Crime & Courts


Same-day marriages with girls sharing same last name cited at polygamy trial

By The Canadian Press
April 21, 2017 - 1:56pm

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Dozens of marriage certificates, some referencing weddings taking place on the same day involving girls with the same last name, were entered as evidence Wednesday at the trial of two fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy in British Columbia.

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Murder charges laid following shooting death in Nanaimo, B.C., police say

By The Canadian Press
April 20, 2017 - 5:33pm

NANAIMO, B.C. — A man has been charged with first-degree murder following the shooting death of a 34-year-old man in Nanaimo, B.C.

RCMP say 30-year-old Brandon Woody also faces a charge of possessing a firearm while prohibited to do so.