B.C.'s Auditor General is leaving his post

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John Doyle is leaving Victoria and heading to the state of Victoria. B.C.'s Auditor General will take a new post, in Australia. The move had been rumoured for a week.Now its official. In a statement released Monday night, the Premier of the State of Victoria confirms John Doyle will be the state's new auditor general. Doyle is well known down under. He previously worked as Deputy Auditor General of Western Australia. As for his reasons, Doyle told the Victoria Times Colonist he intended to serve a second term in B.C. But he says the controversy surrounding a bid for a second term isn't good for the office, nor the province, so he decided to move on. The controversy was sparked when a liberal majority legislative committee failed to give unanimous approval to a second term. Doyle has been tough in his criticism of government exactly the qualities the State of Victoria says it looked for.

Coquihalla crash claims life of West Kelowna woman

A terrible accident on the Coquihalla highway from Sunday night. There was a crash between two small vehicles and a truck carrying lumber about 34 kilometers north of Hope. It was about dinner time and snowy. Police say a 54 year old West Kelowna woman who was a passenger in the truck jumped out to help two Kamloops men at the crash scene. While she was doing that a fourth vehicle smashed into one of the crashed cars pushing it into the woman as her husband looked on. She was taken to hospital in Hope and later died. The name of the West Kelowna woman has not been released.

Kamloops RCMP looking for a witness

The Kamloops RCMP are asking for a witness to contact them after a pedestrian was hit by a car last Wednesday night. The crash involved a 1989 red Chevrolet Cavalier and a 55-year-old Lytton man in the 200 block of west Victoria Street. The 55 year old man suffered minor injuries. Police say its become apparent that a second vehicle was behind the Cavalier at the time. The driver of that car stopped briefly then manoeuvred around the crash and continued westbound. Police want to speak to the driver of this second vehicle.    

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