February 17, 2018

Pitbull shot after attacking police

A Delta police officer shot and killed a pitbull last night. The officer was on routine patrol on Annacis Island when the dog charged from a houseboat, docked near Chester Road. "The pitbull attacked two officers, biting one in the hand.  The officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the dog.  The officer was treated by a local … [Read more...]

Mayor of Langley city wants a shot at provincial politics

The Mayor of Langley city is trying to play coy but the cat is out of the bag and he will soon announce a jump into provincial politics. Peter Fassbender say if you are a betting person you will put two and two together ahead of his announcement tomorrow in the riding of Surrey Fleetwood. Fassbender admits he doesn't live in the riding but feels he … [Read more...]

Man shot by police in Burnaby was son of Squamish Chief

The chief of the Squamish Nation is in mourning after learning his son was involved in Thursday's fatal confrontation with the RCMP in North Burnaby. Chief Gibby Jacob has released a statement confirming his 45-year old son -- Ryan -- was shot by police at Hhastings and MacDonald shortly after 1 a.m. and died later in hospital. The Chief says, … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: One man shot in downtown Vancouver

Yellow tape is up in downtown Vancouver following a shooting near Granville and Smithe streets. Police say they responded to a call of a fight shortly before seven this morning. When they got there they discovered that one man had been shot. He's been taken to hospital with what police say are "undetermined" injuries. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Temporary agreement over provincial flu shot policy

After various health worker unions kicked up a fuss over the new mandatory flu shot policy there has been a compromise reached. Fraser Health Spokesperson Roy Thorpe-Dorward was asked what happens now if health care worker refuses to get a flu shot. "However in the first year of this new policy we are not going to be disciplining employees who come … [Read more...]

Man shot in robbery at Delta strip mall

Two men have been taken to hospital after a robbery and shooting in Delta this evening. Constable Ciaran Feenan says police were called just before 6:30 to a strip mall in the 9300 block of Scott Road. The two victims were found -- one with a gunshot wound -- the other, with injuries from the altercation. "It appears through the early investigation … [Read more...]

BCNU fights back against “coercive” flu shot policy

Little more than two weeks before all BC health care workers face more pressure to get flu vaccinations, the BC Nurses Union is demanding the cancellation of what's being described as a 'coercive' policy. Union President Debra McPherson says recent scientific reviews indicate studies being used to justify the policy are not credible. "We encourage … [Read more...]

Man shot by Vancouver Police identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man shot and killed by Vancouver police on Monday. 52 year old Christopher Lewis Ray had been living in Vancouver. Vancouver Police say the man was armed with a knife and came at an officer. They were called out to a report of windows being smashed in in the 400 block of Skeena Street. The new Independent … [Read more...]

Flu shot sparks human rights court battle

Forcing health care workers to take the flu shot is a violation of human rights. That's the message from Reid Johnson, president of the Health Sciences Association Union, which has filed a grievance with its employers over a policy which mandates workers get vaccinated. "We encourage our member to get a flu vaccination every year but people for … [Read more...]

Customs officer discharged from hospital after being shot last week

The Canadian border officer who was shot last week at the Peace Arch crossing is now out of the hospital and recovering at home.  Lori Bowcock was shot in the neck last Tuesday.  32 year old Andrew Crews is accused of driving up to her booth in a white van, shooting her and then taking his own life.  Homicide police continue to … [Read more...]