September 21, 2017

VPD say search for man wanted on nation wide warrant is over

Vancouver Police say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is now back in custody. Acting on a hunch after a bank robbery at UBC Monday -- VPD say an officer tracked down 45 year-old Douglas Werner on a city bus. He's now facing charges in a robbery at a UBC bank as well another bank on West Georgia Street downtown.  Saturday police … [Read more...]

First Nation says it has unanswered questions after B.C.’s LNG conference

A coastal First Nation is responding to comments made by the premier at last week's conference on liquefied natural gas. Marven Robinson, of the Gitga'at First Nation in Hartley Bay, says members came away from the conference in Vancouver with many unanswered questions. "You know, we're not against it, but we're not fully informed yet. We have to … [Read more...]

Teen stabbed to death on Tsawwassen First Nation land

A 16-year old girl is dead and a 15-year old girl is in critical condition after a stabbing last night on the Tsawwassen First Nation reserve. Delta Police Constable Ciaran Feenan says their investigation is in its early stages. "At this point we do have a known suspect.  We can't speak to who he is because we do not want to compromise the … [Read more...]

Two Tsawassen First Nation members appeal September election

The former Public Relations adviser for the Tsawwassen First Nation says September’s election result could be overturned following an appeal launched by two members. Alex Rose, a family friend and biographer of former Chief Kim Baird, explains what could happen with the appeal made by Kim’s brother, Mike Baird and Nation Member … [Read more...]

Unanswered questions over two appeals of the recent Tsawwassen First Nation election results

There are still a lot of unanswered questions over two appeals of the recent Tsawwassen First Nation election results. TFN Chief Adminstrative officer Doug Raines says he still can't reveal who is behind the two seperate challenges. "At this time we have kept that, because of the procedures the judicial council has put in to place, confidential. I … [Read more...]

First Nation feels ignored by government

Members of the Fort Nelson First Nation have travelled to Vancouver to protest water licences they fear the Government is set to grant to natural gas companies. Chief Sharleen Wildeman says the Government isn't listening to her concerns, "Our community is increasingly getting frustrated with the pushback and without consulting with us. So, it's … [Read more...]

Burns Lake first nation chief has own story about John Furlong

The chief of Lake Babine Nation is adding unproven allegations of abuse surrounding former VANOC boss John Furlong have been known for years. “Former citizens of LBN and other first nations in Burns Lake… they've known about this for quite a while.” Chief Wilf Adam claims he has his own story with Furlong, when he was a teacher … [Read more...]

Yekooche First Nation suing former chief

A BC First Nation is bringing its former chief to BC Supreme Court, claiming he neglected to act in the band's best interests. The Yekooche First Nation is suing Henry Joseph, who was chief for just over a month from January 11th to February 26th of this year. The Yekooche claim Joseph improperly used band funds during that time, agreed to cede the … [Read more...]

Musqueam First Nation to demonstrate Friday

Dozens, and perhaps hundreds of protestors are expected to take to the streets this morning at the 100-day mark of a land dispute centred around a native burial ground. Members of the Musqueam First Nation are still negotiating a cash-for-land deal with the Century Group after human remains were found at a site slated for condos. The … [Read more...]

Government officials meet with Cowichan Tribes First Nation over suicide spike

If the B.C. government is to help a Vancouver Island First Nation to deal with a spike of suicides, officials must listen to the tribe's specific needs. So says Mary Polak, B.C.’s minister of aboriginal relations, as the Cowichan Tribes First Nation pleads for help in a state of emergency with 52 suicide alerts so far this year. … [Read more...]