February 19, 2018

ST-Ericsson joint venture begins dissolution process, 1,600 jobs gone in the process

It's typically a bad sign when a major semiconductor company sees its CEO walk away, and no one in adjoining offices stops to do anything about it. Such is the case with ST-Ericsson, a (now) failed joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson. The two outfits have seemingly failed to find a suitor for the JV, leaving them with relatively few … [Read more...]

The process to select a new pope begins tomorrow

Roman Catholic Cardinals begin the process of electing a new pope tomorrow. Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano will offer the opening mass tomorrow morning in latin. The sacred act in St. Peter's Basilica officially starts the papal conclave. It's open to the public as well. All of the prelates continue to abide by the strict oath of secrecy that … [Read more...]

Public hearing begins to determine whether Abbotsford police officer keeps his job

An Abbotsford police officer faces a public hearing Monday to determine whether he gets to keep his job. Constable Adam Page pleaded guilty in April to pushing a thirty-seven year old shoplifter during an arrest in 2009. The hearing will determine whether he gets to keep his job, or if he's going to get canned. Page reportedly pushed the man so … [Read more...]

Work Begins On Last “Hunger Games” Script

Lionsgate has exercised its option on "Game Change" scribe Danny Strong to pen the script for the second part of the studio's two-part film adaptation of "Mockingjay," the final novel in "The Hunger Games" trilogy. Strong has already penned the script for the first part, but his deal for the second was contingent on the studio's approval of his … [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...]

Bargaining begins again for teachers and BCPSEA

It's back to the bargaining table Monday for the BC Teachers' Federation and the BC Public School Employers' Association. The two sides will try to reach a new collective agreement. BCTF President, Susan Lambert says it will likely be a difficult path to an agreement, but she's hoping one can be reached by the end of June, when the contract runs … [Read more...]

“The Raid” Sequel Begins Production

Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans surprised everyone back in late 2011 when the Indonesian martial arts movie "The Raid" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. Now, production has begun on the nearly fourth month shoot on the upcoming follow-up entry with Iko Uwais reprising his role as Rama. The first stills have arrived, along with … [Read more...]

Queen of the North trial begins

The trial of a former BC Ferries worker accused of criminal negligence causing death began today...nearly seven years after the Queen of the North tragedy. Karl Lilgert was the navigational officer when the ship veered off course, crashed and sank in March of 2006 near Hartley Bay. The 14-member jury at his Vancouver trial has heard his lawyer … [Read more...]

Municipal auditor begins work

BC's first Auditor General for Local Government has now set up office in Surrey. Basia Ruta will carry out performance audits of local government operations and will provide recommendations on economy, efficiency, and effectivness. Ruta's only been on the job three days and says her first order of business will be to meet with local … [Read more...]

Seaspan begins hiring process on shipbuilding contracts

The Metro Vancouver company awarded an eight-billion dollar shipbuilding contract by the federal government has started hiring. The President of Seaspan Shipyards, Brian Carter, says 35 senior positions have been filled in the last 11 months. "Technical shipbuilders, engineers, planners, program managers. We'll hire another 35 people in 2013 … [Read more...]