February 21, 2018

Four years since murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry

Wednesday marks four years since a member of a prominent Vancouver family was murdered in Pacific Spirit Park near UBC. Police are still working to solve the case and will mark the anniversary along with the family of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry. It was a murder that stunned the city. Just meters from the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park near 41st and … [Read more...]

People of Burns Lake mark one year since deadly sawmill fire

It's the one year anniversary of the mill explosion that killed two men and put the economic future of Burns Lake at risk. Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold says a service Sunday is to remember Robert Luggi Jr. and Carl Charlie, and be there for those who were injured in the blast. "We as a community are coming together to provide support to one … [Read more...]

Five years since Dziekanski TASER death

It has been five years since an immigrant from Poland died on the floor of Vancouver’s international airport after repeatedly being stunned by an RCMP TASER. Robert Dziekanski's death was the catalyst for police no longer being allowed to investigate themselves in British Columbia. Retired judge Thomas Braidwood recommended the now month-old … [Read more...]

Port Moody records third fatal shooting since May

A 32-year-old man has now died after he was shot this morning in Port Moody. Police say it happened around 10 a.m. at Wallace Wynd and Ailsa Avenue in the Glenayre neighbourhood. The man was known to police. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but later died. Vancouver police now take over the investigation because Port Moody does not … [Read more...]

Johnsons Landing residents allowed back home for first time since slide

Some residents in Johnsons Landing are being allowed back home for the first time after a deadly mudslide tore through the tiny Kootenay village ten days ago. Regional officials say parts of two out of 16 properties have been removed from an evacuation order. "With each new piece of information we get from the geotechnical experts, we can re-assess … [Read more...]

Six months since Matthew Huszar disappeared from Gastown

This week marks the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of Matthew Huszar. The 25-year-old geologist vanished after leaving Gastown's Lamplighter Pub in Vancouver on Dec. 16. His close friend, Dustin Perry, says still, the search continues. "The police are dedicated to it. They're still on the case. It's just unfortunate that we still don't … [Read more...]

One year since fatal Surrey shooting

It's been a year since a 30-year-old Surrey man was shot dead after getting into a minor car crash. Manbir Singh Kajla and his wife were driving along 128th Street one night last April alongside a white Ford Explorer. Police say the Explorer crossed the centre line and struck Kajla's Lexus. Kajla got out and approached the SUV. That's when police … [Read more...]

Clark marks one year since voted Liberal leader

With this weekend marking the one-year anniversary of Premier Christy Clark's reign as leader of the B.C. Liberal Party, both sides of the political spectrum are weighing in with their reviews. Former press secretary to ex-premier Gordon Campbell Mike Morton says Clark has been sticking to her priorities. "If we go back to last December, she did … [Read more...]

Teacher Talks: No change since last week

They've been at the bargaining table for more than 70 sessions now, and still no progress. That from the head of the BC Teachers' Federation, who says last week's modified proposal by the union, has failed in sparking any progress at the table. Susan Lambert says in her opinion, so far, only one side has been willing to bargain, "But we had hoped … [Read more...]

Vancouver rally marks one year since start of Egyptian uprising

About three dozen people rallied outside Vancouver’s main library to support the start of the Egyptian revolution on its one-year anniversary. "[We] are pretty much criticizing staff against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. [We] are saying that [we] want the regime down, [we] want a civilian state, [we] don't want military rule. … [Read more...]