Monday, May 27, 2024
ADVT 
National

Converter theft in Richmond

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 28 Feb, 2024 05:27 PM
  • Converter theft in Richmond

The City of Richmond, Mounties and the Insurance Corporation of B-C are teaming up to help fight the growing problem of catalytic converter thefts and their illegal sales.

Participating automotive shops in Richmond will now etch the last eight digits of the vehicle identification number on the converters during routine maintenance appointments at no extra cost.

Police say the etching will be a crucial identifier to help police track stolen property and will also deter potential thefts.

I-C-B-C says reported claims involving the converters in the first seven months of last year totalled 8.2 million dollars, and in 2022 there were more than 61 hundreds thefts across the province, up from just 89 in 2017.

MORE National ARTICLES

Man riding an e-bike with no-helmet found with a loaded gun: VPD

Man riding an e-bike with no-helmet found with a loaded gun: VPD
Police in Vancouver say a 35-year-old man who was riding an e-bike with no-helmet was found with a loaded gun and 60-thousand dollars worth of drugs. Officers tried to stop the man for safety reasons over the weekend, but a chase began when the suspect left the bike and tried to run.   

Man riding an e-bike with no-helmet found with a loaded gun: VPD

CBC reaches tentative deal with union

CBC reaches tentative deal with union
The Canadian Media Guild says it has reached a tentative agreement with CBC/Radio Canada. In a statement, the union says the deal has been recommended by its bargaining committee and the details are currently being shared with its more than 4,400 members.

CBC reaches tentative deal with union

Pink Shirt Day must become a call to meaningful action against bullying

Pink Shirt Day must become a call to meaningful action against bullying
People across Canada are wearing pink today as a reminder to stand up against bullying. Premier David Eby says progress against bullying has been made, but there’s still a lot of work to do because it remains a pervasive problem on social media.

Pink Shirt Day must become a call to meaningful action against bullying

Overnight Burnaby fire kills one

Overnight Burnaby fire kills one
Police in Burnaby have confirmed a fire in a building overnight has killed one person. Burnaby RCMP say officers received a call from firefighters to assist at the scene near Metrotown Mall on Tuesday night. Police confirmed one fatality in the fire and that the B-C Coroners Service has taken over the investigation.  

Overnight Burnaby fire kills one

Warm but 'moody' spring expected across most of Canada: Weather Network forecast

Warm but 'moody' spring expected across most of Canada: Weather Network forecast
Most Canadians can look forward to a warmer-than-normal spring, but they should also brace for the season’s "profound mood swings," according to The Weather Network's latest outlook.  The forecast released Wednesday predicts that the unusually mild winter seen across much of the country thanks to El Niño conditions will pave the way for even more pleasant weather in the coming weeks, but not without some interruptions.  

Warm but 'moody' spring expected across most of Canada: Weather Network forecast

Vancouver's homeless count to go up

Vancouver's homeless count to go up
A new study by an advocacy group says the homeless population of Vancouver could go up to 4,700 people by 2030. The Carnegie Housing Project made the announcement Tuesday morning at Oppenheimer Park.

Vancouver's homeless count to go up

PrevNext