Some survivors of the deadly capsizing of a whale-watching vessel off Vancouver Island hope the release of a Transportation Safety Board investigation on Wednesday offers answers that will help them on their road to recovery, their lawyer says.

Five Britons and one Australian were killed when the Leviathan II overturned near the resort community of Tofino, B.C, on the afternoon of Oct. 23, 2015, with 24 passengers and three crew members on board.

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To help pass time after her car broke down and needed repairs during a trip between two cities, Viola Desmond visited Roseland Theatre and requested a ticket to the main floor. But when the well-dressed businesswoman, who owned a beauty culture salon and school, went to take a seat, she was told by an employee that she would have to move upstairs to the balcony.

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Highways 1 and 97 both reopened for traffic on Saturday night after washouts forced extended closures in both directions. 

Highway 1 reopened just after 6:30 p.m. PT.  A washout dumped two metres of mud on the road at Camp Creek on Thursday night, forcing the closure.

RCMP had originally expected the highway to be shut throughout the weekend.

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The husband of a woman killed trying to stop a gas-and-dash in Calgary has died in a crash while driving from Vancouver for the two-year anniversary of her death.

Ahmad Nourani Shallo was travelling to Calgary from his home in Vancouver with his son Koorosh and his new wife on Thursday when they crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden, B.C.

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Hundreds of Vancouverites have been summoned to provincial court this week to potentially face fines for not removing snow and ice from their sidewalks last winter — a process some say is unclear and unfair.

Bylaws require residents in the city to clear their sidewalks by 10 a.m. the morning after a snowfall. 

The City of Vancouver said, because of the way its snow removal bylaws are written, the fines can only be issued in person by a bylaw officer or by court summons. 

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