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Police are investigating an alleged "motorcycle swarming" in West Vancouver.

Driver was taken off the road on Highway 1 by CTV News reports.

Police say the riders slowed down the driver to the side of the highway, where one rider allegedly pulled the driver out of his vehicle and threatened him.

Witnesses called 911, but the motorcyclists had left by the time police arrived at the scene.

The riders were seen heading north on Highway 99, and Squamish RCMP arrested a suspect there.

The man was released from custody, and may face charges.

– with files from CTV Vancouver


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Federal funding will help the City of Delta establish "a living dike" for flood protection.

Ottawa has pledged more than $ 76 million to mitigate coastal flooding in the Delta, Surrey and the Semiahmoo First Nation.

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough made the announcement in Surrey.

Civic engineering director Steven Lan explained the purpose to undertake flood mitigation measures in Boundary Bay using a living dike concept.

“The works will involve the establishment of a gentle vegetated slope to mimic natural formation, including marsh islands and tidal channels. These measures would serve to reduce wave action and improve overall flood protection. "

The pilot program will see several short sections installed along the foreshore.


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What is being touted as the "world's fastest megacar" made its Canadian debut in Richmond.

The Koenigsegg Jesko was unveiled at a glitzy event hosted in a hangar at Vancouver Airport's south terminal Friday evening.

The supercar made its world debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March.

The Jesko is the successor to the Agera RS that broke the production car world speed record in November 2017.

The car has a starting price tag of US $ 2.8 million and is thought to be capable of speeds of up to 300 mph.

About 100 supercar enthusiasts gathered to check out the Jesko as part of its world tour, says Asgar Virji, president of Weissach Vancouver, Canada's authorized Koenigsegg dealer.

“Koenigsegg's simulations say that the Jesko should be the world's first 300mph car. It truly is a technological marvel. "

The Jesko has a 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1,280 hp on standard gasoline and 1,600 hp on E85 biofuel.

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BC Wildfire Services has reported a new fire near Salmon Arm. The fire was discovered Tuesday morning.

Its origin is still small in size, listed as 0.01 hectares in size
and is located near Squilax.

Students walked out of class in Surrey, Monday, in a call for action against gang violence in the city.

The Frank Hurt Secondary students chanted "save our youth" and "no more gangs" as they marched holding pictures of Jaskaran Singh Bhangal and Jaskarn Singh Jhutty, CTV News reports.

The two teens were found dead last June.

Grade 11 student Shivangni Naicker organized the walkout and says gang activity at his school increased, with some youths joining as young as in Grade 8.

"Without teacher support, it’s only us," she said, calling for more school intervention.

Surrey School District has not commented on the walkout.

– with files from CTV Vancouver

A short funding could put Victoria's Canada Day celebrations in jeopardy.

Public safety is at risk two to $ 78,000 shortfall in the Victoria Police Department's budget to police the celebrations, Police Chief Del Manak says in a letter to City Hall.

"It's basically putting the city on the notice that if they want to hold a festival on Canada Day, like they have done in years past, there's enough funding," Manak told CTV News.

"In years past, the Victoria Police Department was asked to find money in other items from our budget," Manak said.

"With the numbers that were scrutinized to the level that it has and reduced significantly that we have a longer room."

Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe says the impasse could be scaled down or even canceled celebrations in the future.

She hopes contingency funds can cover this year's cost, but that extra policing will need to be covered for future years.

"In many ways this event is risk in future years," she said.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island


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When Dr. Evan Adams walked into an emergency room at Vancouver with a cut finger, a clerk taking his information made a racist remark that stung.

"She said, 'Oh, you're First Nations.' I said yes, and she said, 'I hear you guys get everything for free.' "

"Was she trying to humiliate me? Was she having verbal diarrhea? Was she a bad day? I don't know what it was but I didn't need that," said Adams, medical officer of the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia.

Adams said First nations' health and care system – long-term cancer cancer treatment.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has identified the elimination of racism as a priority after a campaign last fall seeking feedback to update a national plan established in 2006 to tackle all aspects of cancer care.

Cindy Morton, CEO of CPAC, said 7,500 responses, health care workers and cancer agencies, as well as consultations across the country helped the non-profit organization establish overall priorities. Those include enhanced prevention and screening, faster diagnosis, adapting to the specific needs of underserved groups, better support for patients and families and addressing unequal access to palliative and end-of-life care.

The new strategy for cancer control was a first-aid for the indigenous peoples, who had been consulted for the first time.

