Laura Baziuk

If you still don’t have a voting package yet, you have until midnight on Friday, Nov. 23, to request one. (File photo)

Deadline extended to submit electoral reform ballots to Dec. 7

Elections BC has pushed back the date to get your referendum packages in

If you still don’t have a voting package yet, you have until midnight on Friday, Nov. 23, to request one. (File photo)
Jarrod Bacon, seen here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (File photo)

5 to start your day

New parole documents on gangster Jarrod Bacon, details on legislature scandal’s main figure, and more

Jarrod Bacon, seen here in a 2009 court appearance in Surrey. (File photo)
(Black Press Media file)

Murder charge laid after ‘altercation’ at Port Coquitlam home

Jonathon Shingoose, 36, was rushed to hospital, but did not survive

(Black Press Media file)
Karin Adams and her daughter, Catherine, were sentenced for animal cruelty charges relating to animals seized by the BC SPCA from a property near Houston on Aug. 28, 2014. (Contributed photo)

Former B.C. woman gets 90 days in jail for latest animal cruelty

Catherine Adams, mother Karin, under 20-year ban on owning animals, stemming from 2014 case in B.C.

Karin Adams and her daughter, Catherine, were sentenced for animal cruelty charges relating to animals seized by the BC SPCA from a property near Houston on Aug. 28, 2014. (Contributed photo)
Doug McCallum gives his victory speech after winning the mayor’s race in Surrey on election night. (Facebook)

Who won and who didn’t in the Lower Mainland votes

A look at the region’s mayoral races, starting with Doug McCallum coming back to win in Surrey

Doug McCallum gives his victory speech after winning the mayor’s race in Surrey on election night. (Facebook)
How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike
The Vancouver Police Department released a map of reported incidents of a man exposing himself to teenage girls and young women. (VPD handout)

Up to 60 more possible victims sought of Vancouver man who allegedly exposed himself

Trevor John Kurjata is accused of committing an indecent act in public, exposing genitals to a minor

The Vancouver Police Department released a map of reported incidents of a man exposing himself to teenage girls and young women. (VPD handout)
Iain Black posted this photo of a bear he says crawled into his neighbour’s van and took some food. (Iain Black/Twitter)

Bear climbs inside B.C. family’s van with boy still inside

Aggressive or threatening bears can be reported at the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277

Iain Black posted this photo of a bear he says crawled into his neighbour’s van and took some food. (Iain Black/Twitter)
Hailey McClelland was last seen Aug. 26. (Delta police handout)

UPDATE: Delta police report 14-year-old located

Girl safe, as officers offer thanks for retweeting

Hailey McClelland was last seen Aug. 26. (Delta police handout)
Vancouver General Hospital. (Kyle Pearce/Flickr)

Prisoner charged after alleged Vancouver General Hospital escape

Andrew Barry Dollman charged with assaulting peace officer with weapon, escaping from lawful custody

Vancouver General Hospital. (Kyle Pearce/Flickr)
President Donald Trump listens during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

One in four British Columbians have changed brands to avoid U.S. retailers: poll

A new survey suggests B.C.ers’ news and shopping habits have changed since Donald Trump was elected

President Donald Trump listens during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The BC Conservation Officer Service has set a trap for this aggressive bear reported in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. (Metro Vancouver/Twitter)

Aggressive black bear prompts warning at popular North Vancouver park

The bear is reported to have chased a runner, killed a dog at Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

The BC Conservation Officer Service has set a trap for this aggressive bear reported in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. (Metro Vancouver/Twitter)
(File photo)

Two kids injured in separate cougar attacks in B.C.

The latest round-up from the BC Conservation Officer Service

(File photo)
Knowah Truth Ferguson was sentenced for attempted murder and conspiracy in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press Media)

UPDATED: Ontario hitman sentenced for 2015 B.C. attempted hit of Hells Angel

Knowah Truth Ferguson was handed seven years for attempted murder and four years for conspiracy

Knowah Truth Ferguson was sentenced for attempted murder and conspiracy in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Tom Zytaruk/Black Press Media)
The scene in the 2000-block of Whiteley Court following a fatal fire on June 11, 2018. (RCMP handout)

Cause of fire that killed North Vancouver mom, son ‘undetermined’

Fire inspectors still don’t know what sparked the flames, two months later

The scene in the 2000-block of Whiteley Court following a fatal fire on June 11, 2018. (RCMP handout)
The Forensiz Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farm in Coquitlam. (physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca)

Union calls for more security at Colony Farm hospital following staff injuries

BC Government Employees Union accuses employer at forensic psychiatric hospital of being ‘complicit’

The Forensiz Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farm in Coquitlam. (physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca)
Police at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on 264 Street. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

18 motorcycle deaths in B.C. last month prompt safety reminder

The BC Coroners Service says everyone on the road should use caution this long weekend

Police at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on 264 Street. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Oil rig in northern B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

45% of oil and gas workers have noise-induced hearing loss: WorkSafeBC

Agency releases new safety bulletin as data show increase of 33% to 45% over five years

Oil rig in northern B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
Inquest set into 26-year-old Edmonton man’s police-shooting death

Inquest set into 26-year-old Edmonton man’s police-shooting death

Abdi Gani Mahamud Hirsi died while in custody in 2015 on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Inquest set into 26-year-old Edmonton man’s police-shooting death
(Black Press Media file)

More bus trips coming to Metro Vancouver this fall

TransLink touts improvements when fall service changes take effect Sept. 34

(Black Press Media file)