Fatal Fire

Debris falls to the ground as demolition continues on the Winters Hotel in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 22, 2022. Two people died in the April 11 blaze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Coroner to investigate 2 deaths after fire at Vancouver SRO

April 11 blaze at Winters Hotel raised questions around safety standards in low-income housing

 

A large-scale fire broke out in a structure at the corner of Abbott and Water streets in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood April 11. (Credit: Matt Piercy)

UPDATE: Second body found during demolition of burned Vancouver hotel

Investigators have not determined a cause of death or identified the individuals

 

One apartment unit in the 3200-block of Cook Street was heavily damaged by a deadly fire Halloween night. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

One dead in Saanich apartment fire

Fire broke out in 3200-block Cook Street Halloween night

 

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan RCMP seek tips in fatal Christmas Day fire

Frederick Allen Jones was killed in a fire at a home on Grieve Road

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a blaze on Grieve Road in North Cowichan on Christmas Day. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A man died in a house fire at the Ahousaht First Nation reserve on Feb. 17, 2021. (BP File Image)

House fire claims life of one man in Ahousaht

Investigation underway as tight-knit community mourns, foul play not suspected

A man died in a house fire at the Ahousaht First Nation reserve on Feb. 17, 2021. (BP File Image)
Joel Morrison wants to thank everyone who assisted him and the other people who lost their homes in the fire on New Year’s Eve at Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street. Pictured is Morrison and his support dog Lily. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan fire victim gives thanks to community for assistance

Joel Morrison said ordeal made easier by many caring people

Joel Morrison wants to thank everyone who assisted him and the other people who lost their homes in the fire on New Year’s Eve at Lewis Apartments on Lewis Street. Pictured is Morrison and his support dog Lily. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on Chilliwack’s streets

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Maggie Smith on Feb. 2, 2020 in front of the building she lived in as a young girl from 1968 to 1971 at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission. (Facebook)
Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Maggie and Tim: A residential school survivor and her son who died on B.C. streets

Part one of a two-part series on a young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

Flanked by her daughter Sarah and eldest son Jared, Maggie Smith holds a photograph of her son Tim Postma who died on the streets of Chilliwack on Jan. 22, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Emergency personnel on scene at Town Park apartments in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Woman dead in Port Hardy apartment fire

Emergency Support Services helping out others who were displaced in early morning blaze

Emergency personnel on scene at Town Park apartments in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)