Highway 3’s Kootenay Pass closed for high avalanche hazard – Okanagan

DriveBC is warning motorists that Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 is expected to be closed until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The closure is because of a high avalanche hazard in the 18 kilometres between West Avalanche Gate and East Avalanche Gate. Drivers can take a detour from Nelson to Creston, taking the Highway 3A ferry. […]

Boeing 737 carrying at least 170 crashes in Iran after takeoff with no survivors

The Ukrainian flight crashed hours after Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq. January 8, 2020, 9:36 AM 4 min read A Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane carrying at least 170 people crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, killing all on board, according to Iranian officials. “An investigation team from the national aviation department […]

Chevron pulls staff from northern Iraq over security concerns

Following the killing of Iranian Quds Force leader , US oil giant Chevron said on 6 January the company removed its expatriate staff operating in northern Iraq for the time being as a precautionary measure, Reuters reported. US officials last week called for American citizens to leave Iraq hours after a drone strike killed Soleimani. […]