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3 dead, including suspect, after multiple shootings in Langley



Three men are dead and one woman seriously hurt after multiple shootings in Langley, B.C., on Monday prompted a series of emergency alerts to the public.

The suspect, a 28-year-old man identified by police later Monday, is among the dead after being shot by RCMP, ending a series of attacks officers initially said were targeted at homeless people in the community.

The suspect’s alleged motive remains unknown.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, police said the shootings unfolded in the City of Langley and the neighbouring Township of Langley over the course of six hours, starting around midnight PT.


Police said the first shooting is believed to have occurred around 12:01 a.m. at the Cascades Casino, at Fraser Highway and 203A Street. A woman who is homeless was critically injured and remains in hospital.

Around 3:40 a.m., a man was shot dead at Creek Stone Place, a supportive housing project on 201 Street.

A second man was killed at the Logan Avenue city bus loop at 5:03 a.m., police said.

Soon after, around 5:45 a.m., police found a fourth man suffering from a gunshot to his leg near the Willowbrook Mall, at 200 Street and the Langley Bypass.

It was at roughly that time police found and shot the suspect in the same area following an “interaction.” Police did not provide the exact time he was shot.

Just before 6:20 a.m., RCMP issued a blaring direct-to-cellphone emergency alert to the public with a description of a suspect and possible suspect vehicle ⁠— the second time in the past year the Alert Ready system has been used for an active shooter scenario in B.C.

Police said the alert wasn’t sent earlier because investigators did not immediately realize the shootings were connected.

“Our first responders were handling each case, one on one, and as the scene unfolded and as we were able to piece [it] together … The alert was done at the appropriate time as the information became known to us and a proper risk assessment was done,” said Sgt. David Lee with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

“That time was the best time that we were able to issue the alert and tie these things together.”

A bicycle at the scene of a shooting at Willowbrook Mall, on 200 Street near the Langley Bypass, on Monday morning. Several people, at least one of whom was homeless, were shot, police said. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Suspect identified as police seek tips

The suspect has been identified as Jordan Daniel Goggin, 28. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Monday he was “known to police” and lived in Surrey.

“IHIT is looking to speak with anyone who may have had contact with Jordan Daniel Goggin or know of his activities,” Lee said in a statement Monday evening.

The suspect previously “had non-criminal contact” with police, the statement added.

Earlier Monday, Langley RCMP Sgt. Rebecca Parslow said in an interview the victims were homeless and that police believed the attacks were targeted.

At a news conference in the afternoon, RCMP said the two victims who died had been identified but their names would not be released until their families had been notified.

“At this time we don’t know the motive behind this deadly incident, nor if there was any relationship between the deceased suspect and the victims,” said Chief Supt. Ghalib Bhayani, assistant district commander with the Lower Mainland RCMP.

Multiple crime scenes

The city and township of Langley are located around 40 kilometres southeast of Vancouver. The crime scenes at the mall, casino, housing complex and bus loop were just a few kilometres apart.

In the parking lot of Willowbrook Mall, the area where police say the suspect was killed, an unmarked black police vehicle was seen riddled with at least nine bullet holes in the windshield and driver’s side window.

RCMP said they could not say whether the suspect shot at police or whether an officer fired through their window.

On the sidewalk, a bicycle lay toppled with a blue sleeping bag and other personal belongings tied to a crate on the back. Outside the casino, a shopping cart and other items sat behind yellow police tape.

The initial emergency alert described the suspect as a white man with dark hair who was wearing brown Carhartt coveralls and a blue and green camouflage T-shirt with a red logo on the right sleeve.

The notice said he was connected to a white vehicle. Later Monday, a white four-door sedan with its licence plates covered by police sat in the same area where the suspect was shot dead.

An emergency alert for multiple shootings in Langley, B.C., was sent to residents at 6:19 a.m. PT. (CBC)

Officials sent a second emergency alert just after 7:20 a.m. PT.

It said the suspect was “no longer a threat” but reiterated the need to stay away from the downtown core as officers ruled out the possibility of multiple suspects.

‘My heart breaks,’ mayor says

City of Langley Mayor Val van den Broek was at a loss for words on Monday.

“I can’t even explain it. Like I said, my heart breaks. This is something that you never want to see happen in your community. Never, ever,” she said.

“Sorry, I’m pretty emotional right now,” she added, through tears. “I volunteer with the homeless and I know them and it’s very personal for me as well.”

A police vehicle with several bullet holes is pictured at Willowbrook Mall, near 200 Street and Langley Bypass. RCMP issued an alert about multiple shootings in Langley, B.C., early Monday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Along with IHIT, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which looks into police-related incidents causing serious harm or death, has also been called out since the suspect was shot dead.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators, Bhayani said.

RCMP closed 200 Street, a major route through the centre of the city, between Willowbrook Mall and the Langley Bypass as officers investigated Monday.

Police specified the following areas as places for the public to avoid:

  • 200 Street and the Langley Bypass
  • Cascades Casino on Fraser Highway and 204 Street
  • The Langley bus loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road

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World Down Syndrome Day in Canada – CTV News



The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is sharing a new awareness campaign featuring photos of older people with Down syndrome.

