February 19, 2018

Holiday From Hell: What To Do If You’re Injured Abroad

A trip to the hospital is always unwelcome but it’s far worse if it happens while you’re on holiday. It will spoil your trip and you won’t have a clue what you’re doing. The system is going to be different wherever you go and the language barrier can make it a real struggle to get yourself seen to. The whole process can be relatively stress free if … [Read more...]

No damage or injuries after Vancouver Island quake

Vancouver Island was rattled by a 4.4 magnitude quake Sunday night. It was centred 200 kilometers off of Port Hardy just after 7:30 according to the U-S Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center. There have been no tsunami warnings or advisories issued, and there are no reports of major damage or injuries. This after multiple tsunami … [Read more...]

Multi-vehicle incident and no injuries reported

Poor road conditions are being blamed for a major traffic incident in the Chilliwack area. Highway One is closed in both directions. Eastbound at Annis Road and westbound at Highway 9. A semi 'B' train flipped onto it's roof spilling a load of lumber A fire engine attending that situation was rear-ended by a passenger van. No injuries … [Read more...]

Families affected by police-related deaths and injuries form group

A mother whose son died in northern BC after mounties shot him in the head is part of a group of families affected by police-related deaths who are forming a group to push for police accountability. Linda Bush, who lost her son Ian in 2005, says the group is just as much about helping families get through the painful process as it is about pushing … [Read more...]

No Injuries after Westend Highrise Fire

No injuries are reported after a fire on a highrise rooftop in Vancouver's Westend. Fire Captain Gabe Roder says the blaze in the 15-hundred block Haro is home to seniors. The fire he says started on the roof's patio but they don't know the cause yet. Only the 15th floor had to be evacuated. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Injuries not serious in school pellet gun shooting

One man is in custody following a pellet gun shooting near a school in Saanich over the lunch hour. Emergency crews were dispatched to Colquitz Middle School shortly before 1pm. The victim was not seriously hurt, but he was able to point out his attacker to police. District staff say everything's back to normal and the school was never under … [Read more...]

Care providers claim too many on-the-job injuries

A motion passed at the AGM of BC Care Providers could pave the way for safer working conditions. That's according to the BC Care Providers Association who claim more than 3,500 injuries were reported last year alone. Spokesperson David Hurford says the motion calls for the creation of a "safety association" specifically to deal with those who work … [Read more...]

No injuries after fiery crash on Cambie Street

Vancouver Police say it's amazing no one was seriously injured after a high speed collision on Cambie Street. Early this morning, the driver of a car lost control between 31st and 33rd Avenues and hit a pole. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle before it went up in flames. Alcohol may have been a factor. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

2nd mill worker dies from injuries

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed another worker from the Lakeland Sawmill in Prince George, has died. The workers' identity has not been released. Coroner Barb McClintock says the man was first taken to University Hospital of Northern BC and was later transported by Air Ambulance to Edmonton so he could receive more specialized care. … [Read more...]

The sponsor of the event where Sarah Burke suffered fatal injuries is, finally, speaking.

The company that sponsored the event where freestyle skier Sarah Burke sustained her fatal injuries is finally responding to the incident.   The day after Burke's death and many hours after being shredded in social media, Monster Energy on their website say they are deeply saddened by Burke's death  The company also says they have offered … [Read more...]