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Compromise proposed in dispute over police presence in Vancouver Pride Parade

VANCOUVER — Organizers behind Vancouver's Pride Parade have countered demands that police be banned from marching in the city's annual event by suggesting that officers show up in fewer numbers and...
Bees in the VPD community garden

May the 4th bee with you

Yesterday morning, bee-keepers from Hives for Humanity returned to VPD headquarters, and brought with them 30,000 bees that were placed in their new temporary home in the 3rd floor community garden....

Vancouver's newest police officer has very big feet

Watch out criminals - the VPD's newest big-footed member is coming to get you.

At PuSh festival, hometown militants soliloquize

"Take it to the streets!" A pair of diverse rallying cries.

Fentanyl stolen in gun robbery in Vancouver

Police warn drug users to be alert after fentanyl patches are stolen in Vancouver pharmacy robbery.

Vancouver cops mum on use of covert cell phone surveillance technology

Vancouver police are refusing to disclose any possible use of controversial mass-surveillance device widely adopted in US - and vigorously condemned by rights groups.
Cannabis Day on Canada Day at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest turns violent

The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist...
Alberta Felon Found Hiding Inside Sofa

Alberta felon found hiding inside sofa

An Alberta felon is now behind bars after he was found hiding inside a sofa in an East Vancouver home, according to a Vancouver Police Department media release. the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit...
Police Investigate Marijuana Store Robbery

Police Investigate Marijuana Store Robbery

Vancouver Police are investigating after two men robbed Weeds Glass & Gifts on Main Street near East 51st Avenue over the weekend, according to a media release.

Police make arrest in West Side Homicide

This is Vancouver’s 9th homicide of the year.