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22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In July, a man in his 70s was reported missing on a small mountain in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Rescue workers were mobilized to help find the missing man, but the rugged terrain made the operation difficult. Gangwon Province’s fire department then deployed John, a 7-year-old search and rescue dog, [...]

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

JEONGSEON, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Two people were killed and another went missing Thursday after an explosion at a mine in a northeastern county in Gangwon Province, authorities said. The accident happened at around 3:55 p.m. when blasting work was under way in an iron mine in Jeongseon, about 150 kilometers east of Seoul. Initial reports said 14 workers were buried under the [...]

School Slammed for Taking Down Student Poster Criticizing Administration

School Slammed for Taking Down Student Poster Criticizing Administration

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A school in Gangwon Province has come under fire after taking down a student’s poster criticizing the administration without following regular procedures. The poster put up by a middle school student criticized the school administration for revising its code of conduct without going through the regular procedures, raising an issue [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Chief Organizer Says 4 Things Led to Successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018 Chief Organizer Says 4 Things Led to Successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Hee-beom, the president of the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee, said Wednesday he thinks there were four things that made the Olympic and Paralympic Games successful. The 23rd Winter Olympics were held between Feb. 9 and 25, while the 12th Winter Paralympics were staged between March 9 and 18 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. “International Olympic Committee chief Thomas [...]

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. said Thursday about 15,000 tourists visited PyeongChang and its adjacent cities via the global room-sharing platform during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which wrapped up last week. The number of travelers who made reservations in Gangwon Province, including the Olympic host town of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east [...]

With Winter Olympics Over, Facility Maintenance the Dilemma Once Again

With Winter Olympics Over, Facility Maintenance the Dilemma Once Again

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – That the Paralympics are scheduled to kick off on March 9 hasn’t stopped Gangwon Province from turning its attention to the issue of Olympics facility maintenance only days after the conclusion of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. On February 27, the Gangwon provincial legislature urged the central government to [...]

Lifting of Ban on Soldiers’ Movements Causes Stir in Border Communities

Lifting of Ban on Soldiers’ Movements Causes Stir in Border Communities

CHUNCHEON, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense’s recent announcement that it will lift restrictions on the movements of South Korean soldiers granted short term passes as well as abolish a rule requiring non-commissioned officer recruits to live on base for a designated period is causing a stir in communities near the [...]

PyeongChang Olympic Spectators Top 1 Mln: Organizers

PyeongChang Olympic Spectators Top 1 Mln: Organizers

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The total number of spectators who have visited the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has surpassed 1 million, with just three days left to the closing ceremony, local organizers said Thursday. “The combined number of spectators as of Wednesday was 1,076,000,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesperson for the PyeongChang Organizing [...]

Thousands of Tourists to Stay at Airbnb during PyeongChang Olympics

Thousands of Tourists to Stay at Airbnb during PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. said Tuesday over 9,000 tourists will visit PyeongChang and adjacent cities where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held via the global room-sharing platform, with the international sports event set to kick off later this week. The number of travelers who made reservations in Gangwon Province, including [...]