First Nations, Inuit and Metis require delivery of "culturally safe" care, closer to home, with cancer and mortality, morton said.

"They have a sense of discomfort and a lack of safety when they are dealing with non-Indigenous or not-culturally trained medical professionals. That is their number one priority, that we have to create a system where they feel they are treated in a non-discriminatory and respectful way. "

Mistrust of the system often prevents Indigenous groups from disclosing everything about their illness or their cultural beliefs that may include use of traditional medicine, Morton said, adding their symptoms to others when they complain of pain or get delayed access to care.

"There is a systemic approach to the need for a different way to pay attention to the needs of the Indigenous population when they are getting into a mainstream treatment system."

Nunavut said, she was struck by the challenges faced by the people in the capital city of Nunavut.

"Many of them had never left Nunavut and many had never been on a plane, and suddenly they're about to land in Ottawa."

Residents of Nunavut said during consultations that they have to support their own communities so they have the support of family and not to travel hundreds of kilometers away, Morton said.

As part of its cancer strategy, CPAC has funded the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association to develop a curriculum that would help deliver culturally appropriate care across the country, likely starting in 2022, Morton said.

Marilee Nowgesic, executive director of the association, said the curriculum would provide training for social workers who often make travel arrangements for those who don't have words for chemotherapy and radiation, for example.

"They don't understand how the white world works," Nowgesic said.

Nowgesic said to be a part of the nursing curriculum, not an elective, to care providers who are often shocked to think about.

She said the Indigenous Nurses Association is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada as it develops with curriculum it wants adopted in 96 used as a model for doctors in training.

The Hotel Fire in downtown Victoria, but there is still no sign of its missing caretaker.

The destructive May 6 blaze has been deemed suspicious, and its cause remains unknown, CTV News reports.

"VicPD Major Crime Detectives are continuing their investigation into the suspicious fire," says Const. Matt Rutherford. "The investigation is ongoing, and we continue to work with the Victoria Fire Department. Mike Draeger, the building caretaker, remains unaccounted for."

Draeger lived in the mostly abandoned hotel and was known to work in the basement.

Despite releasing images of Draeger,

The building’s owner, Nick Askew, says he was released on May 24, and he plans to develop the site.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island

Firefighters are urging homeowners to leave dangerous workers after having tried to extinguish a roof fire in Saanich.

CTV News reports have been launched by embers from wood-burning stove that ignited wood shingles.

The homeowner's son was on the roof when firefighters arrived, trying to put out the fire.

They said he could have fallen through the roof, as the fire was burning underneath him.

"Let the professionals do their job," said acting Capt. Aaron Charlton. "If it gets away on you, you don't want to be in that position."

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island


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A racist vandal has struck in Burnaby.

A tweet by @xDVNx has photos showing swastikas spray painted along the Central Valley Greenway trail between North Road and Cariboo Road.

"There is some fresh Nazi graffiti here," read the tweet.

The regional government of Vancouver met in tweet that "our staff has been notified and will have cleaned it up. We are filing a police report as well. "


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West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says all mill activities will be curtailed temporarily for a week in June at five British Columbia sawmills two to weakening lumber prices and high log costs.

The Vancouver-based company says the production curtailments will take place at sawmills in Chetwynd, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Smithers and Fraser Lake.

About 30 million board feet of lumber is expected to be reduced during the week.

Lumber production is expected to be cut by approximately 30 million board feet.

West Fraser has implemented temporary and permanent capacity for about 125 million and 300 million board feet over the past six months, including Monday's announcement.

Recently announced it would be cut back on operations for June, joining in the temporary curtailments already rolled out by Canfor.

Tolko said in mid-May it would shut down its Quesnel, B.C., mill altogether at a loss of 150 jobs and eliminated a shift at its Kelowna, B.C. mill for another 90 jobs gone.

Even after a weekend of hot and dry conditions, the Kamloops Fire Center is reporting very little wildfire activity.

Spring heat baked Okanagan residents at the weekend, with temperatures in the low 30s, and dry lightning forecast.

Fire information officer Taylor MacDonald tells Castanet the crews were preparing for the possibility of dry lightning at the weekend, but were happy to report there were only three new fire starts.

"One is out, one is under control, and one is being held," said fire information officer Marla Catherall.

The Kamloops Fire Center is expecting temperatures to drop later this week.

West Kelowna's fire danger rating is at least five.

To report to wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or * 5555 on your cellphone. There is no open burning allowed within the city limits.

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