February 21, 2018

Trial gets underway Monday for realtor accused in gang-related kidnapping

The trial of a North Vancouver realtor accused of taking part in a gang-related kidnapping is set to start Monday in Vancouver. Nazfar Mirhadi was one of seven people arrested in October 2011 involving the abduction of a twenty-nine-year-old man from a restaurant in Downtown Vancouver. Sulaiman Safi was later rescued by police in Richmond. At the … [Read more...]

Emergency meeting on community centres underway

The battle over control of Vancouver community centres is the topic of what is being billed as an "emergency meeting" going on right now. The new framework approved by commissioners last week, despite massive opposition, will see a pooling of revenue to allow more equal services to be delivered to centers across the city. Ainsley Kwan is president … [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...]

Riot trial underway

Spencer Kirkwood claims he doesn't remember what happened after 7:30 the evening of June 15th when he and other guests at a party in Yaletown witnessed smoke from a fire set during the riot. He admits he'd been drinking heavily and doesn't recall smashing the windows of the Telus store in the 700 block of Seymour with a barricade around 930pm. Two … [Read more...]

Judicial Review gets underway in BC Supreme Court over Vancouver Island park use permit

A Judicial Review beginning Monday in BC’s Supreme Court in Vancouver has champions for the environment crossing their fingers. The case, started by The Friends of Strathcona Park, challenges the Provincial Government's authority on how they protect parkland. At the centre of the case is a park use permit for a private resort on Vancouver … [Read more...]

Mop-up underway at flooded Vancouver highrise

People living in a downtown highrise are mopping up after a major flood last night. Police say water pipes used for firefighting may have been deliberately opened sending water down from the 35th floor to the ground floor at "The Max"on 928 Beatty Street. Resident Sic Kareem says his apartment was flooded. "The floor in my apartment is flooded, so … [Read more...]

Sentencing hearing underway in drunk driving case

A sentencing hearing is underway in Surrey for the drunk driver who caused the death of 22-year-old softball player Kassandra Kaulius. Family members and friends are wiping away tears as Crown counsel describes what happened on May 3, 2011. He says Natasha Warren left her house in a white van after drinking, and crashed into Kaulius' red BMW at 152 … [Read more...]

Review underway after boy snatched during supervised visit

Children's Minister Stephanie Cadieux says a review is underway after a three year old boy was snatched by his father during a supervised visit and taken over the border into Montana. "The reality of supervised visits is that they take place in a variety of settings, they may be in the community, they may be in a family home or in offices of the … [Read more...]

“Alex Cross” Sequel Already Underway

"Alex Cross", the Tyler Perry-led reboot of the film series based on James Patterson’s forensic psychologist character, opens this Friday. Reviews haven't been kind thus far and it isn't likely to set the box-office on fire. Yet with a budget of just $ 23 million (after subsidies), the film will almost certainly make money for those involved. … [Read more...]

Preliminary hearing underway for alleged Szendrei killer

The accused in the murder of Delta teenager Laura Szendrei has now appeared in provincial court in Surrey, for the start of his preliminary hearing.Friends, family and the 15 year old victims' parents gasped aloud and started sniffling as the accused was brought in.He was 17 years old at the time the girl was killed and can not be named under the … [Read more...]