Grim weekend mars start of summer in B.C.

Nine dead in long weekend tragedies, some alcohol-related

A treacherous Victoria Day long weekend in British Columbia has left an alarming nine dead, including a six-year-old boy who fell into the icy Lynn Creek in North Vancouver. There were three drownings, three people were killed in car crashes, two more died in hiking or camping incidents and one was killed after falling from a cliff in an ATV quad. RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Chris Newel was at a loss to explain the number of deaths. “I think it’s one of the first long weekends of the spring. People tend to go out and they start to do things and I think judgment is sometimes impaired,” said Newel.
The Province

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