News for Youse: Mudslide in Kootenays, Kwok brothers charged, and more wine choices
Devastating mudslide Four people are believed to be missing after a mudslide buried three homes in the small community of Johnson's Landing, which is north of Nelson in the Kootenays.
Developers charged Two famous billionaire brothers with investments in Vancouver and Richmond, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, have been charged along with three others in Hong Kong in an alleged bribery scheme. Their local projects include the Harbour Green development at Coal Harbour.
Tsawwassen fire One person is missing and all the other tenants were evacuated to the local recreation centre after a blaze in a two-storey apartment in Tsawwassen.
More wine choices B.C. has become the first jurisdiction in this country to allow residents to order products from wineries in other provinces that produce 100 percent Canadian wine. There will be no B.C. government markups.
Thefts from vehicles Vancouver police inspector Les Yeo says there has been a 25-percent spike in thefts from vehicles in the last quarter compared to the previous year, compared to a 5.8-percent increase in overall property crime in the city.
Downtown Eastside walkabout This afternoon, the vice chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Dwight Dorey, will examine the conditions of Native people living off-reserve in Vancouver when he goes on a tour of the Downtown Eastside with members of the Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society.
Judges win in court The Provincial Court Judges Association of British Columbia has prevailed in B.C. Supreme Court against the Attorney General of B.C. in a fight over whether or not the government can enforce its "net-zero mandate" on judicial salaries. Details can be found here.
J.P. Morgan losses On Wall Street, J.P. Morgan acknowledged a $5.8-billion loss in its Chief Investment Office trading so far in 2012, which has led to a restatement of its first-quarter financial results.
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