February 18, 2018

BC Court of Appeal ruling pleases Mom of daughter killed by drunk driver

The mother of a young woman killed by a drunk driver two years ago is pleased BC's highest court has upheld the sentence handed to an impaired driver... who took the life of someone else's child. "She just needs to serve her time. Stop all the trying to get out of jail free card type thing and just go serve your time." Markita Kaulius -- who lost … [Read more...]

Woman who killed child will hear results of another appeal Thursday

A day after canada's highest court rejected her latest bid to have her conviction overturned, Carol Berner will get the results of another appeal.  The Delta woman who killed four year old Alexa Middelaer in May of 2008 is also trying to have her sentence reduced. In November of 2010, she was ordered to spend 2.5 years in prison and … [Read more...]

How The “Bioshock” Movie Was Killed

Those holding out hope that a film based on the acclaimed and popular "Bioshock" video game series would see the light of day - sorry, but it is pretty much dead. Universal put the project on indefinite hold back in 2011. At the time Gore Verbinski was to direct, and the halt was due to budgetary issues. Now, Irrational Games' creative director … [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...]

German skier killed in East Kootenay avalanche

A skier from Germany has been killed by an avalanche in the East Kootenay. It happened to a heli-skiing party yesterday afternoon east of Jumbo Mountain. Police say three skiers were caught by the snowslide that was 150-metres wide. One was buried but the heli-guide and other members of their party dug him out - his injuries are life-not … [Read more...]

Man handed lifetime driving ban for crash that killed a 23-year-old woman from Surrey

A 42-year-old man convicted of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in December has been sentenced to three years in prison, and a lifetime driving ban. 23-year-old Vanessa Usak was killed when Stephen Jenkins’ car crossed the line in July 2008. A passenger in Usak's car was also seriously injured.  It … [Read more...]

Man killed by train

A man's been hit and killed by a train in Port Coquitlam. RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Willms says police were called to the Canadian Pacific rail yard about midnight. "We attended and did find an, as of yet, unidentified male next to the tracks, approximately 200 metres east of the West Coast Express station.  In conjunction with the coroner's … [Read more...]

Burnaby driver killed in high-speed viaduct crash

Vancouver Police say it was the driver killed in this morning's collision on the Georgia Viaduct. But they are not releasing the name of the 22 year old man from Burnaby. His next of kin are still being notified. Police say the three passengers in that vehicle remain in hospital in serious or critical condition. All are between 20 and 24 years … [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...]

West Kelowna woman killed trying to help injured couple

A devastating story from the Coquihalla Highway last night. RCMP say three vehicles were involved in a crash north of Hope around dinner time. An elderly couple in one vehicle were injured so two men and a woman from the other two vehicles came to their aid - then things went terribly wrong. Another vehicle smashed into one of the crashed cars … [Read more...]