British Columbia

Winston Blackmore, a religious leader of the polygamous community of Bountiful, in the B.C. Interior, shares a laugh with daughters and grandchildren in 2008
Winston Blackmore, a religious leader of the polygamous community of Bountiful, in the B.C. Interior, shares a laugh with daughters and grandchildren in 2008 Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jonathan Hayward

B.C. Appeal Court upholds attempt to charge accused polygamist

By The Canadian Press
June 1, 2016 - 2:39pm

VANCOUVER — The leader of a fundamentalist religious community has lost his attempt to have a polygamy charge filed against him derailed at the B.C. Court of Appeal.

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Fatal 2015 hit-and-run in Abbotsford, B.C., leads to criminal charge

By The Canadian Press
June 1, 2016 - 2:37pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A charge has now been laid, 16 months after a fatal hit-and-run crash in Abbotsford, B.C.

A release from the Abbotsford Police Department says 39-year-old Kerry James Froese has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.

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Vancouver files court injunctions to shut down unlicensed pot shops

By The Canadian Press
May 31, 2016 - 6:38pm

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is going to court in a bid to shut down medical marijuana stores that continue to operate illegally.

A statement from the city says injunctions were filed Tuesday to force the closure of 17 stores that have remained open without a business licence.

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