Tragedies on B.C. highways prompt coroners' safety reminder

This past week has been marked by several fatal motor vehicle incidents on highways throughout British Columbia. Between Friday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 10, 2024, there were 19 accidental motor-vehicle-related deaths reported to the BC Coroners Service (BCCS). Twelve of those deaths occurred during three incidents reported in the Interior Health Authority. Collisions reported […]

Speed contributing factor in fatal crash in East Kootenay — RCMP

A single vehicle motor vehicle crash late Tuesday night has left three people dead RCMP said in a media release. RCMP said that on July 9, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Columbia Valley officers responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Westside Road, near Panorama Drive, in Wilmer, BC, which […]

Three bodies recovered in Garibaldi Provincial Park

On July 8, as a result of continued search efforts by the Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, Sea to Sky RCMP – Squamish confirm three bodies have been recovered in the area of Atwell Peak in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. Members of Squamish Search and Rescue worked with the RCMP this morning to recover […]

Government of BC: Prepare for heat

People throughout British Columbia are encouraged to be prepared for heat as many regions of the province will experience high temperatures beginning Friday, July 5, 2024. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has forecast increasingly hot temperatures for many parts of the province this weekend, and the Province is reminding people to plan ahead to […]

With B.C. heatwave looming, BC SPCA reminds the public that animals do not belong in hot vehicles

With temperatures nearing 30 degrees and beyond across the province this weekend, the BC SPCA is reminding the public that leaving pets in a hot vehicle can have life-threatening consequences. “We hear it all the time, ‘I was just running into the store, I was only gone a few minutes!’ but what many people don’t […]

Update: BC Highway Patrol continue investigation following a collision on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache

BC Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the serious school bus collision on June 21, 2024, near Lac la Hache. RCMP said in a media release that prior to the collision, the school bus was on a class trip and had been travelling southbound on Highway 97, from Likely Highway, before going down a 50-foot […]

B.C. improves access to supports for youth, young adults experiencing psychosis

More young people who are experiencing early signs of psychosis are benefiting from expanded supports throughout the province. In 2021, the Province announced the expansion of the early psychosis intervention (EPI) program. B.C. now has more than 50 locations where people can get assessed and connected to care. The Province has funded the hiring of […]

ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

BCHP investigate fatal Hwy 99 collision

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., BC Highway Patrol received a report of a serious collision on Highway 99 in the northbound lanes near the George Massey Tunnel in Delta, according to BCHP Cpl. Melissa Jongema. She said a motorcyclist ran into a car and the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway. The motorcyclist […]