WATCH: Morning CHEK with Andy Neal
BC Coroners Service confirms it is investigating in a head-on crash in Langford Sunday, wind chills make it feel like as cold as -20 for north Island region Monday and a Norwegian politician may travel to Saskatchewan for a moose truce. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.
BC Coroner Service called in Highway 1 crash in Langford: The BC Coroners Service confirming with CHEK late Sunday night that is investigating following a head-on crash collision on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday. The two-vehicle incident happened just after 1 p.m. near the Leigh Road overpass. The coroners’ service did not release any further details. West Shore RCMP said it would be providing an update on Monday with the cause of the crash under investigation Sunday night. The crash closed the highway for several hours.
Island weather advisory, but wind chills cause bitter cold: Not much snow on the ground Monday morning in Victoria, as the special weather statement has been lifted by Environment Canada for Victoria, east Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. But there is certainly a blast of winter, with highs below the freezing mark, and a nasty wind chill making it feel as cold as minus-22 for northern regions of the Island, and minus-13 to – 11 from Nanaimo to Victoria. Drive BC is warning of slippery sections along the east coast of the Island, for highways 1 and 19, heading inland on highway 28, and to Swartz Bay in North Saanich. Although high winds cancelled some BC Ferries sailings yesterday, no cancellation on the major routes Monday morning. There are no reports of school cancellations, as well.
Suspect arrested in last week’s shooting of a transit officer: Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting of a transit officer in Surrey last week. RCMP began looking for Daon Gordon Glasgow on Thursday following a shooting on a SkyTrain platform that sent Constable Josh Harms to hospital with serious injuries.
Victims to provide statements in sentencing of Toronto serial killer: Victim impact statements will be presented to the court Monday at a sentencing hearing for a Toronto serial killer. Sixty-seven-year-old Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty last week to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men with links to the city’s gay village.
Canada providing $53 million for humanitarian support in Venzuela: Canada is providing $53-million in new humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans and for surrounding nations that have taken in refugees. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement as he and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland opened a meeting of the Lima Group Monday morning in Ottawa. Freeland welcomed representatives of Central and South American countries, as well as the U-S, the U-K and several European nations.
Global Affairs officials meet with detained Canadian in China: Global Affairs says officials were allowed to meet today with detained Canadian Michael Kovrig. It is only the third time the Chinese have let the former diplomat meet with consular officials since he was arrested in December on allegations of endangering Chinese national security. Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who was also arrested in December on similar allegations, has also met with Canadian diplomats three times.
Norwegian politician calls for a moose truce: The deputy mayor of a Stor-Elvdal, Norway says she may travel to Saskatchewan to discuss a possible truce in the ongoing battle over the world’s tallest moose sculpture. Linda Henriksen says she’s been following efforts by people in Moose Jaw to raise funds to raise the height of the community’s beloved Mac the Moose, 30-centimetres smaller than what the Norwegian town revealed that sparked the rivalry.
Super Bowl half-time leaves many on social media wanting more: Many on social media are calling the Super Bowl half-time show much like the game itself: full of hype, but little action. Maroon 5 was the headliner, with cameos from Travis Scott and Big Boi. Adam Levine and his crew marched through snippets of their big hits. Some big-name stars reportedly boycotted the event to support former N-F-L quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’d been kneeling during the national anthem before N-F-L games to protest police brutality and racial disparities.
Brady wins sixth Super Bowl in lowest scoring title game: The lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history produced a sixth title in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era for the New England Patriots. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that a touchdown was scored in the Pats 13-3 win over the LA Rams. Julian Edelman was named Super Bowl MVP with 10 catches for 141 yards.
Grizzlies win first place showdown with Kings: The Victoria Grizzlies won a big showdown with the Powell River Kings Sunday in Colwood, with a 6-2 decision. The win gives the Grizzlies sole possession of first in the Island division with 65 points, two points ahead of the Kings.