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6 people injured in mini-bus accident

A mini-bus drove through a retail-store parking lot and hit the wall of a building across the street in British Columbia about 10:40 a.m. on March 24. Six people were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries following the car accident. The bus belongs to a community living group.

Industrial accident causes fatality to 59-year-old man

At approximately 2 a.m. on Mar. 16, a 59-year-old man was pronounced dead as a result of an industrial accident at the Teck Coal Mountain mine in British Columbia. The mine is near Sparwood in southeaster BC. The operation is located on about 3,000 hectares of coal lands and produces coal for steel making and thermal uses. According to reports, a frozen rock fell from a vehicle and struck the man while he was filling his truck with water. He was transported to a nearby medical facility, but could not be resuscitated.

Inquest into man's death on Highway 99

The British Columbia Coroner's Service released an announcement that they will conduct an investigation into the death of a 65-year-old man who was killed as he drove his motorcycle on Highway 99 on Oct. 19, 2013, after a logging truck lost its load into oncoming traffic. The highway was shut down for a further investigation and clean-up after the accident. The British Columbia coroner and a jury will listen to testimony from witnesses as part of the investigation. The jury will submit recommendations in the case, which will hopefully help avoid similar accidents and deaths in the future.

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