B.C. high­way closes af­ter head on crash in­volv­ing char­ter bus car­ry­ing 50 peo­ple

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Photo: Lisa Bartlett - Sea To Sky Road Con­di­tions Squamish: A head-on col­li­sion in­volv­ing a packed char­ter bus has sent one man to hos­pi­tal and closed down a bustling coastal high­way in Bri­tish Columbia. Squamish RCMP spokes­woman Sgt. Jo­laine Per­ci­val said a man was se­ri­ously in­jured when the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing col­lided with a Pa­cific Coach Lines bus along the Sea-to-Sky High­way, be­tween Van­cou­ver and

Whistler. There were 50 peo­ple on the bus at the time, Per­ci­val said. “Mem­bers on the scene state there was only the one per­son who was in­jured,’’ she added. The in­ci­dent took place around 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day and left the larger ve­hi­cle ob­struct­ing the south­bound lane. Traf­fic in both di­rec­tions has been shut down, and po­lice weren’t able to say when the busy high­way will re­open. Rich­mond: RCMP of­fi­cers are ac­tively in­ves­ti­gat­ing a so­cial me­dia threat di­rected to Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port (YVR). On De­cem­ber 21, YVR re­ceived an on­line threat via their Twit­ter so­cial me­dia plat­form. Of­fi­cers from our Tech­no­log­i­cal Crimes Unit and YVR De­tach­ment have been work­ing with our col­leagues from the United States, specif­i­cally from the Philadel­phia olice Depart­ment Home­land Se­cu­rity Unit. “We have de­ter­mined that the so­cial me­dia based threats had orig­i­nated from a ge­o­graphic lo­ca­tion within the United States. At that point, we co­or­di­nated with our col­leagues at the Philadel­phia Po­lice Depart­ment Home­land Se­cu­rity Unit. We are cur­rently work­ing along­side their in­ves­ti­ga­tors. A 16-year old male is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The so­cial me­dia threats were not deemed cred­i­ble. The safety of Cana­di­ans and trav­ellers alike at YVR is al­ways taken very se­ri­ously,” says Cor­po­ral Den­nis Hwang.

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