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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WATCHDOG GOES TO COURT TO HAVE OFFICER TESTIFY

B.C's independent police watchdog has filed a court petition related to its investigation into the death of Myles Gray more than two years ago.

The Independent Investigations Office is seeking an order for a Vancouver police officer to co-operate fully with its investigation into Gray's death by showing up for a second interview as requested.

Vancouver police have said the 33-year-old man died on August 13, 2015 following an altercation with officers investigating a report of a distraught man causing a disturbance.

The IIO says it filed the petition after a witness officer refused to appear for a second interview after the officer refused to agree to conditions she imposed through her legal counsel.

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POLICE SEARCH FOR MAN WHO GROPED GIRL

The RCMP are searching for a man alleged to have sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Surrey.

Police say the girl reported a man believed to be in his 30's grabbed her bottom as she was walking down the street just around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Cpl. Scotty Schumann says the man apologized before quickly walking away from the girl, who contacted police after getting home.

Investigators believe it was a random attack and say it doesn't seem to be linked to other recent assaults in the area.

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FEDS PROVIDE FUNDS FOR MORE OCEAN LISTENING

The federal government is providing $7.2 million to help collect more underwater data along the Pacific coast, especially in areas used by killer whales.

The announcement was made Wednesday at a Vancouver symposium looking at a co-ordinated approach to the recovery and protection of the at-risk southern resident killer whales.

Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria says it will use the money to augment its current network of oceanographic radars and underwater listening devices. …

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