January 23, 2018

Man faces extradition to the U-S on molestation charges

A known criminal in Canada is being extradited to the United States to face molestation and child rape charges after having his appeal dismissed. Erlan Lizandro Acosta was fighting the extradition to Washington State with his lawyer accusing Canada's Attorney General of a "sleight of hand." Court of Appeal judges disagreed saying the requirement of … [Read more...]

Premier faces another challenge

Yesterday it was an emergency cabinet meeting. Today Premier Christy Clark will face her full Liberal caucus at the Legislature in Victoria, including some unhappy backbenchers.   She may have a fully united cabinet after Sunday's emergency meeting, but several backbenchers have let it be known they are not happy with Clark's response to … [Read more...]

Man faces second charge in related to fatal Agassiz hang gliding accident

A second charge has been laid against the man accused in a hang-gliding accident that killed a woman in Agassiz last spring. William Orders already faces an obstruction charge, after he allegedly swallowed a memory card that contained a video from the flight. He had been piloting the tandem glider when passenger 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila … [Read more...]

Repeat offender faces two more sentencings

The repeat offender convicted of mortally wounding a young man outside a Port Coquitlam house party in 2006 is going back to prison. A Judge in Prince Albert is slated to sentence 23-year old Ryan Crossley for an assault he committed while already behind bars. Gord Penner, the father of the 20-year old stabbed seven years ago is relieved the … [Read more...]

Man faces seven charges in abduction; beating of teenager

Seven charges have now been laid against a Surrey man accused of abducting and beating a young woman in Maple Ridge. 25 year old Ian James William Campbell is facing charges of kidnapping, choking, assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement and auto theft. He remains in custody. The 17 year old victim was abducted outside a Maple Ridge mall … [Read more...]

Man faces more animal cruelty charges

A Vancouver man already facing animal cruelty charges is now facing two additional counts. Jordan Lucas was orginally  charged in July of last year in relation to a a videotape of a kitten being tortured. The BCSPCA says they have since come across another 36 videos made in early 2012 of cats and a mouse being tortured and … [Read more...]

BC Lottery Corporation faces class-action lawsuit

A BC Supreme Court judge has agreed to certify a class action lawsuit against the BC Lottery Corporation. The issue: people who enrolled in BCLC's "self-exclusion" program for problem gamblers. Two men who won jackpots between 35-thousand and 42-thousand dollars after signing up for the program say it was wrong for the Lotto corp to deny them their … [Read more...]

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver faces Civil Suit

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver is facing a civil suit from a woman who claims she had a sexual relationship with one of its priests, beginning when she was 17 in 1987. Kathleen Taylor’s claim describes alleged abuses over a period of years while father Damien Cooper served at Holy Rosary Cathedral and other parishes in Vancouver, … [Read more...]

Updates: Premier faces conflict of interest complaint

A former Liberal MLA and cabinet minister has filed a conflict of interest complaint against Premier Christy Clark. Abbotsford-South MLA John van Dongen alleges that Christy Clark violated the Conflict of Interest Act when she attended cabinet meetings as Education Minister in 2003, cabinet meetings at which he claims the pending sale of BC Rail … [Read more...]

Audit aside, Translink still faces major issues

The Chair of the Mayors Council for Translink says Provincial audit aside, major problems with transit funding and governance remain unsolved.  District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton says 139 million per year in audit savings still falls short of what's needed to improve the transit system, "The Minister, I think, alluded to the fact … [Read more...]