Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News[1]

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M.: Top B.C. News[1]

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FRIDAY, June 8


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.


Jockey has 'chin up' after Belmont scratch


VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver racetrack where Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez made his start will celebrate his victories Saturday instead of sulking in the disappointment of a missed opportunity for the Triple Crown. But the horse owner who mentored the young man who arrived in Canada with virtually nothing says the star of the dashed but magical run for the last jewel in the Triple Crown is now Gutierrez, not the horse I'll Have Another.


B.C. man fined $2,000 for fatal cash


VANCOUVER -- The family of a two-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a tow truck in Vancouver almost three years ago says the $2,000 fine handed to the driver has left them feeling powerless in the face of a justice system they believe has failed them. William Mah, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to driving with undue care and attention -- a provincial traffic violation -- for his role in the death of Aoi Kazama in August of 2009. The plea and sentence came in a joint submission from the Crown and defence. PHOTO.



Invasive predator fish caught in B.C. pond


BURNABY -- The battle against an invasive predator known as the snakehead or Frankenfish isn't over, says B.C.'s environment minister. Only hours after biologists netted the two-thirds of a metre long fish from a Burnaby, B.C., lagoon, Terry Lake vowed to continue the hunt for the predator and change provincial regulations by the fall to ban its live importation. PHOTO.



Alberta man killed in BC golf cart crash


VERNON -- A 51-year-old Edmonton man was been killed in an accident involving a golf cart at a course near Vernon, B.C. The RCMP say Glen Thordarson was driving the cart at the Predator Ridge course Thursday night when the vehicle struck a retaining wall and rolled six metres down an embankment to a road.


Top B.C. government union seeks mediation


VANCOUVER -- B.C.'s biggest public sector union says contract talks with the provincial government are deadlocked so it's asking for a mediator, and it's warning there will be a strike if mediation fails. B.C.. Government Employees Union President Darryl Walker says the two sides are still far apart on the main issues and he's hoping a mediator can help narrow the differences.


Super Hero sting catches child lurers


CHILLIWACK -- A group of B.C. teens and young adults who dressed as super heroes to target Internet predators has seen their efforts pay off after charges were laid against three men. …

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