A health warning has been issued to Vavenby residents not to use water after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled diesel into the North Thompson River on Sunday.
Health Interior advises residents to check for signs of contamination of fuel in their water.
Residents who take water from the North Thompson River, between 10 kilometers south of Avola and meet River Thompson North and Clearwater to be careful and check their water for signs of diesel fuel.
"The Avola community water system comes from Avola Creek, which was not affected by this incident," said Interior Health spokesman.
Residents may not use river water if it smells or tastes like fuel.
"This means not drinking, bathing or brushing teeth if the smell of fuel is detected," said a spokesman.
TNRD says boiling water will not make it safe and all water users are advised to use bottled water until further notice.
Water bottles and belt water will be provided at the Vavenby Fire Hall for residents at the Vavenby Community Water System.
It is not clear how long the order will take effect and the Ministry of Environment is monitoring the situation and working with environmental consultants.
For further information, residents can contact TNRD at 1-866-377-7188.
Photo: CTV Vancouver
UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.
Police were investigating after a vehicle with an old pair inside was hit by a train and dragged.
The couple died after their car was hit on Sunday morning.
Staff Sergeant David Brown with Langley RCMP said the incident occurred Sunday morning at a crossing that often saw train traffic.
"There are flashing lights and arms so it's hard to understand why the vehicle stopped on the tracks," he said. "The couple is old, which might have contributed to the accident."
He said investigators were still trying to find out how the car ended up on a rail between two traffic arms that prevented the vehicle from approaching when the train arrived.
Brown said the vehicle was dragged to "some distance" by the CN train.
He said police came to find the couple in medical trouble.
They gave CPR to the couple but they both died at the scene.
– with files from The Canadian Press
ORIGINAL: 11 AM
The elderly couple died after their car was hit by a train at Langley.
Police told CTV News that the vehicle was trapped on the track when it was hit by a train to the west.
The incident occurred before 10 am near Langley Bypass and Glover Road.
Medics were at the scene and the police spoke with witnesses.
– with files from CTV Vancouver
Canadian Press –
Dec 30, 2018 / 6:57 in the morning | Story:
The federal Liberal Party has chosen a child care business owner as a challenger to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in the upcoming elections in Lower Mainland.
Karen Wang, who owns the Angels Playhouse and previously ran for 2017 provincial elections with B.C. Liberals, were appointed as Liberal candidates at the nomination meeting in Burnaby on Saturday.
He defeated biotechnology scientist Cyrus Eduljee, who was a product manager for Stemcell Technologies, after 123 members voted.
"I am very excited and I feel very honored to be chosen by you here," Wang said, before reading a poem which he said was written by a Chinese poet.
"My eyes are full of tears because I love this land so much," his poetry began.
Wang told reporters that he was sure he had what was needed to face Singh, because he had lived on the journey for 20 years and had strong connections in the community.
"He is not from our local community. He cannot represent you, representing us," he said.
"I believe we will have a good chance to win at Burnaby South because I believe that at the moment I am very familiar with our community. I am one of the people here."
Wang said the three main priorities were to increase affordability of housing by increasing supply, creating more jobs and increasing public transport.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not set a date for elections in Burnaby South, which was vacated by former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart, now mayor of Vancouver. Trudeau is expected to call general elections for Burnaby South, Outremont, Que., Dan York-Simcoe, Ontario. The racer at the start of the new year.
The election, expected for February, marks Singh's biggest political test to date, while he also tries to calm party concerns about fundraising, slumping elections, and a list of veteran lawmakers who say they will not run in 2019.
Singh said he plans to focus on campaigning next month, so he can check "selected" from his list of tasks for the upcoming critical campaign year.
In the 2015 federal election, the NDP won Burnaby South with more than 500 votes.
A party leader who cannot win a seat usually leaves, even though that has not happened in elections since the 1940s. Singh will not say what he will do if he loses.
Company lawyer Jay Shin ran for the Conservatives in the general election, while green party leader Elizabeth May said the Green Party would not nominate candidates.
Canadian People's Party Maxime Bernier plans to appoint a candidate in the next two weeks, said spokesman Martin Masse. Because this party is very new and has just formed an electoral district association in elections, candidates will not be selected through a typical nomination voting process.
Canadian Press –
Dec 30, 2018 / 6:50 in the morning | Story:
Photo: CTV News
The former legislative reporter in British Columbia who was the voice of the provincial coronary service has died.
B.C. the government said Barb McLintock died at the age of 68 due to complications related to the recent diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
McLintock joined BC Coroners Service after covering provincial politics for The Province newspaper.
