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A procession carrying the body of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen as it drives past the RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C. Friday, October 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Funeral march and service at Olympic Oval for Const. Shaelyn Yang: RCMP

Jongwon Ham has been charged with first-degree murder in Yang’s death

A procession carrying the body of RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen as it drives past the RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C. Friday, October 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Travis Patron (centre) leaves the courthouse following his sentence at Court of King’s Bench in Estevan, Sask., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric
Travis Patron (centre) leaves the courthouse following his sentence at Court of King’s Bench in Estevan, Sask., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric
Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)

Family still waiting for answers 5 years after B.C. teen’s remains found

The family has received no word from police in relation to the death of Traci Genereaux in 2017

Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)
RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Police mourn death of RCMP constable fatally stabbed in Burnaby, B.C.

Shaelyn Yang’s homicide marks the fifth on-duty death of a police officer in Canada in as many weeks

RCMP Const. Shaelyn Yang is seen in this undated RCMP handout photo. Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, died in an altercation at a homeless campsite in which the suspect was shot and seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, B.C. RCMP *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver, Surrey voters elect new mayors; bring promises of more police, RCMP stays

Ken Sims beat incumbent Kennedy Stewart in Vancouver

Vancouver mayoral candidate Ken Sim speaks during a town hall hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., in Vancouver, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Sim defeated incumbent Kennedy Stewart in the October 15, 2022 election to become the new mayor of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Sword-wielding robbery suspect arrested and charged in Abbotsford

Police say man swung weapon at employee during incident on Sept. 26

Police say a man swung this sword at an employee during a gas-station robbery in Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 26. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
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B.C. can’t resolve repeat offender problem without more mental health, addictions support: report

Authors suggest specialized crisis response and long-term support units for offenders

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Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore speaks during a press conference at RCMP “F” Division Headquarters in Regina on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. RCMP say a special unit dedicated to apprehending fugitives was not actively searching for a Saskatchewan man they say is responsible for a stabbing rampage that left 11 people dead and 18 others injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

RCMP Special unit was not searching for suspect before Saskatchewan stabbing rampage

Myles Sanderson was wanted, but was not among those focused on by apprehensions unit

Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore speaks during a press conference at RCMP “F” Division Headquarters in Regina on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. RCMP say a special unit dedicated to apprehending fugitives was not actively searching for a Saskatchewan man they say is responsible for a stabbing rampage that left 11 people dead and 18 others injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
William Tallio, 43, is wanted Canada-wide on 11 counts of mischief and 11 counts of possession of a weapon. (Photo courtesy of VPD)

Man charged with shooting buses with BB gun in Vancouver wanted Canada-wide

Passengers were on board the targeted buses, but no one was injured

William Tallio, 43, is wanted Canada-wide on 11 counts of mischief and 11 counts of possession of a weapon. (Photo courtesy of VPD)
Delight Restaurant and BBQ in Ontario. (Google Maps)

Health officials in Ontario investigate reports of diners getting sick

An investigation has been launched and Delight Restaurant & BBQ has been closed

Delight Restaurant and BBQ in Ontario. (Google Maps)
A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., incidents of police-involved interactions that result in serious injury or death have been steadily increasing. The province’s police watchdog says it’s struggling to keep up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A holstered taser is seen on a police officer’s belt. In B.C., incidents of police-involved interactions that result in serious injury or death have been steadily increasing. The province’s police watchdog says it’s struggling to keep up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The B.C. Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner found that a VicPD officer committed actions of discreditable conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. officer conduct discreditable in drunken sexual encounter: OPCC ruling

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner hearing reviewed 2018 Vancouver incident

The B.C. Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner found that a VicPD officer committed actions of discreditable conduct during an off-duty sexual encounter in Vancouver in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)

B.C. child OK after nearly being yanked out ground-floor window in abduction attempt

Abbotsford Police investigating Aug. 15 evening incident

Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible attempted child abduction that occurred on Monday night (Aug. 15). (File photo)
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A file photo of the Granville Street entertainment district, where a machete attack inside a rooming house Saturday (Aug. 6) left four people seriously injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)

11 B.C. gangsters identified as posing a ‘significant threat’ to public safety

Police believe anyone connected to or near the gangsters may be putting themselves at risk

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. issued a public safety notice Aug. 3, identifying 11 dangerous B.C. gangsters. (Courtesy of CFSEU-BC)
A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)

Kelowna had Canada’s highest crime rate in 2021

Kelowna also ranked seventh worse in the country for violent crime

A report from Statistics Canada shows Kelowna with the highest rate in the country for 2021. (File photo)
Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)

Surrey man charged after reports of guns being fired outside Abbotsford store

Weapons seized after incident in Cabela’s parking lot were airsoft pistols

Police seized these two airsoft pistols on Monday (Aug. 1) in Abbotsford after reports came in about two men firing guns in the parking lot of Cabela’s. (Abbotsford Police Department photo)
An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)

Joint investigation stops Hells Angels ‘support club’ from expanding into Kamloops

3 alleged Throttle Lockers gang members charged with drug-related offences

An investigation by Kamloops RCMP and B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit prevented the Throttle Lockers gang from establishing a clubhouse in Kamloops. (Courtesy of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia)
A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson calls for oversight of municipal jails after detainee left screaming in pain

Currently no means of recourse for detainees mistreated by jail guards in RCMP-policed communities

A jail cell at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cop impersonator demanded debit payment for ‘ticket’ in North Vancouver

Man reportedly told driver they were being ticketed for using GPS on their cell phone

North Vancouver RCMP are asking for help identifying a man who reportedly conducted a fake traffic stop July 18. (Black Press Media file photo)