72 hour strike notice issued by Williams Lake City workers

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Unless talks resume, Williams Lake city workers will be on strike this Saturday. 72 hour strike notice has been issued by the International Union of Operating Engineers. John Dube  speaks for the International Union of Operating Engineers. He says the city hasn't even discussed wages with the union. He says the city has been trying to negotiate roll-backs in benefits which the union refuses to accept. There is an agreement to maintain essential services. However some services, like snow removal, will be reduced. The Cariboo Memorial Recreation centre will also be closed if the strike goes ahead.
 
Valemount RCMP arrest armed man


One man is in custody after an armed confrontation with members of the Valemount RCMP on Tuesday. Police say the man got of his car during a road stop on Highway 16 about 22 kilometres west of Tete Jaune Cache. He walked toward police while carrying a rifle. RCMP say police then fired a shot but no one was injured. The man was then wrestled to the ground by police. He was then arrested and transported to McBride Hospital for medical assessment.
Constable Lesley Smith says the Independent Investigations Office was notified but will not be conducting their own investigation.

Queen of the North trial hears from the ships captain


The captain of the Queen of the North ferry is expected to continue his testimony Thursday at the criminal negligence trial of Karl Lilgert. Colin Henthorne took the stand Wednesday and told the court a crew member woke him up in the middle of the night, and seconds later, he felt the ship run aground. Henthorne told the court how he ordered the evacuation and was faced with constantly changing numbers about how many passengers and crew had made it off the ship.
      



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