Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Truck-Shooting)

RCMP say a man has been charged in connection with a series of shootings that took place over several hundred kilometres along B-C roads.

Police received numerous reports from truck drivers over an eight-hour period on Friday that someone from vehicle with Ontario licence plates was shooting at them while driving along Highway 97.

On Saturday afternoon, Mounties say a man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being was shot near Chilliwack and the victim escaped to find help from nearby Canadian Forces personnel.

Police say they arrested a suspect less than two hours later and the unnamed man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and additional charges are still being considered. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Liquor-Thefts)

Police are investigating a series of break-and-enters at privately owned liquor stores in Prince George over the course of nine days.

Police say the most recent incident happened yesterday morning, when police found significant damage to the front door of an alarmed liquor store.

Surveillance images from the scene shows two men -- wearing hoodies and masks -- taking off with several hundred dollars worth of liquor after causing an estimated 150-thousand dollars worth of damage to the building.

Two previous break-and-enters at liquor stores occurred on March 19th and March 21st and police are warning businesses to take precautions and asking anyone with information to come forward. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-SBoT-Marijuana-Legalization)

The Surrey Board of Trade wants the federal government to slow down as it moves ahead with legalizing marijuana.

Board C-E-O Anita Huberman says the government's task force report that was released last fall focused on youth, driving and distribution -- but not on the workplace.

She says the government need to draw up definitions of impairment in the workplace, especially when it comes to operating machinery or productivity issues.

Six thousand of the board's member businesses responded to a survey, and Huberman says marijuana legalization and its implications were listed as a major concern. …

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