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Search continues for Prince George man feared dead

cknw.com — The search continues for a Prince George man reported missing two weeks ago. Jordan McLeod's car, a Chevy Malibu, was found near Williams Lake on Tuesday. That was a day after police asked for the public's help tracking down the vehicle. Investigators believe the 24-year old was murdered, but they haven't found his body.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @CKNW: #RCMP have recovered car of #Prince George man feared dead, but Jordan McLeod still missing. bit.ly/1CIF8Rx

Jan 30, 2015

#RCMP have recovered car of #Prince George man feared dead, but Jordan McLeod still missing. bit.ly/1CIF8Rx

Mother and baby swept away in Courtenay

cknw.com — A Search and Rescue effort is over in Courtenay but we still don't know if it will be a happy or tragic ending. RCMP Constable Don Sinclair says a mother and child were swept away in the Puntledge River this afternoon. Sinclair says Search and Rescue and an RCMP helicopter were deployed.

Trans Mountain calls off civil case against protesters

cknw.com — Five Burnaby Mountain pipeline protesters will no longer face a David versus Goliath court battle against Kinder Morgan. Trans Mountain's Ali Hounsell says the company has informed the court it is now ending its legal action. "It has become clear that there were a few of the defendents who wanted to continue the discussion and pursue this topic inthe media.

West Vancouver police officer cleared after complaint filed

cknw.com — He was just doing his job. That's what BC's police complaints commissioner found after reviewing a complaint about a West Vancouver police officer accused of misconduct last April. A video was posted online involving a confrontation with some longboard skaters on Finch Hill in the British Properties.
Jan 30, 2015

#WestVancouver police officer cleared after complaint filed by longboarders last April. bit.ly/1uJz1pt

Metro Vancouver voters awaiting details about proposed new transit sales tax

cknw.com — Transportation Minister Todd Stone says voters in Metro Vancouver will have a clear idea of what exactly they're voting on in this Spring's transit plebiscite. Stone says details on the proposed 0.5 per cent increase to the PST are nearly ready for public consumption.

Vancouver business leader suggests changes in Translink governance

cknw.com — A prominent business leader in Vancouver is suggesting, whatever the outcome of the upcoming transit tax vote, the governance of Translink must change. "As an arm-chair watcher in all of this, I think that you'll see some changes at Translink. People don't want to hand over money, if there's a perception there's not strong management."
Jan 29, 2015

#Vancouver developer says success of transit tax plebiscite depends on good governance. bit.ly/1CQX3ps

Despite falling loonie, economists predict growth in BC

cknw.com — The falling price of oil will help boost BC's economy this year. That according to the Business Council of BC, which is predicting 2.6 per cent growth this year, up slightly from 2014. Council economists say lower oil prices work to BC's advantage, as the province doesn't produce much oil and consumers will have more money to spend.

Mayor of McBride still not talking about sudden dismissal of senior employee

Jan 29, 2015

Mayor of #McBride still quiet about sudden dismissal of senior employee. bit.ly/1DdDrJM

Report on cause of Mount Polley disaster soon to be released

cknw.com — The BC government will release the findings of an independent panel on the Mount Polley tailings pond breach at the Legislature Friday morning. The expert panel was formed to find out why the tailings pond ruptured, spewing 24 million cubic metres of waste and rock into Quesnel Lake last summer.

Child's plea may not become reality

cknw.com — Transportation minister Todd Stone is promising to examine whether a safety barrier is needed on Highway 99 near Lilloett after hearing from a seven-year-old girl who lost her aunt and cousin in a crash there earlier this month. Stone says he was touched by the hand-written letter from Riley Donohue asking for a guard rail, so sent her a letter in response.

Elderly Vancouver man mugged after being generous to his attacker

Translink blames CP Rail for numerous West Coast Express delays

cknw.com — West Coast Express users found themselves dealing with more delays this morning. And it doesn't look like they'll be ending anytime soon. Train commuters have faced numerous delays over the last week or two. Almost in each instance it has been due to in whole or in part to CP Rail operated freight trains.

UBC students protest proposed rent hikes

cknw.com — 'Poor need not apply' was the message written on a flag waved by one of the dozens of UBC students who demonstrated outside President Arvind Gupta's office Thursday. They're challenging plans to increase campus residential rent rates up to 20 per cent. Protester Kelly Gerlings says if student housing fell under provincial rental laws, they wouldn't be marching.

U-S Super Bowl ads coming to Canadian TV

cknw.com — We've been able to see them online for years. But soon, Canadian television viewers won't have to seek out Super Bowl ads on YouTube. Companies like Budweiser spend millions on Super Bowl spots we never see on gameday because they've been substituted with Canadian commercials.

BCTF cheques end up with two BC Liberal MLAs

cknw.com — Two BCTF grievance cheques mailed out to thousands of teachers in December ended up in the hands of two BC Liberals MLAs. MLAs Marc Dalton in Maple Ridge and Don McRae in Comox Valley ended up getting the cheques as both have been by trade teachers before becoming provincial politicians.

More Kinder Morgan protest camps quietly dismantled in Burnaby

cknw.com — No one was arrested when a couple more Kinder Morgan protest camps were dismantled in Burnaby Wednesday morning. One campsite was at the foot of Bayview Drive and the other was near Kinder Morgan's Westridge terminal. Parks and Recreation Director, Dave Ellenwood, says it took less than three hours to clean everything up.

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Jan 28, 2015

RT @CKNW: VOTE: Is Emma Paulsen's sentence of 6 mos in jail for deaths of 6 dogs too severe, too lenient, or appropriate? bit.ly/1LigBXo

Jan 28, 2015

RT @CKNW: VOTE: Is Emma Paulsen's sentence of 6 mos in jail for deaths of 6 dogs too severe, too lenient, or appropriate? bit.ly/1LigBXo

Veteran VPD member arrested and charged

cknw.com — A domestic assault complaint in Maple Ridge has led to the arrest of a Vancouver Police officer. "They have approved charges and there is a first appearance court date for next week." Corporal Alanna Dunlop says the officer, who's been with Vancouver Police force ten years, was not on duty when the alleged crimes were committed.

Boughton Law legal Series

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Jan 28, 2015

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