Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5:30 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5:30 P.M

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Top B.C. News


FRIDAY, Sept. 12


Here are the top B.C. news stories from The Canadian Press as of 5:30 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.

COMING THIS WEEKEND: Sweet gas exemption at request of industry


VANCOUVER -- In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia's Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. Those changes became law on April 14, but they didn't stay that way for long. 650 words.



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Families of murdered women bear pain at hearing


PRINCE GEORGE -- Families of three women and a teenage girl murdered in northern British Columbia by one of Canada's youngest serial killers finally had a chance Friday to tell a judge about the pain they have endured. Judy Maas told a sentencing hearing in B.C. Supreme Court that her sister, Cynthia Maas, graduated from a private school against all odds. 550 words.


Yea or Nay: Canadians debate Scottish secession


VANCOUVER -- From Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., to Cape Breton, N.S., two words -- Quebec sovereignty -- hover like a spectre over the debate on Scottish independence. As the historic Sept. 18 vote approaches, Caledonian-Canadians are divided not only about breaking Scotland's centuries-old bond with England but about the parallels between the Quebec and Scottish referendums. PHOTO. VIDEO


Woman who killed her sons apologizes in court


VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver woman convicted of killing her two infant sons issued a statement of remorse and regret in B.C. Supreme Court, saying every time she sees people with their children she thinks of what her family may have been like. …

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