Person hit and killed by train in Kamloops

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An official with CP Rail has confirmed a westbound freight train hit a person at Pat Road in Kamloops Thursday morning. The person was apparently lying on the tracks. The train's engineer used the horn and tried to stop but could not. The person was confirmed dead at the scene. It's unclear at this point whether the body is a man or womans. The coroner is now investigating. Members of the CP Rail train crew are now being offered counselling following the death.

Kamloops man charged with impaired driving after ending up in a ditch

A 35 year old Kamloops man faces a slew of charges after being busted for impaired driving Wednesday night. The Mounties were called about an erratic driver crossing the Halston bridge just before 6:30. The driver had narrowly missed a car and hit a sign in the median. Police caught up to the 35 year old on Shuswap road where he was pulled over. When police got out of their car they say the driver slowly drove away. Moments later he signalled as if he was turning and then drove into a ditch. He was then arrested.

Influenza on the rise

It looks like people in BC are coming down with influenza earlier than in previous flu seasons.
Dr. Danuta Skowronski is with the BC Centre for Disease Control. She says while we're only halfway through this latest flu season, many of the cases are a stronger strain of influenza, known as H-3-N-2, and they started popping up during the Christmas holidays. She says flu shots are still available.

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