Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Student-Death)

R-C-M-P say they're investigating the death of a young person who died at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort on Friday.

Police say the youth was separated from a guided ski group, and later found by ski patrol suffering from serious injuries who died despite resuscitation efforts.

The Mennonite Educational Institute Secondary school in Abbotsford, B.C., released a statement on Saturday saying a student had died while on a school trip to Whistler on Friday.

Police have not confirmed if the events of related, and cause of death has not been released. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Fuel-Spill)

The fish farm responsible for a 550-litre diesel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island says the incident was the result of human error.

A spokesman for Cermaq Canada says staff were transferring fuel from one tank to another and left a nozzle unattended -- a mistake everyone deeply regrets.

A nearby First Nation says their concerned about the impact the spill will have on clam beds they rely on for food and sales.

Canadian Coast Guard Superintendent Philip Murdock says a flyover showed the impacted area had shrunk in size and authorities will determine which beaches are affected to begin testing, including on shellfish. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Theft-Jail-Sentence)

RCMP say a Nanaimo man has been sentenced to six months in jail following a break-and-enter at a local outdoor sporting business.

Mounties say they were called to Alberni Outpost on February 19th and found a man inside smashing open and knocking over display cases.

With the help of a police services dog, officers were able to arrest the suspect who pleaded guilty to charges at the Nanaimo Provincial Court the next day.

Police say there has been a rise in commercial break-ins in recent weeks, and are encouraging businesses to take steps to secure their properties. …

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