Morning Headlines: February 5th, 2019

Josh Kilner and Dan Mountain / February 4, 2019

CP Train during Winter

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3 victims of CP Rail crash identified

CP Rail President and CEO Keith Creel said in a statement on the company’s website that conductor Dylan Paradis, engineer Andrew Dockrell and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer died yesterday.

The train plunged into the Kicking Horse River while it was heading west near Field, BC early Monday morning.

The derailment is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board.

4/20 celebration could be moved from Sunset Beach

Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Tricia Barker is bringing forward a motion to have Vancouver’s annual cannabis festival moved from Sunset Beach.

Cannabis users have gathered at Sunset Beach for the last two years on April 20th to celebrate the event.

The motion to move the festival will take place at the Vancouver Park Board meeting on February 11th.

A gathering of Marijuana enthusiasts outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the 2016 4/20 celebration

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BC Place fans cheering during a Whitecaps match

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BC Place could soon get a new name

The province has given approval for BC Place Stadium to be renamed by a sponsor.

Tourism Minister Lisa Beare said in a news release that a sponsorship agreement with a corporate partner would generate significant benefit for BC residents.

In 2012, the Liberal government scrapped a $40-million deal that would have sold the naming rights to Telus because the minister of jobs, tourism and innovation at the time said that the deal wouldn’t have provided the best value for BC taxpayers.