Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Trudeau's Senate reform 'dangerous' for B.C

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a self-styled “grandson of British Columbia,” has hurt the province with a Senate reform initiative that appears to have empowered the unelected upper chamber, say experts.

A dog appears to be forced into turbulent water during the filming of "A Dog's Purpose" near Winnipeg in this 2015 handout photo taken from video footage provided to TMZ. A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film "A Dog's Purpose." Animal Justice says footage apparently shot near Winnipeg in November 2015 shows the filmmakers forcing the dog into turbulent water. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TMZ)

Rescue group cancels film pre-screening

A Vancouver dog-rescue organization has cancelled a scheduled Jan. 25 pre-screening fundraiser of A Dog's Purpose after the German shepherd star of the film was put under duress during one scene.

Friends and family of stabbing death victim Luka Gordic attend bail hearing for three men charged, at BC Provincial Court in North Vancouver, B.C. May 20, 2015. (Arlen Redekop/Postmedia Network)

Accused assaulted during break: Lawyer

A lawyer for a teen accused in the slaying of Burnaby teen Luka Gordic in Whistler told a judge Thursday that his client had been assaulted during a break in the trial.

Undated photo of Hells Angel David Giles. (Submitted photo,

Bid to set aside convictions dismissed

A bid by two members of the Hells Angels and two of their associates to set aside their convictions in a major cocaine conspiracy owing to trial delay was dismissed by a judge Wednesday.