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New data shows nuisance noise prompts growing complaints across Vancouver

By The Canadian Press
July 12, 2016 - 10:33am

VANCOUVER — New statistics indicate peace and quiet can be a disappearing commodity in some Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Data from Vancouver’s 311 call service reveals 2,148 noise complaints were received in 2015, almost double those received just four years earlier.

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Crews stand down in bog fire outside Vancouver, cause still being investigated

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 3:34pm

DELTA, B.C. — Crews working for the fire department in Delta, B.C., are withdrawing from an ecologically sensitive bog more than a week after it caught fire.

Delta Fire says the fire in Burns Bog is fully contained and crews from the B.C. Wildfire Service have also left the area.

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BC Ferries offers new southern Gulf Island schedules as two ships set to arrive

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 12:00pm

VANCOUVER — BC Ferries says travel to the southern Gulf Islands will be much easier starting in May 2017.

The Crown corporation has released next year’s schedules for the routes from Vancouver Island and the Mainland to Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna islands.

Arson, 2nd-degree murder charges laid in fire that killed mother of six

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 10:06am Updated: July 11, 2016 - 6:26pm

PORT MOODY, B.C. — Charges have been laid in a fire that killed a mother of six in Port Moody, B.C.

A tweet from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the accused is facing one count of second-degree murder and two counts of arson causing bodily harm.