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


THURSDAY, Sept. 27


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.

Contact the Vancouver desk at 604-687-1662.


John Furlong denies abuse allegations


VANCOUVER -- John Furlong, the man who helmed the Vancouver Olympics, has categorically denied allegations that he physically abused aboriginal students as a teacher at two northern B.C. schools decades ago, and says he plans to sue. The allegations that Furlong hit and kicked students and verbally abused them during his time as a physical education teacher in the late 1960s and early 1970s appeared Thursday in the free Vancouver weekly Georgia Straight. PHOTO.



Dix ponders repeal of B.C. budget law


VICTORIA -- NDP Leader Adrian Dix says if he's elected premier, he'll consider getting rid of British Columbia's balanced-budget legislation. Dix said Thursday he doesn't like the Liberal government's budget law, saying it's better to have the goal of balancing the budget rather than having a law that has to be repealed every time the books are inconveniently in the red. PHOTO.


Chinese man gets life for murder in Canada


VANCOUVER -- The family of a Chinese student murdered in Vancouver issued a statement Thursday after the woman's boyfriend was convicted of the crime in a Beijing court. The case had raised diplomatic and legal issues because Beijing insisted on holding the trial even though the crime happened in another country. PHOTO. B.C. Note.


Handbook on HIV testing for patients


VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has launched a handbook on human rights when it comes to HIV testing as Vancouver health officials expand testing with an eye to improve treatment. …

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