Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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The man suspected of mailing body parts from Montreal to two Vancouver schools may have made a porno movie in B-C.

Jeff Vanzetti, the webmaster for the U-S-based Internet Adult Film Database, says he started looking at Luka Magnotta's resume when police began their manhunt.

Vanzetti says the film distributor,, had an office in Vancouver in 2003, which was the same year Magnotta shot a movie with the company.

In another B-C link, bankruptcy files show Magnotta owned 10-thousand dollars to Travellers Auto Leasing in Burnaby. (The Canadian Press)




Two Vancouver schools that received parcels of human remains spent the day trying to help students and staff cope with the grisly discoveries.

A human hand that was sent to False Creek Elementary School and a foot sent to St. George's boy's school appear to be linked to a Montreal murder investigation that resulted in the arrest of Luka Magnotta in Germany.

In a letter posted on the St. George's website, school headmaster Tom Matthews says teachers have been briefed on how to provide students with appropriate information about the incident.

At False Creek elementary, administrators handed out letters to parents on how they could help kids cope with the situation, including limiting their childrens' exposure to media coverage. (The Canadian Press)




Public hearings into the Robert Pickton investigation wrapped up in Vancouver today with Commissioner Wally Oppal insisting he has enough evidence to write a full report on the missing women case.

Critics, including family members of Pickton's victims, have said the inquiry has been a failure because it wasn't broad enough and did not hear from enough witnesses.

But Oppal says he has all the information he needs and he's confident he'll be able to make valuable recommendations when he produces his final report at the end of October.

The final day of the inquiry was marked by a large demonstration in the middle of a Vancouver intersection (at Granville and Georgia), where aboriginal drums were played loud enough to be heard in the inquiry room eight floors above. …

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