Hazmat team called to Highway 97 semi trailer crash

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A truck carrying ammonium nitrate has crashed north of Williams Lake. The single vehicle crash happened Thursday night, on Highway 97. The driver of the tractor trailer unit has been airlifted to Vancouver with serious injuries. On Friday morning Highway 97 north of Williams Lake was closed with a detour nearby after the crash. The RCMP say about 20 homes and an elementary school will be evacuated while the hazardous goods are cleaned up.

Revelstoke man confirmed dead

Mounties in Revelstoke say its still unclear what started a house fire that claimed the life of a 52-year-old man. The man's 25-year-old daughter was able to escape the fire yesterday morning by climbing out a window. Firefighters were unable to enter the home to save the man. Police say victim services staff are working with the family, and the victim's name has not yet been released.

Hot Springs Island makes a comeback

Temperatures are rising once again at Hot Spring Island on Haida Gwaii. Hot water disappeared at the popular site after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake in October. But on Wedesnday, scientists with Gwaii Hanaas National Park recorded a water temperature of 60 degrees celcius. Previously temperatures were in the 32 to 77 degree range. Barb Rowsell has been going the hot springs for forty years. She's hopeful this is a sign the water will return to what is an important site for locals.

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