Tag Archives: News/Canada/British Columbia

Small-aircraft fatality numbers highest in aviation industry, TSB finds

By | November 8, 2019

Small-aircraft operators in Canada have fallen into a trap of accepting too many safety risks and it has to stop before more people are killed or injured, the Transportation Safety Board warned Thursday. TSB senior investigator Glen Whitney said so-called air-taxi operators that carry fewer than 10 passengers in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, often in remote areas, don’t flagrantly break… Read More »

Financial pressures lead to ‘gradual drift’ from safety among small-aircraft operators, TSB finds

By | November 8, 2019

Small-aircraft operators in Canada have fallen into a trap of accepting too many safety risks and it has to stop before more people are killed or injured, the Transportation Safety Board warned Thursday. TSB senior investigator Glen Whitney said so-called air-taxi operators that carry fewer than 10 passengers in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, often in remote areas, don’t flagrantly break… Read More »

Corned beef and pastrami products recalled due to Listeria contamination

By | October 12, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says some corned beef and pastrami meats distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba are being recalled due to Listeria. The products made by Nossack Fine Meats Ltd. are called Butcher’s Pride Corned Beef and Pastrami. They were both sold with a best before marker of 2019NO27. No reported illnesses The CFIA says consumers should not… Read More »

‘A giant in our industry’: Leroy Fuller, founder of Earls restaurant, dies at 90

By | October 7, 2019

Leroy Fuller, who founded Earls in the 1980s and was the patriarch of a family that runs some of Vancouver’s most successful restaurant chains, has died at the age of 90. Fuller passed away peacefully at his home on the weekend, surrounded by family members, his family said Monday in a statement. “Those fortunate enough to work alongside and know Bus have lost… Read More »

Northern B.C. homicides: RCMP to provide answers about manhunt that gripped nation

By | September 27, 2019

Months after a summer manhunt that gripped the nation, Canadians may finally get answers today about the motives and movements of two baby-faced suspects believed to have killed themselves after murdering three strangers. The bodies of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod were discovered on the banks of the Nelson River in northern Manitoba on Aug. 7. Their deaths —… Read More »

Schmegelsky, McLeod admitted to northern B.C. homicides before killing themselves, video footage reveals

By | September 27, 2019

In a series of videos recorded in the days before they killed themselves, Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod stated that they were responsible for three murders in northern British Columbia but never provided any motive for the killings. RCMP detailed the contents of the videos Friday as part of an overview of the investigation that led police on… Read More »

RCMP investigation into 3 homicides in northern B.C. to be released Friday

By | September 25, 2019

The RCMP will release its investigative findings on Friday into the murders of three people in northern British Columbia that sparked a manhunt for two teenage suspects across Western Canada. Bryer Schmegelsky, who was 18, and 19-year-old Kam McLeod were found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds last month in the wilderness of northern Manitoba. Before their deaths, the… Read More »

Manitoba woman killed in rollover bus crash in B.C.

By | September 16, 2019

The two University of Victoria students killed in a rollover bus crash between Port Alberni and Bamfield, B.C., on Friday night have been identified as teenagers from Manitoba and the United States. The female Canadian student and male American student were both 18, the B.C. Coroners Service said in an email Monday. The coroner said the victims’ families have been… Read More »

2 UVic students dead, 1 still in hospital after bus rollover near Port Alberni, B.C.

By | September 14, 2019

Two University of Victoria students have died and three people are seriously injured following a bus rollover between Port Alberni and Bamfield on Vancouver Island Friday night, says the Royal Canadian Air Force. On Saturday morning, Capt. David Burneau with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Victoria said two passengers died on scene and another three with serious… Read More »

‘He was emotional’: Father of northern B.C. murder suspect Bryer Schmegelsky views video clip of son’s will

By | September 5, 2019

The father of one of two young B.C. men who captured worldwide attention after allegedly murdering three strangers in July has now seen part of a video his son recorded before apparently taking his own life. According to Al Schmegelsky’s lawyer, RCMP provided the Port Alberni man an opportunity to view a 30-second clip Thursday of a recording described as Bryer… Read More »