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14 hurt as 17 vehicles, including Greyhound bus, collide east of Vancouver

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Smoke from a campfire under a bridge on Highway 1 east of Vancouver is blamed for a multi-vehicle pileup involving 17 vehicles, including a Greyhound bus. RCMP Insp. Tim Shields said 14 people were taken to hospital following the collision early Friday morning on the Vedder Canal Bridge, 90 kilometres east of Vancouver. He said none of the injuries was serious, although 36 passengers aboard the Greyhound were unable to get off the coach because of a damaged door.

B.C. First Nation says deal with developer protects midden, burial ground

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-area First Nation says an ancient burial site and midden has been protected thanks to a real-estate deal with a local developer. The Musqueam say Century Group has agreed to sell the band a nearly one-hectare chunk of land known as the Marpole village site. The City of Vancouver had approved a multi-family residential project for the site in early 2012, but pre-construction archaeological work uncovered what the band says were ancestral remains.

Temperature records smashed across B.C. during unseasonable heat wave

VANCOUVER - The calendar may say fall is barely a week away, but Mother Nature has other ideas in British Columbia as a late summer heat wave has most of the province basking in unseasonably warm temperatures. Seventeen records tumbled Wednesday, including one in the Fraser Valley community of Agassiz, east of Vancouver, where the mercury hit 34.6 degrees, smashing that district's Sept. 11 record of 31.7 degrees, set 121 years ago.
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