February 19, 2018

Residents living near Surrey’s Colebrook Road set to meet with Mayor again

People living on Panorama Ridge in Surrey will meet again with the city's mayor this week to discuss crime prevention.  Video cameras and lights have been installed on Colebrook Road in the area after four bodies were found there in a six week span this year.  Bob Campbell with the local ratepayers association says the move is just one … [Read more...]

Chilliwack water e-coli free once again

The City of Chilliwack says the drinking water in the community is now free of any e-coli contamination after a positive test result yesterday.  Mayor Sharon Gaetz says re-testing results have come back. "The result is a big fat zero." But Gaetz says while the water is now fine they will still launch an investigation to determine how it tested … [Read more...]

MacFarlane Won’t Host The Oscars Again

This year's Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane says he won't come back for a second turn as MC of the annual film awards. Asked if he would host again, MacFarlane tweeted: "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." While pundits argue the merit of MacFarlane's hosting duties, the ceremony itself proved a winner in the ratings despite the … [Read more...]

Liberal government talking regional policing — again

The provincial government is reviving the idea of a regional police force in Metro Vancouver - just in time for the provincial election. Justice Minister Shirley Bond has released a long awaited report on policing including how the government plans to respond to Wally Oppal's Missing Women Inquiry.  One commitment - to spend two years … [Read more...]

Anne Hathaway Sings Again In “Song One”

Anne Hathaway has joined the cast of the musical "Song One" which boasts a number specially written for her. Hathaway will play an archaeologist returning to the US from a dig in Morocco when her brother is injured. She soon falls for her brother’s favourite musician, a rock star played by British singer-actor Johnny Flynn. Johnathan Rice and … [Read more...]

Bargaining begins again for teachers and BCPSEA

It's back to the bargaining table Monday for the BC Teachers' Federation and the BC Public School Employers' Association. The two sides will try to reach a new collective agreement. BCTF President, Susan Lambert says it will likely be a difficult path to an agreement, but she's hoping one can be reached by the end of June, when the contract runs … [Read more...]

Apple rumored to (again) be working on a cheaper iPhone, could arrive in late 2013

Remember this song and dance? You should. Major news agencies far and wide have been asserting that Apple would be producing a "cheaper iPhone" for years now, and it looks as if a few fresh rumors have the smoke all roiled up again. The Wall Street Journal is today reporting that Apple is "working on a lower-end iPhone," citing only "people … [Read more...]

Once again, UGM makes a difference

A Christmas block party and dinner has fed more than two-thousand people on Vancouver's downtown eastside. The annual event is hosted by the Union Gospel Mission and Glowbal (sic) Restaurants. J. Stewart with the UGM says there were a lot of heavy hearts on the day the report from BC's  Missing Women Inquiry was released, "But something … [Read more...]

The Premier shuffles staff in her office, again

Nearly a week after promising to cut back spending, BC's Premier has, another, new director of communcations. Ben Chin is a former journalist who once headed up media relations for Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Shane Mills keeps his job as director of issues management, while Mike Morton remains Christy Clark's press secretary. Ken Dawson also … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial Hospital ER opening again soon

Surrey Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room will be back to business as usual Monday, December 3rd. Construction-related flooding on November 19th shut down the ER and most medical imaging areas.  Since then, patients have been cared for at the Jim Pattison Centre where a temporary emergency department was set up. Dozens of surgeries have also … [Read more...]