IIO to File Report to Crown Counsel (IIO 2015-000107)
The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. will file a report to Crown Counsel in relation to a fatal shooting involving the Surrey RCMP.
The file relates to a male who was fatally shot outside the District 5 RCMP detachment in the 1800 block of 152nd street in South Surrey on July 18, 2015. Officers were responding to a male in distress and went outside the detachment where the male was confronted by police. The male was subsequently shot and did not survive his injuries.
The Chief Civilian Director of the IIO has completed his review of the investigative file and, pursuant to Section 38.11 of The Police Act, will forward a report to Crown for consideration of charges. This is required when the Chief Civilian Director considers that an officer may have committed an offence under any enactment.
The threshold for referral to Crown is lower for the IIO than for other law enforcement agencies in the province.
The IIO does not make a recommendation on whether charges should be approved. Under the Crown Counsel Act, the Criminal Justice Branch has jurisdiction over the charge assessment and charge approval process.
In approving charges, the Criminal Justice Branch must be satisfied not only that an offence may have been committed, but that the commission of an offence can be proven in court beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal Justice Branch policy provides that in making this assessment Crown counsel will apply a two-part test:
There must be a substantial likelihood of conviction based on the evidence gathered by the investigating agency.
A prosecution must be required in the public interest.
Under these circumstances, no public report will be issued by the IIO and no further information will be provided.
Jennifer Brooks mother of Hudson Brooks
" I have the best news!! The IIO is recommending CHARGES to Crown Counsel! Thank you Sandra Snider and your team at the IIO for your dedication and hard work for our Hudson. The IIO has told me many times that we are being heard. I want to thank you all for Standing with us on our campaign #JUSTICEFORHUDSON! I want to thank the media for being with us every step of the way. I want to thank Sargent Blais, Superintendent Carol, Inspector Andy for all your help and support to our family. We are halfway way there! We will not stop until Crown proceeds with charges. We love you Hudson thank you so much for your strength you give to me everyday."
Monday Council Meetings
Surrey and White Rock councils will be back behind their desks Monday evening.
City of Surrey To Launch New Public Safety Strategy
Dwayne McDonald, Chief Superintendent, Surrey RCMP & Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner
The City of Surrey is embarking on a comprehensive, collaborative and measurable approach to public safety by launching a new Public Safety Strategy on Monday, October 24th.
The Report will present an overview of new and enhanced initiatives that have been based on international best practices and that will take action on all aspects of public safety including crime, traffic safety and social issues.
Speakers: Mayor Linda Hepner
Hon. Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Terry Waterhouse, Director of Public Safety, City of Surrey
Dwayne McDonald, Chief Superintendent, Surrey RCMP
Larry Thomas, Deputy Chief, Surrey Fire Service
Jaime Boan, Manager of Transportation, City of Surrey
Reports that the suspect from yesterday's homicide in Langley on 72nd Ave was on the phone with Langley RCMP and was wanting to turn himself in at a Surrey police station, he also mentioned he had the loaded gun in a duffel bag inside his car. The decision was made to box him in at take him down. He was arrested without incident.
Monday morning Langley RCMP received word from a man they have now identified as JASON WALLACE claiming he was involved with the fatal shooting of Mission Hells Angels member BOB GREEN Sunday in Langley. The Surrey RCMP picked up the information and within hours moved in to pull over WALLACE on Johnston Road near 72nd Avenue. In his conversation with the RCMP he stated he had a loaded handgun with him him in his vehicle in a sports bag which apparently can be seen in this video.
WALLACE has now been charged with second degree murder
October 19, 2016
Surrey Mountie Charged
A charge of child luring has been approved against Surrey RCMP Constable Dario Devic after that 'Creep Catchers' video that went viral in early September. The BC Criminal Justice Branch says police believe Devic was communicating with someone under the age of 16 for facilitating sexual conduct. Devic was originally charged with luring a child and breach of trust by a public officer, and released on bail. Today the Criminal Justice Branch confirmed the luring charge was sworn on Monday in Surrey provincial court but the breach charge has been stayed.
Constable DARIO DEVIS was honoured recently at the RCMP 2016 Officer in Charge Awards
October 18, 2016
Posted mid afternoon yesterday on the City of White Rock's website
Deferred: Public Hearing - Bylaws 2123/2056/2158 (1454 Oxford Street)
October 5, 2016
The Public Hearing regarding Bylaws 2123/2056/2158 for 1454 Oxford Street (Elegant) has been DEFERRED until further notice.
