January 21, 2018

Maintenance work closes White Rock Pier in April

If you like to stroll the White Rock Pier, there will be some days this spring you won't be able to. Maintenance work is being done. Greg St. Louis is with the city, and says some piles are being replaced. The work will take up to forty-five days, likely starting in April and finishing by the Victoria Day long weekend. "I know what we're going to … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Station Closes

Surprising news as the Canadian Coast Guard is closing the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station effective immediately. Deputy Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas has informed the national office of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees by telephone that the station is closing effective immediately. In response several unions and other … [Read more...]

Truck fire closes Coquihalla

A truck has caught on fire closing Highawy 5 in both directions North of Hope. Emergency crews are on scene dealing with the blaze near exit 192. RCMP say no one has been injured but the road is expected to stay closed until 4 this morning. Drivers can detour via Highway 8 and 1, or Highway 5-a and Highway 3. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

A confidential report warns lives are at risk if Kits Coast Guard base closes

A confidential report on the impacts of closing Kits Coast Guard base seems to back up virtually every concern made by those who oppose the move.  The report was done by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and aquired by CKNW.  Two areas are defined as "high risk" they are response times and possible overuse of the inshore rescue boat … [Read more...]

Stakeholders begin to look at life after the Kits Coast Guard base closes

It's a move opponents vow will cost lives but it appears the reality of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station closure is finally sinking in  Stakeholders held a meeting Monday afternoon to discuss life after the base.  But what exactly was said we don't know.  The meeting was closed to the public, with government bureaucrats, joined by … [Read more...]

Reactions & Winners As Cannes Closes

The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year with the announcement of Michael Haneke’s well-received "Amour" taking home the fest's top honor - the Palme d’Or. More controversial were some of the other supporting choices such as Matteo Garrone's "Reality" winning the Grand Prix (essentially the runner-up) while Carlos Reygadas scoring Best … [Read more...]

Serious crash closes one lane on Sea-to-Sky

A head-on collision along the sea-to-sky highway has sent several people to hospital with serious injuries. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen says it happened near Daisy Lake Dam. "It’s in the early stages. Our traffic investigators are on the scene along with medical services and the fire department. Certainly this isn't a good start to the long … [Read more...]

Cascades closes B.C. containerboard bill

BURNABY, B.C. - Tissue and cardboard maker Cascades Inc. is closing its containerboard mill in the Vancouver area, cutting 100 jobs.The Quebec company (TSX:CAS) announced late Tuesday its Norampac cardboard division will shut the Burnaby, B.C. operation no later than Dec. 1.The Burnaby mill has an annual capacity of 128,000 tons and produces … [Read more...]

Transit bus fire closes down main commuter road

A fire on a transit bus backed up traffic and drew a large crowd of onlookers in downtown Vancouver Friday evening. The whole back of the bus was gutted by the flames and smoke blackened many of the windows inside. Witness Anthony Mah says, "Flames were 3 or 4 feet high at it's height, alot of black smoke, alot of burning plastics.  It must … [Read more...]

CML Holdings closes US$45 million loan

VANCOUVER - Palladon Ventures (TSXV:PLL) says Utah iron ore mining partner CML Holdings has closed the second part of its US$ 45 million loan to finish building a concentrator at the Iron Mountain ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]