Avalanche warnings expand
Avalanche warnings abound in several mountain ranges in B.C. The Canadian Avalanche Centre says a high rating has been posted for the following areas: The Sea to Sky and North Columbia, the Monashees and Selkirks, the South Columbia, and Kootney Boundary regions.
Travel in avalanche terrain in these areas is not recommended. The Centre says avalanches will likely increase, with precipitation and wind forecasted.
Independent MLA calls for halt to mill rebuild plans
The final decision on whether to rebuild the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake is expected from its owners later this week. The mill blew up in January. The blast killed two people and injured 20 more.Worksafe has recommended Crown Counsel launch an investigation into whether the company should be charged. But Independent MLA Bob Simpson says any rebuilding plans should be haulted until an investigation's been completed.
Simpson says now that Hampton Affiliates is under investigation, the offer by the province to increase timber supply in order to re-build the mill should be off the table.