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B.C.'s legislature's clerk blasts auditor general during national meeting

B.C.'s legislature's clerk blasts auditor general during national meeting

VICTORIA - The growing tensions between British Columbia's take-no-prisoners Auditor General John Doyle and members of the Liberal government and officials at the legislature spilled out inadvertently Friday.
Burnaby metal shop owner wins Metallica trademark battle

Burnaby metal shop owner wins Metallica trademark battle

When Bill Lawson decided to name his Burnaby metal shop Metallica Manufacturing, he had no idea it would lead to years of legal headaches involving the heavy metal band with the same name.
Impaired penalty review prompts B.C. to grant penalty breaks 1,137 drivers

Impaired penalty review prompts B.C. to grant penalty breaks 1,137 drivers

VICTORIA - More than 1,100 British Columbia motorists caught up in tougher drunk driving rules before part of the law was found unconstitutional will have some of their punishments overturned, but their drunk driving penalty still sticks.
B.C. Liberals seeking “brand ambassadors” to hype Family Day

B.C. Liberals seeking “brand ambassadors” to hype Family Day

The marketing agency hired by the B.C. Liberal government to produce Family Day festivities on February 11 is seeking so-called “brand ambassadors.” The online listing by Inventa encouraged job-seekers to “come be a part of B.C.
Film group pushes back against criticism of “Creative BC” announcement

Film group pushes back against criticism of “Creative BC” announcement

While much of B.C.’s film industry is scoffing at the B.C. government’s just-announced creative industries funding package, which fails to improve B.C. tax incentives and attract Hollywood productions, the initiative is drawing some support from B.C.
Six taken to hospital after mass Vancouver stabbing; police arrest suspect

Six taken to hospital after mass Vancouver stabbing; police arrest suspect

VANCOUVER - Six people were taken to hospital, including one in critical condition, after what police call a vicious and random stabbing inside a Vancouver apartment building Thursday evening.
Coach who tripped boys must wait for sentence

Coach who tripped boys must wait for sentence

VANCOUVER — A provincial court judge has reserved his sentencing decision in the case of a peewee hockey coach who tripped a boy after a game last year. Judge Patrick Chen said Thursday he will pass sentence Feb.
New trial for Island man convicted in 2008 murder

New trial for Island man convicted in 2008 murder

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 2008 murder of a nurse who was attacked with a hammer. Kim Rothgordt was found guilty of second-degree murder in January 2011 for the death of James Shannon.
Runaway B.C. mom not entitled to support from adult children: judge

Runaway B.C. mom not entitled to support from adult children: judge

VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court justice says three adults who were left to fend for themselves as teenagers decades ago do not have to pay support to their estranged mother.
Pipeline opponents say CN's crude-by-rail car pitch poses 'risk to company'

Pipeline opponents say CN's crude-by-rail car pitch poses 'risk to company'

VANCOUVER - Opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline are threatening to turn their sights on CN Rail, as at least one Alberta oil company explores the possibility of transporting oil sands crude to the B.C. coast by rail car.