Man's body pulled from Shuswap Lake

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A man's body was pulled from Shuswap Lake by an RCMP dive team. The man is believed to have been the driver of a semi trailer that crashed into the lake early Tuesday morning. Police say his truck went off the Trans Canada highway on a tight turn between Chase and Sorrento. His body was found about 10 metres away from the wreckage. Corporal Mark Skotnicki says it likely the driver drowned. Oil spill booms were put in place while the truck and trailer were pulled from the lake. Police are still trying to determine what caused the truck to go off the road. The semi has Alberta license plates but the man identity has not been released.

Kamloops parking rates to double

Parking rates in downtown Kamloops are set to double. City council approved the change Tuesday. They also approved a plan to do away with traditional parking meters in favour of electronic parking kiosk's. The city plans to borrow 1.7 million dollars to install 90 of the kiosks, with 3 or four of them on every block. Drivers will park, and then enter their licence plate number into the kiosk. The rates will jump from the current 50 cents per hour to one dollar per hour when the kiosks are installed.

Denny's restaurants to pay 1.3 million dollars in court settlement

Denny's restaurants in B.C. have served up a court settlement to more than 70 temporary foreign workers. The workers launched a class action lawsuit last year against Northland Properties Corporation, which operates Denny's Restaurants and Dencan Restaurants Inc.    Herminia Vergara Dominguez, who spearheaded the suit, alleged she and other Denny's workers paid thousands of dollars in recruitment fees to an employment agency in Richmond, B.C., and were promised work in Canada. But when Dominguez arrived from the Philippines in 2009, she says Denny's failed to provide the promised work, didn't pay overtime and refused to cover expenses, such as travel fees. The settlement approved March 1, is worth more than $1.3 million and reimburses the affected workers for lost hours, overtime, airfare and employment agency fees.Denny's will also pick up the workers' legal fees and expenses
and will donate $80,000 to charity.

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