November 20, 2017

How to start a digital health company + movie

Following Hacking Health Vancouver Sanotron and its programming partners has organized two highly educational, interactive and entertaining events for you on Thursday, April 25: First: A workshop called How to Start Your Digital Health Company
 8am – 12 noon at a location in downtown Vancouver (TBA) Second: A special private screening, followed … [Read more...]

Transit workers vote to accept pact with bus company

Two major transit unions have voted 88-percent to ratify a new three year deal with Coast Mountain Bus Company.  Canadian Auto Workers Local 1-11 President Don MacLeod says the deal means a raise for some 47-hundred transit workers, "It is a raise. It is a three year agreement; it will expire March 31st, 2015. The first year is a zero; the … [Read more...]

CAW reaches deal with Coast Mountain bus company

Two locals with the Canadian Autoworkers union, 111 and 2200, have reached tentative three year deals with Coast Mountain bus company. Over 47 hundred operators, mechanics, maintenance and Seabus workers will vote on the deal in early February. The union executive is recommending ratification of the deal. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Company whose sawmill exploded last year promises upgrades for collecting wood dust

The company whose sawmill in Burns Lake exploded last January, says they're still analyzing recommendations released by the BC Safety Authority Tuesday. Many of the recommendations were focused on dealing with wood dust. Babine Forest Products say the scope of hazards surrounding the residue was not fully understood before the explosion that killed … [Read more...]

Bus company lawyer speaks about Oregon crash

While governments on both sides of the border investigate if a bus crash that killed nine people on December 30th could have been prevented, a lawyer for Mi Joo travel is finally talking. Mark Scheer only took a few questions during a news conference in Seattle. He says the cause was likely weather-related. "Black ice was a significant factor. … [Read more...]

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a "satisfactory" safety rating in B.C. This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country. U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well … [Read more...]

Charter bus company saying little after Oregon crash

They have yet to publicly comment after one of their buses crashed off a highway in Oregon last weekend and killed nine people.   But now, a letter, on behalf of the Coquitlam company involved. Calls to Mi Joo Travel go to a voicemail message that provides few details after Sunday's crash. "If you have an urgent matter, please contact ... … [Read more...]

Company says councillors’ worries over proposed compost facility are unnecessary

A company that would like to run a proposed Metro Vancouver compost facility in Langley says there's no need for Township councillors to be concerned. Councillors have expressed worry over possible smell from rotting food, and contamination of a nearby environmentally sensitive area. But Sam Tamrack of Glenval Organics says they will stick to yard … [Read more...]

Bus drivers get ‘net zero’ response from company over wages

The Coast Mountain Bus Company is following the lead of the BC Government and telling it's drivers the mandate for this round of bargaining is 'net zero.'  The Canadian Autoworkers Union Local 1-11, which represents the bus drivers, says this translates to zero increases in any year of the collective agreement. The union says this … [Read more...]

Apple executive shakeup: Scott Forstall and John Browett are leaving the company

Huge news out of Apple today, as its senior vice president of iOS software, Scott Forstall, will leave the company next year after putting in some 15 years. Furthermore, John Browett -- head of Apple retail -- is also on his way out. The memo was delivered late today, on a day that is littered with other news that the company may hope will bury the … [Read more...]