Witnesses testify in trial of RCMP officer

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A Kelowna court will hear from more people today who witnessed an RCMP officer kick a suspect in the head during an arrest two years ago. On Monday six people who saw the incident testified at Geoff Mantler's assault trial. Those who watched the arrest agreed with the crown lawyer that Buddy Tavares was not acting aggressively, or showing any signs of resisting arrest. The crown is expected to wrap up its case tomorrow.

Conservation will not go after a grizzly that attacked two hikers

 
A sow grizzly that attacked two hikers will not be hunted by conservation officers. The grizzly mauled the hikers near Kimberley just over a week ago. But conservation officer Joe Caravetta says she was just protecting a deer kill and her two cubs. He says there have been no issues since and the bear is likely headed to hibernation.
 
Documents requested in B.C. Rail case


A lawyer for B.C. Auditor General John Doyle says in order to do his job, Doyle needs access to key documents in the B.C. rail saga that are covered by solicitor client privilege. Lawyer Louis Zivot made the comments in B.C. Supreme Court Monday as part of final arguments meant to open files in the case of David Basi and Bobby Virk. Doyle wants to find out why the government paid six million dollars to cover the legal fees of David Basi and Bobby Virk after they pleaded guilty to breach of trust and taking bribes in connection with the sale of B.C. Rail.

"Shoe Memorials" in Prince George and Kamloops


To mark Canada's National Day of Mourning a new exhibit has been set up in Prince George.  A "Shoe Memorial" has been created out of 85 pairs of shoes, placed at locations throughout the city. The shoes represent the 850 women who have been killed in B.C. A similar memorial is being set up in Kamloops Wednesday at St. Andrews on The Square
   

 
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