What's Making News in British Columbia

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What's Making News in British Columbia


What's making news in British Columbia

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AMAZON PULLS PICKTON BOOK FROM ONLINE STORE

A book reportedly written by serial killer Robert Pickton is no longer available online.

The book titled, "Pickton: In His Own Words," had been selling through online retailer Amazon before it was scrubbed from the website Monday afternoon.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Correctional Service of Canada is investigating how the manuscript got out of the prison where Pickton is serving a life sentence for six counts of second-degree murder.

Premier Christy Clark says B.C. will look at following four other provinces with legislation that prevents criminals from profiting from their crimes.

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B.C. PET BREEDER LEGISLATION COMING: PREMIER

Pet breeders and animal advocates say they're hopeful that proposed legislation announced by Premier Christy Clark today will help bring much-needed change to the province.

Clark says the government will tighten animal protection laws by crafting breeder licensing and inspection regulations and adopting codes of practice designed by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

The changes include rules on housing, ventilation, food and water, care and record keeping for dog and cat-raising operations.

Advocacy group Animal Justice also urged the government to include provisions for regular, unannounced inspections.

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PROTESTORS CAN'T BLOCK SITE C CONSTRUCTION: BC HYDRO

A lawyer for BC Hydro told a court hearing Monday that protesters have no legal right to block construction of the Site C dam.

The provincial Crown corporation has asked the British Columbia Supreme Court for an injunction to remove First Nations members and Peace Valley landowners from a protest camp near Fort St. …

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