Watch for Ghosts: ICBC reminds drivers of pedestrian safety heading into Halloween

Vancouver, British Columbia — With the streets soon to be flooded with trick-or-treaters, ICBC is reminding drivers to keep an eye out for tiny ghouls roaming the roadways as we enter a seasonal uptick of pedestrian-involved crashes. According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities occur between October and […]

Should BC’s provincial insurer be privatized?

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By Jeff Sanford Victoria, British Columbia — September 7, 2015 — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has announced that it could boost premiums for car insurance by 6.7 percent this year. This is the maximum amount allowed under current legislation. Current Transportation Minister Todd Stone said he doesn’t believe his own government agency […]

Google self-driving car in first accident with injuries

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By Jeff Sanford Mountain View, California — July 20, 2015 — It finally happened. One of Google’s self-driving test cars has been involved in a serious accident in which passengers were hurt. The computer-directed vehicles have been zipping around Mountain View, California as a way of testing the ability to be “self-driving.” According to Google, […]