February 22, 2018

UPDATE: VPD find missing autistic boy

 Vancouver Police say they have located a missing 14 year old boy who's autistic. He had walked away from an outing in downtown vancouver over the noon hour. He was found nearby and safe a few hours later and has been reunited with his family. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Update: details on former school employee who made threats in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP are releasing more information about a former school employee who made some threats.  Constable Gary O'Brien says mounties are simply being prudent and no one is in any danger.  But he says the person, who they won't identify, did make threats in the past and has already served his time. "During that investigation several of … [Read more...]

Stabbing Spree update

Vancouver Police say two victims of last week's stabbing spree in the West End remain in hospital. Both are expected to survive including a 24-year-old woman who is still listed in very serious condition. A 28-year-old woman is in stable condition. Police are not speaking to a possible motive for the attack because the accused, Jerome Bonneric, is … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Auditor General speaks about leaving BC for new job

Saying he didn't want to leave BC, Auditor General John Doyle admits recent events convinced him to take a job offer in his native Australia.  He says the offer of a two-year extension from Premier Christy Clark was insulting. "I made it clear to the chair of the committee that I wouldn't accept anything other than a six-year extension. If for … [Read more...]

Stanley Cup Riot trial update

An RCMP interrogation video entered as evidence at the trial of accused Stanley Cup rioter Spencer Kirkwood shows he appeared remorseful, but insisted didn't remember taking part in the riot. An RCMP interrogator's interview video taped with Kirkwood has now been entered as evidence at his trial. In it, Kirkwood tells the interrogator he doesn't … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Burnaby Police Shooting

The man shot by Burnaby RCMP officers early this morning has now died in hospital. According to the "Independent Investigations Office" (IIO), the incident began shortly after 1am when police received a 9-1-1 call about a man with a knife in the 4100-block of Albert street in Burnaby. While enroute to the call, an officer encountered a man matching … [Read more...]

Queen of the North trial update

The latest witness at the trial of a former BC ferry worker accused of causing the deaths of two people says numerous changes have been made since the 2006 sinking of the Queen of the North vessel. Rory Green is a deck hand and junior officer who worked on the doomed ship. He says the rules followed in March of 2006 were much more grey than they … [Read more...]

LifeLabs contract dispute update

The B-C Government and Service Employees Union has announced mediated contract talks with LifeLabs will resume Sunday at the Labour Relations Board. 700 unionized employees began rotating strikes last Monday. The union says job action will continue this weekend at labs in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, and Victoria. CKNW … [Read more...]

Update on rotating strikes at LifeLabs

The B-C Government and Service Employees Union has announced the next round of rotating strikes in its contract dispute with LifeLabs. Labs in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, and Victoria will be behind picket lines Saturday through next Monday. The union says the company is offering a wage hike 3.9 per-cent over three years, but … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Tsunami alert after 7.5 magnitude quake in Alaska

Tsunami advisories for BC's coastal areas from the border to North Vancouver Island have been cancelled, but the tsunami warning for BC from the North Tip of Vancouver Island to Alaska remain in effect. This after an earthquake near Dixon Alaska just before midnight Saturday. It was originally believed to be a magnitude 7.7 quake, but has … [Read more...]