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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TUESDAY, April 17

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 STORY:

Tax protester facing prison in B.C.

Tax-Protesters

VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia man facing prison for preaching a bizarre theory that argues citizens don't have to pay taxes is merely the latest in a long list of tax cheats who, experts say, all have one thing in common: they always lose. Russell Porisky was convicted earlier this year of tax evasion, evading the GST, and counselling others to evade their taxes after spending years holding seminars and selling books and DVDs that claim taxation is a form of slavery. (News national)

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BUZZ:

High end Vancouver hotdog priciest on planet

Expensive-Hotdog

VANCOUVER -- A gourmet Vancouver hotdog infused with century-old cognac now has a Guinness to go along with it -- a Guinness world record. The foremost authority on record-breaking achievement has officially declared the Dragon Dog, created by DougieDog Hot Dogs in downtown Vancouver, as the most expensive hotdog on the planet. PHOTO.

ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Man acquitted in Air India trial wants costs

Air-India-Malik

VANCOUVER -- A man acquitted in the Air India bombings has repaid the British Columbia government $6.3 million in legal costs and now he wants it back. Ripudaman Singh Malik is arguing he should be granted an appeal of the judgment that required him to hand over the money the government paid to cover his 2003 and 2004 trial costs. A court hearing is scheduled on the matter next week. PHOTO.

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Most BC domestic murder victims are women

Domestic-Murder

VICTORIA -- The BC Coroner's Service says almost three quarters of domestic homicide victims in the province are women. …

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