Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, Jan 20


Here are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 9 p.m. All times local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

Contact the Vancouver desk at 604-687-1662.


Oppal worries about Pickton inquiry pace


VANCOUVER -- The army of lawyers at the inquiry into the Robert Pickton case has received reinforcements, prompting the former judge overseeing the hearings to worry aloud that the public may soon lose confidence in the process. In the past week, lawyers for more than half a dozen current and former Vancouver police and RCMP officers have joined the hearings, arguing their clients' reputations have been put at stake by a report that criticized how both forces investigated missing women and Pickton. PHOTO. (Moves National)


High court sides with community in tax case


OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal Friday by a paper-making company over the property taxes assessed by a British Columbia community against one of its mills. The court sided with the district of North Cowichan on Vancouver Island in a tax dispute with Catalyst Paper Corp. (TSX:CTL) which had argued its taxes were too high because they bore no relationship to the municipal services it actually used. PHOTO. (Moves Business and National, guard against duplication.)


Clark says no ban on raw logs, unlike NDP


VICTORIA -- Premier Christy Clark says her government is reviewing its policy on raw log exports although she's not about to ban it, something she claims the NDP wants to do. She made her comments during a speech to the annual convention of the B.C. Truck Loggers Association in Victoria on Friday. (News regional)


Avalanche project aims to save lives


FERNIE -- Snowmobilers heading into big-mountain terrain will soon be able to take advantage of information from a new project aimed at preventing deaths and injuries in big-mountain terrain across western Canada. …

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