November 23, 2017

Man dies in motorcycle crash in Burnaby, RCMP unsure of cause

A single vehicle motorcycle crash on Marine Way in Burnaby Saturday has left the rider dead. RCMP Sergeant Dwayne Beckerleg says the crash happened just after 5:30pm in an area where the road curves. "Ambulance Service attended, and transported the man immediately to Royal Columbian Hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the … [Read more...]

The Mathematics of Cause and Effect: Turing Award Winner Judea Pearl

Turing Award winner Judea Pearl (UCLA) looks at how math can demystify data-intensive research in the social sciences, economics, medicine, population health, and beyond. Pearl, widely credited with creating the computational foundation for processing information under uncertainty, will discuss sample-selection bias, external validity, generalizing … [Read more...]

BCTF wants province to focus on cause of bullies

In the wake of the tragic suicide of 15 year old bullied student Amanda Todd, the President of the BC Teachers Federation says it's not good enough  to simply intervene when there is a bullying problem. Susan Lambert says bullying needs to be stopped from happening altogether. "It's not a matter of trying to identify bullies.  What we … [Read more...]

Determining cause of deadly crash may prove difficult

Three people are confirmed dead after a float plane crash north of Peachland off the Okanagan connector last night. Transportation Safety Board and Coroners' service crews are getting to work  after the BC Forest Service has spent much of the day making it safe to do so. The goal is to try and figure out what happened that lead to the … [Read more...]

Cause of mill blast still unclear

  Worksafe BC has issued an update on its investigation into a deadly sawmill explosion in Burns Lake back in January, but the agency has no real answers yet. The blast destroyed the Babine Forest Products Mill killing two workers and injuring several more. Worksafe Vice-President Roberta Ellis says arson and lightning strikes have been ruled … [Read more...]

Cause of dolphin’s death unclear

  The Vancouver Aquarium's veteranarian has performed a full necropsy on white sided dolphin, Spinnaker, who died on Thursday morning. But it is still unclear how the dolphin died. Vancouver Aquarium veteranarian Doctor Martin Haulena says the necropsy results are inconclusive. And that means, they need more in-depth testing, which can take … [Read more...]

Drug scarcity not cause for concern

BC Health officials say people who take certain narcotics should not worry though the drugs are scarce.  A manufacturing plant in Quebec for Sandoz Canada is out of operation and not producing some injectable narcotics such as morphine. Deborah Dunn-Roy is with Health Shared Services BC, which aims to improve what goes on across the six health … [Read more...]

Coroner confirms Gough’s cause of death

It was a mixed drug overdose of cocaine and heroin that caused the death of Ashlie Gough at Occupy Vancouver last weekend. The BC Coroners service says the 23-year old had probably died some hours before she was found unresponsive in a tent on the afternoon of November 5th. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Cause of “Occupy” death unclear

  An autopsy on the body of 23-year old Ashlie Gough, who died Saturday at the Occupy Vancouver camp, was performed in Vancouver this morning. But the exact cause of death remains unclear. Regional Coroner Vince Stancato says the autopsy has determined there was no foul play, injury or trauma in her death. He says the autopsy did not determine … [Read more...]

Dogs walk for a cause

Dogs and owners joined together yesterday at the annual Scotiabank and B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause fundraising walk in Stanley Park. More than 1,000 people and about 600 dogs attended, not just to celebrate animals, but with the goal to raise $ 1 million towards the cost of caring for the 34,000 homeless and abused animals B.C. SPCA takes in each … [Read more...]