Police watchdog sent to central B.C.

dougnews thumbnail.jpgB.C.'s independent investigations office has dispatched another team to investigate an RCMP involved incident in central B.C. It was early Sunday morning when a Vanderhoof police officer saw a vehicle, apparently doing stunts in a parking lot. When police arrived, the vehicle fled the scene. Mounties say they didn't chase it however they saw the vehicle a short time later after it had hit a signpost. Owen Court speaks for B.C.'s police watchdog. He says two of the three passengers in the vehicle sustained serious injuries in the crash. On Friday, a team of investigators was sent to Prince George after a suspect sustained serious injuries while running from police. 

Short term agreement reached in Williams Lake Fringe Fire protection spat

The Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake have finally reached an agreement over fire protection for rural residents. The agreement is short term however lasting until the end of the year. In December the C.R.D. got a court injunction forcing Williams Lake to continue providing the service to the cities fringe areas. The city had backed out of an agreement with the district that area residents had approved in a referendum. Current legal proceedings have also been discontinued while both sides look for a long term solution. 

2nd Anniversary of devastating earthquake and tsunamai in Japan

Monday, March the 11th marks the two year anniversary of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Almost nineteen thousand people died in the disaster and more than one hundred thousand buildings were damaged. To mark the solemn occasion, many in Uclulet gathered over the weekend to collect debris and remember. Karla Robison is the community's emergency coordinator. She says it was a horrific tragedy and the tragedy resonates for people living on the coast. So far only a small amount of marine debris that has washed up off the coast of B.C. is believed to be from the disaster. 
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