Hand held cell phone driving ban three years later
Drivers haven't been allowed to use a hand held cell phone while at the wheel for three years in this province. But some still do it. B.C.'s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles Steve Martin says police are still issuing slightly more tickets than they did three years ago. And he calls crash statistics inconclusive. But Martin says despite that the laws still serves a purpose. Numbers from ICBC show fatal crashes involving distracted driving went down slightly in 2011.
Mild earthquake off the coast
A mild earthquake was recorded off the coast of Vancouver Island Sunday night. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.4 quake happened just after 7:30. It was centered 200 kilometres west of Tofino. The U.S. report says it was not strong enough to generate a tsunami or cause any damage. It came one day after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southeastern Alaska and was felt by some residents of Haida Gwaii, although that incident also did not cause any damage.