October 7

Mom and sons die in horrific crash

It’s a devastating tragedy on our roads. Some members of the OPP are calling it the worst crash they’ve ever seen. Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, a car slammed head on into a truck just east of Shelburne, leaving a mother and her two young sons dead.Two stuffed animals mark the spot on highway 89 where 43 year old Tina Anderson and her 3 year old son Benjamin Parkinson and 6 year old son Gunner Parkinson were killed. Anderson was driving her 2012 Honda Accord Westbound on 89 close to 1st line when her car crossed the centre line and collided head on with a dump truck. Anderson and her youngest son Benjamin were killed instantly. Gunner was rushed to hospital where he later died. The driver of the dump truck was taken to hospital in shock but has since been released.People who live off of highway 89 say they aren’t surprised to hear of such a horrific accident and say this stretch of roadway is very busy and very dangerous. Morley Brown lives off of highway 89. “People just seem to come over the hill and drive into the back of you when you are waiting to make a left hand turn.”Tina Anderson worked at St. John’s rehab at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Executive VP Malcom Moffat released a statement that says “Tina has helped rebuild many lives through her work at St. John’s Rehab, and for that we are grateful. Our hearts and prayers go out to Tina’s family and friends during this very difficult time. She will be missed.”Anderson leaves behind her husband Chris Parkinson, the father of both Benjamin and Gunner. read more

October 3

BC Hydro completes Merritt to Coquitlam transmission line

VICTORIA – Energy Minister Bill Bennett says a new hydro transmission line from Merritt to Coquitlam, B.C., improves power distribution to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.BC Hydro announced the completion of the 247-kilometre, 500-kilovolt power line project that stretches from the grasslands of the southern Interior, over mountains, across the Fraser River and into the Vancouver area.Bennett says the new line improves Hydro’s capabilities to deliver power from B.C.’s dams into the Lower Mainland where the majority of British Columbians live.He says the new line is the first major upgrade of BC Hydro’s transmission system in 30 years, providing a vital link as power demands increase.Hydro President Jessica McDonald says the transmission line is one of 550 infrastructure projects undertaken over the past four years.The final cost of the transmission line project is expected to be $743 million, about $18 million above Hydro’s original budget. BC Hydro completes Merritt to Coquitlam transmission line by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 20, 2015 2:39 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more