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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Monday, Feb. 13

B.C. NEWS ADVISORY

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.

TOP STORIES:

B.C. backs off putting cameras in riot trials

Stanley-Cup-Riot-Cameras

VANCOUVER -- A judge's ruling that denies televising a sentencing hearing for the first person to plead guilty in Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot has prompted the British Columbia government to back off its pledge to put cameras in the courts.The government will respect the provincial court decision and has elected to rescind its directions to Crown lawyers to argue for the broadcast of trials of those charged in last June's fracas, Attorney General Shirley Bond said late Monday. PHOTO.

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Premier launches spring session on-air

BC-Spring-Session

VANCOUVER -- British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has unveiled her plans for the spring legislative session, launching what could be a bumpy ride towards the 2013 provincial election. The former radio talk show host went back to her roots Monday, spending 90 minutes on private Vancouver radio station CKNW laying out her government's priorities, including tourism, transportation, technology, mining, agriculture, an anti-bullying campaign, a seniors' agenda and her already announced job creation plan.

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B.C. man gets 3+ years for child sex assault

Child-Porn-Sentence

VANCOUVER -- An HIV-positive man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy and had a massive collection of child pornography has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison.Toronto police targeted 53-year-old Warren Allen in an undercover operation after a tip from the FBI.

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B.C., Ottawa to conduct joint dam review

Site-C-Dam-Review

OTTAWA -- The federal and provincial governments have formally announced a joint environmental review of BC Hydro's plan to build the Site C dam on the Peace River in northeast B.C.Provincial Environment Minister Terry Lake originally announced the joint assessment last fall, but it's now been approved by his federal counterpart, Peter Kent.

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Three saved, one dies in B.C. river rescue

Princeton-Fatal

PENTICTON -- When RCMP Const. Mike Leiding jumped into the frigid waters of the Similkameen River, he knew he had a helping hand at his side in what turned out to be a dramatic rescue attempt.One woman was killed but her three sisters were rescued Saturday morning, after an eastbound Honda Accord went out of control on an icy section of Highway 3 in British Columbia's Southern Interior and crashed into the river about nine kilometres east of Princeton.

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Archeology students help restore Chase museum

Help-For-Burned-Museum

BURNABY -- Smoke-damaged documents and flame-licked photographs could soon rise from the ashes of a fire ravaged museum in the Shuswap-area village of Chase, B. …

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