He served with coronary services for 14 years, first as a coronary investigation starting in 2004, then as the first coronary of the strategic program, which included communication and media relations.
On Twitter, Prime Minister John Horgan called McLintock a "superior journalist and public servant," saying "the world has lost an extraordinary soul."
Coronary chief Lisa Lapointe issued a statement saying McLintock would be remembered for "her skills in storytelling, her sense of duty and extraordinary public service, as well as her kindness and good actions."
Photo: Emil Anderson Maintenance Co.
Some large rocks fell on Highway 1 Saturday.
UPDATE: 6:30 a.m.
The Trans-Canada Highway reopened overnight, DriveBC reported.
UPDATE: 4 p.m.
The Fraser Canyon Highway north of the Boston Bar is closed on Saturday, because the power cable is cut off.
Highway 1 closure is 20 kilometers north of Boston Bar.
In addition to falling power lines, several large rocks have fallen on the highway.
Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. posting to Twitter said they had cleared many small rock avalanches in the Canyon all day, when BC Hydro worked to repair the falling track.
Disconnected power lines have cut off electricity to more than 500 homes in the area.
DriveBC does not have an estimated time the highway will be reopened.
Highway 3 is now open after the landslide deposition work closed the road for several hours Saturday morning.
Landslide controls are still scheduled to close the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke for two hours, starting at 7pm.
ORIGINAL: 10 AM
Heavy snow across the Interior overnight forced the temporary closure of Kootenay Pass, when the crew worked to reduce the danger of avalanches in the area.
A stretch of 15.7 kilometers from Highway 3, between the West Landslide Gate and the East Landslide Gate, was closed Saturday morning for landslide control work.
DriveBC estimates that the highway will be reopened during the day.
Then tonight, the Trans-Canada Highway is also expected to be temporarily closed for landslide control work.
From the Lake Griffin Avalanche Gate to the Clanwilliam OH Bridge, west of Revelstoke, Highway 1 is expected to be closed from 7 to 9 pm.
Photo: Google Maps
UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.
Highway 1 in Golden has been cleared, according to DriveBC.
Keep an eye on this link for updates throughout the night, because the area has experienced intermittent closure since late afternoon.
UPDATE: 8:50 a night
Again, a stretch of 1.5 kilometers near Golden on Highway 1 has been closed.
It has been opened and closed several times over the past few hours.
Vehicle incident shortly after 4 pm initially closed the highway. DriveBC now reports that it is closed once again in both directions.
Updates are not expected until after 11pm.
UPDATE: 7:30 a.m.
Highway 1 has been cleared in both directions between Anderson Road and 11th Street North for a distance of 1.5 kilometers near Golden.
UPDATE: 6:25 a night
Highway 1 near Golden has been closed again.
There was no word at that time it might reopen
UPDATE: 6 p.m.
DriveBC reports that highways now operate on a single lane, alternating traffic in a stretch of 1.5 km near Golden.
The next update is expected at 7pm.
ORIGINAL: 4:25 a night
A stretch of 1.5 kilometers from Highway 1 by Golden was closed due to a vehicle incident.
The incident occurred between Anderson Road and 11th Street North.
There is no estimate of the reopening time available, because the assessment is ongoing. The next update will be given around 6pm. PST.
A man who was sought by warrant in all provinces since mid-December was arrested by police in Salmon Arm.
Jason Ross Cameron, 41, was sought for being burglarized, entered and stolen, owned property acquired with more than $ 5,000 in crime and theft of motorized vehicles.
He was placed under arrest and detained without incident on December 28 when members of the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment were located in Cameron.
RCMP wants to thank the community members who provided information about Cameron's whereabouts. They said public information was key in the arrest of the person wanted.
A restaurant in downtown Vancouver was evicted from the commercial kitchen where he used to cook his soup following a disturbing incident from a mouse allegedly found on one of his plates on Thursday.
Crab Park Chowdery, where cooked mice are found, uses the closest restaurant Mamie Taylor's to make soup. Vancouver Coastal Health Inspector closed Mamie Taylor on Friday in response to a social media post showing mice being lifted from a bread bowl in chowdery.
On Saturday, Mamie Taylor was given permission to reopen, and owner Ron Oliver had announced that he had broken ties with the chowder, reports CTV News.
"It's nice to feel I have been justified, not us who are the problem. But at the same time, [Friday] is a very difficult day, "Oliver said.
He bit his criticism of cream soup due to lack of hygiene standards.
"Restaurants are not meant to be messy, especially when you prepare food. It is very important that cleanliness is the most important. There are a number of issues about keeping things tidy and the organization handled and handled, but continuously in progress," he said.
