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Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

Surrey announces new police chief for municipal force taking over from RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — The City of Surrey, B.C., has hired the deputy chief constable from the neighbouring city of Delta to head its new municipal police force. Norm Lipinski was announced as the new police chief at a news conference Friday.
Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

Elections BC estimates higher voter turnout, still a historic low for B.C.

VICTORIA — Elections BC has revised its estimated voter turnout for the provincial election in October, but the increased figure is still a historic low for the province.
Surrey names former RCMP officer as inaugural police chief

Surrey names former RCMP officer as inaugural police chief

The Surrey Police Board has chosen Delta’s Deputy Police Chief Norm Lipinski to become the first chief constable of the city’s proposed municipal force.

Large dog shot and killed while attacking officers in Richmond, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. — Mounties in Richmond, B.C., shot and killed a large dog they say bit two officers. Police say in a news release that officers called for help when a suspect in a break and enter began fighting with them on Thursday night.
Number of new daily COVID-19 cases in B.C. dip slightly to 538

Number of new daily COVID-19 cases in B.C. dip slightly to 538

One senior citizen has died from COVID-19 in the past day, bringing the province's death toll to 321
B.C. gets new public health orders on gatherings, wearing masks

B.C. gets new public health orders on gatherings, wearing masks

Provincial health officer strongly advises not travel outside a home health region for non-essential reasons
'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

'The Good Doctor' actor Schiff released from hospital after COVID-19 treatment

VANCOUVER — Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series "The Good Doctor," has been released from hospital after being treated this week for COVID-19.
B.C. government website hacked

B.C. government website hacked

Officials now aware of ‘suspicious activity’ and ‘unauthorized access’ after a week of neither confirming nor denying a cyber security threat during an extraordinary interruption to government services
More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

More pandemic protection needed for B.C. seniors as second COVID-19 wave hits: report

BURNABY, B.C. — An organization representing seniors-care providers in British Columbia has released new recommendations as a second wave of COVID-19 descends on the province.
RCMP warn of toxic drugs after three deaths in 12 hours in Surrey, B.C.

RCMP warn of toxic drugs after three deaths in 12 hours in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — Police suspect a deadly batch of drugs may be circulating in Surrey, B.C. A statement from Surrey RCMP says three people have died within 12 hours in the city and fatal overdoses are suspected in each case.
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