Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Drug Overdoses Have Reached an All-time High in B.C.

By |January 23rd, 2017|Blogs|

In November of last year, the CBC wrote an article that highlighted new figures by the BC Coroners Service which point to the astounding number of overdose-related deaths in the province. According to chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, 128 people died of an illicit drug overdose in November alone, averaging at more than four people a [...]

Dean Michael Wiwchar Loses Appeal over Firearm Possession

By |January 16th, 2017|Blogs|

In 2015, Dean Michael Wiwchar was sentenced to 10 years in jail for possession of 16 firearms in the spring of 2012. At the time, he was a suspect in the murder of gangster Sandip Duhre, who was shot to death in the lobby of the Sheraton Wall Centre. 2 guns were seized from his [...]

An Overview of R.v Anthony-Cook

By |January 3rd, 2017|Blogs|

An article by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) was written last month to highlight the R.v Anthony-Cook case that took place in 2013 that had its final ruling in November of 2016. The original trial judge imposed a harsher penalty than the Crown and defence had initially agreed on for Matthew Anthony-Cook, who pleaded [...]