February 19, 2018

“House of Cards” Scribe Pens “War & Peace”

Legendary British TV scribe Andrew Davies has been hired to pen a six episode TV mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" for The BBC. The project is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015. The story will remain based in war-torn 19th century Russia. Many of the philosophical elements are expected to be left out, with the … [Read more...]

New Care Cards look to cut down on fraud

New Care Cards will begin rolling out at the end of this week as the province tries to put a stop to health care fraud. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the new card has features which will help cut down on Care Card fraud in the province. "With a lot more security features. It is going to have photo identification and people will have the … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: Visa credit cards not working

Visa Canada has not yet issued a statement, but calls and emails to CKNW say Visa credit cards are not working right now, and it seems to be a nation-wide problem. RBC and TD Bank confirm their customers are among those affected by the nationwide Visa outage. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

TV News: House of Cards, Dr. Who, Archer

House of Cards Netflix has released four new trailers for their much anticipated "House of Cards" series remake starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher. Click here to see them. The full thirteen-episode season premieres on February 1st. Doctor Who Last week's "Doctor Who" Christmas special averaged 1.43 million viewers on BBC … [Read more...]

Christmas cards for crooks in Abbotsford

Even the bad guys are getting Christmas cards this year. At least, those who've dealt with Abbotsford Police.     The holiday greetings are being sent to prolific offenders, property offenders and known gangsters in what's being called  "Operation Resolution. "      The cards include a message it's … [Read more...]

First Trailer For Fincher’s “House of Cards”

The first trailer for the David Fincher-directed, Kevin Spacey-led Netflix original political drama series "House of Cards" premiered on the service earlier this week and has now been made available to the rest of the world for viewing below. All thirteen episodes of this American-set modern remake of the classic British mini-series arrives … [Read more...]

Fincher On “Girl” Sequel,” “Cards” Status

Recently speaking with The Art Of Title about his credit sequences, filmmaker David Fincher gave a quick update on the progress of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" film adaptation which recently pushed its proposed release date from next Christmas to sometime in 2014. Despite rumours he's out, it seems the filmmaker is still very much developing … [Read more...]

LRB says BCTF must issue report cards

The Labour Relations Board has ruled BC teachers must issue second term report cards. Education Minister George Abbott says that means report cards will be in the hands of parents by April 27th at the latest. ".....the second term report card. There will be an additional report card at the end of the school year..and this will be a much more … [Read more...]

BC teachers face off against the BCPSEA over report cards

The BC Teacher’s Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association are facing off at the labour relations board over report cards. the BCPSEA has brought an application to the labour relations board seeking to force teachers to complete term one and two report cards immediately, saying teachers can't refuse to write them, just as … [Read more...]

BCPSEA has filed with the LRB over the issue of report cards, and the BCTF “action plan.”

The Labour Relations Board is dealing with the teachers contract dispute on multiple fronts after the employer has now taken issue over report cards.  BC Public School Employers Association spokesperson Mel Joy says the teachers union and its locals are encouraging teachers to not fill out report cards, as part of their action plan opposing … [Read more...]