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A leading investigator in the mass murder of Colombian bands has been found guilty of violating the confidence and obstruction of justice with a testimonial.

Derek Brassington entered his request to B.C. The Supreme Court on Friday before beginning a trial that was expected to last 10 weeks after multiple delays.

The former sergeant RCMP played a fundamental research role in the 2007 murder of six people, including two innocent people, at a high exit in Surrey.

The special prosecutor, Chris Considine, and Defense Attorney Ian Donaldson sent sentences, but the details can not be reported due to a general ban on publications.

B.C. The Supreme Court of Justice, Arne Silverman, is not expected to condemn Brassington until a later date.

He was charged in 2011 and resigned in 2013.


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The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that a north of Vancouver should not return almost a quarter of a million dollars stolen by his wife from his employer before he dies, but the widower is still responsible for more than $ 100,000.

The case began after the death of Wanda Moscipan in 2012 when Vancouver Coastal Health's authority tried to recover almost $ 600,000 and found that he had diverted himself for eight years as a financial administrator.

The health authority initiated legal action against the estate of Moscipan and her husband, and a lower court ruled that the widower had known that his wife received funds through fraudulent means.

This decision ordered Miroslaw Moscipan to pay $ 246,073.23, finding that he ascended to the part of stolen funds intended to cover family expenses.

At that time, Judge Leonard Marchand wrote the restitution on the part of her husband "is appropriate to send a message to others who do not benefit from the faults of others when they know or have to know about the earnings obtained." & # 39;

Moscipan appealed to the highest court in B.C., fighting against the reimbursement order and a new decision that put aside the transfer of his wife's bed to his family.

Moscipan argued that Vancouver Coastal Health did not show that he knew his wife was misappropriating money.

But in a unanimous trial issued on Wednesday, Judge Richard Goepel is not in agreement, saying that when the man asked his wife about the money, he was withdrawn for a response that he would not have "satisfied a reasonable person ".

While I was in agreement with the lower court that Moscipan had "constructive knowledge" of his wife's illegal activities, he found that the trial judge incorrectly calculated how much the cash was traceable solely to Moscipan.

The court reduced the husband's responsibility to $ 130,295.75, the amount that Wanda Moscipan calculates paid for her husband's credit card bills.

The High Court also reviewed the order that stated that the joint transfer of family leases from the North Vancouver home from his wife to the husband was a "fraudulent transport."

Goepel supports the finding that the transfer was "made in order to delay and prevent the creditors of the deceased woman from the recurrent," but says that the lower court was wrong to reject the delivery.

"Mr. Moscipan is still the registered owner of the property," says Goepel. "However, he maintains property subject to claims that may be derived from Mrs. Moscipan's creditors."

The University of British Columbia has also filed legal action against the property of Wanda Moscipan, her husband and son, alleging that he stole nearly $ 700,000 from the institution while working as a part-time administrator at the Faculty of Medicine.

These claims have not been tried in court.

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A Merritt man is willing to appear in a courtroom in Kamloops to face four fire accidents.

Kamloops RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore says the 37-year-old man was detained on Thursday.

Suspected fires were established in four churches in the Merritt area earlier this month.

One of the fires destroyed the 150-year-old Murray United church in the Nicola Valley.

This church was described on its website as the oldest building in the valley and the only one that was still made with local wood in the Nicola Valley.

The other three buildings were not so seriously damaged and no one was injured in any of the fires.


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BC Hydro says scammers feature employees of the Crown clients' utility conned thousands of dollars last year, making it the most fraudulent period since fraud began to gain momentum in 2014.

Hydro says in a statement that he has received about 6,000 customer reports that have been contacted by fraudsters in the last four years, and that 2,000 of these complaints arrived in 2018.

But the utility calculates that the amount of claims is much lower than the actual amount of scams, since it considers that most of the tried and successful frauds are not recorded.

He says customers throughout the province earned more than $ 45,000 only in 2018, with Vancouver, Nanaimo, Surrey, Vernon, Burnaby and Richmond, the most segmented communities.

The victims were contacted by phone, email or text and they told him that they would cut their electricity if they did not receive a payment through prepaid cash or credit card, or by an ATM.

