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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TRIAL HEARS EX-HUSBAND HARASSED WOMAN ONLINE

A B.C. Supreme Court jury has heard about a series of harassing emails allegedly sent to a woman by her ex-husband, including one that said he'd shoot her if it weren't illegal.

Desiree Capuano testified the messages left her constantly looking over her shoulder.

Patrick Fox of Vancouver is charged with criminal harassment in connection with emails he allegedly sent between 2014 and 2016, some of which criticize Capuano's parenting and call her an "idiot" and a "moron."

Court heard those emails were copied to the couple's son and that Fox allegedly created a website that included Capuano's personal information and referred to her as a white supremacist, child abuser and drug addict.

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TWO PEOPLE BELIEVED TO HAVE FATALLY OVERDOSED IN APARTMENT

Police say two people have died of suspected overdoses at an apartment in Vancouver.

Captain Jonathan Gormick says Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services crews arrived at the residential building in east Vancouver and found the bodies of two people who had recently died.

He says a third person was found in the apartment in medical distress and was taken to hospital and fire crews tested the scene for potential hazardous materials.

Police say the area was deemed safe Tuesday afternoon, and the deaths are now under investigation.

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ALLEGED ANIMAL ABUSE AT CHICKEN FARM

Grocery giant Loblaws says it is investigating after a supplier in B.C.'s Fraser Valley was accused of animal abuse.

Elite Services of Chilliwack, which catches chickens at farms, says it has fired five employees including a supervisor after an animal rights group released video of alleged abuse.

The SPCA in British Columbia has launched a formal investigation into the alleged abuses, which were captured on video by a whistleblower.

Lindsay Wolf, vice-president of investigations with the group Mercy For Animals, says the birds were slaughtered at a plant in Port Coquitlam, then shipped to Loblaws and Loblaws-owned stores.

Loblaws says in a statement that it will continue to work with industry partners and animal welfare experts to ensure standards and codes of practice are upheld. …

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