January 21, 2018

Man falling over third floor railing at Surrey pre-trial centre prompts review

A review will be done after a man accused of attacking multiple people in Vancouver’s West End in January hurt himself at Surrey's North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre Friday morning. Thirty-three year old Jerome Bonneric threw himself over a third floor railing. His lawyer says Bonneric has suffered injuries to his collar bone, hip, and head. "When … [Read more...]

Commissioner speaks out on Community Centre plans

An NPA Park Board Commissioner is hoping the third time is the charm as she pushes for more public consultations in a dispute with community centres.  Melissa de Genova says after being ruled out of order twice, her motion asking for a series of public consultations will be debated and voted on, Monday, "Well, if they vote it down, I think … [Read more...]

No case against man arrested at TREO call centre for fraud and personation

The man accused of breaching over three hundred Port Mann Bridge users' personal information while working as a TREO call centre agent has had fraud and personation charges stayed. The crown says it had insufficient evidence to prove that Fils Pierre Gog fraudulently used the credit card information of the three hundred and fifty TREO accounts … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board to hold meeting on community centre revenue proposal

The Vancouver Park Board will be holding a special public meeting Monday night on a plan to make community centre revenue across the city more equitable. The plan would see community centres pooling surpluses to help out a handful of centres in less affluent neighbourhoods. Park Board Staff say patrons of those centres can't afford to pay the same … [Read more...]

Park Board hears from very upset Community Centre neighbours

The Board proposes a plan that would redistribute funding to help 'have not' centres.  Staff would centralize certain costs at each centre, such as bookkeeping, to save money and not cut programs. But Kerrisdale Centre members say they fear those cuts, and that they manage their centre just fine, "We are starting a campaign to get the city's … [Read more...]

Community Centre vs Park Board battle will take to the media

 The battle between the Parks Board and some Vancouver Community Centre's over control and revenue is about to become a pricey ad campaign. CKNW has obtained a media campaign overview from Fusion Communications Group on behalf of a group of unhappy community centres.  The 16 page document lays out three different ad campaigns with … [Read more...]

Brazen robbery at Pacific Centre Mall

Vancouver police are investigating after two men robbed a jewelry store in Pacific Centre Mall Sunday evening, while the mall was still open. Sergeant Randy Fincham says two men went into La Swiss Watch City Jewelry Store around 5:15 and started to smash display cabinets. He says they filled bags with jewelry while one of them pointed a gun at … [Read more...]

DJ at the centre of MILF question controversy speaks out

The DJ who asked the Premier about being a MILF in December and was let go from his Courtney station yesterday is finally speaking out. Speaking on CKNW's Simi Sara show Justin ‘Drex’ Wilcombes explained what he would have said if his former employer had given him the opportunity to speak instead of muzzling him after the … [Read more...]

Residents get a look at proposed redevelopment plans for Oakridge Centre

Residents had a chance to look at plans for a proposed re-development of Oakridge Centre at an open house today. The development proposes 2,800 residential units in buildings as high as 45 storeys. Resident Randall MacKinnon says this will be a drastic change for a neighbourhood dominated by single-storey family homes. "when they're on little, mini … [Read more...]

11/01/2012 – Richmond Centre Dining Terrace Launch Event

The new $ 30 million renovation to the Dining Terrace at Richmond Centre will officially launch on November 1, 2012. A Chinese lion dance of prosperity will help kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. and the Dining Terrace will open at 12 p.m. There will be prizes, and lots of fun for all. Custom Feed - Vancouver Events Calendar … [Read more...]