Hydro is reminding customers that it does not accept payment in Bitcoin or through prepaid cash or credit cards, and sends notices by mail and an automatic telephone message if an account is delayed.

Environment Canada has issued a weather report for the Coquihalla freeway – Let's wait for Merritt.

A snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

An intense Pacific frontier system will zoom in to the interior of tonight. The slight snow of the system will begin early in the afternoon and it will become heavier during the night. It is expected that snow will continue until Saturday with total accumulations of up to 25 cm awaited by Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the strong southern winds that accompany the system will lead to snowfall that lead to low visibility.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with the changing conditions of the road. The visibility can be suddenly reduced sometimes in heavy snow.

Mountain weather can change suddenly resulting in dangerous driving conditions.

You are advised to consult with DriveBC and Castanet for road conditions and the latest traffic cameras and freeways.

Millions of owners in areas of B.C. Soon it will be hit by the new real estate speculation and the vacant tax must be applied to be exempt.

Homeowners in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Metro Vancouver, parts of the Fraser Valley, the Regional Capital District, Nanaimo and Lantzville will have to fill out the paperwork every year to not opt ​​for.

The controversial measure aims to curb the high housing prices through the imposition of speculators that leave vacancies or not to rent them full-time CTV News reports.

Owners must register their property at the end of March. The details of how to do it are detailed in the letters that will be sent later this month. If you do not fill out the forms, you will be charged an additional tax invoice based on the valued value of your home.

But Shuswap's MLA, Greg Kyllo, the liberal critic of the work of BC, warns that many people could be affected by large tax bills simply because they do not believe that taxes are applied to them.

"I'm worried about the elderly citizens who can receive the warning, put it aside … and finds out that on July 1 they have another $ 4,000 or $ 5,000 invoice," he said. Kyllo told CTV.

– with Vancouver CTV files

The mayor of Langford, suburb of Victoria, says he was threatened with the new speculation tax.

Stew Young, who has gone to the tax and has worked so that his residents are exempt from that, told CTV News that the threat came from an economist who worked for the province.

Young says that he wanted last year's letters to be posted by affected residents in the board's agenda, but when he spoke with Rob Gillezeau, an economist at the University of Victoria who worked for the government on # 39 ; tax, he was warned not.

"He said that if you put these letters to your board of advice, you will never get out of the tax on the specifications. So I put them to the board of the board after # This meeting, because I had to, "Young told Victoria's CFAX radio. "And guess what? Langford is not out. So it's not a threat? Is not this ministry of finance dealing with people?"

However, a spokesman for the prime minister's office told the CTV that staff had considered Young's complaint, and that the exchange was not taking place.

Meanwhile, more than one million B.C. Homeowners in areas such as the Capital Region, Vancouver, Kelowna and others will soon receive a letter explaining how to choose not to pay the tax. They have to fill out the paperwork, but they can choose not to have vacant properties or rent them full time.

– with Vancouver CTV files


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The documents that say that money laundering in British Columbia reaches the billions of dollars are surprising to the Attorney General of the province that says the figures have finally called the attention of the federal government.

David Eby said he was surprised and frustrated because the higher dollar estimates appear to have been known to the federal government and the RCMP, but were not delivered to B.C. government

He said that he recently spoke with the Public Security Minister, Ralph Goodale, about the gaps in information regarding the cash that was flushed to B.C. and will meet next week with the Minister of Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair.

"I was initially surprised by the lack of a national response which I found to be a very deep matter in B.C. which was of national concern," said Eby in an interview.

Last June, former Mountie Peter German estimated money laundering at B.C. amounted to more than $ 100 million in his Dirty Money report commissioned by the government to conduct activities at provincial casinos.

Eby said the number now seems low, especially after the release of an international report that drives money laundering to B.C. In addition to billions of dollars annually, although there was no mention of a period of time in the report. A second report from the RCMP estimates that Vancouver real estate transactions in 25 million dollars are linked to the proceeds of crime, said the attorney general.

The government had estimated that it was an operation of 200 million dollars per year, while the Federal Ministry of Finance has provided estimates that affect the problem at $ 1 billion a year, said Eby.

