Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Legal-Petition-IIO)

A Vancouver police spokesman says the force respects the independent civilian oversight process but has no further comment on a petition filed in B-C Supreme Court by the province's police watchdog.

The Independent Investigations Office is seeking a court order so that Chief Adam Palmer will compel seven officers to co-operate with its investigation into a fatal police shooting.

The office is examining the shooting of 38-year-old Daniel Rintoul during an alleged robbery and stabbing at a Canadian Tire store last November.

The petition says the officers have refused to be interviewed without first reviewing video of the shooting, and that Palmer has refused to order them to comply. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Wolf-Attack)

A strip of beach along the West Coast of Vancouver Island is expected to re-open tomorrow after a wolf attack on a dog forced its closure.

Parks Canada says dogs will be banned in the section of Wickaninnish Beach after the attack earlier this week in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Ucluelet.

The agency says several people have reported encounters with wolves in recent weeks and at least one of the animals seems to have lost its fear of humans.

It says staff will use noise and pain deterrents to try to keep the animals away from humans so the natural boundary between people and wolves can be restored. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Dunahee-Disappearance)

Victoria police say they have not given up on trying to solve the case of a four-year-old boy who disappeared from a school playground 26 years ago.

Michael Dunahee was last seen just after noon on March 24th, 1991 at Blanshard Elementary School.

His disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history and the case remains active today.

Detective Constable Chantal Ziegler says police continue to receive tips through a dedicated tip line and it's hoped they will soon get the one that brings the investigation to a close. …

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