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Nanaimo lands new WestJet service

WestJet today announced the launch of new non-stop daily service between Nanaimo, British Columbia and Calgary. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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RCMP Update re: BC Plane Crash

Ridge Meadows RCMP confirm that the pilot of the float plane that crashed yesterday succumbed to his injuries. Dead is a 71 year old Surrey, B.C. man. His 55 year old male passenger was taken to hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

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More than 1,000 personnel from Canada and the United States will be participating in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) from October 9 to 22 off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. TGEX’s are designed to build and strengthen interoperability and effectiveness between Canada’s three military services and our allies.

Published in Military

Mediation/Arbitration has produced a new three-year collective agreement for members of IAM Local Lodge 16 employed by G4S Secure Solutions Canada Limited.

Search and Rescue crews from 442 Squadron responded to a small plane crash 30 kilometres west of Kelowna, British Columbia, the evening of Monday, August 13th


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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying two air investigators to the site of an accident involving a Piper PA 30 Comanche aircraft that occurred near Kelowna, British Columbia. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability. 

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Small Plane Crashes in Kelowna BC

Reports are being received of a small aircraft crash which has occurred this evening near Kelowna, B.C. The aircraft has been confirmed as a PA 30 Twin Comanche which was located in the area of Brenda Mines.

The site of the aircraft was discovered by a RCAF team from Comox who received the aircraft's emergency beacon locator signal.

At this time the identities and condition of those aboard the aircraft remain unconfirmed.

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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11W0180) into the 30 November2011 controlled flight into terrain of a Cessna 185 aircraft, operated by Trek Aerial Surveys, in Fort St. John, British Columbia. 

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