February 18, 2018

NDP launches cheeky attack ad against its own leader

The BC New Democrats are lampooning the attack ads that have been thrown at their leader over the past few months with a TV ad of their own. In the tongue-and-cheek commercial, Adrian Dix is labelled the “architect of the 90s,” responsible for Wayne Gretzky's retirement, the popularization of plaid shirts and the formation of the Spice … [Read more...]

Vancouver rally against CBSA raids

A noon hour rally outside Canadian Border Services Agency office in downtown Vancouver by families of people who were detained yesterday in several raids across the city.  The illegal migrant workers were arrested by CBSA members at sites across the city. Two of their wives admit at the rally that their husbands - both … [Read more...]

No charges against Terrace RCMP officer

A Terrace RCMP officer accused of using excessive force against a first nations man last spring will not be prosecuted. The Criminal Justice branch has determined no charges will be laid against the officer who arrested William Watts on May 15th,  after he called 9-1-1 to report an intoxicated family member was coming to his house. Lawyers for … [Read more...]

Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying

Organizers say it's going to be the biggest Pink Shirt Day ever this year. The event, now in its sixth year, aims to take a stand against bulling throughout Vancouver and around the world.           Dave Teixeira says students at hundreds of schools will wear their pink shirts and buttons today, joined … [Read more...]

OPCC: Abby cop lied about use of force against alleged shoplifter

The office of B.C.’s police complaint commissioner has found that an Abbotsford officer lied about what happened during an arrest four years ago in which he assaulted an alleged shoplifter. Constable Adam Page responded to a report of shoplifting at a drugstore in September 2009. Video shows Page handcuffing the suspect, putting him into an … [Read more...]

U.S. court finds against BC Hydro in massive lawsuit

BC Hydro officials say they plan to appeal a U.S. court ruling that has ordered them to pay $ 265 million. A California judge has ruled Hydro’s Powerex subsidiary manipulated markets during the state’s energy crisis in 2000. In a statement, Powerex chief legal officer John Irving says: "We see this latest decision involving 16 energy … [Read more...]

No case against man arrested at TREO call centre for fraud and personation

The man accused of breaching over three hundred Port Mann Bridge users' personal information while working as a TREO call centre agent has had fraud and personation charges stayed. The crown says it had insufficient evidence to prove that Fils Pierre Gog fraudulently used the credit card information of the three hundred and fifty TREO accounts … [Read more...]

BC Conservative Party candidate speaks out against Enbridge proposal

The BC Conservative Party and Leader John Cummins are all for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline but a candidate is breaking ranks. Kelowna Lake Country candidate Graem James says he just can't support the Enbridge proposal. "I just don't think Enbridge is a company to build that pipeline they have had concerns there has been 600 spills I … [Read more...]

Translink defends against Delta mayor’s criticism

Translink officials admit it’s hard to deliver transit south of the Fraser River, but they disagree with the Mayor of Delta’s claims that her community is poorly served.  Bob Paddon with Translink says service in north Delta is on par with elsewhere, but he admits south Delta is a different story. "The cost of somebody getting on … [Read more...]

The Premier continues campaign against Kits Coast Guard Base closing

Premier Christy Clark dropped by the Jericho Sailing Centre to discuss the closing of the Kits Coast Guard base, and she brought a check with her.  Jericho Sailing Centre GM Mike Cotter says the premier, while opposing the closing of Kits base, didn't say how the province is taking the issue up with Ottawa. "She couldn't give me any … [Read more...]