February 18, 2018

Divers find body in vehicle off Gabriola Island

The search for a body in the water off the Gabriola Island is now over. RCMP Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong says they found a woman in the vehicle  that smashed through a steel barrier at the ferry terminal and off the dock early yesterday morning. "The RCMP dive team with the assistance from the  RCMP West Coast Marine patrol vessel Hickett and … [Read more...]

BMW readying vehicle loaner program to help i3 buyers avoid range anxiety

Range anxiety? Clearly, the decisive issue of today's automotive age. In an effort to avoid "pulling a Tesla" (or "pulling a Musk," as it's uttered in some circles), BMW is reportedly planning to offer petrol-powered loaners to i3 buyers who need to -- you know -- actually drive somewhere other than work. All snark aside, it's clear that the 80 to … [Read more...]

Three sent to hospital after vehicle hits pedestrian on Stanley Park Causeway

A pedestrian is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash on the Stanley Park Causeway just before 8 o'clock Friday. Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Joe Foster says when crews arrived on scene, the vehicle had rolled into the park. Two people in the vehicle were taken to Saint Paul's Hospital in stable condition. Foster says the pedestrian … [Read more...]

Man dead after vehicle hits concrete barrier in Surrey

A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving crashed at 188th Street and 28th Avenue in Surrey Saturday. Sgt. Joe Johal says, "It went straight through the intersection and hit the concrete barrier." Johal says it looks like the man may have been in medical distress, and that that led to the crash. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Spate of North Vancouver vehicle thefts abnormal says RCMP

North Vancouver RCMP is calling a spike of vehicle break-ins on the night of Boxing Day abnormal. Corporal  Douglas Trousdell says more than 30 vehicles were targeted overnight, with the number expected to rise as reports continue to trickle in. He says Mounties don't have a suspect yet. "I don't have any specific information about what items … [Read more...]

BYD intros dual-mode electric Qin vehicle, Remote Driving key for outside-the-car operation

The New York Auto Show may be done and over with, but the 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is just hitting its stride. Predictably, BYD is in attendance, and it's got a couple of new gizmos out on the red carpet. For starters, there's the Qin (pronounced "Chin," not Kin), a dual-mode electric vehicle that includes seven percent better … [Read more...]

Man dead after being hit by vehicle in Abbotsford

A man--around 50 years old--is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Abbotsford last night. Police Sgt. Lance Marchand, "At approximately 8:42 Abbotsford police responded to a pedestrian struck motor vehicle accident at Highway 11 and Harris Road.  On attendance, police determined that the pedestrian was a fatality." Marchand says police are … [Read more...]

Duncan teens spend two nights in vehicle trapped in snow

Two girls and three young men are back home with their parents after being stranded for two nights in freezing temperatures in their vehicle on a remote logging road near Lake Cowichan. According to Lake Cowichan RCMP, the group headed out Monday on an off-road adventure when their pickup truck ran out of gas in deep snow 45 km northwest of Lake … [Read more...]

Cranbrook man survives overnight after vehicle plummets 100 feet

A Cranbrook man is lucky he wasn't more seriously hurt after his SUV plummeted 100 feet down an embankment. The man says he went off the road sometime Saturday night, and he survived overnight in his vehicle. Cranbrook RCMP Constable Melody Munro says the 46 year old managed to call police for help about 7:30 Vancouver time, Sunday … [Read more...]

Pub patio damaged after police vehicle run off Surrey road

There were luckily no injuries, but the wall around a pub patio in Surrey is badly damaged after being hit by a police vehicle Friday. Sgt. Murray Hedderson says at about 3:30 in the afternoon, a Surrey RCMP vehicle was travelling east in the right lane in the 13400 block of 72nd Avenue. "When a silver Pontiac Sunfire which was travelling in the … [Read more...]