Missing Women's report to be released
On Monday afternoon, the much awaited report from the missing women's inquiry will be released. The inquiry was born in the wake of the murders of women from the downtown eastside. Serial killer Robert Pickton was not caught by police until 2002. The inquiry looked into the reasons why Vancouver police and RCMP failed to catch him before. It also examined how victim's families were treated as they searched for loved ones who had gone missing. Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal says the report is complex and will zero in on the socio-economic factors involved. He says the report needs to be read and digested before forming opinions.
Federal Government makes changes to Medical Marijuana regulations
The federal health minister has used B.C. and its thriving underground pot industry as a backdrop to outline changes the government is making to how people can access medical marijuana. Leona Aglukkaq stopped in Maple Ridge Sunday to announce Ottawa is moving to end a Health Canada program that has allowed people with health conditions to grow pot in their own homes. She says the current regulations have left the system open to abuse, causing great concern among law enforcement, fire officials and municipalities dealing with illegal grow-ops.