It has been one year since a 16 year old girl's body was found in a ravine near Guerin Creek in Kamloops. Police have still not caught the person who murdered CJ Fowler. Julie Morrison is a Chief Councillor from the Gitanmaax First Nation, which Fowler was part of. Morrison is now asking the public for help in finding the killer. CJ Fowler was thought to be in town from Terrace visiting friends at the time of her death. She was last seen very early in the morning leaving Royal Inland Hospital. Police believe she may have been walking up Columbia street to the Greyhound station to catch a bus home before she was killed.
Paraplegic man sues Abbotsford police
A paraplegic man is suing Abbotsford police for degrading treatment during his arrest. Ryan Moonie claims officers left him in the cold and let him soil himself after pulling him out of his car in 2007. The case led to blistering criticism from a Supreme Court justice who called his treatment "egregious", "outrageous" and "inexcusable." The judge dismissed gun and drug charges against Moonie because of the severity of his mistreatment. Abbotsford police say they're trying to learn from the incident.
Helping out overseas
The company that operates the Highland Valley Copper Mine near Kamloops is now contributing money to deal with childhood diarrhea in India. Teck resources, the federal government, the Zinc Alliance for Child Health, and the Micronutrient Initiative are contributing 1.5 million dollars. The program is being rolled out in the Indian state of Gujarat. The money will help the state government train 97 thousand health workers on using zinc and oral rehydration salts to treat the condition. 230 thousand children die each year in India because of the disease.