Written submissions received for this Public Hearing will be brought forward to the new Public Hearing date (to be scheduled).
Check back here for updates.
For the second time in the past month the scheduled Public Hearing scheduled for the Elegant development on Oxford street has been canceled.
No official public reason has been released. Stay tuned.
Surrey Offers Refuge To Journalists/Writers
The City of Surrey has become Canada’s first International City of Refuge to offer temporary sanctuary to persecuted writers and artists. Surrey joins 60 cities, which include Paris, Oslo and Mexico City that have committed to the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) protecting writers and artists who are in peril in their own countries because of their professional activities.
“I am proud that we have been designated as Canada’s first City of Refuge for writers and artists who are persecuted, imprisoned or worse for expressing their thoughts or creative ideas,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “Surrey has a long history of being an open and inclusive community. As we have opened our doors to Syrian refugees, this is another example of our City’s progressive approach to offering a safe haven to those fleeing oppression and persecution.”
Details of the project were formally announced during Surrey’s Creative City Summit, project coordinator Liz Hughes says the official designation means Surrey will welcome a writer-at-risk to live in the city for two years.
Working with Norway-based ICORN, which qualifies the applications from writers-at-risk, a candidate will be chosen to settle in Surrey. A fundraising campaign is being established to support the writer and the writer’s family, as they become part of the city’s culturally vibrant community.
Don't Touch That Dial!
CRTC Going After 3 Surrey FMs
Three Surrey FM stations that obtained their licenses from Industry Canada, without applying to the CRTC, have been cited by the CRTC for violation of their Industry Canada licenses:
106.9 VF2689 Surrey Myfm Inc. and Ravinder Singh Pannu
89.3 VF2686 89.3 Surrey City FM Ltd. and Gurpal Singh Garcha
91.5 VF2688 Sur Sagar Radio Inc. and Ravinder Singh Pannu
All three are running as commercial ethnic stations. The first two were licensed as tourist information stations and the third as "live programming derived solely from houses of worship, such as religious services, weddings, funerals and other religious celebrations and ceremonies."
The two owners (#1 and #3 are both owned by Ravinder Singh Pannu) have been ordered to appear before the CRTC on May 16th during the existing Vancouver hearing scheduled for that date.
The investigation by the CRTC began as a result of a complaint by Vancouver's CKYE-FM, owned by South Asian Broadcasting, and operated as RED-FM.
October 17, 2016
Increased Coal Exports Through White Rock/South Surrey
A company with coal mines in Wyoming and Montana said Thursday, Oct. 13 that it’s begun exporting fuel to Asia through a Canadian port –pulling out of a planned export terminal in Oregon and potentially sending more coal trains through Whatcom County.
According to the announcement from Lighthouse Resources, Inc., the company began shipping coal to power plants in South Korea this month through Westshore Terminals in Vancouver, B.C., a boost for a beleaguered industry that’s been in a prolonged tailspin.
“I imagine Lighthouse doesn’t see a future for coal exports on the Columbia,” said Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky with Columbia Riverkeeper. “I see their attempt to export coal through Canada as a back door way to avoid the environmental standards that Oregon and Washington have put in place to review — and in Oregon’s case deny — coal exports.”
Have your say regarding how White Rock is going to look in the coming years. The City of White Rock has created a number of ways for you to have your input. The easiest and most convenient is to simply take 10 minutes to fill out the online survey
Tomorrow (Saturday) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley are celebrating their 13th annual Diwali (Festival of Lights).
Diwali, which means “a row of lights”, is the most widely celebrated Indian festival, and marks the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the New Year in India.
Everyone is cordially invited to experience diversity of culture through crafts, face painting, Mehndi, Indian music and dance, displays, and delicious refreshments. Also learn a few basic steps of Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra.
All Diwali activities are drop-in, free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 604-532-3590, or visit Muriel Arnason Library, located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 - 65 Avenue.
A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit.
1. A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. 2. A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his life savings on a new rod and reel. 3. The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings, (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook)
Something you give your co-workers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.
An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.
A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard.
An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.
A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and hold out for Spam instead.
Video Of The Day
It has been some time since we heard from WEIRD AL, but he's back with a kick at TRUMP vs CLINTON