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Whistler snowboarder found after 3 nights in backcountry

January 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Whistler snowboarder found after 3 nights in backcountry

Whistler snowboarder found in good condition A Whistler snowboarder has been found in good condition after spending three nights in the backcountry in Whistler, B.C. Twenty-one-year-old Julie Abrahamsen went snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain by herself on Wednesday. She was reported missing Friday by her roommate although the last time she was seen was Wednesday morning. Whistler […]

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BC children’s ministry worker charged in child porn sting

January 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
BC children’s ministry worker charged in child porn sting

Edward Berry facing possessing and accessing child porn charges Last month, a 51-year old man who was an employee of the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development in Prince George has been arrested and is now facing child porn charges. Edward Owen Berry was taken into police custody on Tuesday, Dec. 16.  Berry was subsequently […]

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Taseko Mines takes BC environmental group to court for defamation

January 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Taseko Mines takes BC environmental group to court for defamation

Taseko Mines opponents says lawsuit is brought to limit public voice Criticism of a proposed mine by an environmental group and allegations of defamation by the project’s owner have landed both parties in British Columbia Supreme Court. Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) launched the lawsuit after the Wilderness Committee made claims during a 2012 public comment period […]

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Lisa Batstone charged in 8-year old daughter Teagan’s murder

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lisa Batstone charged in 8-year old daughter Teagan’s murder

Lisa Batstone to appear in court on Thursday The mother of an eight-year-old girl found dead in Surrey, B.C., has been charged with murder. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the body of Teagan Batstone was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle in South Surrey on Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound says 41-year-old Lisa […]

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Container ship adrift off BC coast full of oil, diesel fuel

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Container ship adrift off BC coast full of oil, diesel fuel

Container ship adrift of BC coast lost power overnight A Russian container ship with hundreds of tonnes of fuel on board was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia’s northern coast on Friday. But there was conflicting information about where the ship was headed, with a nearby First Nations community saying the “worst-case scenario” of […]

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Missing Aboriginal woman featured in nation-wide social media campaign

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Missing Aboriginal woman featured in nation-wide social media campaign

Missing Aboriginal woman, Immaculate Mary Basil, last seen in June of 2013 BC RCMP recently took part in a national social media campaign along with a number of police partners in an effort to solve mysteries concerning missing Aboriginal women. Immaculate Mary Basil, who is also known as Mackie, was chosen to be featured by the BC […]

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Slocan BC locked down after man fired at RCMP, fled into forest

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Slocan BC locked down after man fired at RCMP, fled into forest

Slocan RCMP evacuating some homes in the area RCMP in the southeastern BC village of Slocan have asked citizens to remain inside their homes as police search the area for a man who allegedly fired a gunshot at an RCMP officer on Thursday afternoon. Just before 12:30 p.m. Slocan/New Denver RCMP responded to a dispute […]

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Exportable services an important source of job growth for B.C.

October 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Exportable services an important source of job growth for B.C.

Exportable services industries loom large in the British Columbia labour market Troy Media by Jock Finlayson In fact, more than three-quarters of all employed people in British Columbia are engaged in producing “services” rather than “goods.” Services span a wide array of industry sectors, everything from retail and wholesale trade to professional services (engineering, law, […]

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Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

Jamie Haller says she was the one who needed police protection Jamie Haller alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake, B.C., when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three RCMP officers, including one who was acquitted of an assault charge. Jamie Haller turns 20 this week and […]

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Enterovirus D68 cases in BC – two patients present polio like symptoms

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Enterovirus D68 cases in BC – two patients present polio like symptoms

Enterovirus D68 respiratory virus A new threat is emerging in the outbreak of the respiratory illness enterovirus D68, a small number of infected patients in Canada and the U.S. have developed polio-like symptoms. Health officials in British Columbia say two young males hospitalized with the respiratory virus have developed paralytic symptoms: a child between five […]

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