February 25, 2018

Traffic patterns still developing on toll bridges

BC’s Transportation Minister says it's going to take time for new traffic patterns to take hold now that the new Port Mann Bridge has been open for three months. Translink has reported the Golden Ears hasn't seen much increase in volume, as it said it would, with the new Surrey-Coquitlam tolled route. Mary Polak says it's tough to say why, … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: Visa credit cards not working

Visa Canada has not yet issued a statement, but calls and emails to CKNW say Visa credit cards are not working right now, and it seems to be a nation-wide problem. RBC and TD Bank confirm their customers are among those affected by the nationwide Visa outage. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: Surrey Mayor demands apology from BCLC boss

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says the head of BC Lotteries owes her an apology for suggesting she acted irresponsibly in the lead up to the recent rejection of a casino project in her city. "To suggest that I should have voted regardless of public opposition is irresponsible on his account in terms of his comments that he has directed at me." Speaking … [Read more...]

Developing: Premier hopes Auditor General will stay on

Premier Christy Clark says the process of selecting an Auditor General must be changed. But it's not clear if that means the current auditor will keep his job. In her first news conference of the year, Clark says the current process of choosing the Auditor-General is profoundly flawed. That process sees an all-party committee appoint an auditor for … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: One man shot in downtown Vancouver

Yellow tape is up in downtown Vancouver following a shooting near Granville and Smithe streets. Police say they responded to a call of a fight shortly before seven this morning. When they got there they discovered that one man had been shot. He's been taken to hospital with what police say are "undetermined" injuries. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Developing story: VPD and Burnaby RCMP involved in a police chase

While details are sketchy at the moment both Vancouver police and Burnaby Mounties were involved in a chase this evening.  Police may have been pursuing a stolen pick up truck through the North Burnaby /Cassiar area.  A Vancouver police cruiser was also reportedly rammed in the pursuit.  Burnaby RCMP have confirmed they were involved … [Read more...]

Developing story: Worker injured on Mitchell Island

A possible explosion on Mitchell Island has sent at least one workers to hospital. Donna Freeman at Worksafe BC says they are also heading to the scene. "Well we have just got a report of an incident occuring on Mitchell Island in Richmond apparently an incident that has something to do, at least with initial reports, to do with an electrical panel … [Read more...]

Developing story: Auditor General says provincial deficit understated in last fiscal

The BC' government has chosen accounting standards that make it easier to balance the budget. That's the latest from the Auditor General. John Doyle and his staff have looked into the province's summary financial statements for the current fiscal year. His report says the province has met most of the basic requirements when it comes to financial … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING: BC Conservative defects to BC Liberals

There has been a high-profile defection from the BC Conservatives to the BC Liberals. John Martin, who ran for the Conservatives in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection that was won by the NDP, has announced he wants the Liberal nomination in Chilliwack. He's a criminologist at the University of the Fraser Valley, and says his decision is based on his … [Read more...]

DEVELOPING STORY: Large landslide north of Nelson

Four people are unaccounted for after a landslide in the tiny community of Johnsons Landing on Kootenay Lake. The slide came down late this morning, hitting three homes in the remote community about 70 kilometres north of Nelson.Bill MacPherson speaks for the Central Kootenay Regional District. "Four residents are unaccounted for.  It's trying … [Read more...]