Cache Creek Mayor hopes to convince Metro Vancouver to reconsider landfill change
The Mayor of Cache Creek is still optimistic about the future of his town's landfill. This despite the chair of Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Committee saying they plan to stop using the landfill by 2017-2018. John Ranta says he will push for Metro Vancouver to reconsider. Ranta says his towns landfill is probably the best operation environmentally in the Pacific Northwest. And he says garbage incinerators, like the one being considered by Metro Vancouver, act as disincentive to reducing the amount of waste generated.
Four back country skiers rescued on Vancouver Island
Four back country skiers were rescued in the early hours this morning in Strachcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. One of the men was an 18 year old who was injured in a small avalanche near Strata Mountain. Comox Search and Search and Rescue Manager, Paul Berry says in spite of that the 4 were able to get into the treeline, build a bonfire and call for help. Berry says the 18 year old was airlifted out by helicopter. He is currently being treated for a fractured leg in hospital in Courtenay. The other 3 men skied out just hours ago with the rescue team.