February 20, 2018

Vigil being held in memory of three farmworkers killed 3 years ago

It's been just over six years since three farm workers were killed when an overloaded van crashed near Abbotsford. And today, a candlelight vigil will be held in their memory.  BC Federation Of Labour president Jim Sinclair says, a model of a monument will be unveiled by the families of the women illed, "It's a beautiful tribute, I think when … [Read more...]

Public consultation is being muzzled. Or, is it?

That from an NPA Park Board Commissioner now that staff will not be coming to the board this Monday with a plan for public consultation on a controversial issue. Melissa De Genova says a memo has gone out saying the Park Board Chair has directed staff to not go before the Board with a consultation plan on the centralizing of community centres' … [Read more...]

Chlorine is still being put in Chilliwack’s drinking water

It has been a week since E-Coli tests came back negative but chlorine is still being pumped into Chilliwack’s drinking water and the mayor is not happy about it. Sharon Gaetz says the people in her city want their fresh drinking water back. 

"Of course when we chlorinated the Greendale area because we are on a loop system chlorine has gone … [Read more...]

BC Conservatives and Greens also question Auditor General not being reappointed

The leaders of both the BC Conservative Party and the BC Green Party are also speaking out against the decision to not reappoint Auditor General John Doyle. BC Green Party Leader Jane Sterk says the government should have deferred the matter entirely until after the May election. "We actually think that appointments like that should be made by an … [Read more...]

Surrey teacher suspended after being charged with drug trafficking

A substitute teacher in Surrey has been suspended after allegedly moonlighting as a pot dealer in Vancouver and he's not just accused of selling marijuana. Richmond RCMP Corporal Sherrdean Turley says Eugenio Alfonso Bahamonde was arrested near an elementary school in Vancouver on November 7th.  "The driver was also seen smoking what appeared … [Read more...]

Eight year old in hospital after being struck by car while crossing the street

An eight year old is in hospital after getting hit by a car while crossing the street in Surrey just before 6pm Sunday. It happened on 140th Street and 74th Avenue, and RCMP say the girl was in the crosswalk, the walk light still flashing. Bob Pinkewycz says the girl was taken to hospital in serious, but non-life-threatening condition. "She … [Read more...]

RCMP looking for two men accused of being involved in kidnapping

Mounties want your help in finding two men from Mission, accused of being involved in the kidnapping of a 44 year old man last Sunday. Police say 41 year old Gurdev "Dave" Hair and 41 year old Steve Douglas Godard have been charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault. Two other suspects have already … [Read more...]

“Young Sherlock Holmes” Being Remade

"The Lion King 1 1/2" writer Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks to pen the script for a remake of "Young Sherlock Holmes" at Paramount Pictures. The story follows Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they meet at a British boarding school as teenagers and stumble upon a series of murders. Chris Columbus, who penned the original Barry Levinson-directed … [Read more...]

Dunbar residents not being heard

They do not have a voice at City Hall. That's the call from concerned residents who demonstrated at 12th and Cambie, saying they haven't been consulted when it comes to development. Mike andruff with the group "Dunbar re-vision' says Vancouver's governing civic party isn't listening to their worries about density and a lack of influence from the … [Read more...]

Richmond man dies after being hit by car

A 59-year-old Richmond man is dead after being hit by a car early last evening. Police say the man had just stepped out of his motor home parked on the 2800-block of No. Road and walked to the front of it. He was struck when he walked back out onto the road. His name has not been released. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]