Morning Headlines: February 19th

Sahil Morar / February 19th, 2019

Snowboarders heading up Seymour Mountain over the long weekend.
(Seymour Mountain/Facebook)

Second hiker still missing near Seymour Mountain

North Shore Search and Rescue have suspended the search for a second missing hiker.

One of the hikers was found and rescued early Monday morning, but due to bad weather, the search for the second hiker has been temporarily called off.

North SAR officials say they are looking to continue the search on Wednesday when the weather and visibility improves.

NDP Government to release 2019 BC Budget today

The NDP Government will release the 2019 BC Budget today, Finance Minister Carole James said the budget will primarily tackle childcare affordability and poverty reduction.

James said tax-payers can expect a balance budget with new spending. She adds that, due to our current strong economy, non-traditional areas will likely see more funding.

The budget will also focus on restoration and upgrade needs at the Royal BC Museum.

BC Budget 2018 Cover.
(BC Budget 2018/bcbudget.gov.bc.ca)

Potential symptoms that can occur on your skin as a result of Measles.
(Measles Skin Symptoms/Canada.ca)

Petition calls for all BC students to be vaccinated against Measles

A Maple Ridge mother has put forth a petition, requiring all BC public school students to be vaccinated against measles.

Katie Clunn’s petition has now garnered just under 30,000 signatures and hopes it gains Premier John Horgan’s attention.

The petition was initially created three years ago, but was revived last week following the measles outbreak around in schools.