News Briefs – Motorcyclist dies from injuries

A female passenger on the motorcycle was also seriously injured in the crash.

Motorcyclist dies from injuries

The 61 year-old driver of a motorcycle involved in a serious rear end collision on the Trans Canada Highway at the Oyster Sto’Lo intersection, north of Ladysmith has died.

“He sustained critical injuries in the crash, and passed away in hospital in the afternoon of July 4th,” states a release from the RCMP South Island Traffic Services.

Reports indicate the motorcycle, which was heading south, rear ended a car. A female passenger on the motorcycle was also seriously injured in the crash.

Smoke advisory lifted for most of the Island

As of Friday the Ministry of the Environment, ‘in collaboration’ with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, has lifted its Wildfire Smoke Advisory for most of the east coast of Vancouver Island, including the Cowichan Valley and Ladysmith.

While the advisory was in effect residents of Vancouver Island’s east coast were cautioned to stay indoors and avoid strenuous activities if they were experiencing symptoms that included difficulty breathing or chest pain.

Exposure to smoke inhalation is ‘particularly a concern’ for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions. Updates on air quality conditions can be obtained at www.bcairquality.ca.