February 20, 2018

Forfeited vehicles to be used to steer youth away from gang lifestyle

BC's civil forfeiture program is releasing two vehicles formerly used by gangs and in the drug-trade -- for community use. Vehicles once involved in gang related lifestyles will now be used specifically to fight the kind of dirty work they used to do. Sergeant Lindsey Houghton - with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. "In this case we're … [Read more...]

Local tennis star steps away from the game

A Local tennis star is stepping away from the sport because she says to stay would be sacrificing too much of her life. At just 22 years-old, Vancouver's Rebecca Marino  was recently ranked as 38th in the world.  But she says now is the time to step away from tennis and explore other possibilities. Marino says while nasty comments on … [Read more...]

People turned away from winter shelters

The City of Vancouver says hundreds have been turned away from temporary winter shelters since December. In a release, Mayor Gregor Robertson says the solution is more shelter space and more housing. That issue of affordable housing is echoed by Irene Jaakson, co-ordinator of the Vancouver Extreme Weather Response Program. "The only thing that's … [Read more...]

BC Woman tries to keep home as lawyer tries to take it away

A Pemberton woman is looking for a Christmas miracle to save her home before a legal bill - that's not supposed to be hers - takes it away. Dale Fotsch received forclosure documents this week.  The lawyer who represented her in a settlement case she won -- is going after her home to cover her legal bill which her ex-husband was ordered to … [Read more...]

Skier injured on Hollyburn Mountain Saturday passes away

A man who fell about ten feet into an embankment while backcountry skiing on Hollyburn Mountain Saturday, has now died. West Vancouver Police Sgt. Paul Skelton says the 26 year old Vancouver man passed away Sunday afternoon. "He was described by his skiing partner as being an avid and experienced backcountry skier.  It's also my understanding … [Read more...]

Leave your leaves away from drains

The City of Vancouver is asking people to clear leaves away from drains ahead of a wet weekend. Residents are instructed to avoid moving the leaves into the streets, where they could become a hazard. Those lending a helping hand are asked to put leaves in garbage cans or biodegradable paper bags. City staff won't collect leaves left in plastic … [Read more...]

Granville Street store claims work at Orpheum Theatre is keeping customers away

The City of Vancouver is coming under fire from a Granville Street army surplus store. The shop's manager claims work at the Orpheum Theatre -- is hurting sales. Crews are working on the Orpheum's vintage sign -- with several trucks blocking the area in-front of the theatre. But employees next door at "Camouflage" claim they showed up to work -- … [Read more...]

BCCLA: Woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted death, has passed away

The BC Civil Liberties Association says Gloria Taylor, the 64 year-old Okanagan woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted dying, died yesterday.She was the Association's lead plaintiff in its "death with dignity" lawsuit.BC Supreme Court had granted Taylor a personal exemption allowing her the right to seek a physician-assisted … [Read more...]

Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked, able to accept GSM SIMs right away

Great news for those waiting anxiously at the door for their UPS / FedEx delivery... well, for those awaiting a Verizon iPhone 5, anyway. We've already broken down the differences between the trifecta of iPhone 5 models, and it seems that the one VZW is hawking is a real gem for travelers. Aside from handling Verizon's LTE waves just fine, the … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Office Store now open for business, productivity-boosting apps just a click away

You've known it was coming, and today the doors to Microsoft's Office Store were flung wide open. In short, it's a newfangled portal that enables avid Office and SharePoint users to search for, discover and install apps. Users will need a Microsoft account and the preview version of Office, SharePoint or Exchange in order to start diving in. … [Read more...]