Is it legal to text and drive if I’m in a Tim Hortons drive-through?

Is it legal to text and drive if I’m in a Tim Hortons drive-through?

I’m new to Ontario and I’m wondering: can I text on a phone while driving on private property – for example, in a Tim Hortons drive-through? –Sulabh Ontario’s the only place in Canada where you can legally text in a drive-through – but you probably shouldn’t. “It would definitely be recommended that people stay off … Read more

Prince Charles pays tribute to the Queen at star-studded concert as street parties erupt across UK on third day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Prince Charles pays tribute to the Queen at star-studded concert as street parties erupt across UK on third day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Crowds on the Mall watch the Platinum Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace, London, June 4, 2022.Niklas Halle’n/The Associated Press The UK celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with picnics, street parties and concerts on Saturday, even as the honoree herself was absent from the festivities, after reporting discomfort on the first day of the … Read more

When can I water the lawn this summer? Metro Vancouver restrictions take effect May 1

When can I water the lawn this summer?  Metro Vancouver restrictions take effect May 1

Lawn watering across Metro Vancouver will be limited to once a week when restrictions come into effect May 1, down from twice a week last year. Water use can increase by up to 50 per cent in the summer months according to the regional district, and lawn watering is a major reason why. The Phase … Read more

Vancouver weather: Record low from 1896 broken

Vancouver weather: Record low from 1896 broken

Nearly two dozen BC communities saw new record low temperatures in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. For some areas, it was the third straight day of record-breaking cold. Bella Bella, Clinton, Nakusp and Puntzi Mountain all saw their lowest-ever minimum temperatures for April 16 on Saturday, and … Read more

High-speed chase in Surrey ends with multi-vehicle collision: RCMP – BC

High-speed chase in Surrey ends with multi-vehicle collision: RCMP – BC

A man was arrested Thursday following a high-speed police chase in Surrey that came to a dramatic conclusion. Surrey RCMP said the incident began just before 4 pm, when officers tried to pull over a vehicle with uninsured, unattached plates near Scott Road and 102 Avenue. Read more: Surrey RCMP pursuit ends with suspect in … Read more

E-transfers disappearing from some RBC accounts, bank says

E-transfers disappearing from some RBC accounts, bank says

A number of customers have reported e-transfers disappearing from their Royal Bank of Canada accounts, something the company has promised to resolve. Several people flagged the issue on social media Friday, saying money that had previously been deposited into their account had gone missing. “It was there yesterday and now it’s gone. What’s happening?” one … Read more

Border waits: BC residents face hours-long lineups on Good Friday

Border waits: BC residents face hours-long lineups on Good Friday

Massive lineups at the Peace Arch Border Crossing had drivers growing increasingly frustrated, with some social media users reporting waits as long as five hours. Images from the BC Ministry of Transportation’s highway cameras showed vehicles backed up bumper-to-bumper well past 8 Avenue in Surrey as families flocked to the US for day trips and … Read more

BC floods: Victim says insurance only covered $30K after home destroyed

BC floods: Victim says insurance only covered K after home destroyed

MERRITT, BC — A survivor of British Columbia’s catastrophic floods last year is warning others to check their insurance policies after she said she received a payout of only $30,000 when her home, assessed at $414,000, was destroyed. Pam Velt, whose house collapsed into the Nicola River last November, said she and her husband, Paulus, … Read more

Winning Lotto 6-49 ticket worth $18.7M sold in BC

Winning Lotto 6-49 ticket worth .7M sold in BC

For the third time in five weeks, a winning lottery ticket worth millions was purchased in British Columbia. On Thursday, the BC Lottery Corporation announced that someone in Surrey had won $18.7 million after buying the only ticket in Canada that matched Wednesday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. The winning six numbers were 2, 8, 9, … Read more