February 19, 2018

Polak looks to crack down on party buses

B-C'S Transporation Minister says the province is looking for ways to crack down on party buses. Mary Polak's comments come less than two weeks after a 16-year old boy died after being on a party bus in Surrey, and a case in Port Moody where police checked a party bus and found a highly intoxicated youth. "Our question is is there more that we can … [Read more...]

New laws to crack down on metal theft take effect

Tough new provincial laws to stop metal theft in B.C. take effect Monday. The rules seem to put the onus on scrap dealers. Those hoping to sell regulated metals will need to have proper identification, and the scrap dealers and recyclers who buy the material will now need to keep a log and share purchase details with local police. Should an item … [Read more...]

Legislative crack down on Translink fare cheats welcomed by Mayors council

The vice chair of the mayors council on regional transportation is hoping a crack down on fare evasion will get transit expansion back on track.  Langley city Mayor Peter Fassbender says transit expansion south of the Fraser has been paused as Translink battles with a $ 30-million shortfall.  He says "My view of that is it is not a … [Read more...]

Police crack down on high-risk drivers

  ICBC and provincial police forces are promising a crackdown on "high risk drivers" during the month of May. They'll target speeders, tailgaters, red light runners and anyone else not obeying the basic rules of the road. Victoria Police Chief and BC Traffic Safety Committee boss Jamie Graham says more officers will be on patrol, but he won't … [Read more...]

Time to crack down on poachers

With the Canadian Wildlife Federation marking Canadian Wildlife Week, more focus is being placed on the problem of wildlife crimes. SFU forensic entomologist Gail Anderson says by some estimates, illegally-taken wildlife has a worldwide trade of more than 10-billion dollars, "We're talking about large numbers of people taking large numbers of … [Read more...]

Vancouver Health Officials to Hand Out Crack Pipes

pilot program , starting in October, that will permit healthcare workers to hand out "crack kits" to participants. Each kit will hold a clean, unused crack pipe, mouthpiece, filter, and ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Vancouver handing out $50,000 worth of crack pipes

If you’re a crack cocaine smoker living in Vancouver B.C., you’re in luck. City officials are distributing new crack pipes to its non-injection drug users in an attempt to curb ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Free crack pipes to be handed out in Vancouver

Health officials in Vancouver say they will launch a pilot project later this year to distribute clean, unused crack pipes to drug users. While heroin users can pick up clean needles from ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

Vancouver to hand out clean, unused crack pipes

VANCOUVER -; Among the impoverished drug addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, crack cocaine users face an extra hurdle to feed their addiction. Heroin users can pick up clean needles from ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]