On Tuesday, August 9th at approximately 1:59 p.m., Surrey RCMP attended to the scene of a cyclist struck by a work van in the 9700-block of 120 Street. Via release, the Mounties say the cyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital.
The decision to ground the planes comes after a crash of one of the jets on Aug. 2 at the airport in Fort St. John, B.C. No one was hurt when the pilot made a hard landing and the Air Force says the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
The passenger, a 30-year-old male died. He has been identified as David Chavez-Jara of Surrey. Chavez-Jara was well known to police and was recently convicted on Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Dawn Walker, 48, is facing two charges in Oregon related to identity fraud along with two charges in Saskatoon of child abduction and public mischief. She was arrested Friday when she and her seven-year-old son were found in Oregon City, Ore., after a two-week search.
Crews are making progress on several wildfires in the province, including a blaze near Lytton that broke out nearly a month ago and destroyed several properties. But BC Wildfire Service information officer Mikhail Elsay told a news conference Wednesday that crews are still having a difficult fight with the 68-square-kilometre fire southwest of Penticton in the Okanagan.
Plan International Canada says it has seen a worrying increase in the number of teenage girls in the developing world being forced into marriage because their families cannot afford to feed them. The agency says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year, forcing them to abandon school while putting their health at risk through early pregnancies.