Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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(BC-Air-India-Malik)

The B-C government has finally been repaid the 6.3 (m) million dollars it spent on the defence of a man in the Air India terror bombings, but the man is now appealing the ruling that ordered him to fork over the money.

Ripudaman Singh Malik -- who was acquitted in the 1985 bombings -- is claiming legal errors were made in the judgment.

The millionaire businessman has spent years fighting the government over the money it advanced to him to cover his legal costs -- a legal wrangle that saw one judge accuse Malik of using his family to hide his assets.

A 2005 trial acquitted Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri of charges of mass murder and conspiracy in the Air India bombings that killed 331 people. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Environmental-Reviews)

B-C Environment Minister Terry Lake is backing Ottawa's move to overhaul the environmental assessment process.

The federal government is slashing the number of agencies handling the reviews to three from 40, and speeding up the timelines for conducting the process.

Lake says this will reduce unnecessary overlap and redundancy, save taxpayer money and deliver faster decisions on resource projects.

But environmentalists are sounding the alarm over the changes, with the Wilderness Committee calling them "reckless and irresponsible". (CHNL,The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Bloy-Apology)

N-D-P leader Adrian Dix says he's accepted an apology from Liberal Harry Bloy, who accused Dix of stealing from the public.

The accusation came during a debate in the legislature yesterday, a couple of weeks after Dix admitted he'd been caught riding SkyTrain without a ticket.

Dix says he feels Bloy spoke with great sincerity when he called the N-D-P leader to apologize, and as far as Dix is concerned the matter is now closed.

Premier Christy Clark says Bloy should not have made the comments, but his apology was the right thing to do under the circumstances. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Domestic-Murder)

Some some grim news today about domestic violence in B-C, with figures showing that more than 33 per cent of women who are murdered in the province are killed by their romantic partners. …

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