Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Police-Involved-Shooting)

Police say a 33-year-old man has been hospitalized following an apparent officer-involved shooting in Mission.

Corporal Frank Jang with the Integrated Homicide Investigations team says R-C-M-P received a call yesterday morning about a man who allegedly stole a knife from a grocery store, then headed toward some train tracks behind the shop.

He says investigators believe an officer with the Canadian Pacific Rail Police Service engaged the suspect and shots were fired.

The suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and Jang says the Integrated Homicide Investigations Team was called in because of unusual circumstances in the case. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Bear-Cub-Killing)

A woman who found a black bear cub that was later killed by a conservation officer is accusing the British Columbia government of breaking its own law on the destruction of wild animals.

Tiana Jackson and the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals have filed a court petition challenging the officer's decision to kill the cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016.

They argue the Wildlife Act prohibits officers from killing animals unless they pose a threat to people, property or wildlife, but the province says in court documents that the law gives wide discretion to officers to destroy animals.

The province says offences outlined in the act do not apply to an "officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties" and that the officer made the decision to kill the cub because he didn't consider it to be a suitable candidate for captive rearing and release. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-CRA-Fraud)

Police in White Rock are warning the public about a phone scam after a woman narrowly avoided being duped of her cash.

R-C-M-P say a fraudster somehow managed to make it appear as though his call was coming from a cell phone belonging to the woman's husand, and the caller told her he was a police officer.

They say the caller told the woman her husband had been arrested and that she needed to pay more than two thousand dollars or he would be placed in jail for four days. …

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