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, March 23

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 NEWS:

B.C. Mountie found guilty of obstruction

Mountie-Deadly-Crash

NEW WESTMINSTER -- The RCMP is seeking to dismiss a Mountie after a judge ruled Friday the officer was wilful and deliberate in his attempt to cover up his actions in connection to the death of a young motorcyclist. Cpl. Monty Robinson's cool and calm behaviour did not square with the veteran's claim he unthinkingly gulped vodka to soothe his nerves following the October 2008 accident, the B.C. Supreme Court judge said in ruling him guilty of obstructing justice. PHOTO. (Moves national)

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Japanese fishing boat tied to tsunami off B.C.

Tsunami-Debris

VANCOUVER -- A 54-meter-long fishing vessel linked to last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been spotted adrift off the British Columbia coast. Jeff Olsson of Victoria's Joint rescue Co-ordination Centre says an airline contracted by the federal government spotted the vessel on Tuesday about 140 nautical miles west of the southern tip of Haida Gwaii. (News national)

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Jobs found for half the workers at burnt mill

Sawmill-Fire

BURNS LAKE -- More than half the workers who lost their jobs when a deadly explosion destroyed a sawmill in northern British Columbia two months ago have found new work, but the question of whether the main employer in the small village of Burns Lake will ever rebuild is still uncertain. Two people were killed and another 250 were thrown out of work when an explosion and fire tore through the Babine Forest Products mill on Jan. …

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