Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Schoenborn-Application)

The B-C Supreme Court decision that Allan Schoenborn should not be labelled high risk is drawing criticism from the man's ex-wife and her family.

Justice Marsha Devlin ruled Schoenborn -- who had a psychotic break and murdered his three children as they slept -- does not pose enough of a threat to the public to be labelled high risk.

Devlin said the children's deaths relate to his mental health problems, which have lessened since he began treatment following his conviction in 2010.

A statement from Schoenborn's ex-wife Darcie Clarke called the judge's decision disappointing and said the justice system had failed her and her family. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Child-Abuse-Ruling)

A B-C woman's lawyer says his client is shocked and disappointed by an Appeal Court decision to overturn a ruling against social workers and order a new trial for her ex-partner.

The ruling -- which found social workers in B-C failed to protect kids from sexual abuse by their father -- sparked widespread condemnation of the Children's Ministry and triggered an independent review.

The B-C Court of Appeal also dismissed a family court decision that found the father had sexually abused his children, saying there was no evidence to support any of the mother's claims.

The mother's lawyer, Jack Hittrich, says his client has asked him to file leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Greyhound-Route-Closures)

Greyhound Canada says plunging ridership and increased costs are behind its application to drop five routes in B-C, four of them linking northern communities.

Routes on the chopping block include a more than 700-kilometre run along Highway 16, the so-called Highway of Tears, between Prince George and Prince Rupert.

The company also wants to drop routes from Prince George to Valemount, Prince George to Dawson Creek, Dawson Creek to Whitehorse and Victoria to Nanaimo.

Greyhound says the application to drop the routes was filed with the Passenger Transportation Board earlier this month. …

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