Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Election-Funding)

Premier Christy Clark says a new panel she's proposing to review political financing in B-C could look at bans on corporate and union donations to parties and perhaps even caps on donations.

But she says she draws the line at having taxpayers fund political parties.

Clark's Liberals have been under fire for holding exclusive fundraising events where donors pay sums of up to 20-thousand dollars to attend dinners with the premier or her cabinet ministers.

The R-C-M-P is now investigating possible violations of B-C's Election Act related to indirect political fundraising contributions and other unspecified contraventions. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-High-Heel-Ban)

B-C's Green party leader says he's not surprised that Premier Christy Clark is on board with his private member's bill on high-heeled footwear.

The bill Andrew Weaver introduced on International Women's Day would make it illegal for B-C employers to require women to wear high heels on the job.

Weaver says his bill isn't about about fashion choices but about health and safety for everyone.

Clark says on her Facebook page that some workplaces in the province still require women to wear high heels -- something she says isn't just old-fashioned but unacceptable. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Jogger-Attacked)

People using trails in the Victoria area are being urged to stay aware of their surroundings after a woman was beaten and sexually assaulted while out for a jog.

Police say the 32-year-old woman is traumatized but expected to recover after the attack last night.

R-C-M-P Constable Alex Berube (bay-ROO'-bay) says the woman was jogging along the Colwood section of the Galloping Goose trail -- which connects Sooke to Victoria and Saanich.

Officers who responded just before 11 p-m brought in a police dog to help but were unable to locate a suspect. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Highway-Closed)

Mounties say a 51-year-old B-C man who was driving a semi-trailer has been killed in a fiery crash east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway. …

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