A farmed fish is examined. (FILE PHOTO)

Algae kills 280K farmed fish

The largest salmon farming company in B.C. lost up to 280,000 fish last week to a type of “harmful algae” associated with warm waters known to kill salmon.

Pivot lawyer DJ Larkin represents Oppenheimer Park campers. (JANE DEACON/24 HOURS)

Judge issues Oppenheimer reprieve

Lawyers for homeless campers in Oppenheimer Park will have another week to prepare their case in the fight against a City of Vancouver plan to evict them.

Surrey WiFi hotspot locations have not been announced. (FOTOLIA)

Surrey signs deal for free WiFi

The City of Surrey has signed a 10-year deal with Shaw as part of a plan to provide a free WiFi hotspot at every community centre in the south Fraser municipality.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Putin won't curb Russians' Internet access

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began.

A protester sits under an umbrella as he attends a rally along a main street at Hong Kong's shopping district Tsim Sha Tsui October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Former governor calls for 'genuine consultation'

Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten called on Wednesday for a new period of genuine consultation over demands for greater democracy in the former British colony which is witnessing its worst protests since China resumed its rule 17 years ago.

Protesters stand in the rain as they block the areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong, September 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday.