Morning Headlines: February 25th

Owen Simpson / February 25th, 2019

Fatal police-involved shooting in New Westminster.
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Police-involved shooting

A police-involved shooting in New Westminster has lead to the death of one man.

Officers were called out to the rear of Walmart at Queensborough Landing on Boyd Street around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after reports of a distraught, suicidal man who may have had a weapon.

“When officers arrived, shots were fired,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott

The New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section were called to assist with the investigation.

The man died of his injuries and no one else was hurt.

Vancouver Measles Outbreak

2 new cases have been reported to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and more possible cases in the Vancouver Area.

Both people acquired the infection while traveling abroad. One person lives in the VCH region and the other was traveling through Richmond and YVR (Vancouver International Airport) en route to Edmonton, then the Northwest Territories.

The two infected people visited the locations below. For people who were at those locations on the dates and times listed, VCH is asking them to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the exposure date. Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the chest.

BC Pharmacists encourage checking your vaccine history and getting the MMR vaccination if you haven’t already.

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Measles: Locations of interactions

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Burnaby-South by-election candidate and Federal NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh has all eyes on him during this years election.

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Burnaby-South by-elections

Burnaby-South voting polls are open from 7am to 7pm today.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continues to attract attention going into the by-election as he seeks a seat in the House of Commons, but also to keep his spot as the Federal NDP Leader.

Richard T. Lee is the Liberal candidate in Burnaby-South, while Jay Shin is running for the Conservatives.

Laura-Lynn Thompson is running under the People’s Party of Canada banner, while independents Terry Grimwood and Valentine Wu are also running for the seat.