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  1. A group of three skiers are lucky to have survived an avalanche on Sunday on Mount Tupper in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada reports that on Saturday at about 3 p.m. a loose and dry avalanche was released. “The person up front saw it coming and stepped out of the way, the two peo...
  2. Residents living up at Big White Ski Resort are searching for the culprit of a hit and run that damaged at least one vehicle on Friday night. Jason Valkenburg captured video of a white Ford pickup truck with an extended cab long box driving on Snow Pines Road at about 11:15 p.m. Moments later...
  3. A British Columbia man who was deported at 59 despite living in Canada since he was seven months old has won a shot at returning home. A federal court has granted Len Van Heest a judicial review of his permanent and temporary residency applications. Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in...
  4. The mother of a missing man who vanished from Sun Peak Resort one year ago today dreamed of her son. Ryan Shtuka, 20, was last seen leaving a house party on Burfield Drive early in the morning on Feb. 17. His residence was just a short one kilometre away but he vanished, never to be seen again. ...
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  6. Police say a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter is in hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was charged in 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar's death after the girl's body was found in his Brampton, Ont., home shortly after an Amber Aler...
  7. “If I get that new job, then I’ll be happy.” “Buying that sporty new car, will make me feel young again.” “A new partner is the thing that will change everything and make my life worthwhile.” “If only I could win big on the lottery. Then, I co...
  8. UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. Drive BC says Highway 1 is now open after avalanche control work. ORIGINAL: 10 a.m. A section of Highway 1 near Glacier National Park will be closed on Sunday for avalanche control. An 11 kilometre stretch from Rogers Pass to Beaver Valley Road will be closed for one...
  9. A federal sex offender who failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house has been arrested in Quebec. Joseph Davis, 47, a fourth-time federal offender, was serving a four-year sentence for sexual assault. He failed to return for his evening curfew on Feb. 11 and a Canada-wide warrant was i...
  10. A 21-year-old missing man has been found safe. Kelowna RCMP said Jordan Abbate left his house by bike on Friday and was possibly headed to the West Kelowna or Peachland areas. On Sunday morning, RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said that the Kelowna man was found safe and sound. “Than...