Union says Chinese miners lack of English is unsafe
The Steelworkers Union has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Mines regarding safety concerns at an underground coal mine in northern B.C. The Union says HD Mining is violating the BC Mines Act and Mines Code. The company is bringing in around 200 temporary foreign workers from China . Steven Hunt with the Steelworkers Union says the workers won't learn enough English to grasp safety rules, and their rights as workers in Canada.
Highway 97 kills one person
One person has been killed in a crash on highway 97 north of Prince George. RCMP say at approximately 5:20 pm Thursday, a tractor trailer hit a commercial service truck near Bear Lake. The driver of the service truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The RCMP, the B.C. Coroners Service and Worksafe B-C are all investigating.