MORNING HEADLINES – JANUARY 14TH, 2020

Hanna Lalonde / Januarry 14, 2020

These are the steps the TSB follows.

(The Transportation Safety Board of Canada / Twitter)

Iran makes arrests in relation to Ukrainian plane crash 

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent investigators to Iran following the deadly Ukrainian plane crash that occurred last Wednesday. Today, Iran says that several arrests have been made. On twitter, the TSB said “conducting a thorough investigation takes time.” The TSB stated that in order to ensure they “correctly identify the safety deficiencies and risk factors that lead to a particular occurrence” they follow an extensive process.

Snowy skies: Vancouver could see 10cm of snow overnight 

Black ice, flurries, and freezing temperatures made for a treacherous morning commute in Vancouver. Environment Canada is calling for another five to ten centimetres overnight, with a wind chill near -12. Highway 1 is very slippery and drivers should use extreme caution. BCIT students can visit BCIT.com for the latest updates on campus conditions.

BCIT campus is covered in snow.

(Hanna Lalonde / BCIT Campus)

Fraudsters often use phone scams to con Canadians.

(Bruce Guenter / Flickr)

Fraudsters and Scams: North Van RCMP hold conference on targeted fraud

The North Vancouver RCMP are holding a joint press conference with the West Vancouver Police to share updates on fraud that targets seniors. On their website, the RCMP said “criminals use the same techniques as legitimate companies, but hide behind the anonymity of the telephone and attempt to defraud thousands and thousands of Canadians each year.” The Burnaby RCMP Twitter account spoke out earlier today, stating “neither police nor the CRA will ask for payment via Bitcoin.”