February 17, 2018

“Iron Man 3” To Change Villain’s Voice?

If there was one thing that didn't quite click about the trailers for "Iron Man 3," it's that Ben Kingsley's line deliveries had a strange affectation. Certain words he would draw out to almost comical proportions, in others he would roll his 'R's. A new TV spot, however, indicates these odd pronunciations may have been excised - or at least … [Read more...]

NDP brushes off suggestion B.C.’s credit rating could change if elected

B.C.’s finance critic says he's confident the province's credit rating would stay strong with an NDP government, despite a report today that it could change. Bruce Ralston says there is nothing unusual with the Diamond Bond Rating Service suggesting if the province's leadership changes, so too could B.C.’s AA rating. “What I took … [Read more...]

Coal transfer terminal on the Fraser River causes outrage among climate change advocates

A community meeting is being held this evening about a proposed coal transer terminal on the Fraser River in Surrey. If the terminal goes ahead, the coal would come in by train and be transferred to barges, and taken to Texada Island. It would then be exported to Asia. Kevin Washbrook with the group, "Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change" is … [Read more...]

JGL’s “Don” Gets A Name Change

Relativity has given Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature directorial debut "Don Jon’s Addiction" a title change. Now simply known as "Don Jon", Levitt also took the opportunity to release a couple of new stills from the film - including the first shot of the seemingly ageless Tony Danza as Levitt's character's father. Here's Levitt's posting from … [Read more...]

An independent MLA accuses the province of ignoring climate change

While U.S. President Barack Obama used the state of the union address to renew the fight against climate change, one independent MLA in BC says the province is moving in the opposite direction.    Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson says instead of fighting climate change the B.C. Government is putting all of its eggs into the liquid natural … [Read more...]

Family of B.C. prisoner murdered by cellmate hopes for government change

The family of a man murdered by his cellmate at a medium-security prison in the Fraser Valley is losing hope serial killers will soon be barred from sharing sleeping quarters. "Now, it's up to the government to follow through." Lawyer Myer Rabin speaks for the mother of Jeremy Phillips. The 33-year old was murdered in 2010 at Agassiz’s … [Read more...]

HBO Options “Game Change” Sequel

HBO has optioned the rights to "Double Down: Game Change 2012", the follow-up effort to "Game Change" from authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. This new book will deal with this year's presidential election which saw President Barack Obama defeat GOP challenger Mitt Romney. HBO aired the Jay Roach-directed "Game Change" adaptation earlier … [Read more...]

Union Gospel Mission hoping walking tours will change perspectives of Downtown Eastside

As Vancouver gets set to mark "Homelessness Action Week," the Union Gospel Mission is hoping a new program will give a fresh perspective of the Downtown Eastside. It's called the "Eastside Stride" -- and it's a walking tour of the neighbourhood. UGM spokesperson Keela Keeping says the area is often misjudged. "A lot of people when they think of the … [Read more...]

BCCLA: Woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted death, has passed away

The BC Civil Liberties Association says Gloria Taylor, the 64 year-old Okanagan woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted dying, died yesterday.She was the Association's lead plaintiff in its "death with dignity" lawsuit.BC Supreme Court had granted Taylor a personal exemption allowing her the right to seek a physician-assisted … [Read more...]

NDP Children and Family critic demands change to deal with child poverty

The NDP are condemning the provincial government for aborting the fall sitting of the legislature after the latest update on child poverty in BC.  Children and Family critic Claire Trevena says the report shows politicians need to be working on solutions in Victoria.  She calls a disproportionately large number of first nations kids … [Read more...]