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December 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Rockslide kills girl on hike in British Columbia

The Associated Press LIONS BAY, B.C. — A young girl was struck and killed by a rockslide while hiking with her family Monday on Unnecessary Mountain at Lions Bay, on the British Columbia coast just north of Vancouver. Martin Colwell of Lions Bay Search and Rescue says it appears a slope beside a creek gave away, probably…


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December 3, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Avian flu outbreak on British Columbia farms

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, B.C. — Avian flu has been discovered at two poultry farms in southwestern British Columbia. Provincial and Canadian officials say the farms are under quarantine and thousands of birds will be killed. There are no reports of the disease being transmitted to humans. Canada’s chief veterinary officer, Harpreet Kochhar, said tests were conducted Sunday after…


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October 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Container ship from Washington adrift off British Columbia

The Associated Press HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia — A container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia. The Canadian Forces’ joint rescue co-ordination center in Victoria says the Simushir is about 10 miles off Haida Gwaii. Acting Sub. Lt. Ron MacDougall says there are…


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August 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Lost Canadian sailboat found off Ocean Shores

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores. There was no sign of 69-year-old Paul Clark, who sailed alone out of Prince Rupert, B.C., earlier in July on his way to Port…


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May 28, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Canadian police probe death of Washington bear hunter

HOUSTON, British Columbia — Canadian police are investigating the shooting death of a Washington state man who had been hunting for bear in northern British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called Monday to a forest-service area about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Houston, B.C., where they found the body of the  59-year-old man. Police…


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December 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Coach at Seattle private school charged with voyeurism

A coach and substitute teacher at The Bush School in Seattle has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism and other offenses while on a school-sponsored cross-country ski-team trip to southern British Columbia.

Jason C. Paur, 43, was arrested Tuesday after the discovery of a video camera belonging to him, found by students in a room occupied by girls at the Silver Star ski resort near Vernon, B.C., according to a statement released by the private school and Frank Magusin, the head of school.

Paur was being held in British Columbia in connection with alleged offenses that occurred Monday and Tuesday, Neil MacKenzie, a spokesman for the provincial Criminal Justice Branch, said Thursday.

Paur was charged with three counts of voyeurism related to observing or recording individuals in a place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy and to be nude. He also was charged with possessing child pornography, accessing child pornography and three counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit an indictable offense.

Paur, who has not entered a plea, made his first court appearance Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court next Wednesday. No bail has been set.


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November 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM

UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for 3-year-old British Columbia boy

UPDATE AT 7:01 A.M. FRIDAY: The Amber Alert for 3-year-old Alvin Barnett has been canceled after the boy was found safe in Montana. An Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Alvin Barnett, who was taken by his biological father from Elk Valley, British Columbia. Police think the child is in imminent danger, according…


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November 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

6.3 earthquake shakes up Western Canada

 The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damages have been reported and no tsunami warning has been issued. Natural Resources Canada said the tremor occurred Wednesday night off Vancouver Island in the Pacific ocean, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British…


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August 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Seattle man dies in B.C. paragliding accident

A Seattle man, 55-year-old John Clifford, died in a Monday paragliding accident near Pemberton, British Columbia, according to the  British Columbia Coroners Service. Clifford was participating in the Canadian Paragliding National Championships when the accident happened. His rescue from the Lillooet River was hampered by poor weather, including severe thunderstorms on Monday. Searchers were…


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