Kamloops RCMP's top cop is calling it quits after 27 years. Superintendent Yves Lacasse has announced his retirement for next month. He will be moving on to a leadership role at the Ajax Copper and Gold project. Lacasse said in a press release he is excited to work with KGHM International and to promote the well-being of Kamloops.
Two guide outfitters fined
Stiff fines have been imposed on two northern B.C. guide outfitters found to have committed several infractions. In all 42 infractions, included guiding without licenses and hunting out of season, were investigated prompting a fine of nearly $40,000 against the company.
Man dies in police shooting
A man has been shot to death by the RCMP in Burnaby. The man was shot shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday as Mounties responded to a call of a man with a knife in a North Burnaby neighbourhood. Investigators with the Independent Investigations Office have released few other details, except to say the victim was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital, but could not be revived. The shooting closed Hastings Street through the morning rush hour, but the route has since reopened.