RCMP officer assaulted in Pritchard

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The RCMP say two people in the community of Pritchard, east of Kamloops, are facing charges of assaulting a police officer. Mounties say an officer was attacked Saturday afternoon when he pulled over a suspected impaired driver in the Stoney Flats area. The driver and a passenger in the pick up truck allegedly attacked the officer before driving away. Police managed to track down and arrest the two suspects later that night. The officer was treated and released from hospital.

Legal Aid Lawyers withdraw services

Legal Aid lawyers have withdrawn their services for the next month. They say this protest is needed because Legal Services are so underfunded, that 2 of every 3 people who apply for Legal Aid is turned down. NDP Justice critic, Leonard Krog says lawyers are fed up with the
chronic underfunding from the province. Legal Aid lawyers will withold their services until August 5th. And, they are promising to re-launch these protests in the first week of every month starting in October.

Recovery efforts to resume


Crews hope to recover the body of a hiker today (Monday) after the man died Saturday in a fall near Squamish. Officials say the victim plunged about 50 metres into a ravine
while climbing the extremely technical terrain of Sky Pilot Mountain, in the range of peaks behind the Stawamus Chief. Bad weather halted attempts to recover the body over the weekend. The man's name has not been released.

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