November 23, 2017

Debate over Chinese only signs back before Richmond City Council

A Richmond City Councillor says he's open to hearing from two residents who are concerned about the amount of Chinese signage in the city.  Chak Au says council could revist the issue -- as two women, armed with a petition, are set to make a presentation on Monday saying there is too much Chinese-only signage.  "I'm open on this one … [Read more...]

Dying Fan Sees “Trek” Sequel Before Passing

New York Asian Film Festival director Dan Craft left this world with his last wish granted. The terminally ill "Star Trek" fan was recently granted a personal DVD screening of an early cut of the forthcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness" by director JJ Abrams - five months before the film's release date. Craft attended an IMAX screening of "The … [Read more...]

Report on future of Vancouver viaducts will go before council early this year

City of Vancouver staff will present a report to council within the next two months which will make recommendations for what do with the viaducts. Councilor Geoff Meggs says while the idea of removing the old structures initially shocked some, attitudes are changing. "Right now the viaducts are only east-west connections. The new proposal would … [Read more...]

Chinese miners dispute back before Federal Court

Lawyers are back in court today fighting over whether foreign workers can be employed by a northern BC mine under the federal temporary foreign worker program. 17 workers have already arrived from China to work at the Tumbler Ridge project. 60 more are expected to arrive sometime over the next week. Union lawyers are asking for an injunction to … [Read more...]

Caltech invention focuses light like never before, could bolster next-gen communication platforms

Light. What is it? What isn't it? Such are the questions left to the experts at Caltech, which have just concocted a new device that can focus light to a point just a few nanometers wide. That kind of precision has never been done at scale, and the university is hoping that the invention could help "pave the way for the next-generation of … [Read more...]

Granville 7 screens last film before closing

Dozens of people lined up to see one last film at the Granville 7 Cinema before the curtain falls for good. Granville Street used to be known as theatre row.  Granville 7, the last one remaining, is shutting down because it's too costly to upgrade the facility. Patrons are disappointed to see it go. "I think it's sad, I mean it was the last … [Read more...]

“Olympus” To Hit Before “Down”

War has officially been declared between duelling action thrillers about a terrorist takeover of the White House. FilmDistrict has scored the domestic distribution rights to Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen" and has set an April 5th 2013 release date. That puts it nearly three months ahead of Roland Emmerich’s "White House Down" which is … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Japan

There are infinite reasons to book it to Japan, whether its Japanese food, cherry blossom season, or skiing in winter. But before you get there, you'll want to take note of these ten essentials. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Mayan Ruins to See Before the “End of the World”

Riviera Maya is one of Mexico's most beautiful beach destinations, but it's also home to an incredible array of ruins dating back thousands of years. Hurry and get some ancient adventure in before it's all over. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

BCCLA complaint before Vancouver Police Board

The Vancouver Police Board will debate whether to dismiss a complaint about its "Prime-BC" records database, brought by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.The B.C.C.L.A. wrote to the privacy commissioner last spring, concerned that a B.C.-wide police records database could contain false information.The database is used to prepare criminal record … [Read more...]