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May 28, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Canadian police probe death of Washington bear hunter

HOUSTON, British Columbia — Canadian police are investigating the shooting death of a Washington state man who had been hunting for bear in northern British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called Monday to a forest-service area about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Houston, B.C., where they found the body of the  59-year-old man. Police…

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December 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Coach at Seattle private school charged with voyeurism

A coach and substitute teacher at The Bush School in Seattle has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism and other offenses while on a school-sponsored cross-country ski-team trip to southern British Columbia.

Jason C. Paur, 43, was arrested Tuesday after the discovery of a video camera belonging to him, found by students in a room occupied by girls at the Silver Star ski resort near Vernon, B.C., according to a statement released by the private school and Frank Magusin, the head of school.

Paur was being held in British Columbia in connection with alleged offenses that occurred Monday and Tuesday, Neil MacKenzie, a spokesman for the provincial Criminal Justice Branch, said Thursday.

Paur was charged with three counts of voyeurism related to observing or recording individuals in a place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy and to be nude. He also was charged with possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography and three counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offense.

Paur, who has not entered a plea, made his first court appearance Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court next Wednesday. No bail has been set.

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November 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM

UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old British Columbia boy

UPDATE AT 7:01 A.M. FRIDAY: The Amber Alert for 3-year-old Alvin Barnett has been canceled after the boy was found safe in Montana. An Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Alvin Barnett, who was taken by his biological father from Elk Valley, British Columbia. Police think the child is in imminent danger, according…

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November 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

6.3 earthquake shakes up Western Canada

 The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damages have been reported and no tsunami warning has been issued. Natural Resources Canada said the tremor occurred Wednesday night off Vancouver Island in the Pacific ocean, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British…

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August 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Seattle man dies in B.C. paragliding accident

A Seattle man, 55-year-old John Clifford, died in a Monday paragliding accident near Pemberton, British Columbia, according to the  British Columbia Coroners Service. Clifford was participating in the Canadian Paragliding National Championships when the accident happened. His rescue from the Lillooet River was hampered by poor weather, including severe thunderstorms on Monday. Searchers were…

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