5 Things to Know for Feb. 2: Fight videos posted online
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 8:38AM PST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 2, 2016 8:20AM PST
1. Hit-and-run crash: A 30-year-old man is in custody after allegedly mowing down a teen pedestrian, just moments police say he was involved in a hit-and-run crash.
2. Checking it out: Premier Christy Clark says BC Housing is studying the level of foreign investment in the real-estate market. She says the provincial government will also include initiatives in this month's budget to help it determine if non-citizen buyers have an impact on the property market.
3. Fight club? A YouTube channel is showing disturbing videos of fights involving girls at Surrey schools. The fights appear to have been filmed at Sullivan Heights and Enver Creek secondary schools. Experts say the effects of the fight can last much longer than the bout itself.
4. Charged: A 24-year-old Simon Fraser University student has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty, a year after his husky was brought in to the SPCA weighing just 15 kilograms and with only rocks and soil in its stomach.
5. Bets on how much this cost: A government-funded responsible gaming conference ended up almost 50 per cent over budget, with critics questioning whether the event helps gambling addicts in B.C. Costs at the New Horizons in Responsible Gaming Conference shows Costs include big ticket items such as $91,000 spent on audio-visual work, $115,000 spent on the conference venue, $430 spent on a flavoured popcorn bar and $1,600 on fruit skewers.