Jumbo Glacier ski resort going ahead

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The Provincial Government is set to announce the creation of a Resort Municipality for the site of the controversial Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort near Invermere. The project was approved by the province last year after decades of debate, legal wrangling, and major opposition from area residents and one of the local first nations. Community Development Minister Bill Bennett will formally announce the move Tuesday morning. He'll also name several people to form the first municipal council to oversee the area.

Funeral being held for RCMP officer

Law enforcement officials from three countries are expected at the funeral for a 28 year old Mountie who died during a traffic accident. Constable Adrian Oliver lost his life one week ago, after his unmarked patrol vehicle and a transport truck collided at a Surrey intersection.
Reports indicate Oliver and his twin brother were born in Williams Lake but the family moved to eastern Canada a few years later. The funeral is being held Langley.

Job action halts classes at the College of New Caledonia

Job action by CUPE staff is planned at several post secondary campuses in B.C. Tuesday.
All classes at the College of New Caledonia's six campuses in Northern B.C. have been cancelled as a result. Union members are waging a two day strike. That means all courses and services have been haulted.

Flooding at Surrey Memorial Hospital closes E.R.

Dozens of workers with a restoration company will be back at Surrey Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning after a devastating flood Monday. Constructions crews hit a water main, and the water eventually surged through a glass-block wall into the Emergency department.
The Fraser Health Authority says the E.R. will be closed for at least several more days.

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