Woman killed, son hurt in B.C. island stabbings

A woman has been killed and her son has been transported in critical condtion to hospital in Victoria after both were stabbed on B.C.'s Gabriola Island Wednesday by a suspect still at large, reports say.

A woman has been killed and her son has been transported in critical condtion to hospital in Victoria after both were stabbed on B.C.'s Gabriola Island Wednesday by a suspect still at large, reports say.

Police have halted ferry service from the island, off the coast of Nanaimo, as they search for a man described as being in his 30s and wearing dark clothing, local reports said.

Few other details in connection with the incident are available.

Gabriola lies less than a kilometre off the coast of Vancouver Island, about 100 kilometres north of Victoria.