Sled dog killer sentenced

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The man who killed 43 sled dogs, 9 of them inhumanely in Whistler two years ago wont be going to jail. A Provincial court Judge has sentenced Robert Fawcett to 3 years probation, fined him 15 hundreds dollars and ordered 200 hours community service as well as other conditions. Marcie Moriarty with the BC SPCA says she is baffled as to why Robert Fawcett was not banned from owning animals for life. But, she insists the aftermath of the killings has helped strengthen protections for animals.

Union says Chinese miners lack of English is unsafe

The Steelworkers Union has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Mines regarding safety concerns at an underground coal mine in northern B.C. The Union says HD Mining is violating the BC Mines Act and Mines Code. The company is bringing in around 200 temporary foreign workers from China . Steven Hunt with the Steelworkers Union says the workers won't learn enough English to grasp safety rules, and their rights as workers in Canada.

Highway 97 kills one person

One person has been killed in a crash on highway 97 north of Prince George. RCMP say at approximately 5:20 pm Thursday, a tractor trailer hit a commercial service truck near Bear Lake. The driver of the service truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The RCMP, the B.C. Coroners Service and Worksafe B-C are all investigating.

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