September 21, 2017

VPD respond to bank robbery reports

Vancouver Police are downplaying concerns raised about several bank robberies recorded in the city over the past two weeks.  Sgt. Randy Fincham says that's normal for any given calendar year, but, "if we have a spike in activity in a certain area or certain city, our investigators will continue to look at any connection to one individual or … [Read more...]

Accused bank robber nabbed after returning to the scene

A need for reassurance and approval was the ultimate downfall for a man now accused of robbing a Victoria bank. Police say he approached a teller at a downtown Scotiabank branch and, after conducting a transaction, mumbled something to her.  Spokesman Bowen Osoko says the man then said he had just tried to rob her, and asked if he could … [Read more...]

Police hunting busy bank robber

Surrey Mounties are looking for a prolific criminal responsible for several bank robberies across Metro Vancouver. They say Robert John Paton is wanted on four outstanding warrants out of Vancouver, and is suspected in several robberies in Surrey, Langley and Burnaby. Police say they are concerned about what they call his 'level of desperation', … [Read more...]

Greater Vancouver Food Bank needs more food for new year

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank says it's grateful for the donations it's received, but says there are still some empty spots on its shelves. CEO Aart Schurman Hess says there have been about the same amount of donations made during November and December this year as the same time last year, but says the number of people using the food bank has … [Read more...]

More than $20,000 raised for Abbotsford Food Bank

Christmas has come early for the Abbotsford Food Bank, after local businesses and fire and rescue services teamed up to raise over $ 20,000. Steve Magown is a manager of one of the eight car dealerships that lead the Fraser Valley Automall Annual Food Bank Drive each December. "It's a big group. Every year it's getting bigger, people are … [Read more...]

Man and dog rescued from bank of Seymour River

North Vancouver Fire had to use an inflatable raft to get to a stranded hiker and his dog at the bank of the Seymour River. Assistant chief Jim Bonneville says homeowners across the river called 9-1-1. "There were quite a few homeowners on the opposite side of the bank so with him calling for help our crews were there fairly quickly." Bonneville … [Read more...]

“Raid” Helmer Is “Breaking The Bank”

Universal Pictures has picked up the fact-based drama "Breaking The Bank" from XYZ Films as a directing vehicle for "The Raid" helmer Gareth Evans reports Deadline. Based on a book by Howard Sounes and a Sports Illustrated article by L. Jon Wertheim, the story follows former UFC fighter “Lightning” Lee Murray - a mixed martial arts street brawler … [Read more...]

Council expected to bank on loans for those who can’t pay rent

Low-income families at risk of losing their home will soon get a reprieve as the City of Vancouver is set to adopt a rent bank. Council is expected to approve a grant for $ 49,600 a year (for three years) for the administration of a Vancouver rent bank next week. Once up and running, the bank will be able to provide small emergency loans to help … [Read more...]

Rent bank coming to Vancouver

A rent bank is coming to Vancouver to help people temporarily short on cash to stay in their homes.   The Streetohome Foundation and the City of Vancouver are working together to create a bank that will supply short-term interest-free loans to people who are faced with eviction or unexpected costs.  The bank is based on a similar … [Read more...]

HSBC Bank Canada Q2 profit up 7.3 per cent

VANCOUVER - Canada's largest foreign-owned bank, HSBC Bank Canada, reported Friday its second-quarter profit attributable to common shareholders rose 7.3 per cent to $ 191 million on lower loan ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]