February 20, 2018

Sex offender guilty in two teens’ deaths

Sex offender Martin Tremblay has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death, in the deaths of two local teenage girls. People applauded in the courtroom as the judge convicted Tremblay of criminal negligence causing death and obstruction of justice in the deaths of 17-year-old Martha Jackson Hernandez and 16-year-old Kayla … [Read more...]

Verdict set to come down for Tremblay in teens’ deaths

A convicted sex offender charged in the deaths of two local teens is set to learn his verdict tomorrow. Martin Tremblay has been accused of several charges in the deaths of Martha Jackson, 17, and Kayla Lalonde, 16. Police allege he lured the teens to his Richmond home two years ago with drugs and alcohol.  And after the girls consumed a … [Read more...]

Conference looks at abuse suffered by teens

The mother of murder victim Maple Batalia is attending a conference in Surrey dealing with domestic violence involving teenagers. As the conference seeks solutions to getting awareness of teen abuse, Sarabjit Btalia, Maple's mom, says even if parents think their child can handle situations like relationship violence, they often can't. "She was … [Read more...]

BC RCMP latest to tell gay teens ‘it gets better’

The latest in the It Gets Better online video campaign aimed at supporting gay youth has come from the BC RCMP. They talk about growing up as a gay teen, being called names in school, coming out to their parents, and trying to figure out with who they were. The video, as of 7 a.m., had been viewed more than 10,000 times since being post yesterday … [Read more...]

Best Attractions at Disney for Teens

Disney vacations are no longer just child's play—the parks have been upping their teen-friendly game over the last few years with more intense rides and cool, interactive attractions. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Teen’s body recovered from mudslide

Searchers north of Nelson have recovered a third body from the debris in Johnsons Landing.  It's that of 17-year old Rachel Webber.  her older sister Diana and father Valentine were also killed in the mudslide, which happened exactly two weeks ago.  A 64-year-old woman from Germany remains missing, but the search for her body has … [Read more...]

Two teens killed in Richmond crash

Two teenagers from Richmond are dead after a collision on Number 4 road, south of Steveston Highway. RCMP Inspector Al Raimey says it happened at 3:00 a.m. "Police and fire rescue attended and found the 4-door car that had failed to negotiate a left-hand turn and impacted a large tree on the passenger's side.  The driver was taken to hospital, … [Read more...]

Charge upgraded to 1st degree murder in teen’s death

26 year old Matthew Foerster is now charged with first degree murder in the killing of armstrong teenager Taylor Van Diest. He had initially been charged with second degree murder. First degree murder suggests the killing was planned and deliberate. The 18 year old was murdered last Hallowe'en evening and was found near some train … [Read more...]

Father and son charged in teen’s murder

  A father and son have been charged in connection with the brutal murder of a teenaged girl in the community of Armstrong last Hallowe'en. 26-year-old Matthew Stephen Foerster of Cherryville BC is charged with one count of second-degree murder. Taylor Van Diest  was found lying on railway tracks and later died from her injuries. Foerster … [Read more...]

Teens rescued off Grouse Mountain

Four teens who got stranded while hiking on Grouse Mountain have been rescued.  North Shore Search and Rescue say the teens were ill-prepared for the icy conditions on the BCMC trail. "Our members are equipped with crampons, ropes, and ice axes... and they're descending down to them right now,” says Tim Jones. He adds conditions on the … [Read more...]