Missing Women's report criticized

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First Nations and missing and murdered women advocates in the North are disappointed in the Missing Women's Inquiry report. They say it treats missing women cases along the Highway of Tears as an afterthought. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council has always insisted the north needs its own inquiry. They say issues around the disappearance of women from the Downtown eastside are very different from issues in northern rural communities.

Metro Police Force

Establishing a regional police force in Metro Vancouver is an idea Justice Minister Shirley Bond says she's open to. It was one of the key recommendations of Wally Oppal's Missing Women's Report, released Monday. Bond says the government is busy reviewing the province's policing plan for the next ten years.

Moratorium on fracking to continue in Sacred headwaters region

The B.C. government is set to confirm today that a moratorium on fracking in the Sacred Headwaters region of Northwestern B.C. will be extended. The 4 year ban on hydrolic fracturing to extract natural gas was going to expire Tuesday. Shannon McPhail is the Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. She says the news comes as a huge victory for those who have been fighting against fracking in the area.

Missing Lower Mainland snow boarder

A 33 year old snowboarder remains missing on the north shore in the lower mainland. It's believed the man boarded out of bounds Sunday morning at Cypress Mountain and has not been seen since. Winter conditions have made an air search difficult. Two teams with North Shore Search and Rescue spent Monday searching on the ground , but were unable to find  the man. Officials say it's not clear if he's prepared for back country conditions.

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