Oliver added that Mamie Taylor didn't use the same underground kitchen as cream soup, which operates in a separate facility on the main floor.
Crab Park owner Chowdery Ashton Phillips told CTV on Friday that he was very surprised at the whole incident.
"We have gone through hard and rigorous work to ensure that we offer the best health and safety standards."
The Vancouver Coastal Health confirmed that rodent signs included feces present during the chowdery examination in February but the problem was resolved later that month, and there were no more visible signs in April or October.
–with files from CTV Vancouver
The missing Sledder from left to right – Ryan Pyper, Todd Kennedy and Braydon Kennedy.
UPDATE: 4:30 a.m.
Three lost snowmobiles near Revelstoke on Saturday made their sled caught in the snow.
Revelstoke RCMP said right after 5am Saturday, they were told Ryan Pyper from Red Deer, Alt., And Braydon Kennedy and Todd Kennedy from Sylvan Lake, Alta. hasn't been heard since the previous morning.
With a ground and helicopter crew, Revelstoke Search and Rescue found the three men around 3pm. on Mount Boulder.
The people were taken to Boulder Mountain Cabin to warm up and they did not need medical attention.
Revelstoke RCMP warns inland users to have the right equipment when entering the mountains, traveling in groups and preparing to spend the night.
UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.
Searching for three lost snowmobiles near Revelstoke ended happily on Saturday.
Ryan Pyper, Braydon Kennedy and Todd Kennedy were found on Boulder Mountain without getting hurt, after the search crew spent most of the morning and evening looking for them.
It is not clear at this point what caused them to be trapped in the mountain overnight, but a large amount of snow fell on the area on Friday, and visibility was very low.
ORIGINAL: 2:15 a.m.
The SAR team searched around Revelstoke on Saturday, after three snowmobiles did not return from Friday's trip.
Ryan Pyper, Braydon Kennedy, and Todd Kennedy arrived at Revelstoke from Alberta Thursday night and went on a sled ride near Mount Boulder the next morning. This area is a popular sledding area.
Saturday morning, Pyper Rozanne's wife posted on Facebook, saying the three had not been heard since Friday morning. The man's truck had been found in the Mount Boulder sled area parking lot.
This afternoon, Rozanne said a helicopter had searched the area for four hours, but reported low visibility in the area.
"My family and I appreciate all of your love and support that has flowed," Rozanne wrote. "We remain close and very positive."
Rozanne's first Facebook post has been shared more than 10,000 times.
Canadian Press –
Dec. 29, 2018 / 12:39 noon | Story:
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BC Hydro said all customers who lost power in a storm of strong winds southwest of British Columbia in early December had to restore it on New Year's Day, when the northern and eastern parts of the province prepared to face a winter storm.
The crew has recovered power to more than 700,000 customers since the hurricane struck on December 20 and around 650 customers in the Gulf Islands remained without electricity on Saturday.
BC Hydro said many of the southern Gulf Islands were the hardest hit and the storm damaged hundreds of power lines, poles, cross-arms and transformers, and left roads completely covered by trees and vegetation.
A crew from Vancouver Island has been sent to the Gulf Islands to help with recovery efforts and more than 80 crew will work there on Saturday.
BC Hydro said they hoped to restore strength to the islands of Bruce Peak, Galiano, Mayne and Saturna on Saturday, Salt Spring Island on Sunday and Island Park on Monday.
Environment Canada issued winter and snowfall warnings Saturday for British Columbia east of Fort Nelson in the north to east Columbia and the Shuswap area in the south, with snow up to 30 centimeters estimated in some areas before the weather system moved to Alberta.
Canadian Press –
Dec. 29, 2018 / 12:20 noon | Story:
B.C. Lottery Corp said the winning ticket for the Lotto Max jackpot of $ 39.5 million Friday night was bought in the southern Delta.
The Crown Company said that single-winner tickets match all seven numbers from all of Canada.
It said the specific retail location where the ticket was sold would be announced after the winner advanced.
All lottery winners have 52 weeks from the date the lottery is printed on their ticket to advance to claim their prize.
The chance to win the Lotto Max jackpot or Maxmillion prize is one of 28,633,528 per match.
The jackpot for the next Lotto Max lottery on January 4 will be around $ 10 million.
A pedestrian was hit by a bus and seriously injured in Surrey.
The RCMP has closed the intersection on 152nd Street and 68th Avenue in Newton after the collision, which occurred at 7:20 a.m.
Police said the victim's injuries were serious and potentially life-threatening.
The community was asked to avoid the area while the police continued their investigation.
All traffic to the south on 152 of 72 Avenue is blocked, and all traffic to the north from the 66th.
Each witness was asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
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