Jordan Long, left and Mark Simms are released in Cuba.
Two Metro Vancouver policemen were released in Cuba after being charged with sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl from Ontario last March.
Vancouver Const. Mark Simms and Port Moody Const. Jordan Long were arrested on vacation in Varadero, Cuba and released, but since then they were unable to return home.
Simms is accused of attacking him for 17 years, while Long is charged with complicity.
Last month, the two had a one-day trial before a panel of five, and on Thursday, the council freed two men.
Leo Vitez, a retired police officer and a friend of the defendant who is following the case, told the CTV Nevs Trial Chamber that he did not believe the attack was.
Officers are still unable to return to Canada because they are waiting for a possible appeal to the decision.
– with files from CTV Vancouver
Photo: Loto Mak
The Port Cokuitlam man is looking forward to a festive Christmas now that $ 500,000 is richer.
Robert Pover says he plans to visit his family and buy a new car after his big win.
"I can not believe it. When I checked the map, I thought I had the wrong date," said Robert Pover.
He responded to four of the four Lotto Mak Ectra numbers that won $ 500,000 on a draw since November 9th.
"It was nervous – to be honest, still sinking," he said.
In addition to a two-week break from work, few car purchases are expected. "I never owned a new car. I want a brand new Ford Explorer."
Pover says he has been buying lottery tickets for years. "It's my routine," Pover said. "It's very rare that I miss it, it's automatic, I buy gas, I get a card, I buy food, I get a card, but when it comes to something like this, the first thing I'm thinking about is the family."
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November 15, 2018 / 16:15 | Story:
Children's supervisory body B.C. published a report calling for comprehensive changes after it was said that twelve children aged 10 to 18 years died of overdose medication.
Report by Jennifer Charlemort, Listening Time: Young voices on substance use also say that the use of drugs by children has been dominated by 154 critical-injury reports last year, almost twice as much as it was in 2016.
The Representative Office for Children and Youth gathered information from 100 young people in focus groups and reviewed critical injury reports in order to come up with the final recommendations.
The report says in almost every focus group, the first reason youth gave use of substances was to "drown" their emotional pain caused by events and traumas in their lives.
It makes five recommendations that seek systematic changes to promote better services and greater safety for children B.C., including the development and implementation of harm reduction services that would have specific premises for supervised consumption.
The report states that the question of substance use can be polarized, and some may disagree with the idea of young people using drugs at a safe location for taxpayer-financed spending.
"However, today we have to face the reality that young people with significant substance use problems transmit and die in B.C.," the report said.
Steps need to be taken to keep them safer and help build healthy relationships in their lives until they are ready for treatment, it says.
"B.C. has lost too many young people in excessive amounts of drugs," the report said, citing six young respondents in 154 critical injuries since January 1, 2018.
The timeline of the report comes in advance from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction, which is expected to be released next spring.
Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Judi Darci said in a press release in response to a report that her ministry is working with other government ministries to meet the diverse needs of all young people in the province.
"We heard from young people and families about how difficult it is to access information about available services and move in a fragmented and confusing system," says Darcy.
"We would look closely at how the needs of young people are met through the current continuity of care about the use of substances, from reducing damage to treatment and recovery and social support."
Hundreds of sea lions have taken over commercial fishing compartments in Covichan Bay.
The view attracts visitors' waves, but the Oceanfront Suites hotel gives guests ears for guests.
"Somehow they are not mindful of the politics of silence in the hotel," spokesman Rob Green said.
Page Plus is a hotel that is more than ever employed with nature lovers who want to watch beasts.
"They are clean here for food," said Mark Mercer, the manager of CTV. "Usually around mid-October, we'll see a few scouts coming in and checking food supplies. They'll hang out for a while, and then soon you'll see that the number increases each day."
Up to 400 sea lions, after the salmon runs on the rivers Covichan and Koksila, each year sets up a dormitory on the docks.
They usually stay for a few weeks until the ants are finished.
– with files from CTV Vancouver Island
Trans Canada Highway on Vancouver Island is closed by a flame vehicle.