The provincial government only learned about reports through media leaks or its public release and was not consulted on reports, said Eby.

"The question I ask myself is why I have read about it in an international report instead of receiving government information from the government," he said. "These are the gaps in information that organized crime grows and we have to do a better job among our governments."

A report published last July by the Financial Action Tasks Force in Paris, a body of G7 member countries that are struggling against money laundering, terrorist financing and threats to the international financial system, goes highlight BC money laundering activities.

Eby said the report included details of a clandestine banking operation that bled the money in B.C. which was not fully known by the provincial government.

"Estimate that they rented more than $ 1 billion (Canadian) the year through an underground banking network, which involves legal and illegal casinos, monetary value transfer services and Acquisition of assets, "said the report. "A part of the illegal activities of the money laundering network was the use of drug money, illegal money for bets and the money derived from the extortion to provide Cash to Chinese players in Canada. "

The report stated that players would call contacts that would make cash deliveries at casino car parks and use their money to buy casino chips, cash and deposit their income in a Canadian bank.

"Some of these funds were used for real estate purchases," said the report. "Surveillance identified links to 40 different organizations, including organized groups in Asia that treated cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine."

Eby said that the report of the G7 working group included information that the province did not have about money laundering in B.C. of the federal government through the RCMP.

Said the B.C. The government also confirmed that the RCMP compiled an intelligence report on the proceeds of criminal offenses with luxury real estate sales in Vancouver, but his ministry does not have the report.

"We do not yet have a copy of that," said Eby.

Blair was not allowed to comment, but in a statement he said that the federal government takes seriously the threat of money laundering and organized crime and collaborates with B.C. government and German.

"We are taking measures to combat this, enhancing research and intelligence capabilities of the RCMP in both Canada and abroad, and our Financial Intelligence Unit also It helps protect Canadians and our financial system, "the statement said.

The German report to the provincial government last June concluded that the game industry of B.C. It was not prepared for the illegal cash attack on casinos and it was estimated that more than $ 100 million were found through casinos.

He was appointed last weekend to make a second review identifying the scale and the scope of illegal activity in the real estate market and if money laundering is linked to races of horses and the sale of luxury vehicles.

"We have difficulties in obtaining the information we need for Dr. German to make a true assessment of the problem facing B.C.," said Eby.

Maureen Maloney, former B.C. Assistant general director, he was also appointed last weekend to lead a group of experts on money laundering and inform the government in March.

"We realize that there is a lot of anecdotal evidence about the level of real estate money laundering, but we really do not have good control," Maloney said. "We are seeing if we can produce some good evidence of this. We are seeing that we have these data available in BC or Canada."

Confidential provincial documents from April 2017 and published through Freedom of Information requests show that the government was following suspicious currency transactions at B.C. Casinos, especially in $ 20 bills, for years. The culmination of these transactions was more than $ 176 million in 2014-2015.

The August 2016 documents show that the government's control gambling policy branch observed the so-called "high rollers" patterns at a Metro Vancouver casino for a year from January 2015 and concluded that the people connected to real estate were the best players of purchases to 53.1 million dollars.

A spokeswoman for the video game industry of B.C. He said reports from gaming operators about cash transactions marked the concerns of money laundering.

Peter Goudron, B.C. Executive Director of the Association of the Games Industry, said that casinos implemented measures to combat potential money laundering, including the effective restriction to players in 2015.

"This had the effect of reducing the value of suspicious transactions by more than 60 percent over the next two years," he said. "More recently, the operators implemented the intermediate recommendation of Dr. Peter German which required an additional scrutiny of large cash purchases in January 2018 and this has reduced the number of suspicious transactions."


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The plans are in the works to rebuild the wood and secondary industries of British Columbia ensuring that more records are processed in the province, said Prime Minister John Horgan.

The plan for the dynamization of the forestry sector will be done through incentives and regulatory changes, he said in a speech at the annual Truck Loggers convention on Thursday.

Changes in the policy include the increase in sanctions for the final report of wood waste and the reduction of waste by redirecting it to paper and paper factories.

The actions invest a systematic decline that has been produced in the coastal forestry sector during the last two decades, he said, adding that the plan will be implemented through a series of legislative, regulatory and Politicians during the next two years.

