February 22, 2018

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...]

New Year’s celebration could be in Vancouver’s future

Vancouver City Council has voted to forge ahead on an official New Years Eve event to be held in the downtown core.  NPA Councillor George Affleck tabled the motion to try and hold a world class new year's event in Vancouver.  "I am hopeful that as was mentioned by a couple councillors the wheels are already in motion behind the scenes so … [Read more...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Caribbean

Put down that umbrella drink. We've rounded up five totally unique activities you're missing out on in the Caribbean, from swimming with pigs to submarine tours. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

B.C. could cut traffic deaths in half, new SFU study suggests

A new study from Simon Fraser University suggests traffic-related deaths in B.C. could be cut in half. Health scientist Meghan Winters has compared B.C.’s rate to that of other countries, and says this province could eliminate more than 200 traffic deaths per year. She says the fact that some northern European countries have so few traffic … [Read more...]

Could James McAvoy Be The New Crow?

James McAvoy ("Atonement," "X-Men: First Class") is reportedly circling the long-gestating reboot of "The Crow" franchise at Relativity. Should he accept, McAvoy would star as a musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. The report indicates … [Read more...]

BC Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit conference could be to do with Kelowna shooting

More details are emerging about a BC Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit news conference Monday announcing a significant development in a gang murder investigation. The unit says no other details are being provided before then. But the murder investigation they're referring to could be a 2011 Kelowna gang shooting in broad daylight outside a … [Read more...]

A Mini mindset: how an automaker’s Connected platform could spark a seismic shift in infotainment expectations

Mini sold some 66,000 vehicles in the United States last year, and despite being on American soil (in its current incarnation, anyway) for just 13 years, this market has quickly become its biggest. Those drawn to the brand are likely intrigued by, if not outright enamored of, its quirkiness. Mini likes to say that the company is "Not Normal," and … [Read more...]

Picket lines could soon come down at BC Place

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is pleased with an agreement reached Monday with the BC Pavilion Corporation, which operates BC Place. Karen Tankard with the Union says they were able to get many of the things they were seeking, "For instance, we were asking for a wage increase for our members, we got them four percent over two … [Read more...]

BC Green Party concerned Municipal AG could face interference

As the new Municipal Auditor General opens her office the BC Green party is worried about political interference.  Green Party Leader Jane Sterk says unlike BC's Auditor General Basia Ruta is not technically independent. "Municipal Auditor General is reporting to a minister which means that, that position of Auditor General is very much more … [Read more...]

Police deny new gang war has started, but admit violence could escalate

They're not calling it a full-scale gang war yet, but BC's specialized organized crime investigators admit they're hoping 2013 won't be a repeat of 2009. "Anyone who's involved in the criminal lifestyle should be extremely cautious about their personal safety." Sergeant Lindsey Houghton with BC's Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says even … [Read more...]