June 23, 2017

About The Reporter

The Reporter knows what's happening in and around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. He reports the latest news (sometimes a bit biased) and other updates. Look to The Reporter for information about Vancouver news.

Ridge residents pleased with outcome of meeting

People living near Colebrook Road came away from another meeting with Surrey's Mayor full of confidence crime issues will be addressed. Bob Campbell with the Panorama Ridge Ratepayers Association says Dianne Watts agreed to utilize all city resources to target problem homes. Campbell says those include derelict homes, or homes run by slum … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Conviction for first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried

The first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried for his crimes has been convicted. Spencer Kirkwood pleaded not guilty to charges of mischief and taking part in the  June 2011 mayhem which erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins. The now 26 year old claimed he was too drunk to remember vandalizing a … [Read more...]

Vancouver tops annual traffic congestion list

An annual survey suggests Vancouver had the worst traffic congestion in Canada last year. The year-long index by GPS firm TomTom says the average car ride takes nearly a third longer in a jam than when traffic is flowing freely in the city, and almost two thirds longer during evening rush hour. TomTom says that adds up to 84 hours of … [Read more...]

Deadly fire in Langley

One person is dead and three  people are in critical condition after a fire at a seniors home in Langley this morning. The fire got going before ten this morning. Cause of the fire is under investigation. It happened at the Rainbow Lodge in Langley City, at 203rd street and 54th avenue. It's believed the fire started on the second … [Read more...]

“Shadow of fear” hangs over local park

FIghting back tears, a former Vancouver City councillor and brother of a woman murdered in Pacific Spirit Park near UBC four years ago says "a shadow of fear' still hangs over the park. Peter Ladner says his family members are not the only ones affected by his sister Wendy Ladner Beaudry's death, but says the community is also suffering. He says no … [Read more...]

Sex workers want to share stories at court challenge of prostitution laws

Downtown Eastside sex workers want to share their stories when the Supreme Court of Canada hears an Ontario challenge of the country's prostitution laws this summer. Canada's top court is set to hear the challenge on the laws that ban communication, keeping a bawdy house and living off the avails of prostitution in June. Pivot Legal Society is … [Read more...]

Parents want to participate in mental health resources for youth

One of the parents in a meeting with BC's Health Minister left with some hope help is coming for kids dealing with mental health issues. However, she says any solution is a long way off. Kelly Bradley says over the short term parents will be left to deal with kids in crisis with no help from hospitals.   Bradley says, for parents, it is not … [Read more...]

Premier is missing all candidate debate in Vancouver-Point Grey

One of the first all candidate debates is taking place in Vancouver-Point Grey without the Liberals Premier Christy Clark is the Liberal candidate in this riding but the party says her invite came too late. Andrew Wilkinson, the Liberal candidate in nearby Vancouver-Quilchena, showed  up to take the Premier's place but organizers of … [Read more...]

Manhunt for suspect near Canada-U-S border

An armed suspect is at large near the Canada/U-S border in Abbotsford. Police spokesman Constable Ian MacDonald says officers are assisting U-S border guards after shots were fired on the American side.  "An incident had taken place on the U-S side of the border, between U-S border officials and two suspects, but there was an exchange of … [Read more...]

Settlement finally paid in Canada Line foreign workers case: union

A B.C. trades union is expected to announce tomorrow details of a settlement that has finally been paid in a human rights case involving temporary foreign workers who helped build the Canada Line. The b-c human rights tribunal ruled back in 2008 that SELI Canada and SNC Lavalin discriminated against Latin American workers toiling on the Skytrain … [Read more...]