October 19, 2017

Woman stabbed, man tasered in domestic dispute

A woman is in hospital after being stabbed during a domestic dispute in North Delta Friday night. It happened in a home in the 9400 block of 116th street. Sgt. Sharlene Brooks says the suspect did not respond to police commands, so he was tasered. "He's been medically cleared, and remains in police custody at this time.  The Delta Police Major … [Read more...]

Government says it’s taking action on domestic violence

The BC government says it's taking action to reduce domestic violence. It's released a so-called "Action Plan" in response to a scathing report by the Child and Youth representative into the 2008 murders of three children in Merritt by their father. The plan calls for training more than 20-thousand professionals on addressing domestic violence over … [Read more...]

Initiative launched in Surrey to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Surrey's banding together against domestic violence. Mayor Dianne Watts and others have kicked off the "Rakhi Project" - a crime reduction initiative designed to raise awareness of domestic abuse..... "basically what it is taking a traditional Indian ceremony where sisters traditionally tie purple bracelets on their brothers which signifies love … [Read more...]

Inspector joins domestic violence team

An inspector from the Victoria Police Force has joined BC's new domestic violence office. Clark Russell will lead coordination and implementation efforts. He will also be responsible for consulting with academic and community-based service providers. Two years ago, the officer with 35 years experience helped create the Victoria regional domestic … [Read more...]

WorkSafeBC unveils toolkit for domestic violence

When Allen Sawkins wished his partner Tony McNaughton a good day at work one January morning in 2000, domestic violence was the last thing on his mind. Yet, as Sawkins found out after McNaughton was stabbed to death that day at the Starbucks he managed, domestic violence can reach far beyond the home. McNaughton was killed when he tried to stop … [Read more...]

One person dead after domestic incident at East Vancouver home

Vancouver Police say one person is dead, after a "domestic related" incident in East Vancouver. The scene is calm now, with only a couple of Vancouver Police officers remaining at what is likely a shooting. Police aren't saying very much right now, except to confirm one person is dead in what they're calling a "domestic incident." A home in the … [Read more...]

RCMP say death likely a domestic dispute

Incredulity abounds at an apartment building near Metrotown after a homicide Thursday. “Just before 6:30 [in the morning], Burnaby RCMP received a domestic complaint from the residence ... and located a deceased female, and an injured female,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). A … [Read more...]