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The Coquihalla highway is closed in both directions after a truck fire early Monday morning. A semi-truck carrying dangerous goods reportedly caught fire south of Merritt at about 4 a.m. DriveBC reports there is no estimated time of re-opening as an assessment is still in process.
A total of 59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase, B.C. According to the BC SPCA, the 47 adult cats and 12 kittens were being kept in an outdoor camper and a travel trailer and were suffering from a wide range of medical issues. “The cats were being kept in a filthy environment, with feces everywhere and high levels of ammonia from the urine,” says Kathy Woodward, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying those responsible for what they call a “truly senseless act of vandalism”. On May 14, Lumby RCMP received a report of vandalism to the Lumby Cenotaph, located at Oval Park in central Lumby. An unknown culprit or culprits pried off two bronze war memorial plaques and dumped them in a garbage can adjacent to the Cenotaph. “Both plaques have been recovered and examined by RCMP Forensic Identification experts,” says Cpl. Trevor Tribes.