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BC Transit delays tap payments on buses until 2023

BC Transit has pushed back the launch of its electronic tap fare system to 2023. The system, called Umo (pronounced "you-mo") was originally supposed to launch in Victoria in fall 2022, before rolling out across the province.

An example of a driver-safety door is shown. (BC Transit)

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Pamela Anderson's new reality TV series to showcase B.C. property

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is set to return to television screens this fall with a series about the restoration of her Vancouver Island property. Pamela's Garden of Eden premieres on HGTV Canada on Nov. 3 and will showcase the redevelopment of the six-acre waterfront property in Ladysmith, B.C., that the actress bought from her grandmother 25 years ago.

Pamela Anderson on her Vancouver Island property in a promotional image for her new TV show Pamela's Garden of Eden. (HGTV Canada)

Sunken fishing boat removed from orca habitat near Victoria

A 15-metre fishing boat that sank and leaked oil in a critical orca habitat east of Vancouver Island has been removed from the water. The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed Friday the vessel Aleutian Isle was lifted from the water onto waiting barge. The vessel went down on Aug. 13, coming to a rest in about 60 metres of water with about 10,000 litres of oil and diesel on board.

The coast guard said Friday there was "no impact to Canadian waters or shorelines during the salvage" of the Aleutian Isle fishing boat. (Canadian Coast Guard)

Investigators reveal cause of Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet crash

The Royal Canadian Air Force says an improperly assembled oil filter led to the crash of a Snowbirds jet in northern British Columbia last month. The Department of National Defence announced the finding on Wednesday as it lifted the operational pause that was put on all Snowbirds flights following the Aug. 2 accident in Fort St. John, B.C.

Canada sends warship through Taiwan Strait

Canada sailed a warship through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday as the vessel joined the ongoing effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defence says the frigate HMCS Vancouver sailed through the narrow passage between China and Taiwan alongside the American guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins.

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