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The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

 

Pictures of Chantel Moore, are held by family and friends during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The lawyer for the family of Chantel Moore says it’s hoped a coroner’s inquest that starts Monday in Fredericton can determine exactly what happened the day — almost two years ago — the 26-year-old Indigenous woman was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B. during a wellness check.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Inquest to begin in N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman during wellness check

Chantel Moore had recently moved from B.C. to New Brunswick to be closer to family

 

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Majority of police-involved civilian fatalities involve mental health or substances, says study

 

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Girl, 14, killed after being hit by dump truck in Burnaby: police

Driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Police in Vernon helped bring a young person experiencing a mental health crisis from a rooftop down to safety in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Black Press file photo/Shutterstock.)

Teen having mental health crisis on Vernon rooftop talked down to safety by police

‘It was a good ending to an incredibly high-risk situation this morning,’ said Supt. Shawna Baher

Police in Vernon helped bring a young person experiencing a mental health crisis from a rooftop down to safety in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Black Press file photo/Shutterstock.)
Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fatal shooting of B.C. corrections officer a case of mistaken identity police say

Corrections officer Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, was killed outside Scottsdale Centre on May 1, 2021

Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)
ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers urged to slow down as summer travel increases speed-related injuries, deaths

Speed contributes to 141 injuries and deaths during each summer month in B.C.

ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Report on reforming B.C.’s Police Act receives mixed reviews

Indigenous leaders applaud the report while other advocates say the report doesn’t go far enough

FILE Members of the RCMP wait for instructions on what to do on the scene of a shots heard call in Surrey, B.C., Friday, May 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Up to 831 RCMP officers approved to join Ottawa police as motorcycle convoy arrives

Ottawa Police Service asking for them “in anticipation of additional events and demonstrations.”

Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Police promise heavy presence, arrests for hate as biker convoy to descend on Ottawa

Chief says force has no intention of letting “Rolling Thunder Convoy” turn into illegal occupation

Ottawa interim police chief Steve Bell speaks to reporters during a press conference in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.

Two B.C. men are on Canada’s 25 Most Wanted list

Gene Lahrkamp is wanted for murder; John MacKenzie on lam from prison

Gene Lahrkamp (left) and John MacKenzie are No. 2 and 21 respectively on the top-25 list of Canada’s Most Wanted.
Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.

Child sex offender charged with theft in Abbotsford is again released from custody

Police issued public warning in March after Shaun Deacon was released from prison

Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.
Bradley Bender

One of B.C.’s most-wanted auto thieves allegedly has loaded gun in car during Abbotsford arrest

Bradley Bender also had ‘large quantity’ of drugs in vehicle, police say

Bradley Bender
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Rural Municipalities of Alberta opposes creation of provincial police service

Premier Jason Kenney asked rural leaders to consider the merits of a provincial police service

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2107. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. police watchdog calls for more funding to combat staffing shortage

Chief civilian director Ronald MacDonald says over the past two years, its caseload has ‘basically doubled’

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)

Street racing in Abbotsford leads to rollover crash and charges for ‘N’ driver

Abbotsford Police issue warning to others with images of destroyed Mustang

A Mustang was involved in a two-vehicle crash while street racing in Abbotsford on Monday (March 28). (Abbotsford Police Department)
Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Speedy sports car drives into Abbotsford yard; police investigating

Driver speeds around corner and crosses sidewalk into front yard

Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)
Shaun Joshua Deacon

Man deemed 1 of Canada’s ‘most notorious child molesters’ being released from B.C. prison

Police issue public notification about Shaun Joshua Deacon

Shaun Joshua Deacon
While Greater Victoria residents showed their support for Black Lives Matter in 2020, new figures show the number of police-reported hate crimes in the metropolitan area rose by 97 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (Black Press Media file photo).

B.C. leads country in hate crimes as Canada hits highest reported totals ever

Police-reported hate crimes per capita rose by nearly 200 cases in 2020

While Greater Victoria residents showed their support for Black Lives Matter in 2020, new figures show the number of police-reported hate crimes in the metropolitan area rose by 97 per cent in 2020 over the previous year. (Black Press Media file photo).
The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver to restore $5.7M withheld from 2021 police budget, but tax hike looms

Province ordered the city to restore $5.7 million to the department’s 2021 budget

The Vancouver Police Board has successfully appealed a City of Vancouver decision that cut millions from the 2021 police budget, and the timing means the pinch of the ruling won’t hit taxpayers until next year. People opposed to public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are given a police escort as they march after the B.C. Grand Freedom Rally, in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck