Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 9 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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Friday, Sept 14

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. Weekend plans are at the bottom of this advisory.

Contact the Vancouver desk at 604-687-1662.

STORIES IN THE NEWS:

Police credit B.C. girl for halting abduction

Abduction-Attempt

QUESNEL -- A quick-thinking teenaged girl stopped an elderly woman from trying to abduct a seven-year-old boy in British Columbia's Cariboo region, say police. RCMP Const. Krista Vrolyk said the boy was with other youth and a parent in Spirit Square in the downtown core of Quesnel, 672 kilometres north of Vancouver, when the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

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Agriculture ministers sign new 5-year deal

Yukon-AG-Meeting

WHITEHORSE -- The federal government is investing $3 billion to promote innovation and trade in Canada's agricultural sector, but it is also reducing its participation in a savings account program aimed at protecting farmers from bad years. Agriculture ministers from across the country signed the new five-year Growing Forward 2 agreement that includes plans for innovation, market development and a 50-per-cent increase in cost-sharing initiatives from the federal government.

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B.C., First Nation sign natural gas deal

LNG-Deal

VANCOUVER -- The B.C. government has struck a deal with the Haisla First Nation that the province says could help fast track a liquefied natural gas plant near Kitimat, B.C. The agreement would allow the purchase or lease of land that will enable the Haisla to work with the industry to develop both the plant and an export terminal on Douglas Channel. Will be writethru. Moves Business and Regional.

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B.C. government fires 5th health employee

Research-Grant-Probe

VICTORIA -- A fifth British Columbia government employee has been fired in connection with an ongoing investigation that involves the abuse of drug research information. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the latest employee terminated was one of three who had already been suspended without pay.

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Railway fined $100,000 for dumping into lake

YUKON-Railway-Fined

WHITEHORSE -- The White Pass and Yukon Route Railway has been fined $100,000 for dumping sediment near a lake in 2009 in violation of the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty in Yukon Territorial Court to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. Will be updated

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Sex assaults God's will: victim testifies

Stepdaughter-Sex-Assaults

PRINCE GEORGE -- A Prince George man accused of sexually assaulting his two stepdaughters on a near-daily basis for as long as a decade would claim it was God's will, one of his victims told his trial Thursday. …

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