Crown recommended eight to nine months in prison Monday for a 30-year-old female high school teacher from Burnaby, B.C., who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old male student. CBC

B.C. fire victims to begin return home Jul 20, 2009 - 11:56 am PST
Some residents of West Kelowna are anxiously awaiting word on the condition of their homes after forest fires forced more than 11,000 people from their residences in B.C.'s Okanagan region on the weekend. CBC

Premier ordered to hand over BC Rail emails Jul 20, 2009 - 10:35 am PST
A B.C. Supreme Court judge gave Premier Gordon Campbell and several senior staff members and former cabinet ministers an Aug. 17 deadline Monday to turn over emails related to the controversial $1-billion sale of BC Rail to CN Rail in 2003. CBC