Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in British Columbia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in British Columbia

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What's making news in British Columbia

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NEW DEMOCRATS PROMISE TROPHY HUNTING FOR GRIZZLIES

NDP Leader John Horgan says the province has to show leadership by banning trophy hunting for grizzly bears.

Horgan says if elected, his party would ban such hunting but stopped short of an outright prohibition on the hunt, saying the NDP would look at regulations on subsistence hunting.

The government announced a gradual end to the trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest in February, but agreements must be reached to buy lucrative hunting-tenure licences from outfitters.

Auditor general Carol Bellringer has said government management of the province's grizzly-bear population was among the things she plans to focus on over the next three years.

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STUDENT DENIES AFFAIR WITH FIRED UBC PROFESSOR

A former UBC student who accused a professor of sexual assault says her complaint against author Steven Galloway did not involve a "consensual affair."

The woman says in a statement released through her lawyer that the allegations that were investigated included that Galloway sexually assaulted and sexually harassed her.

Galloway was suspended over what the university described as "serious allegations" last November, then fired from his position as creative writing chairman in June.

He issued a statement Wednesday saying he was accused of sexual assault but that the only allegation to be substantiated was that he had a two-year affair with a student.

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UNITED AIRLINES PLANE CLIPS WESTJET PLANE ON TARMAC

Officials say no passengers were aboard either of two airplanes whose wings clipped each other at Vancouver airport.

Airport spokesman Terry Chou says the wings of a United Airlines plane made contact with a WestJet aircraft on the tarmac at about 8 a.m. Thursday.

United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart says a plane was being towed when it clipped the WestJet plane and that damage was expected to be minimal.

Both airlines said other planes were brought in to replace the ones that were damaged. …

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