You can process more wood here at B.C. And to get the government to reform the policy of exporting dirty records, disincentives the high ranking and reduces the export of wood of minimal transformation, he said.

This will be a phase process and will be applied to new sales through B.C. Wood sale programs said.

"For a long time the vision of our coastal forest sector … was to send our natural resources to another place," he said.

Jobs on the coast have dropped 20 percent, timber production has dropped 45 percent and pulp production by 50 percent, while logistics exports of Crown land have increased almost ten Sometimes, deeply affecting communities.

These policies will not be achieved by coping with a pen or magic wand, but with hard work, he said.

"Continuing on the track that we are doing with regard to leaving too much waste in the woods and sending too much product to the coast without any added value to this is not sensitive and is not sustainable."

He said the government can not recreate the industry that existed 20 years ago, but "was determined" to return the wealth of natural resources to the communities it provides.

"We will find a way through incentives and regulations, through carrots and sticks to make this happen."

The executive director of the Truckers' Association, David Elstone, said the ad addresses the growing concerns about forestry management on the coast.

"The forestry industry of B.C. is a complex entity and that changes are never easy. We hope to work with the Prime Minister and help him understand the difference between perception and reality," said Elstone.

The association has been fighting for this type of change for many years, he said.

There has been a steady flow of contractors leaving the industry and these changes in politics will trigger this tide, he said.

"Forestry is not a rocket science, but it is much more complicated," he said. "And that is the truth".

The B.C. Green caucus said in a statement that the factory's general closures, the large-scale exports of dirty records, the increasing amount of usable waste left in carved areas, the intensification of forest fires and the outbreaks of pests They are all the challenges that the government must take seriously.

"This reform should have started a decade ago and should start with the recognition that a healthy industry is contained in a healthy forest ecosystem," said Sonia Furstenau, who represents Cowichan Valley in the legislature.

"We have the objective of developing a sustainable and second-growth sector in BC – that is resistant to climate change and forest fires and that provides significant and rewarding work to the local community, as a means of stopping the logging of trees of ancient growth ".


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The National Energy Board rejected the City of Burnaby's request to terminate orders that would allow the company to build the expansion of Trans Mountain pipes to carry out tasks at its terminal in the city.

Vancouver City Metro had asked the board to cancel orders after the Federal Court of Appeal had annulled the government's approval for the expansion project.

Burnaby had argued that the work of the terminal was mainly related to the project, but the board said in a written decision on Thursday that it is keeping orders, which will allow Trans Mountain Corp to carry out infrastructure work at the terminal of Burnaby.

The NEB says that the modifications of the pipes are not associated with the expansion project and the delocalisation and deactivation orders allow Trans Mountain to optimize the site in preparation to offer new services to the chargers.

The advice also allowed the company to continue with the removal of trees as part of the approved work.

Burnaby has been an old opponent of the expansion of the gas pipeline, which would substantially increase oil tanker traffic in the city's waters, and was among the plaintiffs in the case of the Federal Court of Appeals against the project


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Almost a year after its determination, the British Columbia government did not follow the law on income support payments, the provincial ombudsman says that about 1,000 people are still not # 39 they have paid

Jay Chalke published a notification on Thursday in his report of May 2018 that found that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction improperly imposed a period of waiting a month for those who had Obtained additional income while getting assistance.

Chalke said last year in his report that 2,600 people were denied payments for a total of almost $ 658,000.

A statement from Chalke said that the ministry had committed to reimburse these people before October 1, last year, but almost 1,000 people still have the right to payments of more than 225,000 dollars.

The Ombudsman's report said that imposing a waiting period of one month for the benefit exemption was contrary to employment and support regulation.

Chalke said he asks the ministry to intensify efforts to locate the remaining individuals and pay them the money that corresponds to them.

Minister of Social Development, Shane Simpson, said in a statement that the government is committed to compensating all people who did not receive the exemption.

He said that more than 1,650 people have already been reimbursed.

"There have been difficulties in locating the other individuals," Simpson said. "They are no longer helped and we no longer live in the direction we have for them. However, we are still looking to ensure that they receive a fair payment that goes back to a bad policy decision made in 2012."

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