January 23, 2018

Jury makes six recommendations following Ashley Guiboche inquest

Six recommendations have been made following a Coroner's inquest into the death of 18 year old Ashley Guiboche. They include suggestions the City of Surrey, ICBC and Translink reduce jaywalking along King George Boulevard between 98th Avenue and 100th Avenue by building an overhead walkway to the nearby Skytrain station. The jury also … [Read more...]

Coroner inquest underway for teen killed by RCMP cruiser

An inquest is under way involving Ashley Christine Guiboche who was struck by a RCMP cruiser while jaywalking near King George skytrain station in January 2011. A number of people took the stand today. The first witness Noormohmed Maje claiming Constable Albert Luk was excessively speeding without his sirens or flashing lights on. Another … [Read more...]

Inquest set in deadly RCMP shooting

Dates have been set for a coroner's inquest involving the shooting death of a troubled man in Surrey by an RCMP officer.   Adam Brian Purdie was 28 when he died March 2nd, 2011. The mountie involved was cleared of any wrong-doing seven months later. Investigators with Saanich police determined the seven-year member had to fire because Purdie … [Read more...]

Provincial inquest into death of Kamloops teen not off the table

BC’s Coroner says an inquest into the death of CJ Morningstar Fowler isn't out of the question at the Provincial level, but police will have to wrap up their investigation before it will even be considered. This after First Nations leaders called for a national inquiry into Fowler's death, citing more must be done to help the country's … [Read more...]

Patricia Donna Reed Inquest makes recommendations

A jury at a Coroner's Inquest has made five recommendations, after a patient from Riverview Hospital was found dead outside in the cold.  Patricia Donna Reed was reported missing in February 2011. She was a patient involuntarily committed at Riverview.  Staff did not find the 59-year-old until five days later, her body cold in a ditch not … [Read more...]

Jury makes nine recommendations after inquest into death of search volunteer

A jury has made nine recommendations to Emergency Management BC and the BC Search and Rescue Association after an inquest into the death of search volunteer, Sheilah Sweatman. 29 year old Sweatman was performing a recovery operation with Nelson's Search and Rescue unit when she drowned in Creston in June 2011. She was trying to recover a body from … [Read more...]

Mother of murder victim breaks down at inquest

The mother of a man murdered by his cell-mate nearly two years ago at a medium security prison in Agassiz cried today as she heard testimony from a fellow in-mate. Lela Phillips lost her 33 year old son Jeremy in November of 2010 when he was strangled by self-confessed serial killer Michael McGray at the Mountain Institution. This morning, she … [Read more...]

Inquest starts today

A public inquest into the death of an inmate at the federal prison in Agassiz begins Monday.33-year-old Jeremy Phillips was found dead in his cell at Mountain institution in November, 2010.Last year, serial killer Michael McGray - who was Phillips' cellmate - pleaded guilty to killing Phillips.The inquest is set to go until November 1st.It's … [Read more...]

Inquest planned in Coquitlam death

The BC Coroners Service will hold an inquest into the death of Colette Marie Salemink. The 59 year old died following a house fire at her Coquitlam home in April of 2010. Her son was charged with arson and manslaughter. He was eventually found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder. The inquest will be held in Burnaby in … [Read more...]

Coroner’s inquest to begin into 2011 shooting death in Downtown Eastside

A coroner's inquest is set to begin today into the case of a man shot dead a year ago by Vancouver police officers in the Downtown Eastside. 48-year-old Darrell Elroy Barnes was fatally shot by an officer last July at Powell Street and Gore Avenue. Witnesses say they saw him run at a group of police holding a machete. The Integrated Homicide … [Read more...]