Nick Eagland, 24 hours Vancouver

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New Westminster Police investigate after a man was found badly beaten in New Westminster, B.C. on Wednesday December 18, 2013. The incident took place around 7:45 pm last night near 23rd Street and 8th Avenue. The victim Karim Meskine has since died of his injuries. A 16-year-old suspect is being charged with second-degree murder. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

Charge upgraded to murder in New Westminster attack

The teenager accused of assaulting a 19-year-old and leaving him in a coma last week in New Westminster has been charged with second-degree murder following the man’s death.

(CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)

Homicide team takes over assault case

The victim of a brutal assault in New Westminster is “not expected to survive,” according to the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Climate change protesters were ejected from Port Metro Vancouver’s office after they barged in to deliver bags of coal to port executives. (MURRAY BUSH, FLUX PHOTO)

Protester Santas invade Vancouver port office

Allegations of assault are flying after six climate-change protesters dressed as Santa stormed Port Metro Vancouver downtown office Monday to deliver coal to port executives.

Vancouver city hall. (24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)

64-year-old injured after scuffle at Vancouver City Hall

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has taken over an investigation from the Vancouver Police Department after a 64-year-old man was allegedly injured during a scuffle with officers Saturday afternoon.

Lower Mainland shelters like the Empress rooms are maxed out as holidays lead to more abused women. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)

Women crowd shelters to escape holiday abuse

Lower Mainland women’s shelters are struggling to cope with a surge of homeless woman looking for a warm place to stay — and not just because of the cold snap.

(COURTESY OF BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL)

A berry, merry Christmas with B.C. blueberries

BC Blueberry Council is sharing some of its mouth- watering recipes. With the province’s 800 highbush blueberry growers producing about 40 million kilograms of the berries annually, the bountiful harvest makes up around 98% of Canada’s total production.