February 25, 2018

Teen stabbing suspects face long list of charges

One of the girls accused of stabbing Skytrain travellers with a steak knife earlier this week  is still behind bars, but the other has been released from custody until her next court appearance tomorrow. Yesterday, investigators confirmed both teens had 142 run-ins with police since January of last year. Anne Drennan with Transit Police says … [Read more...]

33 more riot suspects face charges

Criminal charges have been approved and sworn against 33 more people allegedly linked to the Stanley Cup riot. 23 more adults and 10 more young people are now facing charges. The person facing the highest number of counts is Jeffrey Russel Jean Milne, with nine counts altogether. His charges include one count of taking part in a riot, four counts … [Read more...]

BC Green Party concerned Municipal AG could face interference

As the new Municipal Auditor General opens her office the BC Green party is worried about political interference.  Green Party Leader Jane Sterk says unlike BC's Auditor General Basia Ruta is not technically independent. "Municipal Auditor General is reporting to a minister which means that, that position of Auditor General is very much more … [Read more...]

VEF – The Changing Face of Vancouver’s Film Industry

Pre-registration at $ 45 now open at www.vef.org. Held at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street. Doors open 5pm, main presentation at 6pm. Vancouver's film industry has long been associated with studio sets, location shoots and heavily staffed production crews. The new face of Vancouver's film industry is characterized by production studios in … [Read more...]

Transit Police may face changes in structure

Changes could be coming for Transit Police.    Translink is looking at the possibility of Transit Police becoming a subsidiary of the transportation company just like Coast Mountain Bus Company. Translink spokesperson Bob Paddon, "The intention is, at this point in time, the members are paid for by Translink but the structure is such that … [Read more...]

Saanich police allege man tried to bite officer, spat on another’s face

A 28-year-old Saanich man is accused of violently spitting in a police officer’s face early this morning. Staff Sgt. Scott Treble says the man had been involved in an earlier fight at a wedding and the violence spilled over to the man's home. Treble says the man's father called police for help around 2 a.m. "His son was quite drunk. He tried … [Read more...]

Fare evaders face crackdown

After Labour Day, Translink will have a better ability to actually force people to pay tickets for fare evasion. A new by-law goes into effect September 4th, replacing a provincial statute that allowed fare cheats to escape penalty. Under the new rules, those found in a "fare paid zone" without a ticket will get a 173-dollar fine, which escalates … [Read more...]

Transit cops face assault charge

Two transit cops are facing charges, after allegedly assaulting an pepper-spraying a 27-year-old man in February. It happened at the Granville Skytrain station, while they were responding to a report of a man in some kind of distress. Police claim the assault took place as the man was trying to walk away. Constables Alfred Wong and Bruce Shipley … [Read more...]

Captain’s owner unlikely to face tough time in court, if charged

An animal law expert says most dog owners historically only get a slap on the wrist for animal cruelty charges.  As far as what, if any, charges might be laid against the owner of a german shepherd that died after being found badly injured in a Kitsilano dumpster, Animal Law Lawyer Rebecca Breder says "There are two possibilities one is … [Read more...]

Transit cops face disciplinary action after UBC student beaten

Two transit police officers accused of beating a UBC student during a routine fare check are facing disciplinary action.     In May, the police complaint commissioner confirmed both officers were being investigated for excessive "use of force" following an incident last summer. The UBC student never filed a formal complaint, but his … [Read more...]