June 23, 2017

Woman who killed child will hear results of another appeal Thursday

A day after canada's highest court rejected her latest bid to have her conviction overturned, Carol Berner will get the results of another appeal.  The Delta woman who killed four year old Alexa Middelaer in May of 2008 is also trying to have her sentence reduced. In November of 2010, she was ordered to spend 2.5 years in prison and … [Read more...]

Suzanne Anton is back for another run at politics

She's back, a former mayoral candidate is finally getting the BC Liberals nomination she has has been looking for, after failing the first time around. The BC Liberal have made it official Suzanne Anton will be their candidate in Vancouver-Fraserview. Anton recently tried to secure the nomination in Vancouver-Quichena but lost in a race to Andrew … [Read more...]

Premier faces another challenge

Yesterday it was an emergency cabinet meeting. Today Premier Christy Clark will face her full Liberal caucus at the Legislature in Victoria, including some unhappy backbenchers.   She may have a fully united cabinet after Sunday's emergency meeting, but several backbenchers have let it be known they are not happy with Clark's response to … [Read more...]

Another poll suggests budget did little for BC Liberals

If the latest Angus Reid poll is accurate, the BC Liberals have stalled and the throne speech and budget have not helped them catch up to the NDP. Says pollster Mario Canseco: “If anything, there's a little bit of a jump for the NDP on some of the issues, particularly Adrian Dix being seen as a better economic manager than Christy … [Read more...]

Justice Minister sends another strongly worded letter to Ottawa

BC's Justice minister is demanding a meeting in person with the federal Fisheries minister after the sudden closure of Kits Coast Guard base.  Shirley Bond has faxed a letter to Minister Keith Ashfield expressing deep concern with the closure, especially how it was done.   When it was pointed out previous letters on this issue have … [Read more...]

Another bike lane controversy

Friday is the last day to tell the City of Vancouver what you think about bike lanes in Kitsilano.  The City is proposing ways to improve walking and cycling along the Point Grey - Cornwall corridor, between the Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach.  Ideas include extending park space, improving sidewalks and the seawall, and creating … [Read more...]

Trial begins for another accused Stanley Cup rioter

The case against another accused Stanley Cup rioter goes to trial Monday in Vancouver.  Spencer Kirkwood was one of the first twenty-five people charged after chaos erupted in Downtown Vancouver causing up to four million dollars worth of damage. The twenty-six-year old from Vancouver has been charged with one count each of mischief and … [Read more...]

Proposed casino project voted down by Surrey council will not go to another area of the municipality

After a proposed casino and entertainment complex was nixed by Surrey City Council early Saturday morning, BC’s Minister responsible for gaming says the complex will not go to another location in the city. Rich Coleman says the city has indicated it's not interested after saying no to the complex on a property that is already zoned for a … [Read more...]

Unions win another battle in Temporary Foreign Worker fight

Trades unions say they have won another court battle in their efforts to get documents from HD Mining in the Temporary Foreign Worker Controversy.  Union lawyer Charles Gordon says a judge has told Human Resources Minister Diane Finley she has the power to compel HD Mining to release the documents. "So the documents that we are talking about … [Read more...]

Health Sciences Association says BCNU working on another raid

Fresh off of plucking licensed practical nurses from the Hospital Employees Union the BC Nurses union has launched another raid.  Health Sciences Association President Reid Johnson says the BCNU is trying to grab about 60 registered psychiatric nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital.  "The BCNU has raided our members that work there who are … [Read more...]