February 19, 2018

VPD asks for help to identify ailing woman

Vancouver Police are trying to identify a woman who needed emergency care this afternoon. She was found leaning against a pole around noon in the 6500-block of Maple Street. She had no signs of physical trauma, but her condition is now serious, and she hasn't been able to speak to authorities. She's Asian and in her 50s with long black hair and a … [Read more...]

Gang lawyer asks for no jail time

A Vernon lawyer who gave the Greeks gang he worked for information leading to the murders of two men is pleading for no time behind bars. William Mastop's lawyer says a conditional sentence which may include house arrest is suitable. David Crossin says the 46-year old who spent ten years working for convicted gang leader Peter Manolakos has … [Read more...]

Coroner asks for help in identifying woman

The B-C Coroner's service is asking for public help in identifying the woman who jumped from the Lions Gate Bridge yesterday morning, tying up traffic for several hours. Her body has been recovered, She appears to be a caucasian woman between the ages of 25 and 40, with an olive complexion, dark brown hair and brown eyes, 5-feet 1-inch tall, and … [Read more...]

Canadian Blood Services asks for summer donations

Canadian Blood Services is calling on people to roll up their sleeves in a final summer push for donations ahead of the long weekend. "In B.C., we need probably about 220-250 people to come in and book an appointment. If we can get at least that many people, I think it would go a long way to meeting our needs for that particular weekend." The … [Read more...]

BC’s Environment Minister asks Ottawa to rethink Coast Guard cuts

BC's Environment Minister has told the federal government the recently announced Coast Guard cuts should get a rethink.  Terry Lake is concerned about the Coast Guard response to an environmental emergency on the water, should one unfold.   "We have been calling on them to take another look at the reductions that we have seen … [Read more...]

Crown asks for up to 18 months for first convicted Vancouver Stanley Cup rioter

The Crown is asking a judge to sentence the first person convicted in the Stanley Cup riot to more than a year in jail. Twenty-year-old Ryan Dickinson is the first person to plead guilty in the riot and will be the first sentenced for joining in on the mayhem that followed Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final last June. In an agreed statement of facts … [Read more...]