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B.C. cat killer's release conditions changed for travel

Convicted cat killer Kayla Bourque must have a monitoring bracelet removed before flights to and from Prince George but restored as soon as possible after each flight.
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Kayla Bourque is allowed to travel from Vancouver to Prince George, with conditions.

Convicted pet killer Kayla Bourque will be allowed to have an electronic monitoring bracelet removed for travel for a return flight between Prince George and Vancouver.

She appeared in Vancouver provincial court on June 21 for an alteration on her release conditions to allow her to travel.

Bourque, 28, has made headlines in years past as a high-risk violent offender who has a history of offending violently against both people and animals — especially cats.

Bourque has been convicted of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to animals, wilfully and without lawful excuse killing animals and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

She was once subject of a public notification conducted by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Corrections Branch because she was leaving New Westminster and moving to Surrey.

Bourque is allowed to travel to Prince George and back from Vancouver but must have a corrections officer remove her monitoring bracelet before each flight and when arriving at each destination, get it restored as soon as possible.

She has also been charged with breach of court order conditions.

The contents of the hearing before Judge Reginald Harris are covered by a publication ban.

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