This photo shows what appears to be a smart car in flames in Malahat near the summit.
Reports from eyewitnesses and social media indicate that the flame broke out at 1:20. Thursday afternoon.
Drive BC reports that the highway will be closed in both directions. The next estimated opening time is 3 hours.
– with files from CTV
Two Vancouver men were arrested for allegedly stealing enough pots to drink enough buns in their lives.
The couple was arrested outside a supermarket in the 1300 block of Lougheed Highway in Cokuitlam, only after 6.30. November 14, after stealing the purchase of a lot of butter worth more than $ 1,400.
"The construction of a large amount of butter is a bit unusual, but we see such things with similar food products," Corp said. Michael McLaughlin with Cokuitlam RCMP. "Things like cheese, flesh and baby formula can easily be sold on the black market, on the other hand, it's possible that these suspects choose the wrong way to start a Christmas beverage."
Two men, 23-year-olds and 25-year-olds are facing charges of stealing less than $ 5,000.
Twenty-two-year-old is also suspected of at least three other thefts around Metro Vancouver in the past few months.
"The employee actually recognized one of these suspects because he had little reputation as a thief for butter," McLaughlin said. "He was a little slippery to catch him, but you know what they say," butter "is late than never."
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November 15, 2018 / 13:43 | Story:
Members of a first nation in northwestern British Columbia are finally returning home after fleeing from destructive fire last year.
The Emergency Operations Director Tahltan First Nation says that residents will go to Telegraph Creek, find a change in the community.
Feddie Louie says the evacuation order from the huge Alkali firefighting facility will be lifted at 6:00 am in early August. on Thursday.
She says that $ 12 million was spent to restart the community after the 1,180 square kilometers destroyed 21 homes.
Louie says she still has a lot of cleaning, a lot of smoke damage, and some replaced homes are not ready for occupation yet.
She says eight modular units were brought to the new branch, and the rest of the homes will be completed by December 20th.
"The community was burned, it was not burnt down, it was burned down, we lost 21 homes in that community, and houses that were not burnt were badly damaged by smoke," she says.
"No one goes home or what was the same before the fire."
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November 15, 2018 / 12:57 | Story:
The federal government adds monitoring of maritime traffic with more radar coverage along the coast of British Columbia in order to improve the safety of ships traveling through narrow and challenging watercourses.
Fisheries and the oceans Canada says six new radar installations will fill existing deficiencies in covering occupied and risky areas of water from the northern end of the Georgian passage to the Queen Charlotte Scar and in the waters outside Prince Rupert's.
Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced new installations on Thursday at the Canadian Coast Guard Station in Richmond.
The government's announcement states that expanded radar coverage is part of a $ 1.5 billion oceanfront plan to improve marine safety and preserve the Canadian marine environment and coastal communities.
A new radar is planned for the Seaforth Channel on the central coast, where in October 2016 the groundwater system leaked more than 110,000 liters of diesel and other lubricants circulating in schools near Bella Bella.
Wilkinson says six new stations will provide reliable and accurate information on the movement of the ship along B.C. Coast.
"This information will increase safety at sea and reduce the risk of emergency marinas in the marina. This is another example of how we work with the indigenous and coastal communities in the KC to make our waters and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier," says Wilkinson. .
New radar stations will be located in the traditional territories of many of the First Nations, and the federal government says it has support for upgrading.
Photo: John Goudie
Fire Burning at Green Lake on the Okanagan Falls Sand in 2018
Provincial funds have been announced to support communities that recover from the 2018 fire season.
An additional $ 10 million was announced on Wednesday.
Mike Farnvorth, the Minister of Public Safety and the Attorney General said that although the fire is now outdoors, the British Columbia can be sure that the support of the government will be held.
"Our province is facing a long-term and complex recovery process for the second consecutive year, and the effects on communities and local economies affected by the wild season in 2018 were significant," he said.
The funds will go a long way to reaching the victims of the fire victims, Farnworth said.
For the second year in a row, the wild season season 2018 dropped as the worst in a record in B.C.
