The Canadian Press/Doug Collins

Advance turnout spikes 70 per cent in B.C. election as voters flock to polls

By The Canadian Press/Doug Collins
May 8, 2017 - 5:21am

VANCOUVER — VANCOUVER — Elections B.C. says the number of people who turned out to vote ahead of election day this year is 70 per cent higher than last time.

Between 2013 and 2017, voter turnout jumped seven points, from 12 per cent of all registered voters to 19 per cent.

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Parks Canada scales back recovery operation for missing Calgary boy

By The Canadian Press/Doug Collins
July 23, 2016 - 3:03pm Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:42pm

FIELD, B.C. — Parks Canada says it has scaled back the recovery operation for an 11-year-old Calgary boy who fell into the Yoho River in southeastern B.C.

Two boys ended up in the river near the Takkakaw Falls on Friday evening while visiting Yoho National Park with their family.