February 18, 2018

Picket line going up around BC Place Monday morning

Unionized workers at BC Place will be going on strike Monday morning. BC Government and Service Employees Union Spokesperson Karen Tankard says the workers have been without a contract since May, and are taking action after talks didn't go anywhere last week. "The main sticking point is job security. There is work that goes on in BC Place that is … [Read more...]

Best New Hotels Around the World

For our Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards 2012, we scoured the world's newest hotels to find the truly noteworthy among them. From urban resorts to countryside inns, these are the best new hotels around the world. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Aakash 2 Android tablet materializes, costs around $21 for Indian students

It's a few months late, but at least it's hitting the streets for a few less dollars than expected. The Datawind-built Aakash 2 is finally a reality, launching in India on the nation's National Education Day. It's the second iteration of what amounts to a barebones, affordable Android slate, packing a 7-inch touch panel, 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor, … [Read more...]

Quake sparks questions around schools

In the wake of a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Haida Gwaii, the chair of the Vancouver School Board is hoping the Province will approve funding for an office that would oversee seismic upgrades of schools in B.C.Patti Bacchus says it's a huge job.The Province has set a goal of completing upgrades by 2020. "If we're gonna increase the pace and get all … [Read more...]

BCCLA wants to make sure people know issues around HIV testing

As health officials encourage more HIV testing, the BC Civil Liberties Association wants to make sure people know their privacy rights. Local health authorities have been pushing a new campaign to have more people get tested in a bid to get rid of the disease. "While we absolutely support increased access to testing and treatment – like, who … [Read more...]

Apple’s A6 CPU actually clocked at around 1.3GHz, per new Geekbench report

As the initial wave of iPhone 5 reviews hit, it looked as if Apple's dual-core A6 processor was sporting a clock speed of around 1GHz. We saw reports (and confirmed with our own handset) ranging between 1.00 and 1.02GHz, but a new Geekbench build (v2.3.6) has today revealed a horse of a different color. According to Primate Labs' own John Poole, … [Read more...]

How to Eat In Season Around the World

Every season brings fresh new foodstuffs—think Concord grapes in fall, black truffles in winter, ramps in spring, and oysters in summer. Here's our cheat sheet to what's best when around the world. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Pervert hanging around Chilliwack school

Police in Chilliwack are looking for a man who exposed himself to two girls while they were playing at a local school ground over the weekend. It happened around 1:30 saturday afternoon at McCammon Elementary. The ten year old girls say the white man believed to be in his 40's was riding a black bicycle. He also had grey hair and a short beard. He … [Read more...]

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti review roundup: impressive performance for around $300

No one's saying that $ 300 is "cheap," but compared to the GTX 670 and GTX 680 before it, the newly announced GeForce GTX 660 Ti is definitely in a more attainable category. The usual suspects have hashed out their reviews today, with the general consensus being one of satisfaction. A gamechanger in the space it's not, but this Kepler-based GPU … [Read more...]

Ultimate Farm Stays Around the World

Close your eyes and picture the rustic romance of waking up to a day of foraging, cooking classes, horseback riding, and lazing by the pool. Now read on to find our favorite farm stays around the world. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]