Funds will be distributed through an agreement with the Canadian Red Cross, and new funds are besides $ 3.1 million launched by the public and donations.
Parliamentary Secretary for Preventing Emergency Jennifer Rice said that many parts of the province were heavily affected and needed support while they were being restored.
"Our government has worked carefully to ensure that urgent critical needs in joint communities are fulfilled and this additional funding can now help victims of the fire in the next stage of their recovery," Rice said.
In addition to publishing, the Red Cross will provide additional support to help the long-term needs.
The funds will be used for the implementation of assistance, recovery and resilience.
This includes things such as removing damage to private land and fire repair, refrigerator and freezer disposal, alternative heating sources, travel costs and project equipment and health and wellness support.
The assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will not duplicate assistance provided through insurance, government or other agency agencies.
The company providing new bus services in the southern half of the province and the Lower Gulf makes some changes in planning.
Ebus began to work two weeks ago, replacing a number of routes offered by Greihound before they stopped working in western Canada.
In a report to reporters, Ebus says that it adjusts all its routes based on feedback from customers.
Ebus says scheduled stops will continue in Kelovna, Vernon, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Surrei and Vancouver. Buses will only stop at Merritt, Hope and Chillivack if there is a reserved reservation reserved.
However, he will no longer stop at Richmond.
The company says it works with Kelowna and West Kelowna to provide additional rates.
Click here for more information about routes and rates.
Photo: Fraser Institute
Older and safer drivers pay hundreds more in ICBC premiums to subsidize younger and more risky drivers, reveals a new study.
Drivers in B.C. pay higher auto insurance rates in part because the ICBC does not fully account for the age and uses drivers' premiums to pay for expenses without insurance, according to the Frejzer Institute study.
In August, the province announced changes in reducing insurance for good drivers to $ 100 and an increase in costs for drivers with poor records.
"Recent government changes are welcomed, but they do not go far enough to fix our fundamental lack of systems that punish safer drivers with higher rates to subsidize risk drivers," says John Chant, author of the study and emeritus professor at Simon Fraser University.
ICBC has a monopoly over compulsory basic insurance but does not base its rates on age or gender.
That's why all drivers under 35 pay less than the prices showed the anticipated accident experience – and drivers from 16 to 24 pay more than $ 800 less than otherwise.
In contrast, drivers between 55 and 64 pay $ 228 more per year due to the structure of the ICBC rate.
Non-security costs, such as driver testing, drivers and vehicle licensing, and fine collection are also paid through insurance premiums, are added to the $ 50 estimates for each driver's policy.
"It's important that BC drivers understand why basic car insurance in this province is so expensive, because reforms have been proposed and introduced," says Chant.
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Nov 15, 2018 / 9:37 am | Story:
Photo: Nanaimo City
The discovery of an apparently large portion of the autumn trees in a green tin Citi of Nanaimo prompted the Vancouver community to launch a refresher course on what is or is not acceptable for the composting program for waste materials.
David Thompson, Nanaimo's sanitation and recycling manager, says last fall was a red deer or knee deer found in rough organic organs last week was the most pronounced content of his staff since the program was launched.
The inhabitants can throw some meat, poultry, or fish from bones and other organic matter into their buckets, but Thompson says that a meter long of a half-meter wide bag filled with large bones and pieces of meat is far more than the processing plant could carry.
The terrible finding caused an unusual social networking site on Monday, reminding residents that animal carcases were not acceptable in a green basket.
Thompson says the department is shaken with the answers, forcing staff to spend most of the Tuesdays explaining that burns in kitchens, flesh, fat and small bones can be caught, but the bigger the must be treated differently.
The staff occasionally found other unacceptable items in the bucket, such as diapers, dead crows or killing the road, but Thompson says the latest unpleasant discovery is the most extreme.
"It's clear that it was from a hunting operation, which is beyond and beyond what we expected in a green basket," he said.
A British Columbia Protection Service official says unused animal remains should be taken for a rendering operation or be returned to the forest, far from any recreational area. (NanaimoNevsNov)
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