November 21, 2017

Settlement finally paid in Canada Line foreign workers case: union

A B.C. trades union is expected to announce tomorrow details of a settlement that has finally been paid in a human rights case involving temporary foreign workers who helped build the Canada Line. The b-c human rights tribunal ruled back in 2008 that SELI Canada and SNC Lavalin discriminated against Latin American workers toiling on the Skytrain … [Read more...]

Charges laid in old murder case

Burnaby RCMP say there's been a break in a murder case dating back nearly 20 years. They say Jaswant Singh Gill, a 40-year old man from Vancouver, has been charged with first degree murder in the December 1994 shooting death of Thomas Akerman, whose body was found in a vehicle in Burnaby. Gill is also charged with murdering his wife, in a case that … [Read more...]

Richmond woman hopes to appeal murder case at Supreme Court of Canada

A Richmond woman convicted of murdering the woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband is not giving up her fight to stay out of prison. Jean Ann James is seeking approval for an appeal with Canada’s highest court. In January, the BC Court of Appeal upheld the now-72-year-old's first-degree murder conviction in the 1992 murder … [Read more...]

Court hears the case of convicted rioter accused of breaching conditions

She'd been drinking and she was dressed to go out.  That's how the police officer who arrested Camille Cacnio is describing the convicted Stanley Cup rioter who violated her curfew in January. Vancouver Police Constable Barry Selver says he pulled Cacnio over during a routine road check in Gastown and smelled alcohol on her breath after she … [Read more...]

Mike Volker: The Business Case (What Angels Really Want)

2013 New Ventures BC Regional Seminar Series, made possible by the Discovery Foundation and Innovation Island MIKE VOLKER April 11 2013 Vancouver Island Conference Centre Nanaimo River Room B 12:30pm Registration 1:00pm - 3:30pm Seminar Brief overview Thinking about starting a business? Why? Can you explain what the business opportunity is and how … [Read more...]

BC Police Complaints Commissioner loses Wu case

The B-C Police Complaint Commissioner has lost an appeal to call a public hearing into the Yao Wei Wu case of alleged police misconduct. The B-C Court of Appeal has dismissed the Commisioner's request to hold a public hearing into the Vancouver man's case. Three years ago two police officers attending a domestic dispute call mistook Wu for someone … [Read more...]

Help make an arrest in sexual assault case

Surrey RCMP says somebody out there has evidence that will help them make arrests in a violent sexual assault on a sex trade worker in October. Corporal Bert Paquet says investigators now have some new DNA evidence after a months long investigation, "At this point in time, we are not disclosing if we have DNA on one or both suspects. We do have … [Read more...]

IHIT: case of body found in Surrey deemed a homicide

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the case of a body found in the 12100 block of Colebrook Road in Surrey Sunday afternoon, has been deemed a homicide. The body was reported to Surrey RCMP at about 12:08pm. IHIT Spokesperson Bari Emam says the gender or identity of the victim can't yet be confirmed.   CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can’t replace dedicated shooters

Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone's battery life. The outfit's range of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews across the industry, and even I religiously used one on an iPhone 3G. In more recent days, the company has cautiously expanded into a few new areas -- namely, building battery cases for … [Read more...]

No case against man arrested at TREO call centre for fraud and personation

The man accused of breaching over three hundred Port Mann Bridge users' personal information while working as a TREO call centre agent has had fraud and personation charges stayed. The crown says it had insufficient evidence to prove that Fils Pierre Gog fraudulently used the credit card information of the three hundred and fifty TREO accounts … [Read more...]