Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Poverty-Reduction)

The minister in charge of poverty reduction in B-C says the government's plan is taking longer to introduce than originally forecast.

Shane Simpson had planned on tabling legislation this spring that would include targets and timelines for cutting poverty.

But he now says that has now been delayed to the fall.

The N-D-P made poverty reduction one of its key election promises last spring after years of calling the former Liberal government insensitive for rejecting plans to reduce one of the highest child-poverty rates in Canada. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Manslaughter-Sentence)

An Indigenous woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old man on a Vancouver street.

But Justice Susan Griffin says in her decision posted this week that it doesn't seem right that incarceration was the best available option.

The trial of 25-year-old Sadie Taniskishayinew heard that both she and Robert Boucher had been drinking before she stabbed him, with little motive for the attack.

Griffin says it was difficult to impose a fitting sentence, noting the woman had experienced significant neglect, trauma and loss in her life, including the death of one of her children. (The Canadian Press)

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(YUKON-Budget)

Yukon's Liberal government has tabled a record-breaking 1.47-billion-dollar budget.

The 2018-19 budget plans for a deficit of 4.5 million dollars for the fiscal year, a significant decrease from the 49-million-dollar deficit projected when the current fiscal year's budget was tabled last April.

The deficit projected for 2019-20 is also much smaller than forecast last year -- 6.9 million dollars instead of 58 million.

The largest spending increases are in the departments of health and social services, education and environment. (Whitehorse Star)

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(BC-Wedding-Photo-Fight)

The husband of a wedding photographer says a B-C Supreme Court decision has brought some relief after his wife's business was ruined by an online campaign of defamatory comments from a disgruntled bride. …

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