January 21, 2018

Man falling over third floor railing at Surrey pre-trial centre prompts review

A review will be done after a man accused of attacking multiple people in Vancouver’s West End in January hurt himself at Surrey's North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre Friday morning. Thirty-three year old Jerome Bonneric threw himself over a third floor railing. His lawyer says Bonneric has suffered injuries to his collar bone, hip, and head. "When … [Read more...]

Port Mann Bridge operators keeping an eye on the mercury to prevent falling ice

The Crown Corporation responsible for the Port Mann Bridge says two degrees is the magic number they’re watching out for. Mike Proudfoot, CEO of the Transportation Investment Corporation, says if the temperature drops to two or below with snow, there could be a repeat of last week’s incident where hundreds of cars were damaged, and the … [Read more...]

ICBC sees spike in claims for Alex Fraser Bridge as well, possibly due to falling snow and ice

It wasn't just the Port Mann Bridge wrecking havoc with cars during wintery weather Wednesday. "Ice bombs" falling from that bridge's support cables broke windshields, dented cars and sent two people to hospital. Adam Grossman with ICBC confirms there are also around 20 claims involving the Alex Fraser Bridge. "There's been some reports of similar … [Read more...]

Construction crane gets wet falling from seawall

Work to connect the seawall around the Vancouver Convention Centre has been stopped after an excavator slid into Coal Harbour.  Craig Lehto with the Convention Centre says there was a worker inside when the excavator ended up in the harbour Wednesday afternoon.  Lehto says no one was hurt in the incident and Worksafe BC is now … [Read more...]

Cities are falling apart say FCM members

While the Federation of Canadian Municipalities waits for a response from Ottawa on a new model for infrastructure funding, the Mayor of Port Coquitlam says some local upgrades are well past their due date, "Over the next ten years, we have five billion dollars worth of infrastructure that we need to upgrade or replace in the Metro Vancouver area; … [Read more...]

Falling debris at Vancouver building

People living near a high-rise construction site in downtown Vancouver are concerned about falling debris. This morning, a huge piece of glass fell from the 'Mark' tower at Pacific and Seymour and landed on a car. Area resident Amanda Bates fears it's only a matter of time before someone's hurt or killed. "It's a window, you can see from the frame … [Read more...]

The Mayor of Surrey isn’t buying what Translink is selling on falling Golden Ears bridge toll revenue

The Mayor of Surrey isn't buying what Translink is selling when it comes to predictions of increased traffic over the Golden Ears bridge.  Dianne Watts says tolls on the new Port Mann won't alter traffic numbers on the Golden Ears by much.  This after Translink said toll revenues on the span have fallen short by almost $ 40 … [Read more...]

Falling gas tax continues to plague Translink: Mayor

More bad news for Translink: Gas tax revenue continues to freefall. The latest estimates suggest the transportation authority will end up with millions fewer than it expected from the 15-cent-a-litre fuel tax it charges in Metro Vancouver. Originally, $ 30-million was needed to fund projects like a rapid bus service over the new Port Mann … [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...]

Toddler sent to hospital after falling from third-floor window

A toddler was rushed to hospital after falling from a third-floor window in Surrey Saturday afternoon. Authorities say it happened at a house in the 12100 block of 75A Avenue. The child was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious injuries. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]