The ‘Here I Am’ photo gallery was launched today, to mark World Down Syndrome Day, and showcases portraits of older Canadians living with the condition.

“People age 40 and over are hugely underrepresented in all aspects of media, social media pictures, they’re just not visible,” Laura Lachance, executive director of CDSS told CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday. “So we embarked on this campaign to bring these faces to the front.”


According to the organization, the life expectancy of Canadians with Down syndrome has doubled in the past 40 years, from 25 years in 1983, to more than 60 years in 2023.

“What’s changed is advances in medical technology, both in diagnostics and in treatment,” Lachance said. “So a lot of children who used to die in their early years are now surviving, taking advantage of all the interventions and living a long healthy life.”

Although many are living into adult life, Lachance said the challenge of finding caregivers who understand Down syndrome remains.

“As more of the Boomer parents are living longer, there’s going to have to be some kind of initiative by employers to perhaps take a look at how they can support their employees who need to take time away from work or work differently in order to care for their loved one,” Lachance said.

The photo gallery features only people over the age of 40 who are living with Down syndrome. The portraits were captured by Hilary Gauld from One for the Wall and CDSS.


Hear the full interview with Lachance by clicking the video at the top of this article. 

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Russia summons Canadian diplomat to protest 'regime change' statement – CBC News




Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had protested to Canada’s top diplomat in Moscow over comments by Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly about “regime change” in Russia.

Russia called Joly’s comments a ‘Russophobic attack’

A white woman sits at a table and prepares to speak at a government hearing.
Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly, seen on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 9, 2023, has been criticized by the Russian government for comments about ‘regime change.’ (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had protested to Canada’s top diplomat in Moscow over comments by  Foreign Minister Melanie Joly about “regime change” in Russia.


The ministry said it summoned Canadian charge d’affaires Brian Ebel on Monday and told him Joly’s comments were unacceptable.

Canadian media quoted Joly as saying at a news conference on March 10: “We’re able to see how much we’re isolating the Russian regime right now — because we need to do so economically, politically and diplomatically — and what are the impacts also on society and how much we’re seeing potential regime change in Russia.”

The Russian statement condemned the “Russophobic attack” and said it would have serious consequences for relations. Russia reserved the right to take “appropriate counter-measures” depending on Ottawa’s further steps.

Canada, a member of NATO and the Group of Seven (G7) leading economies, has joined its Western allies in imposing sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

On Friday, it welcomed the International Criminal Court’s move to issue arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his children’s commissioner over the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia since the start of the war.

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Worst city in Canada for bed bugs revealed | CTV News – CTV News Toronto



A Canadian city has just been named the worst in the country for bed bugs for the third year in a row. 

Orkin Canada, a pest and wildlife control services organization, revealed in a release Tuesday that Toronto was the city in which it carried out the highest number of commercial and bed bug treatments in 2022.

Following Toronto in second is Vancouver, B.C. then Sudbury, Ont. in third.


London, Ont., which went unranked in 2021, is new to the list this year, clinching the eighth spot in the top 10 “buggiest” cities in the country in 2022

Ontario dominated the top 10 list with a total of eight cities across the province being ridden with bed bugs, including Oshawa, Ottawa, Scarborough, Sault Ste. Marie, London, and Hamilton.

“Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but are excellent at hiding. Involving a trained professional to identify bed bugs that have been introduced or are in the early stages of an infestation is recommended,” Dr. Alice Sinia, a Ph.D. Entomologist at Orkin Canada, said in the release.

“Bed bugs are extremely resilient, making them difficult to control. As people begin to ramp up their travel plans this year, it’s important they know how to protect themselves through pest identification and proper control.”

Sinia explains bed bugs can hide in taxis, buses, trains, and airplanes, so travellers should regularly check their clothes and luggage for any unwanted passengers.

To avoid a bed bug infestation while travelling, Orkin recommends the SLEEP method – survey your hotel room for any bed bug symptoms, lift and search typical bed bug hiding spots like mattresses and underneath cushions, elevate your luggage, examine your personal items, and place your clothing in the drier for up to 45 minutes on the highest setting.

At home, Orkin recommends decluttering your space, and thoroughly inspecting second-hand furniture for dark ink-like blot marks or whitish egg clusters.

These are Canada’s 25 “bed buggiest” cities, in order:

  1. Toronto, Ont.
  2. Vancouver, B.C.
  3. Sudbury, Ont.
  4. Oshawa, Ont.
  5. Ottawa, Ont.
  6. Scarborough, Ont.
  7. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
  8. London, Ont.
  9. St. John’s, N.L.
  10. Hamilton, Ont.
  11. Winnipeg, Man.
  12. Montreal, Que.
  13. Windsor, Ont.
  14. Edmonton, Alta.
  15. Timmins, Ont.
  16. Moncton, N.B.
  17. North York, Ont.
  18. Etobicoke, Ont.
  19. Calgary, Alta.
  20. Mississauga, Ont.
  21. Whitby, Ont.
  22. Prince George, B.C.
  23. Regina, Sask.
  24. Brampton, Ont.
  25. Halifax, N.S.

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