Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-FedELXN-Peoples-Party)

The fledgling People's Party of Canada has dropped its federal election candidate for Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam.

Brian Misera says on Twitter that the party revoked his status a day after he posted a video on the site urging party leader Maxime Bernier to speak out more clearly against racism.

Misera also says he wished Bernier understood that not every member of his party is skeptical of climate change.

An official for the party says his candidacy was revoked because Misera said he was acting as the financial agent for his own campaign, which is against Elections Canada rules. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Overfishing-Charges)

Three people from outside the province are facing charges after what police allege was a case of "significant overfishing" off Vancouver Island.

The RCMP says a nine-metre fishing boat was seized along with more than two dozen chinook salmon on Wednesday after reports of possible Fisheries Act violations by those on board.

Police say federal fisheries officers also found about 24 kilograms of salmon roe, 18 rock cod fillets and eight ling cod fillets.

The Fisheries Department has limited recreational fishermen to an allowable catch of two chinook per day in the area because populations of the fish are on the decline. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-RCMP-Detachment-Fire)

A man who was charged with arson and mischief endangering life after an R-C-M-P detachment was set of fire has been found not criminally responsible.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joseph McArthur-Pereira was charged after the front entrance of the Osoyoos detachment was set on fire last July with two officers inside.

Security footage showed a man pouring what appeared to be gas near a door and around the perimeter of the building and lighting it on fire.

McArthur-Pereira was found not criminally responsible during a provincial court appearance yesterday after psychological assessments were completed. …

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