February 18, 2018

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...]

Snowboarder dies on Whistler Mountain after hitting head

A day of snowboarding on Whistler Mountain has ended in death. RCMP say two boarders, a woman and a 24-year-old Australian man, found themselves on steeper terrain than they could handle yesterday, and tried to walk down the hill. But the man slipped, fell and hit his head among some trees. He was flown by helicopter to the Whistler Health Care … [Read more...]

Elderly woman dies in head on crash on Highway One

An 82-year-old woman is dead after a head-on crash on Highway One just before 11 Saturday morning. RCMP say the woman from Hope was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes outside of Abbotsford. Her Buick sedan collided with a small car as she was exiting the Bradner Road rest stop.  The wife and husband from Chilliwack in the other car … [Read more...]

Senior dies in fire at home

A man in his seventies is dead after a fire in New Westminster Tuesday evening. New Westminster Fire Chief Tim Armstrong says crews arrived at 6:30 to a house on Alberta Street, "Initial crews made an interior attack to the front of the building. Upon entry, they found one unidentified male collapsed in the entryway of the home. They quickly … [Read more...]

Richmond man dies after being hit by car

A 59-year-old Richmond man is dead after being hit by a car early last evening. Police say the man had just stepped out of his motor home parked on the 2800-block of No. Road and walked to the front of it. He was struck when he walked back out onto the road. His name has not been released. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Man dies after being hit by train

A man is dead after being struck by a train in Chilliwack just after 11pm Friday night. RCMP Sgt. Dave Eidet says investigators are looking into the situation, but it's believed the man tried to beat the train. "The coroner, CN police and RCMP are working together to investigate this matter." Eidet says it's never a good idea to try and beat a … [Read more...]

Independent Investigation Office called after man dies following arrest

A 51-year-old Vancouver man has died in hospital after being arrested by Vancouver Police Sunday night. The man was taken into custody just before 7 for causing a disturbance.  Police say he was intoxicated at the time. The man was barred from detox, so officers instead offered to take him home, but when they arrived at the man's home, he was … [Read more...]

Toddler dies from balconey fall

A two-and-a-half year old girl has fallen to her death from a Surrey apartment building. Emergency responders were called about 8:15 Thursday evening to a building near 108th and University to investigate. The girl's body was found on the 2nd floor canopy over the building's entrance. She was taken to hospital but died from her injuries … [Read more...]

Beluga Dies at Vancouver Aquarium

One of the oldest Beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium has died. "Kavna" had been at the Aquarium since 1975 and was estimated to be at least 46 years old and considered to be at the end of her life. In a release the Aquarium says over the past few weeks Kavna had been displaying inconsistent behaviour and specialists were brought in to … [Read more...]

Pitt Meadows man dies after falling 30 feet in northern BC town

A 24 year old Pitt Meadows man has died after making a fatal error while out for a jog. The accident happened in northern BC, in Stewart, near the Alaska border, on Wednesday. The RCMP say the young man was out for a run when he jumped over a concrete barrier to avoid a large truck.  Witnesses say it didn't look like he realized there was a … [Read more...]