February 21, 2018

Family of murder victim launches lawsuit

A lawyer for the federal government is asking a BC Supreme Court judge to  dismiss a lawsuit launched by the family of a murder victim. Had it not been for a botched response by the RCMP, Lisa Dudley might still be alive today. The 37 year old and her boyfriend were gunned down in their home in Mission in 2008, but the RCMP failed to … [Read more...]

New campaign to attract more family doctors

BC's Health Minister says changes are being made that will help those who need a family doctor get one, but it's going to take time. Margaret MacDiarmid says starting april first, the program called "A G-P for Me" will allow patients to consult their doctor over the phone and encourages physicians to take on new patients. But MacDiarmid says it's … [Read more...]

Shore family appeal

The search continues for a suspect in the beating death of a woman in Surrey who lived what police are calling a high risk lifestyle. Janice Shore was a 45 year old mother of three who was attacked in early December and died this week in hospital. Investigators say she wasn't homeless, but she did frequent local shelters and she may have been … [Read more...]

Family Day not such a great deal for small businesses

Monday marks BC’s first annual Family Day, and as some big chain businesses are taking advantage of the holiday, small businesses are taking a hit. Tourism Whistler is enthusiastic over the new statutory holiday. Jay Maynard, Travel Consultant for Tourism Whistler, says he personally started booking for the long weekend as far back as October … [Read more...]

BCGEU uses Family Day to urge the Province to implement affordable childcare

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is using Family Day to push for more affordable childcare in this province. "We're calling for a daycare system, a universal daycare system that everybody is able to tap into, that the people are well-paid and well educated, and we believe that at about ten dollars a day, families should be able to I … [Read more...]

Family of B.C. prisoner murdered by cellmate hopes for government change

The family of a man murdered by his cellmate at a medium-security prison in the Fraser Valley is losing hope serial killers will soon be barred from sharing sleeping quarters. "Now, it's up to the government to follow through." Lawyer Myer Rabin speaks for the mother of Jeremy Phillips. The 33-year old was murdered in 2010 at Agassiz’s … [Read more...]

Pickton family drops lawsuit against government

Almost four years after it was launched, the family of serial killer Robert Pickton has dropped a lawsuit filed against the federal and BC governments. In early 2009, Pickton's brother Dave and sister Linda Wright filed a claim indicating their farm in Port Coquitlam was damaged during the RCMP's search for the bodies of dozens of missing women. On … [Read more...]

Family of teen murder victim demand justice reforms

The family of a murdered Victoria teenager is calling for justice reform to prevent more deaths. 18 year old Kimberly Proctor was tortured and murdered by two teenage classmates in 2010. The killers were raised to adult court and sentenced to life in prison. But Kimberly's father Fred notes they can apply for parole in just seven years, unlike … [Read more...]

Bullying continues for Todd family with social media imposters

Amanda Todd’s mother continues to face online harassment nearly three months after her daughter's high profile suicide following years of online bullying. Through Twitter and Facebook, individuals continue to bully the Todd family through impersonation -- even going so far as to interact with those sending messages of sympathy. "I'm just … [Read more...]

Family of hit and run victim given free home

A holiday surprise for the Tumanda family, a few weeks after the tragic hit and run death of 42 year old, mother-of-two, Leonida. Leonida's husband, Nilo Tumanda had tears in his eyes as he stepped into the home, donated by Intergulf Development Group. "Thank you so much for the generousity.  Thank you." The home on Cambie Street is one of … [Read more...]