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The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)

Questions of B.C. road conditions surround Christmas Eve bus crash blame

Transport minister says highway was plowed and salted; RCMP say bus faced ‘adverse road conditions’

The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)
The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. found that claims of alleged sexual misconduct of former registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic were accurate earlier in 2022. (Unsplash photo)

Former B.C. massage therapist banned for 25 years over sexual misconduct

Leonard Krekic lived or worked in White Rock, Surrey and Penticton at the time of the misconduct

The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. found that claims of alleged sexual misconduct of former registered massage therapist Leonard Krekic were accurate earlier in 2022. (Unsplash photo)
The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)

Remaining patients from deadly B.C. bus crash expected to live: Interior Health

Four people died in the fatal Christmas Eve crash

The scene of the Christmas Eve bus crash along the Okanagan Connector, which sent dozens of people to hospital and killed four of them. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)
Connector road conditions. (Drive BC)
Connector road conditions. (Drive BC)
Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)

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Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)
The Okanagan Connector is closed due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
The Okanagan Connector is closed due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
Highway 1 is closed from Revelstoke to Golden due to avalanche hazards. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 closed from Revelstoke and Golden due to avalanche hazard

The highway will be closed until at least 9 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed from Revelstoke to Golden due to avalanche hazards. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway summit at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The highway is expecting anywhere from 10-30 centimetres of precipitation today. (DriveBC)

Winter storm warning continues for Coquihalla, Highway 3, Okanagan Connector

While this system is expected to stop around midnight, another one could start Christmas morning

The Coquihalla Highway summit at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The highway is expecting anywhere from 10-30 centimetres of precipitation today. (DriveBC)
Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)

Social Services cheques stuck in the mail due to weather; many won’t arrive until after Christmas

Mail delivery of monthly cheques interrupted by erratic winter storm patterns

Many people on social assistance won’t get their December cheques until after Christmas. (Pixabay)
Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 26 captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)

Man who was punched by cop after Offspring concert in Abbotsford files lawsuit

Ryan Atzenberger says police used ‘excessive force’ while arresting him

Video shot by a citizen outside of Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 26 captured a man under arrest being hit twice in the face by an officer. (Screengrab from video by Marty Gaites)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ferries, buses cancelled as ice falls over south coast of B.C.

Overnight snow turning to frozen rain then significant rainfall, residents urge to stay home

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
Snowstorm in Langley on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Anna Burns/Surrey Now Leader)

Imminent snowstorm sparks travel advisory in Lower Mainland ahead of Christmas Eve

Snowfall ranging from 10 to 25 cm across parts of the region between Thursday and Christmas

Snowstorm in Langley on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Anna Burns/Surrey Now Leader)
The Abbotsford Police handily caught a known offender with the help of the snow. The U-Haul being driven by a suspected “porch pirate” got stuck in a snow drift on Emerson Street on Dec. 20. (Abbotsford Police)

Abbotsford police catch ‘grinch,’ recover Amazon packages with help of a snowdrift

Suspect Russell Mayhew was caught driving stolen U-Haul thanks to tip from the public

The Abbotsford Police handily caught a known offender with the help of the snow. The U-Haul being driven by a suspected “porch pirate” got stuck in a snow drift on Emerson Street on Dec. 20. (Abbotsford Police)
Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland has been moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)

Canada Post service moves from red to yellow in Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Red alert status had been posted on Dec. 20, yellow status shared on afternoon of Dec. 21

Canada Post service in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland has been moved from red alert to yellow alert status. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks posted a 6-3 win over San Jose on Wednesday and continue to play impressive hockey on home ice. (San Jose Barracuda photo)

Abbotsford Canucks sweep San Jose Barracuda after 6-3 win

Canucks have won seven of last eight at Abbotsford Centre, now rank third in Pacific Division

The Abbotsford Canucks posted a 6-3 win over San Jose on Wednesday and continue to play impressive hockey on home ice. (San Jose Barracuda photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
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