Mixed Reaction from Provincial Budget, War Criminal Granted Bail, Shaky Start to BC Morning & More!

 

REACTION IS MIXED TO THURSDAYS PROVINCIAL BUDGET. CHATHAM KENT MAYOR RANDY HOPE SEES PROMISE SAYING IT TOUCHES ON SEVERAL ASPECTS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF THE MUNICIPALITY LIKE INFASTRUCTURE AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT. BUT THE DOCUMENT IS BEING PANNED BY CHATHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT GAIL BISHOP WHO CALLS IT DISSIPOINTING TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

NAANAN WILLIAMS OF WALPOLE ISLAND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SENTENCED FOR THE SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF HIS UNCLE ON THURSDAY BUT INSTEAD THEY WERE FORCED TO ADJOURN THE PROCEEDINGS. THERE IS A CALL FOR A FOLLOW UP PRE SENTENCE REPORT. WILLIAMS WAS CONVICTED OF THE SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF CLIFFORD RILEY IN 2012.

A 32 YEAR OLD CHATHAM MAN IS IN SOME TROUBLE AFTER WRECKING HIS PICKUP IN A DITCH ON PARK AVENUE EAST THURSDAY MORNING. POLICE SAY HE THEN TRIED TO FLEE BUT WAS PICKED UP A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY. HE FAILED HIS BREATHYLYZER TEST SO HE GOT A FREE RIDE TO JAIL. HE WAS LATER RELEASED WITH A FUTURE COURT DATE.

OMAR KHADIR WILL BE A FREE MAN. THE CONVICTED WAR CRIMINAL, TRANSFERRED TO AN ALBERTA PRISON AFTER A STINT IN GUANTANO BAY HAS BEEN GRANTED BAIL THIS MORNING. IN A 23 PAGE DECISION, THE COURT OF QUEENS BENCH JUSTINE JUNE ROSS GRANTED HIM BAIL, PENDING A HEARING MAY FIFTH THAT WILL SET OUT THE CONDITIONS. HE WAS ARRESTED AT 15 IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER HE THREW A GRENADE THAT KILLED AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.

A 6.1 MAGNITUE EARTHQUAKE SHOOK THINGS UP NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE QUAKE WAS CENTERED 167 KILOMTRES SOUTHWEST OF THE VILLAGE OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE. THE EXPERTS SAY IT STRUCK ABOUT 10 KILOMETRES UNDERTHE EARTH.