Jeff Nagel

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Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

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Some of the illegal guns collected through Crime Stoppers' 'Cash for Guns' campaign.

‘Dozens’ of guns obtained via snitch campaign

More than 200 anonymous tips in first six months of 'Cash for Guns' drive: Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers

Some of the illegal guns collected through Crime Stoppers' 'Cash for Guns' campaign.
Earthquake location.

UPDATED: Earthquake jolts B.C., lights up social media

Magnitude 4.7 quake centred east of Sidney widely felt in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Earthquake location.
Aurora borealis in Yellowknife.

Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

Aurora borealis in Yellowknife.
The majority of calls that come in to E-Comm 911 call-takers are legitimate emergencies

‘My roommate used my toothbrush’ among year’s worst 911 calls

E-Comm issues top 10 list of most inappropriate emergency calls

The majority of calls that come in to E-Comm 911 call-takers are legitimate emergencies
Mohammad Al Lwisi

Hundreds pledge rooms to unknown refugees

More than 360 offers of personal space in homes for Syrian refugees called unprecedented

Mohammad Al Lwisi
Chris Friesen is director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

Ottawa softening refugee loan rules

Advocates still want transportation debts eliminated for all refugees, not just Syrians

Chris Friesen is director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.
The loonie's recent tumble is the steepest three-year slide against the U.S. dollar in history.

Lowly loonie means winners and losers in B.C.

Canadian dollar to dive through 70 cents before bottoming at 67, predicts Business Council of British Columbia

The loonie's recent tumble is the steepest three-year slide against the U.S. dollar in history.
Image from video rendering of what new Massey Bridge may look like.

$3.5 billion Massey Bridge will come with tolls

Toll to be similar to Port Mann, expected to result in 13 per cent of traffic diverting to free crossings

Image from video rendering of what new Massey Bridge may look like.
Central 1 Credit Union chief economist Helmut Pastrick.

‘Modest’ impact from down payment change

Federal government move to 10 per cent down on homes over $500,000 aims to limit risk if property market implodes

Central 1 Credit Union chief economist Helmut Pastrick.
The existing Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy plant in Burnaby burns 280

Metro Vancouver halts plan to build new garbage incinerator

Recycling gains, waste reduction means region has less garbage to burn than it originally expected

The existing Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy plant in Burnaby burns 280
Questions are being raised about whether B.C. Bus Pass holders in outlying regions will still be able to use the pass to board SkyTrain when they come to Metro Vancouver.

Faregates may exclude some seniors, disabled with annual passes

SkyTrain access uncertain for B.C. Bus Pass holders who live outside Metro Vancouver

Questions are being raised about whether B.C. Bus Pass holders in outlying regions will still be able to use the pass to board SkyTrain when they come to Metro Vancouver.
A Syrian refugee family received a warm welcome from sponsors and supporters at YVR Airport Monday.

Refugees start to arrive in B.C. to warm welcomes

Mennonite Central Committee estimates 75 Syrian families could settle in Fraser Valley

A Syrian refugee family received a warm welcome from sponsors and supporters at YVR Airport Monday.
An oil tanker loading from the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby at the end of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

No deal hatched in Alberta to allow oil pipeline: B.C. environmentalists

Environmental groups vow to keep fighting Kinder Morgan oil export project, now pegged at $6.8 billion

An oil tanker loading from the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby at the end of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Justice Minister Suzanne Anton.

Anton blames feds for DNA police cost shift

Cities told to take downloading complaints to Ottawa

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton.
Liquor store operators say they should be authorized to sell recreational marijuana when it's legalized in Canada.

Liquor stores aim to sell marijuana

Private, government stores 'best suited' to become weed dealers, say union, store owners

Liquor store operators say they should be authorized to sell recreational marijuana when it's legalized in Canada.
Digital speed limit signs will activate and reduce the allowed speed on three highway corridors in winter conditions.

Variable speed limits coming to three highways

Digital signs being installed, but much of winter may be over before they're working

Digital speed limit signs will activate and reduce the allowed speed on three highway corridors in winter conditions.
B.C. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond and federal Immigration and Refugees Minister John McCallum field questions from reporters Wednesday in Surrey.

B.C. plans regional refugee teams

Language training, job aid also pledged by provincial government as preparations gear up for incoming Syrian refugees

B.C. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond and federal Immigration and Refugees Minister John McCallum field questions from reporters Wednesday in Surrey.
Ankle bracelet for electronic monitoring produced by UK firm Buddi Ltd.

New electronic monitoring devices on the way for B.C. offenders

GPS ankle bracelets allow mapping of movements, alerts if a parolee enters a no-go zone

Ankle bracelet for electronic monitoring produced by UK firm Buddi Ltd.
Chris Friesen is the director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. The agency is federally contracted to assist incoming government-sponsored refugees.

B.C. generosity to refugees ‘overwhelming’

'Historic moment' as first wave of 200 B.C. refugees to be spread across 13 cities

Chris Friesen is the director of settlement services for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. The agency is federally contracted to assist incoming government-sponsored refugees.