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Accident closes highway

Feb 1, 2015 / 2:10 pm

The Trans-Canada highway is closed in both directions after a serious accident on Sunday. The road is closed 10 kilometres west of Salmon Arm and a detour is available via highway 97 and highway 97A. At this time an assessment is in progress, and there is no estimated time to...

Crash leaves 1 in critical condition

Feb 1, 2015 / 12:45 pm

A woman in her late 30s has been airlifted to hospital in critical condition after a serious crash in Whistler, B.C. Whistler RCMP responded to a call just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday about a two-vehicle accident on Highway 99. Mounties say a car travelling northbound on the highway, just north...

Orcas caught on camera

Feb 1, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Living on Canada’s left coast, it isn’t rare for us to see many different forms of wildlife congregating in their natural habitat. But when they can be seen up close, it makes for an even more awe-inspiring moment, especially when caught on film. This video was taken last week by...

Serious crash cuts power

Feb 1, 2015 / 12:00 pm

CTV Vancouver reports a one-car accident on the Georgia Viaduct caused significant traffic delays Saturday evening and left nearly 2,000 homes without power. According to the Vancouver police, an eastbound car lost control, rolled over and caused extensive damage to the power lines just before 5...

More snow in the forecast

Feb 1, 2015 / 10:00 am

Let’s hope that Okanagan residents enjoyed Saturday’s blue sky, because things certainly have changed. Sunday morning has brought an overcast sky, along with light snow that will become mixed with rain sometime this afternoon. The clouds will stick around for Groundhog Day and...

UBC 'sailbot' aims to cross ocean

Feb 1, 2015 / 6:15 am

Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean by wind power alone is an impressive achievement by any standard. But contending with the unpredictable weather, busy freight traffic, meddlesome fishing nets and treacherous icebergs without anyone in the pilot's seat is another feat entirely. This...

Enchanted Forest up for sale

Feb 1, 2015 / 5:00 am

Whether you're five-years-old or 60, if you've travelled through B.C. you may have spent some time at The Enchanted Forest. The magical roadside attraction between Revelstoke and Sicamous has been a staple in the BC experience for children since it opened its doors in 1960, and now it is...

Conservative MP will not run again

Jan 31, 2015 / 7:00 pm

A British Columbia Conservative MP has decided not to seek re-election, saying it is time for him to move on to a new chapter of his life. Randy Kamp has served the riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission since 2004, and made the announcement Saturday at a local meeting of the party. Kamp...

More crime, fewer murders

Jan 31, 2015 / 7:00 pm

New statistics show that violent crime rose overall in Surrey, last year — but the number of murders went down by more than 30 per cent. Surrey RCMP released its fourth-quarter crime statistics this week, revealing that violent crime rose by 7 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous...

Truckers protest at Port Metro

Jan 31, 2015 / 6:15 pm

B.C. truckers staged a protest on Saturday against new licensing rules at Port Metro Vancouver. They say more than 600 truckers and office staff will lose their jobs because of the new requirements. Owners and operators were required to apply to the Port for a license, but a number of them...

Crash shuts power to thousands

Jan 31, 2015 / 6:10 pm

A single-vehicle crash in Vancouver snarled traffic and cut power to thousands of homes on Saturday evening. Vancouver Police say a car travelling eastbound on the Georgia Viaduct lost control just before 5 p.m. The car rolled over and caused extensive damage to power lines. Police say...

Woman saved from river dies

Jan 31, 2015 / 10:16 am

UPDATE 10:15 A.M. Despite the efforts of multiple rescue and medical personnel, The Comox Valley RCMP say the 26 year old Comox Valley woman pulled from the river did not survive. The woman’s 7 month old son, also rescued from the waters, was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital,...

Booze rules may need tweak

Jan 31, 2015 / 6:03 am

B.C.'s new booze rules could be breaking international free-trade agreements, according to a California-based wine group. The new rules are set to come into effect April 1. Among the changes is the planned introduction of B.C. VQA wines to grocery stores, which would not be governed by the...

40-year-old death ID'd

Jan 30, 2015 / 8:50 pm

The body of an unknown man found in Vancouver almost four decades ago has finally been identified. Coroner Bill Inkster says the body was recovered in July 1975 and transported to Saint Paul's Hospital for a forensic examination. Inkster says despite extensive efforts by police and...

Okanagan businesses make top 5

Jan 30, 2015 / 8:00 pm

The top five finalists for the 12th annual Small Business B.C. Awards have been announced, and several Okanagan businesses have made the list. This year was the biggest yet for the competition, with more than 460 nominations received from 70 communities. Eight local businesses made the top...

'Certified Organic' a good thing

Jan 30, 2015 / 7:46 pm

Certified organic products are part of an exclusive club, and they should be. That's the position of the BC Association of Farmers Markets in response to the recent announcement that the Ministry of Agriculture will be bringing in new regulations for farmers claiming to be organic. Jon...

Police investigate stabbing

Jan 30, 2015 / 6:17 pm

Police in New Westminster are investigating a stabbing that took place Friday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., police responded to a man who had been stabbed near 10th and Columbia Street, he was transported to hospital with unknown injuries. A portion of Columbia Square Plaza was closed down...

Kinder Morgan backs off in court

Jan 30, 2015 / 4:21 pm

Kinder Morgan says it will not continue court action against protesters who demonstrated against the proposed expansion of a pipeline while survey crews drilled on Burnaby Mountain. The company has filed a discontinuance of its B.C. Supreme Court civil lawsuit against five people who protested...

Talked down off bridge

Jan 30, 2015 / 3:10 pm

RCMP in Nanaimo were able to successfully talk a man down off the ledge of the Pearson Bridge Thursday night. Police received a 911 call about 10:45 p.m. indicating a male was about to jump off the bridge, said spokesperson Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong. Officers arrived on scene to find a man...

IH named a top B.C. employer

Jan 30, 2015 / 11:59 am

For the third year in a row, Interior Health has been named one of B.C.’s top employers. “Our congratulations to Interior Health as it takes this award for the third year running,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “This is an employer that has committed itself to...

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