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Vancouver cops who posed near dead body suspended for discreditable conduct

Vancouver – Two Vancouver police officers who were caught on camera posing near a dead body earlier this year have been suspended for discreditable conduct. The incident prompted public outcry and an investigation by B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner, which confirmed Monday that the officers’ behaviour constituted misconduct. Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner Andrea…

Vancouver police officer caught drinking and driving sought ‘preferential treatment’ says complaint office

Vancouver – B.C.’s police complaints office has concluded seven investigations of municipal police officers caught drinking and driving or driving while impaired, and among them was an officer who identified himself as a member of the Vancouver Police Department in hopes of favourable treatment. Details of the substance-fuelled behaviour were released Nov. 4 in a…

Vancouver police investigating vandalism of Komagata Maru memorial as possible hate crime

VANCOUVER — Police in Vancouver are investigating the vandalism of a public memorial as a possible hate crime. Over the weekend, CTV News Vancouver reported the Komagatu Maru memorial in Coal Harbour was defaced with white paint.  “Front-line officers and other specially-trained investigators worked throughout the evening yesterday, and will continue to gather evidence in…

Vancouver Island wildfire prompts state of local emergency, evacuation order

VICTORIA — The Cowichan Valley Regional District has declared a state of local emergency as an out-of-control wildfire saw explosive growth overnight Thursday and into Friday afternoon near Ladysmith, B.C. An industrial property and a fish hatchery are subject to evacuation orders Friday near the Mount Hayes wildfire, which grew suddenly from 20 hectares Thursday…

Vancouver Island animal hospital issues warning after 4 dogs die from heat stroke

VANCOUVER — Multiple dogs died from heat stroke on Vancouver Island Saturday, according to an emergency veterinary hospital in Nanaimo. Tinille Mckenzie-Wyatt is a registered veterinary technologist specializing in emergency and critical care for Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital. She told CTV News Vancouver Island the hospital saw four dogs die from heat stroke on…

Vancouver police, mayor apologize for handcuffing of B.C.’s first Black Supreme Court justice

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is apologizing and condemning systemic racism after an incident that the city’s police department describes as a case of mistaken identity. Vancouver police say officers were dispatched to the seawall near English Bay around 9:15 a.m. Friday after receiving several 911 calls about a man assaulting strangers in the…