January 21, 2018

NDP facing questions over so-called ‘slush-fund’

The NDP was on the defensive in Victoria today over a half million dollar pool of money that the Liberals say was being misused. But the opposition says it did nothing wrong. It didn't take long in Question Period for the Liberals to make hay with the story, alleging the pooling of constituency money to pay for partisan activities was … [Read more...]

Surrey M-P Apologizes after Medal Given to Man Facing Criminal Charges

Newton-North Delta NDP M-P Jinny Sims has issued a statement saying she awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to Maninder Gill - manager of Radio India on Sunday - in recognition of his significant contributions to his community and wasn't aware of the pending legal matter. Sims says she recognizes the seriousness of the crime he's accused of … [Read more...]

Idle No More protesters disappointed Senator Brazeau facing charges

Idle No More protesters outside a Burnaby hotel where Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent the Friday say like him, they feel let down by Patrick Brazeau, a First Nations Senator now charged with assault and sexual assault. "Stephen Harper's got to go, hey, hey, ho, ho," they chanted. A handful of demonstrators say they were disappointed to learn … [Read more...]

BC Liberal candidate facing six charges for not filing corporate tax returns

The BC Liberal candidate for Surrey Panorama is in court facing charges under the income tax act. Sukh Dhaliwal is facing six charges after a company he is president of failed to file income tax returns from 2004 to 2010. Dhaliwal says he is working to resolve the situation. He was asked if paying his taxes might be a better solution than a court … [Read more...]

Man is facing charges for threatening to shoot a Vancouver bus driver

On Sunday night police say a woman waiting for a bus at Commerical drive and Broadway told a driver a man at the bus stop was sexually harrasing her. That man then got on the bus and started mouthing off at the driver. Police say after the driver asked the man to get off -- he allegedly threatened the operator saying, “I have a gun … [Read more...]

Former teacher facing child porn charges

A former teacher in the Vancouver Island north school district has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. The charges against Joseph Oullette were approved by crown counsel last week, seven months after RCMP raided the 45-year old's home in Port McNeill. Mounties add there's no evidence to suggest any local children were … [Read more...]

Murder victim had been facing multiple charges

The man who was shot dead last night at his East Vancouver home was Alexander Julian Liang. Police have now confirmed his identity as the victim of the city's 8th homicide of the year. The targeted hit happened at the 21-year-old's home on east Sixth Avenue and Rupert. Court records say Liang was facing various charges. They include robbery, … [Read more...]

Mounties facing charges in the Surrey Six investigation lose their lawyers

Two lawyers representing Mounties accused of various offences related to the Surrey Six investigation have withdrawn their services. Michael Klein and mMichael Bolton won't be representing their clients Sergeant David Attew and Corporal Paul Johnston. Their reason? Funding that was promised the officers under a program for federal government … [Read more...]

Surrey man facing sexual assault charge after alleged incident at skytrain station

A 44-year-old Surrey man is facing a sexual assault charge after an incident Wednesday afternoon at the Granville skytrain station. A woman was allegedly grabbed by a man standing behind her as she was heading up the escalator. Transit Police arrested a man as they heard her scream, then hit him with her purse. Officers say Harminder … [Read more...]

New Westminster man facing charges after allegedly assaulting woman while on a bus

A 30-year old New Westminster man is facing charges -- after allegedly assaulting a woman on-board a bus. Transit Police say it happened Thursday morning -- when the man started yelling at a group of strangers. When one of the women intervened, he allegedly spat on her, and started to kick and punch her. He also apparently threatened to hit the … [Read more...]