News for Youse: Murder trial begins, Burnaby towers proposed, and B.C. mill burns
Szendrei trial begins A teenager whose name cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act goes on trial today in Surrey Provincial Court. He's accused of first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Laura Szendrei in North Delta's Mackie Park in 2010.
Ruskin mill fire Investigators are combing through evidence after a weekend fire destroyed the Waldun Forest Products cedar shake and shingle mill in Ruskin.
Burnaby towers proposed A public hearing begins tomorrow (August 28) at Burnaby City Hall after Shape Properties proposed developing 11 residential towers of between 25 and 70 storeys and two office buildings in Brentwood Town Centre.
Victoria's Secret Business in Vancouver has reported that Victoria's Secret will open a 35,000-square-foot megastore in the old HMV location at the corner of Robson and Burrard streets.
Hurricane approaches The Republican Party cut one day from its presidential-nomination convention in Tampa, Florida, as Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast late tomorrow (August 28) or Wednesday (August 29).
Arctic ice recedes The extent of Arctic sea ice is at a record low, which means there's less white stuff to reflect sunlight back into the atmosphere. For more information, go here.
Helicopter shot down Syrian rebel forces are claiming they have shot a helicopter down over Damascus following an alleged government massacre of 300 people over the weekend in the suburb of Darayya.
Samsung savaged Shares in the South Korean electronics giant's shares fell 7.5 percent, causing a $12-billion drop in the company's market value, after Apple Inc. won a $1.05-billion judgment in a lawsuit over patent infringement.
New defence chief Lt.-Gen. Tom Lawson, a former fighter pilot, has been named Canada's chief of defence staff, replacing Gen. Walt Natynczyk.
Lydia Ko wins The youngest female golfer ever to do so, 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko won an LPGA tour title when she topped the leaderboard in the CN Canadian Women's Open at Coquitlam's Vancouver Golf Club.
LIVE at Squamish wraps Dallas Green's City and Colour wrapped up LIVE at Squamish, which was B.C.'s largest summer music festival.