December 16, 2017

Campbell’s Former Chief of Staff calls on Premier to resign

Martyn Brown the former Chief of Staff for Gordon Campbell called on Premier Christy Clark to resign as Premier. Brown called for the Premier's resignation on The World Today with Jon McComb The ethnic out reach scandal has been added as another chapter in Brown's ebook called "Towards new government in British Columbia". You can … [Read more...]

Fire Chief wants restrictions on fireworks

Saying current rules are too difficult to enforce, Vancouver's  fire chief has asked city council to ban the use of fireworks on private property. Chief John McKearney says he would like to see use restricted to only five days a year including New Year's Eve and Halloween. He says significant improvements have been made since 2007 when 41 … [Read more...]

Man shot by police in Burnaby was son of Squamish Chief

The chief of the Squamish Nation is in mourning after learning his son was involved in Thursday's fatal confrontation with the RCMP in North Burnaby. Chief Gibby Jacob has released a statement confirming his 45-year old son -- Ryan -- was shot by police at Hhastings and MacDonald shortly after 1 a.m. and died later in hospital. The Chief says, … [Read more...]

Local aboriginal activist hopes Harper is sincere about meeting with hunger-striking chief

A local organizer with the Idle No More movement says she is pleased Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to meet with First Nations' leaders next Friday. "It’s about time. Historically, we've learned that there's always purpose behind any agreements between the government and indigenous people." Kat Norris, an organizer of an upcoming … [Read more...]

Chief wants changes to rules of diplomatic immunity

Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable Jim Chu has put forward recommendations for the Police Board to change how the force deals with those protected by diplomatic immunity. The report states the VPD's existing policy is not in line with the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act, and that diplomatic immunity is greater … [Read more...]

Skitch’s chief designer talks mistakes, lessons learned, and new / returning features for his screenshot app

They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but no one ever focuses on how quickly it fell. Skitch can't exactly be compared to an empire, but with some ten million users globally, there were a lot of voices shouting a lot of various things when the upstart jumped in bed with Evernote and upgraded itself to version 2.0. Not surprisingly, members of our … [Read more...]

Clark not keen on discussing dismissal of chief of staff

Premier Christy Clark continues to face questions about the recent firing of her former Chief of Staff  Ken Boessenkool. Much like she did last week, Clark refused to explain exactly why there's no formal paperwork on the decision. The Vancouver Sun's Freedom of Information request turned up nothing. This time, Globe and Mail reporter Ian … [Read more...]

Burns Lake first nation chief has own story about John Furlong

The chief of Lake Babine Nation is adding unproven allegations of abuse surrounding former VANOC boss John Furlong have been known for years. “Former citizens of LBN and other first nations in Burns Lake… they've known about this for quite a while.” Chief Wilf Adam claims he has his own story with Furlong, when he was a teacher … [Read more...]

Premier defends handling of Chief of Staff resignation

Premier Christy Clark is urging the media to respect the privacy of the person involved in the incident that lead to the resigation of Ken Boessenkool as her chief of staff.  Clark told reporters today that person has done nothing wrong.  "I certainly hope that in the course of this public dialogue that we're now having that no one who … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Premier names new Chief of Staff

There is another shake-up in Premier Christy Clark's inner circle. She's announcing a new Chief of Staff. The following email is from the Premier's office. STATEMENTFor Immediate Release2012PREM0116-001409 Sept. 24, 2012 Office of the Premier Premier's Statement/Media AdvisoryNew Chief of Staff Announced VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark issued the … [Read more...]