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Three killed, one seriously injured in car crash near Lytton

Three killed, one seriously injured in car crash near Lytton

Police are investigating a fatal crash after a vehicle was located down an embankment Thursday afternoon during their search for three people reported to be missing in the area.

Wednesday (June 11) afternoon, Lytton RCMP were alerted to a report of three missing people who were due to return from the Pasulko Lake area.

An initial search of the area did not locate the missing group.

The search resumed Thursday with assistance from the Pemberton Search and Rescue, an RCMP Helicopter from Kamloops, and community members including family members.

KCBP seeks volunteers for the Annual Bat Count

A photo of a large Yuma colony of bats was taken recently.

Do you want to become a Citizen Scientist contributing valuable data towards conservation of bats in BC?

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP) is seeking volunteers for the Annual Bat Count. This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at roost sites to provide valuable information on bat populations.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity for residents who care about wildlife to be involved in collecting important scientific information” says Juliet Craig, Coordinating Biologist for the KCBP.

Education Minister responds to BCTF

Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement on the vote results that provide the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) with a mandate to potentially escalate to a full strike:

“The vote results are not unexpected. While the BCTF leadership received the mandate they sought, no one should interpret this as any kind of enthusiasm on the part of teachers to shut down schools.

Today is the day Canadians can begin to work for themselves

Today is the day Canadians can begin to work for themselves

Feeling a little more relaxed today (Monday, June 9)?

The Fraser Institute said Canadians should as Monday (June 9) is Tax Freedom Day for the average Canadian family, one day later than in 2013.

Tax Freedom Day measures the total tax burden imposed on Canadian families by the federal, provincial and local governments. If you had to pay all your taxes up front, you’d give government each and every dollar you earned before Tax Freedom Day.

UPDATE: RCMP confirm person of interest regarding suspicious death near Oliver released

UPDATE: RCMP confirm person of interest regarding suspicious death near Oliver released

RCMP continue to investigate a suspicious death Saturday (June 7) near Oliver.

Police confirm a person of interest who was taken into custody following the discovery of a body has been released.

The identity of the deceased is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
 
Police and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

LETTER: 300 scholars to Harper: Enbridge recommendation based on junk science

LETTER: 300 scholars to Harper: Enbridge recommendation based on junk science

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

Tips to enjoying a summer filled with sunshine

Whatever the activity this summer, be sure to remember sunshine can be harmful.

Savour the memories and have fun this summer with a few helpful tips on sun safety for Sun Awareness Week, June 2-8.

“We want families to be active and enjoy everything our province has to offer,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.

“However, when you’re swimming or playing soccer, it’s important to remember that the sunshine you’re enjoying can be quite harmful, and parents should make sure that they’re taking steps to protect themselves and their children.”

Police chase leads RCMP to arrest attempted murder suspect

RCMP in 100 Mile House corral an attempted murder suspect Saturday. — Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP in 100 Mile House used a spike belt to arrest a suspect wanted on an attempted murder charge Saturday (May 31).

100 Mile House RCMP responded to a complaint of a man in distress in the 7000 block of 93 Mile Loop Rd at 8:25 a.m.

Officers attended and located a 39-year-old man who had been shot. He was rushed to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. While on scene a 59-year-old man was identified as the suspect.

The provincial government needs an education about education

The provincial government needs an education about education

I cannot decide if I should laugh or cry in response to the Provincial government’s exasperating effort to come up with lock-out terms for teachers. The government’s objective is to entice teachers to accept its conditions for a new contract. How can restricting the teachers’ hours at work, reducing their income by an arbitrary percentage, and demanding that they nonetheless continue to perform services essential to education on a volunteer basis motivate teachers to agree?

ICBC has a few safety tips for grads and parents

The traditional LVR grad parade will once again be winding through the Heritage City this spring. — The Nelson Daily file photo

On average, four youth are killed and 1,140 injured in crashes during graduation season in May and June every year in B.C.

In the Southern Interior, on average, 171 youth are injured in crashes during graduation season in May and June every year.

With high school graduation just around the corner, ICBC is asking parents to make sure their teenagers have a plan to get home safely from all of their graduation celebrations and parties.

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