February 18, 2018

HD mining loses human rights complaint against unions

Now that the Canadian Human Rights Commission has tossed out a complaint from a Chinese miner hired to work in Northern BC, local union leaders continue their fight to find out why jobs at the new mine in Tumbler Ridge were not offered to Canadians. "Maybe they should file a complaint on the federal and provincial government." Steve Hunt with the … [Read more...]

New unproven allegations of abuse made against John Furlong

The journalist accused of defaming the head of Vancouver's Olympic organizing team has made more allegations of abuse against John Furlong in her statement of defence. The 22-page document was filed Monday (Jan. 21st) in BC Supreme Court. An article first published by Laura Robinson in September (2012) reported eight First Nations children … [Read more...]

Guilty verdict against Jesse Blue West

A guilty verdict has come down against Jesse Blue West. He's the man charged with the first degree murder of 14-year old runaway Chelsey Acorn. During his trial, West tried to prove the girl's death was an accident and he was only guilty of helping his son hide the body, but prosecutors say both men planned the murder. Dustin Blue Moir has been … [Read more...]

Citizens, politicians rally against Kits Base closure

Speakers from all provincial parties have spoken against the planned closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base at a rally Saturday afternoon. Event organizer Dave Clark with the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees says there's still time for the Harper Government to rethink closing the base. "As Adrian Dix said and others said, we will … [Read more...]

Newspaper files suit against Furlong suit

The Georgia Straight Newspaper has filed a Statement of Defence against the 2010 Winter Olympic Chief's defamation lawsuit.  The Publisher of a September 2012 expose on John Furlong claims the former Olympic boss did not honestly recount his personal history and suffered no loss from allegations that he physically abused, bullied and racially … [Read more...]

Pickton family drops lawsuit against government

Almost four years after it was launched, the family of serial killer Robert Pickton has dropped a lawsuit filed against the federal and BC governments. In early 2009, Pickton's brother Dave and sister Linda Wright filed a claim indicating their farm in Port Coquitlam was damaged during the RCMP's search for the bodies of dozens of missing women. On … [Read more...]

“Hobbit” Holds Against “Django,” “Les Mis”

Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" held onto the top spot for the third weekend in a row at the U.S. domestic box-office, holding steady against key newcomers "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" which still pulled in impressive numbers. Dropping just 11% from last weekend, "The Hobbit" took an estimated $ 32.9 million which … [Read more...]

Threat made against Vancouver school

Police aren't providing specifics, but they say they are investigating a threat at a Vancouver elementary school. Just after ten this morning, Vancouver Police say they learned threats were made that could affect the safety of students at Thunderbird Elementary in the 23 hundred block of Cassiar street. The school was then placed under a … [Read more...]

Animal cruelty charges laid against the owner of ‘Captain’

Several months after a dog was left to die in a Vancouver dumpster, the BCSPCA says animal cruelty charges have been approved against the two-year old german shepherd's owner. Brian Whitlock faces up to five years in jail and fines totalling $ 75,000 if he's convicted. The 26-year old accused of beating the dog named 'Captain' in July is slated to … [Read more...]

John Furlong follows through with civil action against reporter

John Furlong has now followed through on his promise to take legal action against the Georgia Straight and a reporter accused of making unfounded allegations against the head of Vancouver's 2010 Olympic organizing team. Furlong’s lawyer Marvin Storrow has now filed notice of civil claim against Laura robinson, Daniel McLeod, Charlie … [Read more...]