Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.

New Denver joins BC Bear Smart team

Surrounded by forests and creeks, New Denver is a prime place for bears.

New Denver is the newest B.C. community to prove it’s bear aware. 

This Central Kootenay village is the seventh community in the province to earn coveted Bear Smart status, thanks to its collaborative efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.

Surrounded by a creek and forested trails, with easy access to fruit trees, wild berries, clover patches and household garbage, this tiny village along the shores of Slocan Lake is an enticing place for black bears.

UPDATED: RCMP continues to investigate accident that shut down Coquihalla Highway

The Coquihalla Highway about 30 kilometres south of Merritt was the scene of a bus accident. — Photo courtesy VSA Road Maintenance

RCMP from Central Interior Traffic Services Merritt along with CVSE investigators continue to investigate the collision between a tour bus and tow truck that occurred on the Coquihalla highway at Brodie bridge this past Saturday.
RCMP can confirm a mechanical inspection of the bus has been requested.
"It is very fortunate that no one was killed as a result of this collision," said RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears.

UPDATED: Missing 13-year-old from Princeton located

Tianna Angstadt has been missing since Thursday. — Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP are reporting great news out of Princeton.

Police report that 13-year-old Tianna Angstadt has returned home safe and sound.

The RCMP would like to thank the media and the public for assistance in locating Angstadt.

Princeton RCMP asking public to lookout for Tianna Angstadt

Princeton RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Princeton resident Tianna Angstadt.

Keep kids safe on our roads this summer

Now that summer is upon us, it's time to pay extra attention to children playing outside.

Hot weather came early to B.C. this year but that means even more children will be playing outside now that school's getting out for summer break.

On average, 17 child pedestrians (aged five to 15) are injured in crashes each year in the Southern Interior.

Road safety is not always top of mind for kids so it's important to go over the rules of the road if you're a parent and pay extra attention when you're behind the wheel, especially around playgrounds and residential areas.

Case of Found Money Holds One More Surprise

Photo of letter penned by homeless man declining money donated for him.

A recent story that captured national media attention and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated by people across Canada, has provided yet one more surprise. After hours of searching for the homeless man who turned in over $2,000 in found cash, Const. Alex Bérubé, of the West Shore RCMP, was successful in locating him on June 22, only to learn that while very grateful for the generosity of strangers, the man does not want to accept the thousands raised for him.

For many in B.C. the dream of a white picket fence is dead

For many in B.C. the dream of a white picket fence is dead

While everyone's been furiously pointing fingers at each other over Vancouver's skyrocketing house prices, little attention has been paid to the other side of most real estate transactions: the pay stub.

You could be forgiven for thinking that a few politicians rely a bit too much on their childhood memories of the good times, when B.C. was a land of plenty to them.

It's been quite a tumble ever since, as figures from Statistics Canada show all too well.

Public asked to comment on Mount Polley report

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

With significant public input having been received on the restart application by Mount Polley Mine Corporation and a decision expected shortly, public input is now being sought to help ensure the company has the foremost remediation and restoration plan in place by early next year for the longer term.

The temporary re-start evaluation ‎process is separate and distinct from the longer-term environmental remediation and restoration process.

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

Creston Valley to promote 10 mile diet with Buy Local funding

The town of Creston is known in the Kootenays for its great food producing farms. — Photo courtesy Creston Chamber of Commerce

The idea of eating all locally made, baked and grown products is a reality for Creston Valley residents.

The B.C. government’s Buy Local program is providing the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce $9,029 in funding to increase sales and encourage consumers to buy local.

“The collaboration in this Buy Local project shows a commitment from Creston’s Chamber of Commerce to residents and visitors that they support a healthy economy and aim to keep hard earned dollars loca," said Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick .

Are distracted driving laws in B.C. tough enough?

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton is asking for public input on fines for distracted drivers.

The BC Government is considering raising penalties for distracted driving and is now asking citizens to offer their input with the launch of a four-week consultation that runs from June 17  through to July 16, 2015.

“This is a chance for British Columbians to tell us their thoughts on distracted driving sanctions and how they would stop this dangerous behaviour,” said Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton.

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