Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5:15 P.M. A.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5:15 P.M. A.M

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Top B.C. News


FRIDAY, Jan. 22


Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 5:15 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.


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Moving Metis toddler would harm her: foster mom


VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia foster mother fighting to adopt a two-year-old Metis girl says she fears the toddler will suffer lasting psychological harm if moved to Ontario to live with her older sisters. The foster mother, who cannot be named, said she has always known of the B.C. Children's Ministry's plan to move the girl across the country to live with her siblings, who she has never met. 594 words. By Laura Kane


No secret hearings in terror case: B.C. judge


VANCOUVER -- Canada's spy agency has lost a bid to hold a secret hearing over its involvement in the investigation of a British Columbia couple later found guilty on terror charges. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce has ruled the media and the public will be allowed to attend a hearing that is considering if the RCMP manipulated the couple into carrying out the bomb plot. PHOTO. By Gemma Karstens-Smith.


B.C. First Nations leader: Save native languages


A First Nations chief from British Columbia is calling for urgent efforts to revive indigenous languages, saying their extinction is going unnoticed while the world focuses on the preservation of cultural heritage sites. Edward John, a member of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, told a news conference that ancient wonders are important but indigenous languages are "the essential component of cultural heritage" and should get international attention and support to ensure their survival. A version moved earlier on International wires. 670 words. AP.


Judge gives feds adjournment in Kinder Morgan case


VANCOUVER -- A North Vancouver First Nation says its court challenge of a National Energy Board review of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has been adjourned at the request of the federal government. …

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