Vancouver Police

Police defend street-check policy following civil rights criticism

Vancouver police are defending their new policy for street identity checks following criticism by a civil-rights organization before a Thursday police board meeting. At the board’s public meeting, members sought clarification about the police department’s policy, implemented on Jan. 15. New provincial policing standards came into effect that day requiring all B.C. police forces to …

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Waterfront Station reopened after suspicious package found on SkyTrain

Waterfront Station was closed temporarily on Saturday evening as transit police investigated a suspicious package discovered on a SkyTrain. Jason Payne / PNG Waterfront Station was closed temporarily on Saturday evening as transit police investigated a suspicious package discovered on a SkyTrain. All lines continued to run during the police incident, though service to and …

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One person hospitalized following shooting in Oppenheimer Park area

A file photo of Vancouver police, who were on scene Thursday evening at Oppenheimer Park. One person has been hospitalized following a shooting early Thursday evening in the Oppenheimer Park area in Vancouver. Libby Brown, a spokeswoman for B.C. Emergency Health Services, said paramedics were driving past the park for an overdose call when they …

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