February 22, 2018

Bus driver in Oregon crash banned by U.S. authorities

The driver of the bus that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine people and injuring 39 others, has been banned from driving commercially in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared two drivers from Coquitlam’s Mi Joo Tour and Travel to be “imminent hazards to public safety.” A U.S. investigation … [Read more...]

Bus company lawyer speaks about Oregon crash

While governments on both sides of the border investigate if a bus crash that killed nine people on December 30th could have been prevented, a lawyer for Mi Joo travel is finally talking. Mark Scheer only took a few questions during a news conference in Seattle. He says the cause was likely weather-related. "Black ice was a significant factor. … [Read more...]

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a "satisfactory" safety rating in B.C. This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country. U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well … [Read more...]

8th victim of Oregon bus crash identified

Oregon State Police have released the name of the 8th person killed in last Sunday's tour bus crash near Pendleton. Officials say 55-year old Seokmin Moon of Maple Ridge died in the wreck and his 53-year old wife, Choonja, remains in hospital. The name of the 9th victim is being witheld because some family members have not been notified. CKNW … [Read more...]

Charter bus company saying little after Oregon crash

They have yet to publicly comment after one of their buses crashed off a highway in Oregon last weekend and killed nine people.   But now, a letter, on behalf of the Coquitlam company involved. Calls to Mi Joo Travel go to a voicemail message that provides few details after Sunday's crash. "If you have an urgent matter, please contact ... … [Read more...]

Oregon police ID one of the 9 victims of Sunday’s tour bus crash

One of the nine people killed by Sunday's bus crash in Oregon was a 57-year-old man from Washington State. Dale William Osborn lived in Spanaway. His wife, sue, remains hospitalized in Pendleton, Oregon. The names of the other eight who died have not been released. Some of the four men and four women were from South Korea and … [Read more...]

Oregon State police release names of passengers in bus crash

Oregon State police have released almost all the names of the people in the tour bus that crashed on Interstate 84 yesterday morning. Below find the full list as released by Oregon State police, including the phone numbers for hospitals treating various passengers. CONFIRMED DECEASED - 9 (Names Withheld Pending State Medical Examiner Post-Exams, … [Read more...]

Where to Drink Beer in Oregon

To say Oregon has a lot of breweries would be a huge understatement. Portland alone has more than 50—here are the best beer stops in the state, and what to taste when you get there. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

What’s New in Portland, Oregon

With the hit TV show Portlandia gaining a cult following, the City of Roses has been thrust into the national spotlight. With an ever-growing coffee, beer, and food scene, this Pacific Northwest gem is now known as so much more than just a city with pretty flowers. Read on for our roundup of recently opened establishments in Portland, Oregon, worth … [Read more...]

Oregon Scientific trouts out Gaiam Touch button-free heart rate monitors

They're being hailed as the first button-free, touch screen heart rate monitors, with Oregon Scientific and Gaiam teaming up to produce the wearable SE338M and SE336. According to the companies, these things are a scant two millimeters thinner than any competing product on the market, and they've even captured an International CES Innovations 2012 … [Read more...]