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Unfounded avalanche scare Sunday on Grouse Grind angers authorities

VANCOUVER — Authorities are warning hard-core hikers to stop climbing the popular Grouse Grind trail on Grouse Mountain after search and rescue crews responded to an unfounded distress call amid an avalanche scare.

Unions seek contempt hearing for federal minister in foreign workers case

VANCOUVER - Two unions challenging Canada's temporary foreign worker program want a judge to order a federal minister to personally appear in court to explain why the government hasn't handed over documents linked to a controversial northern British
B.C. lawyer pleads guilty to working for a gang

B.C. lawyer pleads guilty to working for a gang

VANCOUVER — For the first time in Canadian history, a lawyer has pleaded guilty to participating in the activities of a criminal organization. Vernon lawyer William Jacob Mastop entered the plea in B.C.

Hydro project a threat to grizzlies, biologist says

The Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER — A planned run-of-river hydro project in the Upper Lillooet River Valley poses a significant risk to a recovering population of grizzly bears in southwestern B.C., a provincial biologist is warning.
Minister blasts bridge firm after ice pelts down on cars, injures two people

Minister blasts bridge firm after ice pelts down on cars, injures two people

COQUITLAM - British Columbia's transportation minister has slammed the international contractor that built the newly-opened Port Mann Bridge, saying the forced closure of the span, only weeks after it opened, is an intolerable situation and that the

Man killed as Jeep hits lake

VERNON — A man died Wednesday after his Jeep veered off Highway 97 and went into a lake between Kelowna and Vernon. RCMP said the driver died despite rescue efforts by witnesses and emergency personnel.

Salmon-farm critic gets costly rebuke

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — A salmon-farming critic won a recent defamation case in B.C. Supreme Court, but he’s now facing a hefty bill after being rebuked financially for his conduct during the same trial.

New Port Mann Bridge closed due to falling ice

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The new multi-billion dollar Port Mann Bridge appears to have failed its first storm test. The bridge — which just opened this month — has been closed while engineers assess its safety.
American man dead, five survive crash of Campbell River-based helicopter

American man dead, five survive crash of Campbell River-based helicopter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is working with the B.C. Coroners Service to determine what caused a Campbell River-based helicopter to crash near Bute Inlet on Saturday.

Metro snowstorm forces bridge closure, ferry and school cancellations

VANCOUVER - The new, multi-billion-dollar Port Mann Bridge appears to have failed its first storm test. The B.C.