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Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)

Not a cougar, cheetah or 200-pound jaguar: Unique domestic cat spotted in Vancouver

BC COS said that the officers were able to safely reunite the pet with its owner

Savannah Cat spotted in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (BC COS handout photos)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

B.C. man gets 138 days in jail for catalytic converter thefts

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust previously pleaded guilty to 4 of the 13 charges he faced

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that sped away from Abbotsford into Langley on Jan. 20 were 12 catalytic converters. Tyson Fust of Langley has now been sentenced. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Pictures of Chantel Moore, are held by family and friends during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The lawyer for the family of Chantel Moore says it’s hoped a coroner’s inquest that starts Monday in Fredericton can determine exactly what happened the day — almost two years ago — the 26-year-old Indigenous woman was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B. during a wellness check.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Inquest to begin in N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman during wellness check

Chantel Moore had recently moved from B.C. to New Brunswick to be closer to family

Pictures of Chantel Moore, are held by family and friends during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The lawyer for the family of Chantel Moore says it’s hoped a coroner’s inquest that starts Monday in Fredericton can determine exactly what happened the day — almost two years ago — the 26-year-old Indigenous woman was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B. during a wellness check.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Majority of police-involved civilian fatalities involve mental health or substances, says study

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Girl, 14, killed after being hit by dump truck in Burnaby: police

Driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fatal shooting of B.C. corrections officer a case of mistaken identity police say

Corrections officer Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, was killed outside Scottsdale Centre on May 1, 2021

Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)
ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers urged to slow down as summer travel increases speed-related injuries, deaths

Speed contributes to 141 injuries and deaths during each summer month in B.C.

ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public to inform Esquimalt’s decision on renewal of policing agreement

Open house slated for May 4; online feedback on policing accepted until May 14

The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Report on reforming B.C.’s Police Act receives mixed reviews

Indigenous leaders applaud the report while other advocates say the report doesn’t go far enough

FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Police promise heavy presence, arrests for hate as biker convoy to descend on Ottawa

Chief says force has no intention of letting “Rolling Thunder Convoy” turn into illegal occupation

Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.

Two B.C. men are on Canada’s 25 Most Wanted list

Gene Lahrkamp is wanted for murder; John MacKenzie on lam from prison

Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.
Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)

Police take man with a rifle into custody in Island community

Massive response after report of a firearm being pointed at someone else

Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria calls on province to act on regional policing before amalgamation study

Council reiterates its support for new model ahead of Police Act review wrapup

Victoria is once again calling for provincial action toward regional policing for the Greater Victoria core. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Police Service hopes members of the public can help identify who dumped this distinct blue stucco on private property in the 6900-block of Highway 17. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)

Illegal dumping on Central Saanich property being investigated as criminal mischief

Construction material discovered April 4 in the 6500-block of Highway 17

Central Saanich Police Service hopes members of the public can help identify who dumped this distinct blue stucco on private property in the 6900-block of Highway 17. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted auto thieves allegedly has loaded gun in car during Abbotsford arrest

Bradley Bender also had ‘large quantity’ of drugs in vehicle, police say

Bradley Bender
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Rural Municipalities of Alberta opposes creation of provincial police service

Premier Jason Kenney asked rural leaders to consider the merits of a provincial police service

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. police watchdog calls for more funding to combat staffing shortage

Chief civilian director Ronald MacDonald says over the past two years, its caseload has ‘basically doubled’

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
Esquimalt resident John Crawford was sentenced to 90 days in jail after brandishing this replica firearm near the West Shore Town Centre on March 21. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Esquimalt man heads back to jail for replica handgun incident in Langford

32-year-old man brandished BB gun near West Shore Town Centre

Esquimalt resident John Crawford was sentenced to 90 days in jail after brandishing this replica firearm near the West Shore Town Centre on March 21. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
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