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Deadliest avalanche recalled

Mar 6, 2015 / 6:02 am

An abandoned railway line is all that remains at the summit of the Rogers Pass to mark the spot where 58 men lost their lives in what's believed to be Canada's deadliest avalanche. It was around midnight on March 4, 1910. Workers were clearing snow from another avalanche that had...

Small Business, Big Culture

Mar 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Residents of the Thompson-Okanagan are learning more about the place they live in an effort to encourage them to support local business. A six part video series has been produced through a project titled ‘Small Business, Big Culture’, which highlights towns and cities across both...

Accused asked cop for explosives

Mar 5, 2015 / 7:04 pm

A British Columbia man accused of plotting to attack the provincial legislature on Canada Day pleaded with an undercover officer to give him explosives, promising that the alleged plan was coming "from his heart." John Nuttall was captured on surveillance video in a hotel room on June...

Port Metro fire now out

Mar 5, 2015 / 5:28 pm

A chemical fire at Vancouver's port was declared fully extinguished Thursday after burning for more than 24 hours, allowing investigators to start their work to determine what ignited it. The shipping container caught fire a day earlier, sending a plume of white smoke into the air, which...

Longtime broadcaster dies

Mar 5, 2015 / 2:26 pm

Vancouver broadcaster Fred Latremouille, whose affable voice was the first thing thousands of people woke up to every morning for years, has died at the age of 69.. Latremouille was a fixture on the city's radio scene from the 1980s to 2007 as he moved to various stations in the...

Port fire now one-third size

Mar 5, 2015 / 10:56 am

Officials say a chemical fire at Vancouver's port is still burning but is one-third of its original size. The city's fire department says 30 firefighters equipped with three aerial ladder trucks continue working at the site for the second day. A container at a downtown Vancouver...

E-cig rules tightened

Mar 5, 2015 / 10:53 am

B.C.'s health minister is regulating electronic cigarettes with new legislation that will ban sales to young people and prohibit their use in indoor public spaces and workplaces. Health Minister Terry Lake says the legislation will also ban e-cigarette smoking on school grounds and at health...

Homes sales rebound

Mar 5, 2015 / 10:50 am

Home sales in the Okanagan have significantly rebounded following a slow start to 2015. Overall sales across the board in February improved 34 per cent compared to the same month in 2014, and were 53 per cent better than results from January. “After a more than usual slowdown in...

Armed man in custody

Mar 5, 2015 / 10:34 am

A man is in custody in Salmon Arm following complaints he was distraught, intoxicated and armed. RCMP responded to a call shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday of a man inside a vehicle on a rural property on Black Road. He was reportedly intoxicated and in possession of a firearm. Police...

Body identified in SUV

Mar 5, 2015 / 9:30 am

Update – March 5 The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the body found in an SUV last month. He has been identified as 34-year-old Michael Donald Amy of Abbotsford. Amy's body was discovered just before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. After an initial...

Port fire still burning

Mar 5, 2015 / 8:46 am

A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures. About 65 firefighters, including crews from two fire...

Inside TSN's tweet dustup

Mar 5, 2015 / 6:11 am

An inflammatory tweet that appeared on TSN has served as a reminder that while social media may appear to be a lawless land filled with snark, vitriol and half-truths, it's also subject to the same scrutiny — and libel laws — as newspapers or television. And, legal experts say,...

'Fifty Shades' tour of Van City

Mar 5, 2015 / 5:59 am

Much of the headline-grabbing movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," released last month, was shot in downtown Vancouver, a fact that Tourism Vancouver is playing up. The marketing agency's blog lists locations used in the raunchy film, suggesting that tourists "rub up against these...

Evergreen Line reaches milestone

Mar 4, 2015 / 7:53 pm

Post by Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project. Construction on Metro Vancouver's Evergreen transit line reached a milestone this week with installation of the last segment of its elevated causeway in Coquitlam. The last section was put in place on Pinetree Way. Since construction...

More on container port fire

Mar 4, 2015 / 6:24 pm

A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures. About 65 firefighters, including crews from two fire...

Rail referendum a go

Mar 4, 2015 / 3:35 pm

UPDATE MARCH 4: Lake Country has made it official. The municipality will go to referendum to seek approval to borrow up to $2.615 million to fund the purchase of a 50 per cent share of the defunct 16 kilometre CN Rail corridor which runs through the municipality. Council approved the move...

Major fire at Port Metro

Mar 4, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Photo: CTV Sections of Port Metro Vancouver have been evacuated and nearby streets are shut down due to a major fire in a container terminal in the city's downtown. Capt. Carol Messenger of the city's fire department says at least eight fire trucks and more than two dozen...

Suit could sideswipe Site C

Mar 4, 2015 / 12:18 pm

A B.C. First Nation has launched a legal battle that could affect the province's planned Site C hydroelectric dam, as well as oil and gas development both inside and outside the band's territory. The Blueberry River First Nations has filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court that alleges...

DNA leads to sex charges

Mar 4, 2015 / 10:59 am

Charges have been laid against a Langley man for a sexual assault that occurred last May. DNA evidence led to multiple charges against Kevin Adelmo Sharp, 22. "These charges are a direct result of the advancements in police forensic evidence gathering and analysis along with the ability...

Aggressive deer on the rise

Mar 4, 2015 / 9:00 am

Reports of aggressive deer are on the rise, with the mild weather believed to be a contributing factor. The Regional District of the South Okanagan says it has heard from residents in both Princeton and Penticton, who say assertive or aggressive deer have been witnessed in the area. They note...

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