Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm is sworn in by Lt. Governor Judith Guichon after being re-elected in 2013.

Prosecutor appointed in MLA Pat Pimm case

Peace River North MLA arrested, released after incident in Fort St. John, has resigned B.C. Liberal caucus for a second time

A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm after he was arrested by Fort St. John RCMP this week.

B.C. Liberal caucus chair Jackie Tegart announced Monday that Pimm had resigned from caucus due to an unspecified allegation made against him. A statement from the province’s Criminal Justice Branch confirmed Wednesday that Pimm had been arrested and released with conditions.

Vancouver lawyer Michael Klein is acting as special prosecutor to oversee release conditions, while police investigate and determine if they will recommend charges.

Neither Pimm nor the government has commented on the circumstances of Pimm’s arrest.

Pimm was elected in 2009 and later appointed parliamentary secretary for natural gas development by Premier Christy Clark. He resigned that position and quit the B.C. Liberal caucus the first time in 2011, after what he described as a dispute with his wife that led to him being held in police custody overnight.

Pimm announced last fall that he would not be seeking re-election in May 2017.

 

Just Posted

Letter: not an adequate response from Northern Health

Editor, The effects of last year’s breach of confidentiality in which a… Continue reading

Quesnel Cross Country motorbike race a huge success

Outback Bushwack Race draws 99 riders from across BC

Column: back in the saddle

Columnist David Zirnhelt writes about what the familiar phrase means to him.

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Editorial: Disconnecting communities

Greyhound provides an essential service

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Non-union construction industry fears exclusion in B.C.

Premier John Horgan imposes ‘project labour agreements’ for public works

BC Wildfire says Kamloops wildfire ‘being held’

Firefighters worked tirelessly this weekend to stop the spread of a wildfire east of Kamloops.

Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

Trump and Putin arrived Monday at Helsinki’s presidential palace for a long-awaited summit.

In TV interview, Trump claims queen called Brexit ‘complex’

Asked the queen’s view on Brexit, Trump said: “She said it’s a very complex problem.”

Exotic corpse flower begins to emit its putrid scent at Vancouver conservatory

A unique and exotic tropical plant, acclaimed for its size and abhorred for its smell, is blooming at a Vancouver conservatory.

CREA reports June home sales down 10.7% from year ago, but up from May

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in June were down 10.7 per cent compared with a year ago.

Tens of thousands give heroes’ welcome to Croatia team

Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final.

Crews battle fire northeast of Terrace

The 10-hectare fire was discovered Saturday

Most Read