Category: British Columbia

Container ship adrift off BC coast full of oil, diesel fuel

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Container ship adrift off BC coast full of oil, diesel fuel

Container ship adrift of BC coast lost power overnight A Russian container ship with hundreds of tonnes of fuel on board was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia’s northern coast on Friday. But there was conflicting information about where the ship was headed, with a nearby First Nations community saying the “worst-case scenario” of […]

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Missing Aboriginal woman featured in nation-wide social media campaign

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing Aboriginal woman featured in nation-wide social media campaign

Missing Aboriginal woman, Immaculate Mary Basil, last seen in June of 2013 BC RCMP recently took part in a national social media campaign along with a number of police partners in an effort to solve mysteries concerning missing Aboriginal women. Immaculate Mary Basil, who is also known as Mackie, was chosen to be featured by the BC […]

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Slocan BC locked down after man fired at RCMP, fled into forest

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Slocan BC locked down after man fired at RCMP, fled into forest

Slocan RCMP evacuating some homes in the area RCMP in the southeastern BC village of Slocan have asked citizens to remain inside their homes as police search the area for a man who allegedly fired a gunshot at an RCMP officer on Thursday afternoon. Just before 12:30 p.m. Slocan/New Denver RCMP responded to a dispute […]

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Exportable services an important source of job growth for B.C.

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Exportable services an important source of job growth for B.C.

Exportable services industries loom large in the British Columbia labour market Troy Media by Jock Finlayson In fact, more than three-quarters of all employed people in British Columbia are engaged in producing “services” rather than “goods.” Services span a wide array of industry sectors, everything from retail and wholesale trade to professional services (engineering, law, […]

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Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

Jamie Haller says she was the one who needed police protection Jamie Haller alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake, B.C., when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three RCMP officers, including one who was acquitted of an assault charge. Jamie Haller turns 20 this week and […]

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Enterovirus D68 cases in BC – two patients present polio like symptoms

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enterovirus D68 cases in BC – two patients present polio like symptoms

Enterovirus D68 respiratory virus A new threat is emerging in the outbreak of the respiratory illness enterovirus D68, a small number of infected patients in Canada and the U.S. have developed polio-like symptoms. Health officials in British Columbia say two young males hospitalized with the respiratory virus have developed paralytic symptoms: a child between five […]

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West Moberly First Nation tells BC gov’t hydroelctric project or LNG but not both

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
West Moberly First Nation tells BC gov’t hydroelctric project or LNG but not both

West Moberly First Nation chief says area cannot bear environmental impact of both LNG and the dam With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message to the provincial government: You can have the dam or you can have liquefied natural gas but you will not […]

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Nanaimo woman returns Grey Cup ring belonging to Pinball Clemons

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nanaimo woman returns Grey Cup ring belonging to Pinball Clemons

Pinball Clemons tossed ring into crowd at BC Place A 30-year old Nanaimo woman has returned a Grey Cup ring that literally fell into her lap while she was in attendance at a BC Lions game on Friday night. Cst. Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP says the woman was sitting in the front row […]

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BC teachers strike over, school year to begin next week

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike over, school year to begin next week

BC teachers strike ends with 86 per cent vote in favour of agreement Half a million British Columbia students will start their school year next week after the province’s strike-weary public school teachers ratified a hard-bargained contract, despite strong feelings the deal falls short on improving classroom conditions. Results of a province-wide vote were announced late Thursday, with […]

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Boat, 30 Kg cocaine seized, men arrested in Vancouver Island drug bust

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Boat, 30 Kg cocaine seized, men arrested in Vancouver Island drug bust

Vancouver Island drug bust near Estevan Lighthouse BC RCMP report two men have been arrested and their boat along with 30 Kg of cocaine have been seized as part of a Vancouver Island drug bust. The drug investigation centred around suspicious activity off the west coast of Vancouver Island.  The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime, the […]

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