Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Environmental-Assessment-Review)

A Green party spokeswoman says a planned review of how the province conducts environmental assessments is a good first step towards restoring public trust in the process.

Environment Minister George Heyman announced the review today, saying it will ensure respect for Indigenous legal rights, protect the environment and support sustainable growth.

Ecologist Bruce Fraser and Lydia Hwitsum -- a lawyer and former Cowichan Tribes chief -- will lead the review.

Premier John Horgan directed Heyman to revitalize the environmental assessment process last year in order to meet the public's expectations of a transparent process. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Romance-Fraud)

Mounties say anyone who believes they've been a victim of romance fraud, especially those in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, should call police.

Fraud and theft charges were laid against a 37-year-old man accused of swindling people he met through online dating sites and referral services.

R-C-M-P say the man used a pseudonym and posed as a foreign businessman in order to engineer romantic relationships.

It's alleged he stole substantial amounts of cash from his victims by convincing them to sign up for credit cards and lines of credit, which he drained. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-FILM-Hickson-Lawsuit)

A B-C-based actress whose face was disfigured during the filming of a movie in Winnipeg is suing its producers.

Twenty-year-old Taylor Hickson alleges in her lawsuit that Winnipeg-based Incident Productions was negligent in taking reasonable steps to ensure her safety.

The suit filed last week with the Court of Queen's Bench claims Hickson suffered a facial injury that required about 70 stitches when she crashed through a glass door while filming the horror movie "Ghostland" in 2016.

Hickson, who lives in Kelowna, is seeking damages for lost income and future loss of income, as well as damages for mental distress and legal costs. …

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