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Past articles by Mike:

RCMP job vacancies in B.C. impacting investigations

Library of Parliament report shows RCMP had 813 empty positions across the country in June, 2022 and more than half of them were in B.C. → Read More

Some police forces in Canada are beginning to consider attacks on homeless people as hate crimes

Although hate-related sentences for crimes against homeless people are rare, brutal assaults on homeless people in Canada are not so rare → Read More

B.C. announces a plan to tackle cancer wait times

B.C. government adding $440-million in funding to province’s cancer agency → Read More

Magic mushroom stores are popping up in Vancouver, hoping to open the doors to legalization

Operators are looking to capitalize on popularity of the drug, while banking on police forces being more focused on opioids and other ‘hard’ drugs → Read More

B.C. pours more money into natural disaster preparations

Premier David Eby and Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, announced Tuesday that B.C. is adding $180-million to a community emergency preparedness fund → Read More

Hereditary Chief refuses to leave job, but band members have voted to oust her

A group of opponents within the Kwantlen First Nation are escalating their four-year fight to fire Chief Marilyn Gabriel → Read More

Province can seize three Hells Angels clubhouses, court says in ruling that upholds civil forfeiture

Three B.C. Court of Appeal judges unanimously agree lower court judge erred in 2020 ruling that allowed bikers to keep their properties → Read More

BC Liberals underline support for harm reduction after MLA tells Chinese audience otherwise

B.C. Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon says he wants clients better steered toward treatment after MLA Teresa Wat said they are against ‘so-called safe injection sites’ → Read More

RCMP sued over arrest of photojournalist covering Wet’suwet’en pipeline standoff

The suit alleges RCMP leadership knew Amber Bracken was on assignment for The Narwhal inside the area and yet front-line Mounties did not verify her repeated claims she was a journalist as they were arresting her → Read More

Miraculous Australian crash ‘hard to fathom,’ says B.C.’s Coulson Aviation CEO

Two American pilots survived a serious crash while on a firefighting mission in the bush east of Perth → Read More

Charges in police-involved deaths are a rarity in B.C., data show

Manslaughter charges laid this week against two Prince George RCMP officers represent a first in B.C. for an officer involved in the death of an Indigenous person → Read More

Inquest into suicide of Vancouver police officer returns recommendations

A coroner’s jury recommends Vancouver Police Department officers be required to complete rigorous in-person training on workplace harassment after hearing testimony at an inquest into the 2019 suicide of former constable Nicole Chan → Read More

Vancouver police change guidelines on when to report intimate office relationships

Rules that came into effect July, 2021, require any officer in a relationship to disclose it to their supervisor → Read More

Prosecutors and officers unite in B.C. to keep strangers safe from repeat violent offenders

A Globe and Mail investigation uncovered systemic gaps that allow a tiny number of people – most of them dealing with homelessness, mental-health issues, addictions or all three at once – to continue assaulting strangers on city streets → Read More

Filmmaker Ross Reid wants Canadians to get Nerdy About Nature

Action sports filmmaker turned science communicator has more than a quarter-million people following his social media accounts to see eye-catching natural phenomena in rapid-fire clips → Read More

Brothers behind B.C. bank shootout sought to kill as many officers as possible, police say

Twins who took 22 people hostage at Victoria-area BMO branch last year harboured ‘deep-seated’ anger toward authority figures over gun-control laws → Read More

B.C. saw 80% drop in access-to-information requests from media outlets after bringing in fee, report says

The levy came into effect in November, 2021, and the report found media applications decreased to 115 from 575 during the same period a year prior → Read More

How B.C.’s ‘catch and release’ system is failing victims of random assaults and repeat offenders

One repeat offender’s long criminal history offers a case study in the way B.C.’s courts treat the tiny number of people who repeatedly assault strangers → Read More

As Ontario looks to private health care, B.C. reinvests in its public system

Ontario Premier Doug Ford pointed to B.C. as example of private clinics being used to provide health services, but that province has been bringing private spaces back into the public system → Read More

Off-duty Nelson police officer dies, another injured in B.C. avalanche

Tragedy near Kaslo happened during a ski season that experts say could be the riskiest in 20 years because of an unstable snow pack → Read More