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RCMP traffic officers seize more than $60,000 in cash

RCMP traffic officers seize more than  $60,000 in cash

It makes you want to cry! Highway 1 accident spills cargo of pulp and wine all over road

There's not much left of the semi trailer, or wine, following an accident Wednesday near Hope. — Photo courtesy RCMP

The good news is no one was hurt in the accident.

The bad news, a truck load of wine is now history.

Highway 1, two kilometers west of Hope, was shut down for more than ten hours after two semis collided Wednesday night, spilling cargos of pulp and wine all over the highway.
 
The accident happened at approximately 9 p.m. when a 30-year-old Abbotsford male was operating a Kenworth semi-trailer loaded with wine, headed eastbound on Highway 1, lost control of the vehicle and drove through the center median of the highway.

Provincial health officers issue statement re: H5N1 influenza death in Alberta

Dr. Perry Kendall . . . will continue to monitor this situation.

British Columbia’s provincial health officer has released the following statement on the recent H5N1 influenza death in Alberta:

“B.C. was informed (Tuesday) night by Alberta health officials that they have confirmed a fatal case of H5N1 influenza in someone who recently returned from Beijing, China.

“As reported earlier by Health Canada and the Alberta Ministry of Health, this individual died on Jan. 4, 2014, after being treated in Edmonton for severe respiratory illness.

COMMENT: B.C. government's double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised

COMMENT: B.C. government's double standard on electoral boundaries ill-advised

Long-time political watchers in B.C. will know what's meant by Gracie's finger. It was one of Canada's most blatant acts of political gerrymandering.

In 1982, then Social Credit cabinet minister Grace McCarthy was suspected of using her influence to have her Little Mountain riding boundaries redrawn to include a sliver of a wealthy Vancouver neighbourhood. That sliver was forever known as Gracie's finger.

RCMP halt crime spree in Lower Mainland

RCMP halt crime spree in Lower Mainland

Around 6 p.m. Jan. 5, the Richmond RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 99. Allegedly, the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the collision ran to a nearby home where he stabbed a resident and stole the resident’s car.

The same night, at around 7 p.m., a man was withdrawing money from the automated teller machine (ATM) at the TD Canada Trust Bank located at Kingsway Avenue and Victoria Drive when he was attacked inside the bank. The victim was stabbed several times and was robbed of his money. He received superficial stab wounds and was treated by paramedics.

No winners in Friday's Lotto Max, next draw estimated at $50 Million

No winners again.

The Lotto Max jackpot reached its max again after no one had a winning ticket in Friday's $46 million draw.

The second Lotto Max draw of 2014 will offer an estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each.

The lucky numbers will be drawn Friday, Jan. 10.

The winning numbers for Friday's January 3 draw were:

7, 16, 31, 35, 39, 44 and 48 with a bonus number of 42.

UPDATE: Trust fund set up to help family of Surrey hockey mom

A Surrey hockey mom was beaten in the parking lot outside the Newton Rec Centre.

Anyone wanting to help the family of Julie Paskall, the Surrey hockey mom killed outside the rink in Newton on December 29, can now donate to a trust fund.

Any money will be used to help the Paskall family and to assist with any additional expenses.

Paskall is survived by a son, 16, two adult daughters and her husband, Al Paskall.

Paskall, 53, found severely beaten in the the parking lot of the Newton Recreation Centre in December.

BC's top 10 most absurd 9-1-1 calls in 2013

BC's top 10 most absurd 9-1-1 calls in 2013

In an effort to draw attention to the ongoing issue of 9-1-1 nuisance calls, E-Comm—the regional emergency communication centre for southwest B.C.—has released a list of 2013’s most absurd reasons to call the emergency line.

Throughout the year 9-1-1 call-takers submitted examples of calls they received that do not meet the test of an emergency call: A police, fire or medical emergency that requires immediate action because someone’s health, safety, or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress.

COMMENT: Five New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s politicians

COMMENT: Five New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s politicians

It's that time of year when many of us make resolutions for the new year. Most of them are lofty goals towards self-improvement: quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more often are all among the popular ones.

No winners in Friday's Lotto Max draw

No winners in Friday's Lotto Max draw

The Lotto Max jackpot is once again increasing by the day after no winning ticket was purchased for Friday's (December 27) draw.

The result is the next Jackpot draw, set for Friday, January 3, 2014, is estimated to be a whopping $46 Million.

Two prizes of $241,997.40 in the LOTTO MAX 6/7+Bonus category for Friday December 27 were won by winning tickets purchased in British Columbia and Ontario.

The numbers of the Friday (December 27) draw were 1, 6, 9, 11, 17, 37 and 39. The bonus number is 32.

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