One man injured in collision

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
September 26, 2012 01:00 AM

On Sunday, Sept. 23 at approximately 7:15 p.m., Sunshine Coast RCMP were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle collision near the 8200 block of Redroofs Road in Halfmoon Bay, when a southbound motorcycle crossed over the centre line and crashed into the northbound ditch.

According to RCMP, a Halfmoon Bay resident, who heard a man calling for help, discovered the collision.

"The resident, who did not hear the crash, called 9-1-1 after he went outside and discovered the 65-year-old driver of the motorcycle in the ditch with serious lower body injuries," said Cpl. Steve Chubey in a news release. "The driver was air-lifted to Vancouver General Hospital, and is expected to survive."

Sunshine Coast Traffic Services are continuing with their investigation into the cause of the collision.

This is the second serious motorcycle accident on the Sunshine Coast in the past week. Last Tuesday morning a 56-year-old Kelowna man died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained when he lost control of his motorcycle rounding an S-curve, near Francis Peninsula Road in Madeira Park and struck the front end of the travel van. The investigation into this crash is also on going.

Jobs fair coming to Gibsons

The BC Jobs Start Here Job Fair visits Gibsons on Friday, Oct. 5 to help British Columbians find their next job or career.

As part of the BC Jobs Plan, this job fair is one of 24 to be held across B.C. between now and November. They will connect British Columbians who are looking for work with employers looking for qualified employees. Post-secondary educational institutions, industry associations, training and health authorities will also be present at the job fairs.

The BC Jobs Start Here Job Fair is part of Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan, the Government of British Columbia's plan to promote economic development and job growth in the province. The plan builds on the Province's solid foundation of prudent fiscal management to attract investment and open new markets for B.C. products and services, and to create jobs for British Columbians.

The fair runs from noon to 7 p.m. at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre (room 219) on Oct. 5.


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