November 20, 2017

Minister denies influencing land deal

Jobs Minister Pat Bell is denying any wrongdoing in a land deal in his hometown of Prince George. At issue is a piece of property that will house a new 25 million dollar wood innovation centre. Media reports indicate two local businessmen filed a complaint alleging Bell tried to improperly influence the bidding process after promising they would be … [Read more...]

Furlong denies allegations of abuse

The man in charge of organizing the 2010 Olympics is calling the latest unproven allegations made against him by a reporter he's suing for defamation 'completely unfounded.' A statement was released late this afternoon. The Twentyten Group,  which handles media requests for Furlong,  has issued a two-paragraph response, calling Laura … [Read more...]

MLA denies reno wrong doing and wants info leak investigated

The Liberal MLA who chairs the committee that may fire BC's Auditor-General is denying any wrong-doing in some pricey renovations to his constituency office - and now he wants an investigation into a leak to the media. Eric Foster says he didn't know Auditor-General John Doyle had concerns about the 78-thousand dollar renovation until this … [Read more...]

John Furlong denies any wrongdoing, launches legal action

Former Vanoc boss John Furlong says he categorically denies each and every accusation levelled at him in a bombshell story in the Georgia Straight.The story accuses Furlong of mentally and physically abusing native children while he worked as a phys-ed teacher in burns lake in the late 60's and early 70's.Furlong read a statement to the media a … [Read more...]

Transport Canada denies boating safety offices will be shuttered

 Transport Canada says contrary to what the union is claiming boating safety offices in BC won't be closing.  In an emailed statement Transport Canada admits 14 positions across the country are being eliminated.  But they say all they are doing is cutting public education and outreach activities in the office of boating … [Read more...]

Falcon denies detailing assets Liberals plan to sell off

The NDP says it's time for the Liberal government to release the list of assets it plans to put on the market, but B.C.'s finance minister says that's not going to happen. Documents obtained by the Opposition show the initial parameters for surplus properties included everything from the Lotteries Corporation to the Royal B.C. Museum. Finance … [Read more...]

Alcon Denies Ford In “Blade Runner”

Alcon Entertainment has denied online reports that original star Harrison Ford is in early talks to return as replicant hunter Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's upcoming follow-up to the 1982 science fiction classic "Blade Runner" reports Deadline. Alcon's Andrew Kosove says “It is absolutely patently false that there has been any discussion about … [Read more...]

Man denies charges in hit-and-run

Brent Parent, the driver of the truck that allegedly struck down and killed 21-year-old Silas O’Brien in 2008, told the court yesterday he did not know someone had been killed until the next day. Parent, who pleaded not guilty to five charges including criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death and took the stand yesterday in his own … [Read more...]

Missing women head denies prejudging inquiry

VANCOUVER - The commissioner conducting an inquiry into murdered and missing women in B.C. denies he's already prejudged some of the issues he's examining.Wally Oppal has released a statement saying he wants to clarify comments he made to Attorney General Barry Penner in a letter and phone message earlier this year.In the June 27 letter he said if … [Read more...]

Universal Denies “Snow White” Stoppage

Universal Pictures has denied reports that the London riots interrupted production on "Snow White and the Huntsman" according to The Hollywood Reporter. The production is currently filming outside of London at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. The lot is located 20 miles out London's SoHo neighborhood and eight miles from Heathrow airport. … [Read more...]