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New legal centre for parents

Mar 28, 2015 / 5:28 am

The B.C. government is hoping to reduce the number of child-protection cases going to court by opening a new legal centre for parents. The Parents Legal Centre is a pilot project that will be located in the Vancouver law courts and will be staffed by a lawyer, an intake worker and an...

Wine task force initiated

Mar 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

A newly created task force will help boost the wine industry in B.C. The B.C. Wine Appellation Task Group includes 11 leading British Columbia wine producers whose mandate is to recommend ways to improve the appellation system for wine produced from 100 per cent B.C. grapes. “We are...

Another shooting at Coast

Mar 27, 2015 / 8:35 pm

A shooting in Burnaby Friday afternoon is under investigation by RCMP. Witnesses heard screaming on the 3800 block of Hastings Street about 3 p.m. A woman named Karen was working nearby when a colleague noticed an injured man in the parking lot. “I tried to find out what happened, but...

Homeless won't have to pay

Mar 27, 2015 / 8:21 pm

Legal advocates for a group of homeless people in B.C.'s Fraser Valley say they won't have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to access police documents after a court ruling. Pivot Legal Society is representing the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors in a B.C. Supreme Court...

Highway 6 reopened

Mar 27, 2015 / 7:32 pm

Highway 6 is now reopened one kilometre west of Needles Ferry Dock after drainage installation and highway rebuilding. It had been closed for a month following a landslide that undermined the roadway and caused it to collapse. Traffic was diverted on a nearby logging road. DriveBC warns...

Alleged assailant charged

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:50 pm

A man has been charged after a Vancouver woman was allegedly tied up and sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home. Vancouver Police Const. Brian Montague says the suspect will remain in custody until his next court appearance. Montague declined to release more details due to a...

Wildfire near Merritt

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:31 pm

AM 1130 is reporting a 10-15 hectare fire on the side of Highway 8, west of Merritt. The Vancouver station spoke with the Kamloops Wildfire Centre, who said the blaze is believed to be human caused. At the start of the month the fire centre urged caution with any open burning due to the...

Judges win pay battle

Mar 27, 2015 / 3:46 pm

Provincial court judges in British Columbia have won a round in a long-standing battle against the government over pay and pension. Salary and pension recommendations were first made in a 2010 report by the Judges' Compensation Commission but were rejected by the legislature the following...

$30M in fines for fraud

Mar 27, 2015 / 1:47 pm

The B.C. Securities Commission has permanently banned two men from the province's capital markets over what it says was one of the largest cases of fraud in British Columbia history. The commission says Michael Lathigee and Earle Pasquill raised $21.7 million from almost 700 investors...

Boundary changes for some

Mar 27, 2015 / 1:37 pm

The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission is recommending riding changes in the North and South Okanagan. While no significant changes were recommended for the Central Okanagan, boundary changes are being suggested for both the North and South Okanagan. In the North Okanagan, a slight boundary...

13 charged in drug bust

Mar 27, 2015 / 12:28 pm

Thirteen people have been charged with more than 60 offences in a sweeping drug investigation. A total of 66 drug and firearms charges have been laid following the 21-month-long drug trafficking investigation. One of the accused, Sephon Sek, is out bail awaiting trial on manslaughter and...

Valley restaurants in top 100

Mar 27, 2015 / 11:40 am

Photo: Facebook - Quails' Gate Photo: Facebook - Quails' Gate Photo: Facebook - Burrowing Old Estate Winery Photo: Facebook - Liquidity Bistro West Kelowna's Old Vines Restaurant at Quails' Gate Estate Winery, Liquidity Bistro in Okanagan Falls and Oliver's Sonora...

Abbott blasts treaty decision

Mar 27, 2015 / 11:10 am

The man whose job was pulled from under him as the head of the B.C. Treaty Commission says he's convinced Premier Christy Clark will pay a political price for what he says is a short-sighted approach to First Nations negotiations. George Abbott, a former Liberal cabinet minister, was...

Charges stayed in fatal crash

Mar 27, 2015 / 10:09 am

Charges have been stayed against a transport truck driver who was involved in a crash that killed a Mountie in Surrey. Const. Adrian Oliver died in November 2012 when his police cruiser slammed into the truck driven by Harjit Lotay. Lotay's lawyer, Brij Mohan, says the Crown has now...

X-Files returns to Vancouver

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:55 am

The X-Files is returning to Vancouver, sci-fi series villain "the Smoking Man" confirms. Local actor William B. Davis played the shadowy character on the hit TV series, which was filmed in the Lower Mainland in the 1990s. Davis told CTV the truth is out there – and that the...

2 hit in targeted shooting

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:08 am

Police say two men in their mid-20s have been shot in a seemingly targeted incident in Surrey. RCMP received a number of calls starting at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday reporting gunshots and two SUVs driving erratically in the same area (near 88th Avenue and 124th Street). The vehicles were...

Top 10 Cdn destinations

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

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Gold, silver mine greenlight

Mar 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The B.C. government has granted environmental approval to an underground gold-and-silver mine near the Alaska border. The Brucejack mine is located about 65 kilometres northwest of the community of Stewart and is owned by Vancouver-based Pretium Resources Inc. Attached to the Ministry of...

Accused wanted to kill

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:46 pm

The man accused of plotting to bomb the B.C. legislature was recorded lamenting a missed chance to murder hundreds of soldiers and their loved ones at a military homecoming celebration, a B.C. Supreme Court jury has heard. "I could have killed 225 Canadian soldiers coming back from...

First Nation mobilizes boats

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:44 pm

The Heiltsuk Nation is vowing to protect herring in its territory by any means necessary as it readies boats to defend a contentious fishery on B.C.'s Central Coast. The First Nation has issued a news release saying it met with federal officials about a commercial herring gillnet fishery in...

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