May saw the most overdose deaths in B.C’s history.
170 deaths were suspected of illicit drug toxicity – almost double the amount in April and a 93% jump from last May.
Three Surrey mail bandits could be heading to jail.
RCMP say they found a large amount of stolen mail and equipment used to make fake cheques and credit cards at three different locations in Delta and Burnaby back in January.
Charges have now been laid against Cody and Juanita McNeil and Neil McRae for possession of stolen mail, identity cards, and forged documents.
Councillor Linda Annis wants the City to explain why it’s ripping ‘Keep the RCMP in Surrey’ signs off people’s lawns.
The city says the signs go against a bylaw that prevents residents from putting up unauthorized signs.
Annis feels the move is more a political move by Mayor McCallum who remains steadfast on replacing the RCMP with a local police force next year.
Vancouver is calling on the province to conduct a review of all policing in B-C – looking at things like use-of-force policies, systemic racism and cases of violence experienced by Black and Indigenous people.
All police have been banned from taking part in this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade – the society saying it stands with the black community.
Day five with no new COVID deaths and no new community outbreaks – we did see 12 new cases since Wednesday and there are 185 active cases in our province so we aren’t out of the clear yet.
The state of emergency here in BC has been extended to June 23rd – the longest in BC’s history. Horgan said “there is no likely end in sight” also stating “ we are coming out of the flood season and looking squarely in the face of fire season”.
Trudeau’s latest emergency bill aid was not passed – the NPD worried the penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit were too broad.
Cloverdale Chamber director is asking the City of Surrey to lower fees for patios saying that most businesses won’t be able to afford the high price. The Chamber asking the City to fall in line with other municipalities that aren’t charging for applications, parking or traffic control.
Campers that are now set-up at Crab Park, a lot owned by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, have been given three days to pack up and leave the property by the BC Supreme Court.
The Vancouver Pride Parade will be police free- the Pride Society stating it stands with Black communities who have taken to the streets demanding accountability from police. Most Pride events will happen online this year but the society says their decision will stand in the years to come.
So far this year 1.6 million tax dollars have been spent by the City of Surrey creating a team to lead the Police transition and Councillor Linda Annis worried financial decisions are being made without feedback from the public.
The Premier says Dr. Bonnie Henry has given the green light for a plan to have Vancouver be a hub city when the NHL resumes play. The league should announce its decision on two hub cities this month.