British Columbia

Indigenous women overrepresented in Vancouver police checks: rights advocates

By Canadian Press
July 12, 2018 - 5:02pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 2:48pm

VANCOUVER — Indigenous and civil rights activists seeking an investigation of the Vancouver Police Department's use of random street checks want to amend their complaint based on new data showing Aboriginal women are checked more often than other groups.

Abbotsford, B.C., police make easy arrest after suspect helps to capture himself

By Canadian Press
July 11, 2018 - 11:35am Updated: July 11, 2018 - 12:06pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A 38-year-old man suspected of vehicle theft is under arrest in Abbotsford, B.C., but police say he actually captured himself.

A tweet from the department says officers responded to calls early Wednesday about a parked van that was "shaking violently."