January 23, 2018

Candlelight vigil held for murdered Mission mom

A grieving community gathered in the hundreds at a Mission park last night to remember a young mother who was killed. Over 300 people, candles in hand, showed support for the family of Rachel Pernosky, whose body was found in Chilliwack Tuesday. She leaves behind a one year old son. "This community's heart is breaking. I know yours is just broken … [Read more...]

Vigil being held in memory of three farmworkers killed 3 years ago

It's been just over six years since three farm workers were killed when an overloaded van crashed near Abbotsford. And today, a candlelight vigil will be held in their memory.  BC Federation Of Labour president Jim Sinclair says, a model of a monument will be unveiled by the families of the women illed, "It's a beautiful tribute, I think when … [Read more...]

Gun amnesty to be held in B.C. this June

Police departments across B.C. will hold a gun amnesty in June to prevent firearms them from falling into the wrong hands.   If you have a firearm or ammo you'd like to get rid of, just call your local police detachment and they'll swing by to pick them up. A similar amnesty in 2006 saw more than 3,200 guns turned over, including a … [Read more...]

Memorial service held for crash victim

A memorial service has been held for an SFU student who was killed in Friday's crash on the Georgia Viaduct. Friends gathered together at Restoration Church at Surrey's SFU campus to remember Mwekwa Kaongwa. The 25 year old was an engineering student at SFU and was living on campus with his younger brother Chisha, who was not in the vehicle during … [Read more...]

Diner held up by gunman

Coquitlam RCMP continue their search for a man who held up a Subway Restaurant in that city. The suspect walked into the diner about 9:30 Wednesday evening showing a handgun and demanding money. Staff sounded an alarm and more than a dozen officers made their way to the 600 block Clarke Road. The gunman had fled by the time they … [Read more...]

Inquest may be held into Johnsons Landing mudslide

We should know soon if more bodies can be recovered from the scene of Thursday's deadly landslide at Johnsons Landing near Kaslo. Barb McLintock with the BC Coroner's Service also says an inquest may be held to determine if something could have been done to prevent this tragedy. "If through that, there might be any ways --lessons that we could … [Read more...]

Public inquest to be held into death of Angus Mitchell

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed a public inquest will be held into the death of Angus David Mitchell. Mitchell was shot by police May 30th, hours after a warning went out for the public to be on the lookout for him. Mitchell was wanted for shooting his former landlord, and was a person of interest in the shooting of two people at a Burnaby … [Read more...]

Memorial to be held for marine search and rescue volunteers

A memorial will be held this weekend in Sechelt for two Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteers who tragically died. President Randy Strandt says he expects a big turnout on Sunday as Angie Nemeth and Beatrice Sorenson are remembered.  "Is it a public service so we expect to have members of the public there as well as we know … [Read more...]

Forum to be held in honour of innocent victim of Surrey Six Massacre

The mother of an innocent man killed in the Surrey Six Massacre wants to mark his birthday in a special way. Eileen Mohan says her son, Chris, would have turned 27 next week. So she's holding a forum Saturday for young people and their parents to brainstorm ways to help kids stay away from drugs and gangs.  "Now this youth forum isn't about … [Read more...]

Memorial held for hang glider who died last weekend

A memorial was held Saturday for Lenami Godinez-Avila, the 27-year-old woman who plunged to her death from a hang-glider flight in Harrison Mills last weekend. Jason Warner, safety director of the Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada, says the tribute was organized by glider pilots. About 30 pilots gathered at the site where … [Read more...]